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Students develop sensors to warn of LPG leak

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RALPH ALEX ARAKAL
Published Dec 15, 2017, 3:32 am IST
Updated Dec 15, 2017, 3:32 am IST
It could be safer to have the cylinders in homes as the two have developed a system based on robotic sensors to avoid such mishaps.
Shravani Reddy and Purushottam N , students of the Government High School, Uttarahalli have developed a system based on robotic sensors to ensure safety  of LPG gas cylinder. (Photo: DC)
 Shravani Reddy and Purushottam N , students of the Government High School, Uttarahalli have developed a system based on robotic sensors to ensure safety of LPG gas cylinder. (Photo: DC)

Bengaluru: LPG cylinder blasts are not uncommon in the city and have claimed several lives. Now thanks to siblings and students of the Government High School, Uttarahalli, Reddy Shravani and Purushottam N, it could be safer to have the cylinders in homes as the two have developed a system based on robotic sensors to avoid such mishaps.

Explaining their  ‘Project Suraksha Maa,’ the duo say, “The sensor is programmed to identify the presence of gas and set off buzzers and LED flashlights to warn people from approaching the spot. The servomotor that is  attached to the regulator  simultaneously plugs the leak  within five seconds.”
Children  of an auto driver, Krishnamurthy and garment worker, Kalavathi, the young innovators have more projects in the pipeline, including aids for the visually impaired and farmers using similar technology. 

 

The siblings, who  dream of becoming social entrepreneurs, plan to write to the Chief Minister and Education Minister to include skill development courses in schools. “Everyone should be encouraged to innovate as there is life beyond textbooks and scoring marks. It is only after we got a chance to attend some workshops outside school hours, that we realised our capabilities,” said 16-year old Shravani.

Project Suraksha Maa was on display along with other innovations  at the three-day Dayananda Sagar University (DSU) Talent Search 2017 , which concluded in the city on Thursday. A quad-copter developed by students of DPS (East), which can be used for security and agricultural purposes,  was another highlight of the event.  Interestingly, students of the Army Public School had on display an application, which they had developed to hack Wi-Fi passwords.

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