VII UPV Contest of scientific projects: small great inventions
first prize for our BSA students in the category of industrial design in the 7th UPV competition for scientific projects: small great inventions.
Álvaro Perez (Yr12), Rafael Perez (Yr8), Juan Medeiros (Yr12) and Nuria Alberola (Yr12), tutored by Professor Raúl Lacomba, win first prize in the category of industrial design in the Small Great Inventions Contest of the UPV.
Last Friday, June 2, the VII UPV Contest of Scientific Projects: Small Great Inventions was held. The British School of Alzira has participated with a group of 4 students, Álvaro Perez (Yr12), Rafael Perez (Yr8), Juan Medeiros (Yr12) and Nuria Alberola (Yr12), tutored by Professor Raúl Lacomba, obtaining the first prize in the category of industrial design.
The fascinating project presented, entitled LEVANTA, has consisted of the design of a prototype of an exoskeleton powered by batteries, for people with reduced mobility. The great advantage of this prototype compared to other designs is the great accessibility at an economic level, since it consists of few parts, which can be printed with a 3D printer using an economical and robust material (PLA, polylactic acid). On the other hand, free software and hardware have been used, which greatly lowers costs. The idea of the project is that the user could download the plans of the exoskeleton from the Internet, and print both the pieces, as well as do the electronic and mechanical assembly of the exoskeleton, that is, we are talking about a DIY (do it yourself) job.
The competition was great, since the other projects presented were of a high level. However, our brilliant students have convinced the members of the jury that their project was the best.
On Tuesday, June 6, Álvaro Pérez Guardiola was interviewed on Cadena SER together with our Director, Franc Corbí.
We will follow in your footsteps…