Young people from across the UK have been designing ways to make the world a better place for the Young Imagineers competition. Designed to inspire children to bring fun and creativity to science, technology and engineering and maths, the competition saw nearly 1,200 entries!
After careful deliberation the organisers now selected their 10 finalists who will present their inventions to an expert panel on Saturday 24th November at the Science Museum in London!
Congratulations to the top 10 Finalists!
Vacdroid – Ronak, 7
Ronak wants to make the world a better place by extracting and recycling metal that ends up in refuse sites! His Vacdroid would find useful resources and fly them over for recycling, bringing dumped materials back to life.
Pollution Pigeon – Millie, 10
Millie is worried about increasing air pollution in cities and has designed a robotic pigeon which would extract pollutants from the air, while being friendly to other birds.
Predadrone – Christiana, 10
The Predadrone warns endangered animals of trophy hunters who seek them for their furs or ivory, for example.
The Move’O Meter – Ian, 10
Wouldn’t it be great if new trainers would not only look good, but could also motivate everyone to exercise and generate energy? Ian’s invention does just that and inspires people to be more active in a fun, stylish, and sustainable way!
Autism Teddy – Tatum, 9
Tatum has created an aid for children with autism, helping them communicate and understand human relations.
Unmuted – Busra, 10
Busra would love to help mute people by creating a bracelet and a ring that would give them a voice.
Plastic Shark 3000 – Thomas, 8
Dispersed plastic across all oceans could by captured by Thomas’ Plastic Shark 3000, which captures and dissolves plastic in its stomach.
Tyre Energy Machine – Ethan, 9
Ethan has thought of a way to reuse old tires as speed bumps that would also generate energy for street lights and surrounding communities. Could this be the next big invention converting kinetic energy into electricity?
Fitstick – Aheli, 10
Aheli has created a walking stick that motivates elderly people to exercise. The invention not only has a pedometer, but also a GPS tracker and a phone, so people using Fitstick won’t have to carry one themselves.
Imagenscope – Laura, 8
Laura’s Imagenscope is a telescope that allows you to clearly see any ideas or thoughts your mind creates.
The prize for the winner consists of:
- An interpretation of the winning idea produced and exhibited inside the Science Museum for a minimum of one month, installed in early 2019.
- One bespoke-designed experience day at the Science Museum in London, on a date to be mutually agreed by the Science Museum, Equinor and the winner in early 2019.
- Annual family pass to Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum in London for one year running from January 1st – December 31st, 2019.
- 50 copies of the book This Book Think’s You’re a Scientist for the winner’s school.