Report: A Platform for 'Jugaads' at Pacific College
Pacific College in a joint collaboration with Dainik Bhaskar organized a two-day ‘Jugaad Promotion Exhibition and Patent Workshop 2012’. The event started today at the Pacific University Campus. The exhibition and workshop is targeted towards promoting and helping the patent works of jugaad. Jugaad , a Hindi slang word defines the improvisational style of innovation created by scarce resources.
Pacific College in a joint collaboration with Dainik Bhaskar organized a two-day ‘Jugaad Promotion Exhibition and Patent Workshop 2012’. The event started today at the Pacific University Campus.
The exhibition and workshop is targeted towards promoting and helping the patent works of jugaad. Jugaad , a Hindi slang word defines the improvisational style of innovation created by scarce resources.
A total of 90 such items were displayed today on the inaugural day. The audience observed the functioning and details of the jugaad.
The exhibition includes jugaad from all fields such as Electronics, Mechanical, Computer Science, Agriculture, Energy, Nuclear Energy etc.
The inauguration of the event was done by Harish Chandra, Chief Editor of Dainik Bhaskar and Rahul Agrawal, Secretary of Paher Society. The officials claim this to be the one of its kind event ever organized internationally.
Amidst many incredible Jugaads, a group of students from Sir Padmapat Singhania University has made solar cycle which has a capacity to cover 80 km at night.
Spare wheel for bike, marble slurry based white washing, solar water heater, classic liquid detergent, flood proof house, water conservation unit, manual cycle, mini hand blender, non blast regulator, fuse preventing electric device etc. were displayed in the exhibition cum workshop.
To examine and evaluate the various exhibited Roshan Taliya and P.K. Jain from Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, Udaipur Chapter and CA Manisha K. Agrawal from Indian Institute of Charted Accountants along with R.S. Mehta and Burhan Ali were present at the event.
Below is the short description of few interesting inventions exhibited in ‘Jugaad Promotion Exhibition and Patent Workshop 2012’.
Four students from mechanical engineering, Kalpesh Sangani from Pacific College and his team which includes Jigar Dhagat, Karan Gopiyani and Dharam Trivedi used the concept of growing plants without sand or soil by using water nutrients. This concept mainly works on terrace farming.
Hand Pump See-Saw
A Team of two people, Shakir Hussain and Mohammad Salim from Taunk, Rajasthan has invented two different models of hand pumps. One of the models work as hand pump cum see-saw which can be installed at schools where children can enjoy playing while it also fills water to the connected tank. The second model of the hand pump helps pumping the water to a height of 40 ft.
A 10 ft self customized motorcycle made by Upendra Vyas was one of the centers of attractions in the Jugaad exhibition. Upendra has made this 3 wheel motorcycle ‘Ghost Rider’ for leisure where 6-9 people can enjoy the ride together. It took 20 days to craft the bike which cost around Rs.1.25 lakhs.
Biodiesel Production Plant
It simply converts vegetable oil into biodiesel. The concept is not new but it is the first microscopic version created by Y.B Mathur who is a lecturer in Polytechnic College of Bikaner and his team of students. According to Mathur, the process works first by reacting vegetable oil by Methanol by using Potassium Hydroxide as a catalyst. Then by keeping it to 60-65 degree and then on 200 RMP before leaving it on a room temperature, lastly the glycerin comes down and biodiesel floats on top.
It is one of the most ‘LIKED’ jugaad by the student of Pacific College Lokesh Sharma who made an air conditioning cooler which gives freezing air till 0 degree temperature. A compressor and condenser linked with the copper pipes are attached on the top of simple room cooler. According to Lokesh, it consumes 0.25 units of electricity per hour.
Mukesh Kumar of Poornima Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur has made a vehicle which can run on multi energies including solar, wind, regenerating breaking energy and electricity. In case of cloudy weather, the person can change the energy from solar to wind or other options available.
Electronic Appliance Mobile Control System
Farmers can get an alarm if the electricity supply is either cut off or started or there is any need to monitor the supply. It is a complete monitoring system designed by Shreeram Legha an LIC agent from Bikaner.
Another invention connects any electronic appliance with mobile phone. For example if it is connected with your cloth iron then your mobile phone will remind you if you kept it on and forgot to switch it off.Air Driven Car System
This car doesn’t require petrol, diesel, solar or biodiesel but it runs by air. Invented by Bhupesh Bhardwaj who is a lecturer at Pacific College, claimed it to make the air-run TATA Nano in just 2 days. There is air compression pumps fitted inside which compress air while the solar plates work as a battery.
News Covered by: Sohail Khan, other contribution: Vajrasar Goswami.