Western Australia

Year 3 – 4

First Place

Ashfield’s Safe Road Crossing
Aiden Noel, Jacob Dalton, Noah Young, Elizabeth Colquhoun
Ashfield Primary School

At our school our project and goal is to improve the safety of children walking to school. Our project involves designing and creating a prototype of a realistic crossroad section, however we are adding features to improve the safety of students crossing the road in front of our school. These additions include flashing lights to catch the attention of students and oncoming cars, an ultrasonic sensor to measure the distance between the car and boom gates, boom gates to guide the children to safely cross the road and LED signs to signal to cars to be prepared to stop for children to cross the road.

A few years ago our school started the process of implementing a lollipop person to significantly improve the safety of crossing our semi popular road, used by locals and surrounding visitors. Unfortunately, we were unable to get this process approved because the perimeter of our school grounds and the small number of students at our school (around one hundred and ten students) did not meet the exceptions of this process. We thought that it would be a good idea to create a system that can be used daily and usefully by children, so we didn’t hesitate to get started on the complicated code. If we are successful enough with our design we hope to be an inspiration to other schools to try to create a technology based program that is similar to ours that could be a solution for creating safer environments around and in schools. 

Second Place

Ocean Cleaner
Paige Colyer, CJ Barber
Swan View Primary School

Pollution in the ocean is BAD. We’ve come up with a solution to clean it. For this project, we’re using 2 buckets, a water pump, and a micro-bit. We used a tilt sensor to know if the water is flowing. One of the buckets will go in the other bucket and there will be holes in the bucket that goes in the other bucket. Once the bucket is full, the light will turn off but if the water is still flowing the light will stay on. Once it sends a Bluetooth signal, someone will come and get it and empty it out then it will go and do its job again. The buckets will float on top of the water and the water will go through the holes then the rubbish will go in the bucket through the top then get stuck on the sides. The pump will pour out the water, but the rubbish will clog up the holes and won’t go down the pump.

Third Place

Mini Garbage Truck
Charlie Coughlan, Kobe Chaytor, Levi Pannowwitz, Jason Couzens
Bertram Primary School

Our device is a small rubbish bin on wheels that moves on its own, which reminds people to put their rubbish in the bin.

Year 5 – 6

First Place

Amarni Krahe
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls (Junior School)

I am a member of St Hilda’s Environmental Committee. I am concerned about wasting heat energy at our school. Heat energy is expensive and a valuable resource. I believe we need to try to be more sustainable and careful with our heat energy.

Droney is a drone with a thermal camera attachment. I will code Droney to fly above our school searching for rooms which are losing heat energy. Droney will be able to detect ‘hot spots’ which are wasting energy around our school.

I believe that Droney will help our school to save heat energy and be more sustainable.

Second Place

Wish Wash Wipe
Laraine Zhang
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls (Junior School)

Wish Wash Wipe is an automatic window wiping device for cars that solves wet or foggy side windows. It turns on by itself using sensors but can also be controlled manually. Wish Wash Wipe uses an Arduino coding system.

Third Place

Sophie Crage
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls (Junior School)

Each week I help at Reading Club. Reading Club takes place before school starts. A group of Year 6 students help some Year 1 and 2 students with their reading.

Reward-a-bot will reward the younger students in Reading Club. When the students try hard with their reading or finish a book, they can press a Reward-a-bot button to get some flashing LEDs, a message on a screen to say ‘Well done’ and a high five from a high five hand operated by a servo motor. I will be using Arduino to create my Reward-a-bot.

I think the Year 1 and 2 students will love my invention and it will help them to feel motivated and proud of their reading.

Year 9 – 10

First Place

Never Forgotten
Alicia Chen, Aaralen Krahe, Joyan Zho
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

Recently, news of children being left on busses with severe consequences like death or dehydration requiring emergency medical attention have prompted us to find a solution to ensure no person is ever forgotten on a bus. We created a system called ‘Never Forgotten’ to be installed on busses which will prevent children, or any person being accidentally left on the bus. The system is made up of circuitry comprising pressure switches and an audible alarm to notify the driver when the engine is turned off if a passenger is still on the bus.

Second Place

The Solar Band
Sophie Morgan, Olivia Priddy
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

Be smart and stay safe in the sun with the slip (sunscreen), slide (our band on your wrist) and have a great time! method.

Our idea features a band that will keep you safe from the sun. The band is made from a special silicon that changes with the sun’s UV (ultraviolet rays), from white to dark purple as the sun’s rays get more intense. The band will have a timer that buzzes and alerts you when your sunscreen needs to be reapplied (every hour). This band is easy for users and is suitable for people of all ages and genders and will be charged by the sun, using solar energy.

Third Place

Alex Papanaoum, Ally Shi
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

Parkinson’s Disease is a brain disorder that leads to uncontrollable movements such as shaking, balancing difficulties and stiffness. Our idea is to create a glove called ‘StableMate’ that reduces the severity of hand tremors. Even though this does not eliminate the disease from the brain, it allows patients to complete normal, everyday tasks and become more independent.

Year 11 – 12

First Place

Velocity AI
Joseph Morton
Lumen Christi College

Velocity AI is an automated traffic control system that leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create a dynamic and efficient solution, to the economic and environmental cost of traffic inefficiencies, which cause congestion and increase the greenhouse effect. The project was inspired by the eleventh United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) which strives to make cities and communities more resilient and sustainable. Velocity AI tracks vehicles surrounding the intersection to calculate the optimal traffic light configuration and duration to minimise idle time and congestion. The objective of the project is to contribute to a more productive and environmentally friendly economy, by reducing GDP lost due to inefficient transportation systems and by lowering fossil fuel emissions. This traffic control solution has the potential to be integrated into traffic systems globally, thus contributing to a stronger and more sustainable global economy.

Second Place

Ashley Djakaria, Alyssa Warren
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

A platform for high students to reach out and collaborate with other students across Australia. Our project focuses on collaborative learning. Collaborative learning can occur peer-to-peer or in larger groups.