A TOTAL of 11 students from the Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) who were divided into four groups, all won gold medals for their respective inventions at the 2018 World Invention Creativity Olympics in Seoul.
Among them was a solar-powered table, which won despite the invention itself not being allowed to be flown over for the competition, which took place from Aug 2 to 4.
“Without wasting any time, my friend and I made a video on the usage and the advantages of the table at the airport itself.
“On the day of the competition, both of us explained the advantages of the table to the jury and showed them the video,” said its co-inventor Nur Aqueelah Ramli, 14, after arriving home on Wednesday.
The invention, known as the “Saviour of the Sun: The 21st Century Interactive Table” which was created by Nur Aqueelah and Khairina Iwani Mohd Nor, 16, requires it to placed under the sun for three hours before it can transfer and store energy in a battery or charge gadgets such as smartphones.
The other inventions were a self-watering kit for indoor plants such as mint and basil leaves, tea in the form of a pill for travellers and swimwear which does not take the shape of the body even when wet.
They beat participants from 20 other countries. — Bernama