A Dubai-based Indian teenager has turned a school project into a family business after his father was amazed at how the product turned out, a media report mentioned on Saturday.
Sixteen-year-old Ishir Wadhwa, a Dubai resident and pupil at GEMS World Academy, was required to submit an revolutionary project for his Grade 10 course, in response to the Khaleej Times report.
He seemed for an on a regular basis drawback to resolve and located it on the wall — the screw and nails.
“While screw and nails have been in use since time immemorial, they pose problems for people on a daily basis such as damage to walls, outsourcing labour, dust pollution and other dangers of drilling.
“I reached out to my elder brother Avik, who’s now learning engineering at Purdue University within the US. When we put our minds collectively, the answer, like all nice concepts, was elegantly easy,” Ishir explained.
Their solution was to put two steel tapes and a strong magnet together.
“The metal tape that adheres to the wall is named the ‘alpha metal tape’ and the one on the item to be hung because the ‘beta metal tape’. The neodymium magnet holds your complete meeting collectively, together with the item being mounted,” he added.
The family called the product KLAPiT, from the clapping sound produced by the two magnets coming together.
Believing that the invention “could possibly be an absolute game-changer”, Ishir’s father Sumesh Wadhwa left his high-paying job and career and decided to launch the product as their family business, the Khaleej Times report said.