This is the most advanced version of the air-powered rocket designed at the YS Science Centre. This launcher is capable of withstanding over 50psi of compressed air, delivered using a bicycle pump. This helps us to propel model rockets to a height of 100 feet or more.
Want to get one for yourself and test your rockets?
Get in touch with us and we'll fabricate one just for you.
We talk a lot about innovation these days and assume them to be in the domain of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. Innovative ideas and inventions need not be complex or industrial in nature. The desire to innovate is to make life simpler. We do this every day in our lives, some more than others. Taking a shortcut to work or reusing waste are innovations in their own merit.
We may have felt lazy when we found ourselves hauling the workshop materials every week, from the parking space to the venue and back again! Sometimes the materials were heavy and proved to be a hard job. This motivated us to innovate...
Thus, the YS Portable Cart was created- at the YS Science Cente in Sholinganallur. and... we love it! We can now transport even more materials at only a fraction of the effort. The elegance and simplicity of the design hide the large utility of this tool. This sturdy cart can fit inside a small car and can even be used by children!
We want to offer this cute little product to our community of progressive parents.
Where can I use the cart?
1. You can use it to move heavy items within your house, For example, you can move rice bags, small furniture, water cans, LPG cylinders, boxes etc.
2. You can use the cart to transport things from your parking lot to your home (fits inside most lifts). Our team member found a great use for the cart when he shifted his residence.
3. Shopping is fun! But it's not fun when you have to carry the heavy shopping bags from the store to your car in the parking lot. This cart easily fits in your trunk (even for small cars!).
Why it doesn't have a railing/groove to secure things?
Providing railing on the sides is a good idea to keep the things intact. However, it will limit the size of the objects that can be placed in the cart. It would also reduce portability.
Why are we using a rope for pulling instead of the solid rod?
In engineering, we only use design features that are necessary. When a rope can provide the same benefit at a lower cost, weight and size, why use a metal rod?
Any additional features to note?
This good boy is made of sturdy wood and premium pivoted wheels with brakes. This means the use of plastic is significantly reduced and this product is kind to the environment. The pivoted wheels allow easy steering and the brakes help you "park" the cart safely on slopes.
This cart can also double as a plaything for children. They can sit on the cart and have someone pull them around for amusement-safely, of course!
How much weight can I load the cart with?
We have tested the cart and it can comfortably withstand 125 kgs.
This is our recent addition. We developed a magnetic board to teach the electronic configuration of elements in an interactive manner. Please check out the video to learn about the prototype.
If you are school / colleges then please share this with your Chemistry department to recognise the full value of this teaching aid. This simplifies the task of filling the electron configuration of atoms and can improve the speed of answering such questions in exams.
Your school/college is welcome to commission a piece and we are also open to creating a custom design for you.
How to use the board:
Each concentric circle represents a shell (principal quantum number)
The electrons discs are magnets and can be easily attached or removed.
Each orbital is colour coded and arranged in a specific order.
Electrons are filled clockwise and arrows indicate the exceptions when an orbital from a higher shell is of lower energy than expected.