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Teenagers invent anti-pollution device

29 Sep 2021

Mahmoud and Yasmina from the Lebanon created a device to protect people from noise and air pollution

Mahmoud and Yasmina worked together in Lebanon to create ‘G.A.N.T - Gas and Noise Trapper’. The device protects people from noise and air pollution. G.A.N.T uses sound and gas sensors attached to the BBC micro:bit to measure smoke and noise levels. If it detects dangerous levels the micro:bit triggers a servo to shut the window. This innovative design is the winning entry in the 2021 15 to 18-year-old category for the Middle East. It aimed to solve an issue related to Global Goal 13, Climate Action.

Designs for G.A.N.T.

The do your :bit challenge is an annual competition which sets young people the challenge to innovate and design solutions relevant to the impacts of the Global Goals that are meaningful to them.

We have actually just learned to use and program the micro:bit this year, through the competition. It was a real pleasure to have to learn this new, useful skill.

Mahmoud and Yasmina, winners in the 2021 15 to 18-year-old category for the Middle East.

Designs for G.A.N.T.

Designs for G.A.N.T.

Children and young people innovating with technology

The do your :bit challenge adds social purpose to digital learning and allows students to apply their digital skills to real world solutions. All projects and lesson resources are available for free and entries can be submitted into two age-range categories, 8 to 14-year-olds and 15 to 18-year-olds. 8 to 14-year-olds can submit either a paper prototype or working micro:bit solution.

Read about all of this year’s winning entries.

The next do your :bit challenge opens in early 2022, you can find out more about the challenge and access Global Goals project resources and lessons here.

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