New South Wales

Year 3 – 4

First Place

Medibot 2.0
Sol Crisp
West Pymble Public School

Last year I created a project called Medibot, a pill reminder system based on voice recognition technology and entered it into YICTE 2020. This year I am building on Medibot to create Medibot 2.0. Medibot 2.0 is a version of Medibot that will have enhanced features such as: allowing the career to enter the pills to take, making it available on a smaller and cheaper device and providing a way to record if the pills were taken.

Second Place

Grandpa’s Memory Mate
Isobel Tomlins, Misato Heming
Wideview Public School

We want to make a device to help people with Alzheimer’s Disease keep their lovely memories of their relatives for longer. By using a Raspberry Pi (Pi 3 Model B+ Revision 1.3) with a touch screen, speakers, and a smell dispenser in a custom-designed box. We will program the Pi using Python. It will work by having a big “Go” button. When someone presses the button, it plays a random song, plays a random video, and sprays a little bit of smell. Isobel’s Grandpa has Alzheimer’s Disease. He is slowly losing the memory of his grandchildren. We want him to remember his relatives for as long as possible. Research shows that when a favourite song plays or a favourite smell is smelled, it can trigger memory a bit. Having this happening every morning could trigger Grandpa’s memory a little bit each week.

Third Place

Bird is the word
Arlo Buchanan
Bondi Public School

Bird is the word is an organisation that I created to educate people about birds. I started this because my favourite animal is a bird and some of them are very endangered and there are lots of things that people can do like feeding birds the right food that they could easily stop feeding them and feeding them the right food instead of the wrong food. Birds are a vital part of the planet and provide us with extremely important things like seeds and pollination (Hummingbirds do this as well as bees and butterflies). I encountered lots of problems like the fact that I had to pay for premium on Cospaces and Google sites didn’t give me enough options to design a website.

Year 5 – 6

First Place

Now you See Me
Quinlan Hofmeyr
Wahroonga Public School

Now You See Me allows you to see through objects including walls and poles and doors while warning you of hazards or things you need to be aware of. The project uses an HD webcam to capture a video stream, this is then analyzed using a deep neural net and the results are projected onto the surface that you want to see through. This allows you to see objects behind a wall or door before you open the door which is safer.

Second Place

My Class Buddy
Lucas Buchanan
Woollahra Public School

We’d like to help children feeling stressed from too much work online. With families all working and schooling from home, a lot of us are finding it really stressful trying to juggle school tasks and daily schedules. My Class Buddy helps parents, teachers and students stay on track with school tasks at home in a friendly and helpful way so that students can manage their time, daily tasks and stress levels. The problem that I am trying to solve is children and families feeling stressed from trying to juggle school tasks and manage daily schedules online every day. I would like to help take the stress out of keeping up to date with school tasks at home while learning remotely. My design will help teachers to be able to answer kids questions anytime during the day.

Third Place

Zachary Tang
Knox Grammar Preparatory School

The problem that I am addressing is how hospital porters need to work day and night and use a lot of strength to push hospital beds around. Sometimes, these porters are too slow to push these beds. My solution is to have a self-driving hospital bed which transports a patient from one room to another without the nurses needing to guide it.

Year 7 – 8

First Place

Sun-tracking Solar Panel System
Harry Yu, Ian Song, Nathan Yu
STEM Academy

In our modern world, a common resource essential to human survival is fuel. We mine and we search for all possible types of toxic fossil fuels while being virtually blind to a much less harmful and achievable solution, renewable energy. Renewable energy is energy which is produced from sources which can be used indefinitely. Types of renewable energy include solar (energy from the sun), wind, hydroelectric (water power, e.g. dams) and geothermal energy (heat energy from the Earth). Solar power is considered one of the most efficient renewable and clean energy sources in the entire It is a simple process of harnessing electricity by gathering photons delivered through sunlight with a solar panel, and converting it into energy we later use in our everyday life.

Second Place

NUPAC Programming language
Declan Hofmeyr
St Ives High School

Nupac is a very simple utility language. It is designed to make small scripts that are quick and easy to write. It has many useful features like pop up windows and system notifications that allow for easy interaction with users. It also is very readable, with all commands having a clear purpose as to their function. Nupac also includes an editor in which you can experiment and test out your scripts.

Third Place

The Climbing Buddy
Isabel Heath, Lincoln Kramer
Corrimal High School

There are an estimated 150 rock climbers that die in a year from climbing related incidents.

This can be avoided by an automatic rock climbing safety alarm that alerts other climbers around the person and calls the ambulance so that the injured climber can get the help they need before it is too late.

Year 9 – 10

First Place

Stocks App
Raghunath Gokhale
Mosman High School

We at Market Share only have one passion, help as many individuals as possible learn about the great and challenging tale of investing, specifically in the share market. Our multifunctional website allows for any user to be able to get stock data which includes the open, close, high, low, 52 week high and low, current prices combined with eps, p/e, graphs and descriptions about companies on NASDAQ. However, these are all just tools for investors at all levels, beginner to expert. Our website also has a tutorials page with links and videos which will help educate any individual with the passion to invest the art of investing. But we don’t want to overwhelm anyone with the fancy gadgets and uses of the stock app, we in fact want everyone who uses it to feel comfortable and at home. What differentiates our product and design from other websites is our ability to understand that not everyone knows how to invest, or understands common investing terms, or even know the difference between NASDAQ and NYSE.

Year 11 – 12

First Place

Dylan Nguyen
St Andrew’s Cathedral School

SatAlight is an artificial intelligence system built to rapidly assess the bush fire proneness of land areas throughout New South Wales. It uses satellite imagery to accurately classify vegetation areas based on their bush fire risk. Its intended use is to inform area managers and residents about the bush fire hazard of their local areas, thus helping these key stakeholders to be prepared for potential bush fire activity. SatAlight was presented to the NSW Rural Fire Service, who are now looking to implement it in their land mapping processes.

Second Place

RF Tracqua
Jupiter Grant-Klar, Callum Smith, Jet Taylor, Samuel Roth
Cranbrook School

Our project is an innovative and low-cost method for farmers to track water usage on their properties. Our approach requires minimal infrastructure and is significantly cheaper than existing products. Most water tracking systems on farms use satellite radio or cellular technology to transmit data from the water tanks to the base station. This mandates the construction of expensive infrastructure and the payment of large monthly fees. Our group has decided to rebuild this system using open-source hardware and radiofrequency (RF) transmission. RF waves are a good alternative because they do not require cell towers. Many farmers pay up to $5000 per year per tank for live monitoring with a system with Telstra’s IoT water system, However, if our solution was scaled up then farmers may need to pay less than $300 per tank with no service fees. This is due to a long-range RF receiver and transmitter only costing around $150 per module instead of a satellite system which is much more expensive.

Third Place

IOT Electronic Crab Trap
Flynt Young, Katie Brill, Lachlan Orton
St Philip’s Christian College Port Stephens

The electronic crab trap allows further efficiency and security while crab trapping for both a commercial and domestic crabber. When trapping, you can have multiple traps out at the same time, and the only way of knowing if there is a crab inside is by manually checking every trap. This can take a significant amount of time and money and one purpose of this project is to reduce this.

With sensors within, when the bait is bitten by a crab, it triggers the app and it tells you which trap was activated, what time it happened and using GPS, where it is. Using the GPS system in combination with a H20 sensor allows the user to see if a trap was taken out of the water or moved without your permission. This would also allow you to see what time and where it happened, and if the entire trap was stolen, the location of it in real time. This should fix two significant issues within the crab trapping community with the efficiency of checking traps for crabs and the stealing of crabs from traps