Saturday, September 11, 2010

Washing machine will run on junks... Indian brains made it

Sourabh Siyal and Tushar Agarwal, students of Christ College, designed a model which would pester people to take interest in environmental issues. Eco-wash, a washing machine was made out of junk material and ran on mechanical and kinetic energy, without the use of electricity.

"The junk materials include a discarded plastic bottle, which we used as a box to wash clothes. A pulley is attached to the plastic bottle to run the machine. The pulley moves with the help of kinetic energy and helps to wash clothes," explained Agarwal, who wants to be a scientific innovator.

"Our idea is to do away with electricity and come up with an alternative. The washing machine can be useful in big textile industries. We're planning to give our idea to one of India's leading garment manufacturing units," said Siyal, who too wanted to pursue research works in the field of science.

In another such example of innovation, four students of Outreach school, under the guidance of their Physics teacher developed an 'Earthquake predictor'. "The earthquake predictor is nothing but a borewell. The borewell is attached to a buzzer. The buzzer makes sound if the underground water level increases, which means that the movement of lava in the underground is moving at a faster rate, an indication of the likelihood of an earthquake. The fast movement of lava will force the water level to increase, which in turn will make the buzzer give out signals," said Subramanian K, a student.


Sanjeev said...

This blog reminds me of an article on jugaad. Here is an excerpt- People ask me, what exactly is jugaad? Global management experts attribute India's rapid economic growth to jugaad. In a recent survey by the Legatum Institute, 81% of Indian businessmen said jugaad was the key reason for their success.

Many years ago, innovative Punjabis mounted a diesel irrigation pump on a steel frame with wheels, creating a vehicle they called jugaad. It was ultra-cheap but did not conform to vehicular regulations. Over time, jugaad came to mean grassroots innovation to overcome any constraint.

In the West, innovation is done by scientists using expensive equipment. In India, it's done by every housewife, farmer, transporter, trader and industrialist. It does not require high-spending R&D: it simply needs creativity and imagination. Anil Ambani once said Reliance succeeded through innovation, not invention.

One avatar of jugaad is what management gurus call "frugal engineering", exemplified in the Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world. India's telecom companies provide calls at Re 1 a minute, the cheapest in the world. Narayana Hrudayalaya and Shankara Nethralaya provide the cheapest heart and eye treatment in the world. Indian reverse-engineering of patented drugs is also frugal engineering.

यशवन्त् माथुर् said...

ब्लॉग जगत के सुधि एवं विद्वान लेखकों/रचनाकारों को मेरा अभिनन्दन!
प्रस्तुत है मेरा नया ब्लौग- ( )ये ब्लॉग आपका है और आपके लिए है.वर्तमान समय में हमारा आप का प्रोफाइल अपने ब्लॉग पर दिखता तो है किन्तु हम एक दूसरे के बारे में विस्तार से नहीं जान पाते.इन्टरनेट पर अभी तक कोई ऐसा ब्लॉग नहीं हैं जिस पर ब्लौग लेखकों का कोई प्रमाणिक जीवन परिचय उपलब्ध हो.अगर आप ब्लौग लिखते हैं तो अपना विस्तृत जीवन परिचय इस ब्लौग पर उपलब्ध करा सकते हैं.प्रक्रिया बहुत ही आसान है-
(१) अपने मेल आई.डी.पर लॉगिन करें।
(२)TO वाले कॉलम में इस ब्लौग का I D इस प्रकार डालें
(३) subject वाले कॉलम में अपने जीवन परिचय का शीर्षक दें।
(४)Message body में अपना जीवन परिचय (बिना संबोधन सूचक शब्दों के)हिंदी या अंग्रेजी में टाइप करें फॉण्ट साइज़ large रखें।
(५)और सेंड कर दें।
आपका जीवन परिचय इस ब्लॉग पर तत्काल प्रकाशित हो जायेगा.भविष्य में किसी प्रकार की एडिटिंग करने हेतु आप इस ब्लॉग के प्रोफाइल में दिए गए id पर मेल कर सकते हैं।कृपया इस ब्लौग के बारे में अपने साथी ब्लौगर मित्रों को भी बताने का कष्ट करें.

संजय भास्कर said...

बढ़िया प्रस्तुति पर हार्दिक बधाई.
ढेर सारी शुभकामनायें.

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