As a technical student, do you want to help make the world a little greener? Then we can use your help! Read the different assignments below and choose one of the two topics to work on.
Participate in the Technasium
The sailing ship New Nexus is currently self-sufficient around the world. That means that we generate our own energy. The energy generated is stored in lithium batteries, which are placed in the old diesel tanks. There is also an electric motor on board, which acts as a dynamo while sailing. However, the sailing ship can be made even more sustainable. Are you the green engineer who comes to help us?
waste On board we recycle plastic waste collected by local children. We recycle the plastic with a solar oven and a shredder. These machines do not use electricity. With the energy of the sun, we melt the plastic into flower pots. Do you have an idea what else we can make from plastic waste?
On this page you can find various assignments that you can do with your school. The sailing ship, the New Nexus, is currently sailing around the world and could use some help. This way the ship can be made even more sustainable and our recycling machines can be made even better.
Does sustainable energy or plastic waste seem like an interesting topic to you? Read our assignments below and who knows you might be the new inventor who needs the world.
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Contribute to sustainable energy or to combating plastic waste.
Waste compression machine
We will use the plastic that we get from beaches and from the sea for recycling. First of all, we will grind the plastic with our shredder into small pieces. At this moment we have a solar oven with which we melt the small pieces of plastic into vases.
We are curious whether we can also process the ground plastic into new products in a different way. Think of a machine for this. This may not require much power!
During the trip it is important that we have enough power on board. The solar panels, the windmill and the electric motor are responsible for this. But imagine that we are struck by lightning or the technology breaks down. Then we would like to be able to generate electricity by hand. How to do this, we have no idea! Will you come up with a design to provide us with power in times of need? Take the challenge now and sign up as a group.
Generate energy by hand
We are currently making flower pots from the plastic found on beaches. These flower pots are placed in a special solar oven, which is heated by the sun. The plastic is put in a press, which is tightened during heating. But we are looking for more designs that we can make of the plastic If your class knows how to convince us of a new mold to melt plastic waste, we will take it with us on a journey. We challenge you!
New plastic products