Two young Stanmore Bay School students were recently part of a winning team who had to come up with inventions to solve problems.
The age-old issues of saving those ice cream drips (so you get to eat them) and retrieving balls that go over fences were the ones the boys’ teams chose to tackle in the Inventionator challenge.
Year 6 students D’Angelo Maclaren and William Wild worked online with students from around the country over a three-day period to create a prototype and then pitch it to a panel of judges.
William says their invention was a silicon cone with a rim, which packs down into a pocket. You slip your ice cream cone into it, and the rim catches the drips which you can lick up.
D’Angelo’s team came up with using a Sphero ball (which is robotic and can be taken apart) and putting a small robot inside which can be contolled by an an app. You could use the app to bring the ball back.
Both boys’ teams made the final and they were category winners.