THE YOUNG INVENTORS AWARD 2008 (FINALS) Date : 3rd November 2008 Venue : Balai Berita NST, 31 Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur PROFILE OF FINALISTS PRIMARY SCHOOLS GROUP 1 School : SK Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Team Members : Saeshan Pillai (Standard 5) Teacher Supervisor : Selvaraju Pillai (Father) Title of Invention : The Mini Plane Description of Invention The idea is to create an air vehicle that runs on a renewable source of energy. This mini plane will have a solar panel, which absorbs the sun’s energy in a specially adapted battery. This will enable users to fly the vehicle at night. This will be transport of the future. It will be sold at an affordable price as an alternative family vehicle. My invention will be another solution to ease traffic congestion and minimize pollution. GROUP 2 School : SK METHODIST ACS Ipoh, Perak Team Members : Chan Ka Jun (Primary -Year 5) Daniel Shafiq (Primary - Year 5) Deepak Loong (Primary - Year 5) Gautheman Kurup (Primary - Year 5) Teacher Supervisor : En Razali Bin Ramli Title of Invention : The Fan Car Description of Invention The “Fan Car” is a car that is powered by a fan attached to the rear end of the car. The fan is powered by solar and wind power. The wind generated by the fan will be funneled through two air tubes attached along the sides of the car, which in turn will push the pistons and the carburetors to get the car started and moving. GROUP 3 School : SK Convent, Ipoh, Perak Team Member : Bernadette Monica Teacher Supervisor : Lee Wai Cheng Title of Invention : The Wonderful Mini House Description of Invention This is an invention that takes away all energy consuming devices in a house and looks at devices that can use wind and solar energy. The mini house saves costs because the fuel source is a solar panel and other heavy energy consuming appliances use wind turbines. SECONDARY SCHOOLS GROUP 1 School : SMK Kolombong, Inaman, Sabah Team Members : Mohammed Amerzan Amilson Ezwan Shahfuan Husin Mohd. Faidzhul Hamali Teacher Supervisor : Puan. Noradilah Sulimai Title of Invention : The Hydro-Wind Generator Description of Invention This is an electric supplier that uses wind energy and the rainfall to generate electricity. Basically, this generator uses the basic knowledge of Faraday’s Law, that is: the magnitude of the E.M.F is directly proportional to the rate of change of magnetic flux. It means if a magnet is slid inside a hundred turn copper coil, the magnet will produce a charge that will be converted later to electricity. GROUP 2 School : Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Perak Team Members : Rezza Emir Rifhan bin Raman Muhamad Fazril Kasfahmi Muhamad Irwan Kamarul Asri Muhammad Mafazi Bin Ad Samad Teacher Supervisor : Puan Sharifah Nor Azam bt. Syed Zainal Title of Invention : Modern Solar Dryer (Soldra) Description of Invention This is a solar dryer that can conserve heat energy and is not affected by rain or humidity. It is a clothes drying device that is powered by solar energy and can store heat during direct sunlight. The stored heat can be used to dry clothes when direct sunlight is unavailable. GROUP 3 School : SMK King George V Seremban Negeri Sembilan Team Members : Timothy Kwan Joon Ming Puay Sheng Hwa Marya Suflin bt. Muhamad Halim Shah Lee Yin Yin Teacher Supervisor : Chan Sook Lai Title of Invention : Georgian Solar Cooker Description of Invention The Georgian Solar Cooker is the perfect, portable, low-cost cooker made with recycled materials. This solar cooker works on the concept of reflection of light. Sunlight is concentrated in a cooking area by using mirrors or any reflective surface. The light from the sun will be reflected to the pot. The cooker reflects light to a focal point just like a magnifying glass. The heat from the sun will slowly cook the food kept inside the cooker. GROUP 4 School : SMK Tasik Damai, Ipoh Team Members : Vekneswaraj a/l Arumugam Gurvinder Singh a/l Sukcharan Singh Selventhirakumar a/l Ramiah Mohd. Hafizzudin bin Bahari Teacher Supervisor : Puan Jayanthi a/p Karuppan Title of Invention : The Vacuum–Fire Extinguisher Description of Invention The main idea of this invention is to use the principles of air pressure to stop fire without polluting the air around. We discovered that vacuum means no air pressure. It has a big potential to put out big fires. Furthermore, it also fast and efficient. GROUP 5 School : SMK Convent, Ipoh Team Members : Lee Li Tng Rachel Mah Jin Ling Selina Wilson Yogapriya Muniandy Teacher Supervisor : Ms. Ng Kit Wan Title of Invention : The Hydrojuicer Description of Invention This fruit juicer uses hydro energy to power it instead of electrical energy. Water from the tap is directed using a rubber hose into the input part of the Hydrojuicer. The flowing water causes the turbine to spin and directly rotates the blades that will juice the fruits. GROUP 6 School : SMK (P) Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru Team Members : Michelle Ng Ru Hui Sharmili Arulanantham Najwa Asilah Nithiyah Devaraju Teacher Supervisor : Navinder Kaur Title of Invention : Solar Fan Cum Energy Storage Description of Invention The Solar Fan Cum Energy Storage is a smart solution to produce electricity by converting solar energy into electrical energy. This product will make our lives easier and more comfortable. This invention will work optimally especially in countries that have sufficient sunlight all year long. Furthermore, excess electrical energy produced by solar panels would be stored for usage later. GROUP 7 School : SMK (S) Muzaffar Syah, Melaka Team Members : Hairul Azizi bin Azri Muhammad Amir bin Ab. Rahman Nazirul Syafiq bin Sharip Amira Shakira bte Badarisman Teacher Supervisor : Faizahanim bte Ya’amah Title of Invention : Midori Table Description of Invention Midori means greenery in Japanese - attractive green leaves or plants and is used as a metaphor for our product. From this name you can gather that our product is environment- friendly. This smart table works on two types of power sources. First is from the kinetic energy around us and secondly is from the power socket that is available anywhere.