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Hello friends,

This design is based on the concept of see-saw operation. There is a platform which may be inclined towards the ground and will be lifted by the pedal given at the leg-side of the user. When the user pushes the pedal, the wastage collected over the platform will directly be gathered into the bag .

The bag is mounted on the circular frame ; which can shrink manually; this enables to un-mount the bag when it filled up and mount another one.

There are flaps attached at the front side and the control of that flaps are given on the handle by which the user is moving the whole wheel barrow. This may give the ease in operation.

In its operation user moves the barrow towards the garbage pile and when one feels like to have enough garbage over the platform he would push the pedal and thus the garbage will slide into the garbage bag mounted on the shrinkable frame.

Easy in operation, good balancing, good volume of wastage can be handled with this equipment…


bag to collect the garbage after tilting the platform

Modifivation in Sugarcane Machine

Team Members : 1) Purvesh Dodia 2) Bhagirathi Dodia

In normal sugarcane machine 2 person is required to make the juice of sugarcane. One person in Inlet side and other is in another side. Generally children are used at sugarcane lorry. So thousands of children are present at sugarcane lorry. .
So we analise this things and first we design curved portion in outlet side of sugarcane juice machine. Eventually we modified our design after taking valuable guidance of Prof. Anil Gupta, Prof Bhaskar Bhatt, Mr Varia Sir etc. After that Finally we make the that curved element. .
After that we fixed it in actual Sugarcane Machine & it works. Sugarcane automatically came back from curved portion. Sugar Cane shop keeper also satisfied & he is ready to assemble it . .

There are Many benifits of it like. .
1> Child Labour Can be Eliminated
2>Income of Poor Sugarcane Lorry Man can be increase.
3> Only 1 person can perform same operation.
4>Low cost
5> Easy to manufacture.


students being addressed

students being addressed 

At the start of the day, everybody was geared up for implementing their ideas into existence. After a lot of research and paper work, it was now time to actually bring their  innovative ideas into existence. The students were divided into proper idea specific groups and were allowed to go into the product details of their ideas.

meditation demonstration

  meditation demonstration

This was followed by a meditative demonstration where all of us got a feel of a heavenly satisfaction and content. Even the lunch that we had after this exercise seemed very appealing and full of taste. It was a great stress buster for everyone present.


Then, all the ideas were brought to the final evaluation stage wherein the feasibility of implementing them was checked. Some, processing related problems were discussed. This was necessary for giving the students a clear idea of the process involved in the fabrication.


summer school student innovators bringing their ideas into reality

summer school student innovators bringing their ideas into reality

After this, the students actually started making the near working models of their ideas. All these models were made from the cardboard, stationery and waste papers etc obtained in the vicinity the sristi campus. During this, we made  certain improvisations in our projects of which we hadn’t thought of earlier.

students making their models

   students making their models

Mr. Sheetal Panchal surely was a great company to all of us. He is a personality worth meeting atleast once in every innovator’s lifetime.  The time we spent with him will be definitely remembered by each one of us for decades to  come.


JUNE 20, 2013

Today seemed to be more of an exposure day for 3 of us ( me, Rupesh and Anshul).

To understand the problem of the conventional broom makers, we visited the local broom makers of the city. There we had a clear idea as to what exactly the broom makers and their family members have to face. Right from making segregating the palm leaves to the actual process of broom making; all was seen by us. This healthy interaction proved to be interestingly strong in   giving us the knowledge which we could not gain from the existing theoretical or e-sources.



June 19th, 2013 proved out to be a very encouraging day for all the student innovators present at the summer school.
The out of the box thinking which Prof. Bhaskar Bhatt, IIT,Gandhinagar had successfully imparted to the students has certainly added a new dimension to their approaches. With his technical and managerial know how and extraordinary oratory skills, he left everybody spellbound.

The various analogies given by the professor definitely qualified to help the students in developing something concrete out of their primary notions. The various models thought of by the students were hereby discussed and expert opinions were  received in return. The idea of developing a balance between quality and cost efficiency of a product was planted into the minds of these young innovators.

Today’s session would surely sinter the green prototypes proposed by the students. This would no doubt serve the purpose of eliminating child labour in today’s world.

Live update


Day started with the a motivational speech by Hiranmay Mahanta. Then students discussed their ideas further for the scheduled presentation to Prof. Gupta at 3 PM.

Participants working on their idea

Participant’s discussion on ideas

BY: Utkarsh Gupta and Mohit arora

Live updates from Summer School

June, 17:

Day started with Prof. Anil Gupta reviewing the models made by the participants followed by suggestions on the same.

Weight Carrier

Hand Driven Bricks Carrier

Here are some of the models which had been made by our efforts.

Models Developed by Summer School participants


As per Professors suggestion participants undertook a walk around the campus to observe nature for idea generation with peace of mind.

This was followed by a presentation on existing solutions in various sectors.



Currently discussing and developing models based on the discussion.

And now it is lunch break.

After the lunch break we had a opportunity to meet Prof. Vitthaal Varia, who not only guided us but also suggested some tips for a successful life. He spend his valuable time with us till evening.

Prof. Vitthaal Varia

BY: Ukarsh gupta and Mohit Arora.

Transportation of Bricks through Portable and Adjustable Conveyor Belt

Transportation of Bricks is a major problem for workers at construction site especially for women and children and yeah of course it would be helpful for those people if anything beneficial can be done thereby reducing their work for loading and unloading of bricks, reducing accidental chances as well as increasing their efficiency.

As shown in figure, a manually driven conveyor belt is designed that can be adjustable as the height of wall varies and if needed for vertical transport, some extrudes can be given to keep the bricks.

The conveyor belt is made in parts and can be detached when needed to carry from one place to another place as shown in figure. The conveyor belt can be driven either by hand or pedal.

This concept will definitely need less work from workers and hence can increase their productivity as well and more importantly it will reduce CHILD LABOUR.


By: Utkarsh Gupta, Anshul Garg

Increasing Productivity of Cobbler by mechanization of shoe polishing process

At a railway station and bus station most of child are working as a cobbler for polishing a shoes and sewing foot-wears, because those are the places where many people  come and get their shoes cleaned.

While visiting the railway station of ‘kalupur, ahmedabad’ for seeing children who work as a cobbler and polish the  shoes of  people.

First, we visited out side the station and afterward we move inside the station but surprisingly as expected we were unable to find any child working as a cobbler. We even asked from a policeman, then he told that now in ahmedabad there are no child is working as cobbler at railway station.

Finally, we met a cobbler after a long search far from railway station. We had a good conversation with him, as he was free. He told that it is hard to make a sewing machine for old foot wears because the cuts are not symmetric but it will be better if we try for a affordable polishing machine.

While conversation we came to know that some main parts of polishing process are dirt brushing, applying polish and afterward cream and then again a soft brushing. The brushing is the main part of polishing.

He also told the expected range of price which they can afford, it was 1000-2000 rs.

It is possible to mechanize the polishing process. A machine which could brush all the sides of shoe and also can apply or spray polish and cream. As keeping price in mind it should manual and it should take less time than doing whole process by hand. In general, it takes around 5-7 minutes to polish a pair of shoe.

BY: Maulik kardani, Jaysh dodoya, Utkarsh Gupta

Modification in Bamboo splinter by Ralte

1. The Machine is operated by sitting next to it in an uncomfortable position. This can be changed by giving a table platform to the machine either crossed or simple table.

2. A handle is required in machine for better handling and safety during operation (shown in pic).

3. A single step collection box should be added in table top splinter which will be of size a little more than the bamboo stick size.


By: Mohit Arora