Making Good on "Ideas For Good"

Making Good on "Ideas For Good"

Group News posted in on 14 July 2017| comments
audience: Carnegie Mellon University - PGDC | last updated: 14 July 2017

What began as a marketing campaign for an automobile company has turned into a passion project for Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute staff members, who are creating a solar-powered ventilation system to clear unhealthy cooking smoke from single-room homes.

Joshua Schapiro and Mike Taylor, research associates in the CREATE Lab, have designed a ventilation system they plan to build and install in homes in a village four hours outside of Kampala, Uganda.

Each system could fit in a shoebox that includes a solar cell the size of a small tablet computer, a battery/remote control package and a combined electric pump and LED lamp that fits in the palm of a hand, along with some flexible plastic tubing.

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