Boy builds mini-cooler from waste; gets idea while watching Doraemon
13-year-old Mohammad Hassan from a ragpickers' family, living near Delhi's Bhalswa landfill, built a mini-cooler from waste in three months. He wanted a cooler to beat the heat, but his father couldn't afford one. So, Hassan built a portable, battery-powered mini-cooler from cardboard, wooden-sticks, and plastic-bottles, and attached to a motor and bottle-cap knob regulator. He got the idea while watching Doraemon on TV!
Stumbled upon the idea while watching Doraemon with friends
The science genius said: "Doraemon created a fan using discarded material and it blew away the villains. I decided to try it out but failed. However, I kept at it, and it took multiple attempts to come up with the final model."
Hassan dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer
The Class-IX student developed love for science at an early age; however, he began putting his knowledge to use last year. Hassan also built mini motorboats with pencils, plastic-bottles, and batteries; electronic trash-collecting car using mobile-phone packaging boxes and a discarded battery-car; and a mobile charger. He is currently building a mini airplane. Hassan wants to build energy-efficient devices to make ragpickers' life easy.
Hassan's interest in science continues
Hassan's father said the science genius would pull them out of poverty if he studies hard. Hassan said, "I want to make a full-size cooler so that my mother doesn't sweat in the kitchen and my father can relax after he comes home from work."Share this timeline