Invent Something Awesome For 2019

Happy New Year! Ain’t that awesome? Here we are surviving at least to be MORE awesome in 2019!

I challenge you to invent something that will change the world. A machine, a song or even a poem to make people’s lives different (in a good way). Be Steve Jobs, be Nikola Tesla, be a hero! Saving the world is no easy task, but at least we’ve enjoyed the journey towards progress.

Invent to prosper!

Water Pipe Electric Generator

This is not a special water pipe, I’m talking about the ordinary water pipes that is used by a city to distribute tap water. And, this is not the small pipes around the house, I’m talking about the huge pipes that engineers made for water distribution in the city.

Why water pipes? Water is pumped through these pipes so we could use it. It uses pressure to push through water and uses electricity. So, how can it produce electricity?

Just like windmill generators, it uses the same concept on generating electricity by using a motor that generates current when the armature inside the the turbine rotates between two polar field magnets. Now, by using the same turbine, you can put this to apply it on water pipes to generate electricity. And, you are talking about 24-hour, round-the-clock electricity for the whole city.

water pipe turbine


How To Repel Rats At Home Cheaply

Just this month, 153 people have died of Leptospirosis. This disease is plaguing our country for years and has claimed men, women and children. This is the result of people getting infected by having contact with rat urine which is prevalent since widespread flooding has begun, and thousands of lives is at stake.

I was doing a little research and prayed that God would lead me to a solution. Just the other night, I was reading Nikola Tesla’s biography and some people who contributed to society by their discoveries, and I came about a solution called, “Carbolic Acid.”

Carbolic Acid is used for treating wounds so people won’t get infected to avoid amputation. Now, this may be quite unrelated but it is when I Google searched this chemical. While typing on the search bar, Carboxylic Acid turned up unexpectedly which controls rat infestation.

Carboxylic Acid, on the other hand, is also quite unrelated but has given me a clue about on how to make vinegar. Further search gave me the answer that the cheap, old remedy  vinegar is something that rats flee from because of its smell and acidic nature.

Finally, I found proof that vinegar will keep rats away from homes especially where families live. Another good thing about this is its affordability, environment friendly while very effective on repelling rats for poorer communities.

Please check this link: Vinegar Keep Rats Away.


Raspberry Pi Like Laptop

I’ve been dabbling previously with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, and amazed on how this tiny computer can do so many things. You can add sensors like temperature sensor to monitor the environment and record this in a file where you can review its data. Or, you can attach a servo so you can turn on the light switch by Tweeting a command online, anywhere!

The only problem is it is a mini desktop and you need to plug it in an electrical outlet. Therefore, portability is a problem.

An idea just switched on me since Raspberry Pi is an Internet Of Things computer, why not create a laptop that has IO board you can attach to a USB port or Thunderbolt ports, and you can now use this laptop just like a Raspberry Pi!

This is super useful for students and teachers alike, and it would be great to do so much more and even save the world!

Save Lives During Flooding

Last year, I remember riding on a plane to Belgium to have our family reunion. Before taking off, there was a short video on how to use the life vest in an eventuality the plane crashes to the sea. It is located under the seats and it inflates just seconds by pulling two cords.

Now, I wonder if all cars and houses have these life vests in an event where there is terrible flooding. We all know this is already the norm during a rain storm, especially in our country in the Pacific.

If putting these inexpensive life vests to save millions of lives, then what is stopping us?

Vertical-Axis, Stacked Wind Turbine

This is a vertical-axis wind turbine that rotates in different wind direction, thus ensuring electricity generation efficiently. You can stack this into three per pole to provide more energy and saving space. Materials for this is cheaper using plastics, which is lighter for stability and easier deployment.

Here is a render:

Vertical Axis Stacked Wind Turbine

As you can see, the upper half of the sketch is just tilted vertically to view the scale of the turbine. The bottom half of the render shows the side view and the top view.

This is basically the same principle as the weather apparatus used to measure wind speed.


Fernando L. Cuevas Jr.