When most other 14 year old kids are busy worrying about final exams and marks, Harshwardhan Zala is busy building drones that can save the lives of hundreds of soldiers. He is an inspiration to many students across the world. His drones detect and defuse land mines in war fields. Lots of soldiers sustain serious injuries while trying to defuse landmines manually. A lot of them also lose their lives.
Zala said, "The inspiration struck when I was watching television and learned that a large number of soldiers succumb to injuries sustained due to landmine blasts while defusing them manually." The 14 year old further added, "The drone has been equipped with infrared, RGB sensor and thermal meter along with a 21-megapixel camera with a mechanical shutter that can take high-resolution pictures as well."
"The drone is designed to send out waves that cover eight sq. mt area while flying two feet above the surface; the waves detect land mines and communicate their location with a base station. The drone also carries a bomb weighing 50 gram that can be used to destroy the landmine."
Zala is currently in his 10th grade. He is based out of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. His father runs a plastic company and his mother is a homemaker. Let this star shine brighter in years to come.
All the Best, Zala!