14-yr old Kashmiri boy makes inverter to overcome power cuts
Srinagar, Apr 22: For Waseem Amin, a 14-year-old boy, erratic power supply in the Valley has proved to be a blessing in a disguise, as he has successfully made a “unique inverter” to illuminate his home during power cuts.
Waseem, a resident of Narwara, Eidgah has successfully developed an inverter which he calls “Unique’s Waseem’s Unique inverter”.
Waseem who is a 9th standard student of Sheikh Ul Alam Model School says that he has made this device, so that people can get some respite from pesky power cuts which always haunt people.
Giving details about this inverter, Waseem said this inverter is unique as you need to charge it for only 30 minutes and it will give back-up power for 30 hours. On the top of this inverter, LED lights are fixed, besides this inverter also gives 230 volt AC output which can be used for lighting purpose and there are also separate slots for charging mobile phones.
Waseem has used 6 Watt capacity battery in this inverter and other equipments which he has purchased or collected. He says that we can also use bigger battery in order to enhance the performance of the inverter.
“I thought LED lights are very costly and poor people can’t afford to purchase them. That is why I decided to use these lights in my inverter, besides I also want to contribute to my people like Thomas Edison did by making bulb,” Waseem said.
He has also made a bulb of 1watt, which according to Waseem is the first of its kind. “This bulb lights requires minimal volt to light. Even watch cell is enough to light this bulb,” Waseem said adding that he is working on new project of making generator that will run on water.
“I have prepared thesis for this project, but due to financial constraints I am not able to execute my plans. It requires big dynamo and converters but I can’t afford it. Even though my parents have provided me all the equipments I require in my work,” he said.
Waseem journey to make this unique inverter was not smooth. He faced many disappointments.
“Few years ago, I went to SKICC where a function was organized for innovators, that time I had made a small fan that will run for 3 hours on being charged for a few minutes. I displayed this fan to audience, where various ministers and bureaucrats were present, but no one paid any attention to me. I felt dejected and out of anger I broke that fan,” Waseem, said.
He also plans to continue his work in this field and develop latest technologies which will help poor people in their day to day life.
Muhammad Amin, Waseem’s father, a coppersmith, said: “Waseem from his early childhood used to pick electronic items and play with them and sometimes open and do different sorts of things with these equipments.”
“Earlier also he has made many electronic gadgets and we always encourage to develop new things him in this field. In our house electricity is available for whole day as he had made many gadgetry which helps to keep our house bulbs illuminating,” Amin said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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