Meet the young inventors – Finalists of Innovate The Cape Contest!

We recently had the honour of meeting some interesting, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young inventors who made the list of finalists for the Innovate The Cape  contest.

The workshop was hosted at The Bandwith Barn located at The Woodstock Exchange.

We were blown away by the intelligence and ingenuity that was present in the room.

Here were the projects each of the highschool students worked on:

Trolley Scanner – Challenge: overspending and debt

Solution: develop a barcode scanner integrated into a shopping trolley with a display so that shoppers can add up what they are spending as they shop.

Lumo Board – Challenge: unclear signage in informal settlements which hinders emergency services, especially at night.

Solution: using luminescent paint and the creative use of boards to make clear signage for streets and houses.

University High School Mix Network – Challenge: bridging the gap between high school and university students

Solution: creating a communication platform through social networks and cellphone apps, such as Mxit, through which university students can tutor and give study advice to high school students

Click here for the complete list on the website which includes 4 more  exciting projects!

The highschool students were keen to learn about the world of blogging and sharing their learnings using this platform.

Meet the finalists here:

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The whole team and workshop facilitator – Didintle Ntsie (Founder of The Travelling Speech Bubble)