Two STEM teams from Loughborough High School traveled to Buckingham Palace to receive their awards after succesfully competing in the TeenTech Competiton. Both teams had been coached by Mrs. Daljit Kaur, who is Head of STEM here at Loughborough Grammar School, and made use of STEM weekends led by Loughborough Grammar School; using 3D printers and electronics alongside making use of some valuable coding support.
The two teams that won awards are:
- Team SafeCase Meraam and Grace have designed a dynamic phone case which is embedded with security features that are designed to combat attacks against young women and stop the theft of the mobile phone whilst in use. The additional features of the case are linked to an app which can send an SOS to emergency contacts. The case also has a pepper spray nozzle incorporated within it, once the nozzle is pressed, lights and an alarm is activated. The app sends an SOS message to selected contacts as well as recording the attack for evidence. They are now through to the finals of the Big Bang Competition and will present at the NEC in 2018. They were also the finalists in the Digital Skills Category for Teentech and WON!
- Team ConductOvest – Katie, Antonia and Jayna’s idea was to create a lightweight jacket, with an app that works alongside it, in which the old, heavy equipment of a train conductor is swapped for modern, light technology that fits the same purpose. This is embedded into their jacket along with a few features of their own to make the day to day life of the train conductors and people in a volatile environment, easier and safer. They hope that this jacket/vest could also be used to enroll help in the event of a terror attack. They are now through to the finals of the Big Bang Competition and will present at the NEC in 2018. They were the finalists in the Wearable Technology Category for Teentech and WON!