The polluted aftermath of Diwali has egged children to come up with ways to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner. Four students of classes V and VI have designed a robotic Diwali lantern that speaks and even wishes you ‘Happy Diwali’.
Brainstorming of Shreya Modkar, Aditya Nirmale, Akshay Pitale and Radhika Godgole resulted in the speaking eco-lamp which works with a censor technology. The censor gets activated when when a person’s shadow falls on the lamp and the robotic lantern wishes ‘Happy Diwali’.
In making the solar-powered lantern, the students were guided by director of children tech centre in Thane Purushottam Pachpande.
“Though I guided the kids and gave them idea the real credit goes to their hard work,” said Purushottam. “We selected a robotic design as our concept is a robotic lantern.”
The voice is recorded then converted into a robotic tone. “The lamp will cost between Rs250 and Rs300,” added Purushottam.
The children are also giving an opportunity to others like them to learn the basics of the lamp and make it at home.