Unsafe water kills 200 children every hour. Clean water is a necessary resource that millions of people in the world do not have, and is a major source of water-borne illnesses.
What it does
UV LED light irradiation eliminates microbes in water that cause major water borne illnesses.
How I built it
UV LED light, tubing spirals around light, funnel to catch water, opaque tube to protect eyes from UV light
Challenges I ran into
Finding the right materials and hardware to make this prototype
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Making the prototype, the engineering analysis, and efficacy of the product
What I learned
Importance of considering your assumptions, iterations, collaboration
What's next for Handheld UVC Water Sanitation Device