‘Everyone has a small child in himself which encourages him to do great things’, says Rishi of Class X (Parrots). He has done assembling of a micro-controller based robot, whose movement can be controlled by light or sound, to operate successfully. This feat is something which is not an easy thing to conceptualize and implement for a Class X student, especially in a tier-2 city like Nizamabad. Let’s see what he has to share with us about his journey.
Q: What was your robot primarily based on?
A: To make world a better place by using technology to solve our common problems. I think this is my first step towards that.
Q: How did you get this idea?
A: While browsing through a Science website called www.instructables.com, this project touched my heart, then I thought of giving it a try. The project works in two different modes – light based and sound based sensors.
Q: Who helped and encouraged you?
A: My science teachers and some of my friends helped me a lot from the beginning in understanding the project and operations.
Q: What was the toughest part during the project?
A: Fixing a cell in board of the robot was the toughest part, it was a little tricky and I struggled for a day to fix that.
Q: Can you share some of your other works?
A: Last year, I developed an algorithm which can solve pythagoras theorem using volume, instead of area. I have received great appreciation from my teachers and friends for the work. Things like these inspired me a lot to do more and achieve more.
Q: Who was your backbone during the execution of the project?
A: My Science teacher Mr. Praveen encouraged me in doing activities of this kind. I’m very happy to have a teacher like him. Sridhar Sir also helped me a lot.
Q: What is your message to students?
A: Instead of watching videos in YouTube, make something useful by implementing them which would make your teachers and parents proud.
Watch the Robot in action!
Interviewed by Ishan Joshi (Class IX)