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Three Gingoog students make alcohol dispenser out of recyclables

THREE college students from Gingoog City have invented an automatic alcohol dispenser made of recycled materials.

The three – identified as Jaime Torayno, Mary Ann Bernolirao and Bebie John Atol, who are all taking up BS Information Technology at Gingoog City Colleges – presented their work in public via a courtesy call last Monday before Mayor Erick Cañosa.

According to Torayno, the automatic alcohol dispenser was made all out of recyclable materials such as plywood, stick glue and water bottle. The Information Technology students then inputted a sensor and a USB-based backup power into the system. The total cost of making the project was only P800.

The invention stemmed from the trio’s summer Electronics subject which was conducted in the middle of the pandemic last month under instructor Dexter Raut-raut. Torayno said that the health crisis that has gripped the world was what inspired them to produce something relevant and practical for the people to use.

Torayno said their invention is an alternative to the more expensive automatic alcohol dispensers that are available commercially and is ideal to be installed in strategic public places such as bus terminals, shopping malls and public markets.

No less than Mayor Erick Cañosa was impressed with the students’ work.

“I am so proud of them because first of all, they are Gingoognons. And as young Gingoognons, they have applied what they have learned into something practical and coupled that with the value of caring towards others. Amidst this crisis that we are facing right now, I am happy to know that the youth are among those who are taking the lead in sincere concern,” Cañosa said. (“Usa ka dakong pasidungog sa atong Dakbayan nga aduna kitay mga potensiyal nga mga estudyante  nga nakahatag og usa ka dakong tabang unsaon nga mabatukan ang pagkuyanap sa COVID -19 virus sa ilang ginagmay nga pamaagi.”)

With that, Cañosa is planning to order five of the units to be installed in City Hall and other key public places in Gingoog City.

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