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Robots, drones and water-powered rockets among 215 other student projects attract multinationals and local businesses

Over 60 workshops held for innovators of all ages

‘Innovation’ was the keyword at the GEMS Education hosted fifth annual edition of Maker Day – a community celebration of innovation and creativity – on February 6 at the GEMS Wellington Academy Dubai Silicon Oasis campus.

Some of the key inventions seen were the ‘Transportation Robot’: a robot designed to help move people through the metro; ‘Technobike’: a gadget to save the non-renewable resources of energy like electricity and at the same time maintain our health; ‘Internet of Things Irrigation System’: to monitor water usage; the ‘Drone rescue system’: to track and find people in hard to reach areas; amongst several hundred other projects. These were among the 215 original student projects exhibited at the event.

The Maker Day 2016, open to general public was attended by over 6,000 people and included exhibits, designs and creative concepts that aim to improve communities through shared learning. Original interactive exhibits created by students ranged from personally designed inventions, apps, games, robots and engineering projects to 3D printed projects, environment solutions, and rockets.

Over 60 workshops on different themes of innovation and creativity were held for visitors.