A peek at the ‘ inventions’ of students that were on display at the seventh Open House of the Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi, celebrating its golden jubilee year.
INVENTION: Electric bamboo guitar
What happens when musically inclined engineering students put their heads together to invent? You get something like the bamboo electric guitar.
“ Everyone in our group plays some musical instrument or the other. So we decided to innovate and change the design of the electric guitar. There are a lot of folk bands coming up and we think such an instrument could be useful for them,” Sachin C, one of the innovators and a student of Masters in Industrial Design, said. All wooden parts of the guitar are replaced with bamboo parts and the students expect it to be useful for learners in rural areas as it’s not too expensive
COST: INR 2,500
INNOVATORS: Sachin C ( in picture) , Vibin AV and Kiran Gopinath
INVENTION: Bucket washing machine
Ever imagined a washing machine that fits in your average bathing bucket? Two students of applied mechanical engineering have accomplished just that. “ The apparatus can be fitted on any bucket.
Instead of washing clothes with your hands, you leave them in the bucket and let the machine do it. At one time you can wash about four to five items of clothing with this machine fitted on a bucket,” Jituranjan Nayak said. The washing machine runs only
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when one rotates the crank at the top of the apparatus. “ Yes, you have to work a little, but the energy spent washing this way is much less than washing clothes with your own hands,” he added
COST: INR 500- 600
INNOVATORS: Ajay Kumar Behara and Jituranjan Nayak ( in picture)
INVENTION: Chair- cum- ladder
It’s a chair. It’s also a ladder. The quirky yet useful invention, created by a team of four second- year students of mechanical engineering, can change from chair to ladder and vice- versa in 30 seconds flat. “ It will be useful for retailers in congested areas such as Chandni Chowk,” Akshat Anand said
COST: INR 400- 500
INNOVATORS: Abhinav Jain, Vishal Abhishek ( in picture) , Anmol Jain and Akshat Anand
INVENTION: Portable wardrobe
Two trunks can be converted into a cupboard or vice- versa
COST: INR 800
INNOVATORS: Manik Gaurav Vig ( in picture) , Akshay Budania, Abhishek Jha, Devesh Kumar and Ujjwal Sharma
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Chair - cum - ladder
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