About Can Reflect

The tin can power

Nowadays, pollution is a topic which overwhelms the whole world and manifests itself due to multiple causes. Given this situation, there has been a search for a manner in which to reuse these cans. In the first instance, the aluminum cans have been turned into light-reflecting plates using a mold to make them uniform. These plates have a robotic technology able to produce inclination to achieve a more uniform reach of light and have been created to improve fruit coloration, necessary for their commercialization.

The creators of «Can Reflect» are two students from San Jorge School from the Maule region.

STAGES OF CAN REFLECT

First Prototype

In the first instance, the plates were cut and glued with no mold, making a type of flat plate first connected with glue and later with staples.

Second Prototype

Molds were created allowing to shape the can into a brick, which makes for easier assemblage, and it can be shaped as necessary depending on the place where the project will be applied.

Final Prototype

Finally, we added robotic technology that allows the plates to incline according to the position of the sun so as to reflect the sunlight on a more uniform manner towards the fruits.

TEAM CAN REFLECT

Valentina San Martín

What was your experience developing the project to apply to Los Creadores like?

My experience in Los Creadores was more than pleasant. In all instances I felt an environment intended for learning and the valuation of science and technology. I mainly liked having the opportunity to meet other young people with the desire to create innovative solutions.

What would you tell other boys and girls so that they become interested in sciences and technologies?

I would tell them not to stop seeking and to always take the opportunities in front of them, not to let their curiosity die when growing and to always be mindful of the problems surrounding them.

Pedro Jiménez

What was your experience developing the project to apply to Los Creadores like?

My experience in Los Creadores was one of a lot of learning, and an experience that allowed me to generate more knowledge and solve problems currently manifesting in our environment.

What would you tell other boys and girls so that they become interested in sciences and technologies?

Be creative and explore beyond what you see, so that you can be capable of creating great projects, which can take them to great places.

Jorge Soto

Professor of Biology, Physics and Technology at the Colegio San Jorge of Talca. He has 14 years of experience and his closeness to science and technology emerged in 2011, when he became interested in educational robotics.

Why do you think it is important to teach technology and innovation tools to students?

Technology has become part of our daily life, conditions our life in almost every field, we see the constant emergence of new technologies, thus, placing our students in this increasingly digitized world. Therefore, the different technological tools present themselves as essential for students and will help them significantly to adapt to this digital era.

About their School

The San Jorge School, located in the Talca commune, Maule Region, began its educational work in 1987. Currently, it provides education from pre-school level through primary and secondary education.

Their Institutional Educational Project promotes five values in the educational community: love, liberty, truth, justice, and work.

IMAGE GALLERY

The entire team of «Can Reflect», the first national project of the
Digital Talent Award «The Creators» 2021, travels to the
United States to immerse themselves in the technological
ecosystem of the No. 1 region of innovation and
entrepreneurship in the world: Boston, Massachusetts.

This trip was possible thanks to:

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