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26 Innovative Ideas By School Students That Will Blow Your Mind Away!

One probably does not associate schools in India as breeding grounds for innovation! But we found proof for it, in these 26 impressive and innovative ideas by students of various schools across India. They show how young minds are bringing about a revolution in the conventional education system - by picking machines over books and ideas over words. Prepare to be amazed!
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This Brilliant Invention From IIT Delhi May Just Change The Way Blind People Move Around Forever!

SmartCane is one of the best examples of classroom teaching transformed into practical application. This product not only benefits a large section of the society - the blind population, but also shows the power of research and technology in bridging divides and enabling independence. Conceptualized in IIT Delhi, read how this product mobilised global resources and expertise to come into being!
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The 12-Year-Old Who Designed A Low-Cost Braille Printer From Legos

Shubham Banerjee can be called a child prodigy but with a difference. He has not done wonders at the age of 12 to bring name and fame to just himself and his family. At a tender age, he had the insight to invent a printer for the blind out of his toys! This is a story about Shubham and his ‘Braigo’!
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She was 14 years old when she invented this machine. It won her a National Award. Watch.

Meet Remya Jose. She is the inventor of the washing-cum-exercise machine that won her a National Award. During her 10th standard, her mother fell ill and father was undergoing medical treatment. Remya had to change three buses while going to and coming from school and spend about two hours each way. As there was no washing machine at home, the chore of doing the laundry fell to her and her twin sister. So instead of just wishing futilely for a washing machine, she decided to try her hand at making one during the vacations!
Alagesan with the barrel used to ferment cow dung

TBI Innovations: An Organic Manure Factory for Rs. 800 Only!

An innovative idea by a farmer in Chennimalai, Tamil Nadu lets farmers create their own liquid manure out of the cow dung and urine available in their farms. Watch him explain how the organic manure factory works and how it can be set up by just anyone for a cost of Rs.800 only!
A pictorial representation of the innovative refrigerator that can be a boon to the poor man and those living in remote areas

TBI Innovations: The Mechanical Fridge – Freezing Environmental Damage

Narendra Patil, a third year engineering student from Karnataka and his fellow mates tapped the positive side of technology and their engineering knowledge, to come up with a unique model of an eco-friendly refrigerator. It not only runs without electricity but can also be available to the poor as an inexpensive and necessary utility option. Read about the wonderful innovation here.
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TBI Innovations: ‘Anandi’ Pads – A Creative And Eco-friendly Solution To An Age-Old Taboo

It is unfortunate that the normal human procedure of menstruation has been regarded as 'impure' and considered taboo for generations of Indians. However, things are changing now, and it is hearty to know that India is at the forefront of disruptive innovations in menstrual hygiene. Here we bring you a 'Bong' duo doing fabulous work in breaking stereotypes and creating a sanitary revolution.
Mr Nand Lal Gupta in his lab in Solan, Himachal Pradesh

TBI Changemakers: Mr. Nand Lal Gupta – Five Decades of Incredible Innovations

It is not often that we come across serial innovators. And innovators who use locally sourced materials to create products that impact the lives of people in the region by providing means of livelihood and everywhere else by providing useful products at lower prices, are rare indeed. So meet Mr. Nand Lal Gupta whose innovations include adhesives made from cactus, boards made from pine needles and building blocks made of soil!
Mr Sharma with an elder in Old Age Home

TBI Heroes: Vidya Rattan Sharma – Incorporating Modern Ways To Solve Age-Old Problems

This is the story of a remarkable man, Mr. Vidya Rattan Sharma, who started as a cook in a local NGO, and went on to create several innovative products in the area of cooking stoves, traditional medicine, organic farming and animal husbandry. His passion for finding solutions to centuries-old problems and determination to carry on his work even in the face of resistance or lack of resources is an inspiration to all.
The successful RHoK event at Bangalore - Six projects, two winning hacks, and lots of amazing energy.

Random Hacks of Kindness – Building Technology Solutions For A Better World

Random Hacks of Kindness provides a platform for geeks from all over the world to come together and utilise their combined technological prowess in creating innovative open source solutions for challenges facing humanity, both locally and globally. In India, techies can join in the hackathons held in Bangalore or Pune.
Recycle Design Workshop – Fatima learning how to make bags from recycle material

Dharavi Diary – From Story Telling To Slum Innovation

Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world, has managed to carve out a unique identity for itself. The industrious residents of the slum have taken to recycling waste from across the country in order to eke out a living. Now, a unique initiative is helping them capitalize on their expertise and move up the value chain. Let's take a look at what Dharavi Diary is doing.