Filipino high school students’ invention that converts noise to electricity wins an international award

Technology is constantly changing the way we live.  More and more developments and inventions are being done to improve our way of living.  Thank you to the smart ideas of people from where all those devices, gadgets, and machinery come from.  What makes the world of science more interesting is that Filipinos are taking higher steps in participating in these breakthroughs that make every Filipino proud. Many Filipinos are emerging as bright scientists whose inventions are becoming famous entire the world.

Recently, a group of smart Filipino high school students from the Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas Campus have invented a device that converts noise to electricity.

They called their invention the Sound-Light or “S-Light”, a device that generates electricity from noise.  This invention won  the silver award in the Young Investors Challenge 2019 in Malaysia that was recently conducted.

According to The Most Popular Lists, the young inventors — Kirsten Dianne Delmo, Nico Andrei Serrato, Joecile Faith Monana, Frelean Faith Engallado, and Raphael Francis Dequilla — who call themselves “Team Voltage 5”, said in a report that their concept isn’t new anymore but it has yet to be fully explored and applied.

The estimated amount of expenses for the S-Light is ₱200, mostly spent on capacitators.  The gadget allows sound waves to be processed as electrical energy which will then be stored in a power bank.

Through this inexpensive device, rural communities that do not have access to electricity yet would generate electricity and enjoy the benefits of light, which is scarce in many places in the country, the young scientists said in a Manila Bulletin report last October 22.

The team said that the device works efficiently when there is high level of noise like in places that are very noisy like the airport.  The device when placed in a location “where sound intensity reaches up to 140 decibels”, the device “can generate enough electricity to light a 5 watt LED bulb throughout the night.”

The young scientists said that their invention is their legacy to Filipino communities as a gift of education.

Source: The Most Popular List

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