Abhinandan Das is a class VI student of Mega Manipur School. A resident of Thingnam Leikai, Imphal West, he recently made a robot using discarded electronic items, syringes and mobile phone parts. All the discarded materials would have ended up in the trash if he hadn’t found a better use for the same. Anyone who is looking to cut down on waste can take a leaf out of this young inventor’s book.
The robot is called Meganand-18. The name holds special meaning, as ‘Mega’ refers to Mega Manipur School, ‘Anand’ is a short form of the inventor’s first name Abhinandan and 18 signifies the year 2018 when the robot came together.
Abhinandan found the inspiration to make the robot after watching a programme on television that showed something similar. He did not take any professional help and has created the robot all on his own.