Hundreds of students, proud parents and impressed teenagers gathered at IIT Delhi on Saturday to take a look at the projects compiled by various IIT students. The projects included everything from high-tech software and machinery to simple projects that can be used around the house.
Among the projects more popular with professors and industry at the ninth Open House were the multifunctional wheelchair that makes it easier for a user to use the toilet and to reach objects at a height, a biochip sensor to test the purity of milk, earthquake safety technology and a chemical to make clothes fight bacteria.
A number of other projects, also caught the visitors fancy.
Portable foosball station: This is a smaller, low cost and portable version of the game made immensely popular by the well loved TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Designed by first year students of the mechanical engineering department, the project garnered a lot of interest. Continuous motion trolley: Aimed at small industries where articles have to be delivered from one point to another repeatedly, the continuous motion trolley is completely mechanical and uses the concept of weights and balances to create continuous motion. According to the students who made the project, the equipment will work without electricity and will be more cost-effective.
Window cleaners: Cleaning the window panes from both inside and outside is a task that each one of us has tried and failed. The students at IIT Delhi have created a device to clean the outside as well as the inside. Magnets are attached to two separate panels and these are then covered by scrub pads. When a person starts cleaning the pane from inside the second panel is clamped on to the other side. The magnets on both panels keep the one outside from falling. It also mimics the movement of the panel in our hands.