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The General Idea

To create a blueprint for how a PINOY implementation of the Boston Mr. Trash wheel could look like. Use clever engineering solutions with local materials, even junk -- the model picture we have shows the use of old plastic barrels for the waterwheel.

Interdisciplinary Collab

Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Mass Communication are working hand in hand in this exciting country-wide contest.

We tackle with high-end AI tools the challenges of transportation cost for valuable recyclables.

The two best mechanical solutions of the contest will be built for the video and the research projects.

Different Disciplines of Mass Communication collaborate on the Tutorial Videos and deliver award-worthy modern edutainment material which helps inspiring poterntial participant communities


Ask your Professor to support your team!

Final Goal

A clever DIY Tutorial and technical manual, an easy to read and understand blueprint for empowering every Barangay to build it in different scales.
Material list (with focus on local available materials especially used materials from junk shops or easy to get materials like bamboo (for not water-touching parts)
Rough cost estimation of the materials with cost capping at 25k PHP
Rough time estimation for the building time
Overview of tools needed 

Simple and Pinoy Ingenious

Again -- it is aiming at LGUs/Barangays to build those by themselves - so a main goal is to make it as easy as possible!

The Contest (High Level Overview)

Part 1: (General Concepts)
  • Short essay describing their concepts.
  • Rough scribble (hand drawn or CAD).
  • A rough cost/time estimate.
Part 2: (Shortlisting - Top 10)
  • Material List, 2D Blueprint
  • Costs List
  • Time Estimate for Build
  • Example Chapter for Tutorial (One selected Chapter – i.e. Waterwheel – how do you build the wheel OR the Dumpster)
  • Example Video for Tutorial
Part 3: The 2 best will be chosen for the pilots

10 Such projects in step 2 - here we choose the best 2! They will be built as Pilots at the Pilot sites

The Pilots will be deployed in the pilot project – they run the first rainy season. We will evaluate their performance and find the weaknesses and the teams get the chance to enhance them.

Part 4: The Winner will be chosen

BEST of the two will be chosen – NOW they create all Tutorials so that the Brangays can build them.


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