Master Swarit 9-year-old who is in fourth grade of Harvest International School, Bengaluru who loves play football and robotics.
In the time of parents expectations of child performing in class ; Swarit is not like most 9-year-olds. From the listing Talks by brilliant kids and teens* ; Master Swarit could to be the youngest Indian speaker at the TEDx talks.
Master Swarit idea was ‘children can collaborate and solve problem’. Under the guidance of Mr. Henrich who is in third year of engineering from Coimbatore and intern at QtPi Robotics a Bengaluru based Elevate 100 firm.
On 25th Jan, duo, Master Swarit and Mr. Henrich presented their idea on ‘I love robots but am afraid of people’ at TEDxBalajiITS, Warangal. Duo made people eye drool at a TEDx event through his innovative project of feeding aquarium fishes in absence of keepers. The idea was presented by Henrich and Swarit on international platform TEDx.
“I always wanted to have aquarium but wondered who would feed in absence. Especially when the family is out for a vacation. I took help from Mr. Henrich and my mother, Mrs. Manisha Bhargava on the same to design a fish feeder. So that fishes won’t starve and also family could have a vacation without any worry. Hence, I came up with Sam,” Master Swarit said.
Usually aquarium owners would end up giving vacation food to the fishes. Those are nothing but steroids and unhealthy. “Design thinking that consists of the quantity of feed, interval of food, and metabolism were need to be considered,” Master Swarit said.
He said overfeeding leads to many issues, like undigested food which fishes spit out when overfed and also excessive digestive waste. This is likely to make tank toxic and nitrate levels will rise and brings down oxygen levels in the water hence making water unsuitable for the fishes. So, it’s an important parameter to be taken into consideration. “Time is also vital as fishes usually take 16-24 hours to digest the food,” says Master Swarit
He designed a fish feeder using a servo that will rotate for a predetermined time to feed the fish. In order to this to happen, he programmed and created an app.
Their rousing speech was applauded by the attendees and organisers. Master Swarit would like to create awareness among peers and aquarium lovers on the solution.
Master Swarit and Mr. Henrich would like to organise a TEDx event for youth in the near future. One can expect more amazing things from Master Swarit in the near future.
*Hope to see the Swarit name in the listing
The beautiful moments of the 2018 that I hold now and in future is the culmination of an unexpected but wholly enjoyable several years journey through several collaborative activities. Its an immensely gratifying journey, thanks to the overwhelming positive reaction and constructive criticism that fling me from one emotion to the next.
The highlights of the collaboration are endless, but let me pluck a handful that deserves attention. I can think of no better way to unlearn and relearn through the often candid moments working with children at schools through QtPi Robotics. I am very thankful for the support. This is continued to be achieved by associating with progressive minds who are respectful of the future of children and works to their fullest potential. The end result that leaves each one asking for more. My only hope is that the children will work for betterment of society and be passed to nearest and dearest. May be, just may be, it will inspire at least a few people to put their minds in collaboration for a better world.
Please accept my best wishes for the New Year 2019. I would like to meet you with great spirit and motivation to take up the next challenges.
Yours in thoughts,
Santa Santosh Avvannavar
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