Students from De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) showcased their technological contributions at the recently concluded 6th DLSU Innovation and Technology (DITECH) Fair held at De La Salle University’s Manila campus.
The DITECH Fair, which started in 2012 seeks to showcase and bring recognition to the best innovative solutions developed by Lasallians to encourage “further development and nationwide implementation through commercialization, protection of intellectual property rights, and collaboration with the government, industry and other research entities.”
This year, students from DLSU-D shared green technologies that create social impact such as the Eggled Amplifier and the Ikot La Salle Virtual Payment System.
The Eggled Amplifier project developed by the team of Romeo Campo III, Melody Villanueva, Gerranmae Apas, Jeremy Eusbio and Alexa Villadelrey, serves as an environment-friendly multi-functional decorative lamp. The lamp itself is made of recycled eggshells, scrap paper, abaca twine and bamboo and functions as a decorative item, an emergency light and a bluetooth speaker. Because it is made of recycled materials, scraps produced from manufacturing the lamp can still be used to make more lamps which makes for less waste and better product utilization.
Meanwhile, the team of Arrianna Beatrice Borja, Angela Pauline De Guzman and Valerie Anne Marquez developed an IoT-based prototype to enable students, faculty and staff to pay for their Ikot La Salle jeepney fare with the use of their IDs. The virtual payment system creates a more convenient way to pay for transportation by simply reloading their load balance on their ID cards.