From solar-powered water-replenishing backpacks to tools that can prevent child and animal fatalities in hot cars, , Siliconrepublic.com’s editor John Kennedy checks out some of the amazing innovations by Irish schoolchildren at the 2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
Siliconrepublic.com editor John Kennedy got to meet some of the amazing minds behind some really cool projects at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
These include a solar-powered water-replenishing backpack created by Craig McAuliffe and Darragh Quinn from De La Salle College in Waterford that produces water from air using a thermo-electric Peltier powered by solar panels installed on the backpack.
Ellie Bowen and Roisin Plamer from St Mary’s Secondary School in Mallow, Co Cork created a zero-energy car climate regulatory system designed to prevent heatstroke and suffocation in children and animals if they are left in parked cars.
‘Can’t Touch This’ is a really cool system created by Eva Ryan, Ella Morrison and Maeve Rooney from Ursaline College in Sligo that uses a Theremin as a burglar alarm rather than a musical instrument.
And Aisling Daniels from Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ in Limerick has created her own first-responder app called iResponder, which can increase the speed that emergency services can respond to emergencies in by a factor of 10 by helping them more accurately find patients.
Words by John Kennedy