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Dundalk Grammar student Solomon among prize winners at Young Scientist

Dundalk Grammar student Solomon among prize winners at Young Scientist
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Dundalk Grammar School student Solomon Doyle was among the prize winners at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition last week.

He came third in the junior category for a project which aids the visually impaired to navigate their surroundings.

Solomon was praised for by the judging panel for his development of a mobile app that links to Google maps and then voices directions if the user moves off a programmed route.

In addition to this, using 3D printing and programming and assembling the required circuitry, he made a smart cane with a vibrating handle which changes intensity based on the distance to obstacles.

In total there were 11 projects from Louth in the contest.

Pictured above: Ruth Murphy, Legal Director, BT presents the Technology Junior Individual 3rd place award to Solomon Doyle, Dundalk Grammar School, Louth for his project “NOVA: Innovative Navigational Aid for the Visually Impaired.” Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography 2020.

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