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Mini-Satellites From Beer Cans And Drones From Straws – This Bengaluru Boy Gives Innovative Twist To Waste Recycling

A satellite that is made using trash cans? Yes, that is possible! One boy from Bengaluru turned it into a reality

From Waste To Innovation: Mini-Satellites From Beer Cans And Drones From Straws – This 22-year-old Boy From Bengaluru Makes It All

New Delhi: It may not be rocket science but what makes 22-year-old Suraj Kumar Jana’s innovative satellite different is the thought behind it. This boy from Bengaluru was driven by a thought, ‘Make an innovation that safeguards the environment.’ Suraj Kumar Jana started his journey in the world of innovations back in 2014 while he was graduating from B. M. S. Institute of Technology in Bengaluru. Today, he is the founder of OpenCube Labs and runs a team of 5 members, who all work together on small-scale research and development programmes that promote Space Research and Technology Development with a motive to conserve the environment.

Brought up in Bengaluru, I have seen the lakes of the city turn into a huge mess. Coming from an engineering background I was always motivated to work on innovations. I thought why don’t I build something that will be an innovation and will save these precious little things for the planet. That’s how my journey into innovations began, said Suraj Kumar Jana.

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From Waste To Innovation: Mini-Satellites From Beer Cans And Drones From Straws – This 22-year-old Boy From Bengaluru Makes It All

Believe it or not, that’s a satellite made using a trash can

From Waste To Innovations

Till now Suraj Kumar Jana has worked on many projects but all have one thing in common and that these use waste items. The idea of working with waste came to him simply because it was out there everywhere in front of him and working with waste products was inexpensive.

In our country quality of research is decreasing simply because research and making technologies require a lot of money. When I started on the road to innovation, my idea was simple, use whatever is there and make something that will help conserve the environment. There is so much waste in our country and something should be done with that, added Suraj.

From a technology that helps in checking pollution levels in Bengaluru lakes which is made using beer, soda or other beverage cans, satellites that are made out of cans and drones which are made using straws and cardboards, this waste warrior makes it all.

Also Read: Fighting Poverty And Swachh Bharat Cause: Two Youngsters In Bengaluru Make Gardens Using Plastic Bottles And Waste

Highlights Of The Mini-Satellite

From Waste To Innovation: Mini-Satellites From Beer Cans And Drones From Straws – This 22-year-old Boy From Bengaluru Makes It All

Waste turned into an innovation

The satellite prototype was launched recently under the name of CanSat. Suraj Kumar Jana has been running the CanSat Development Programme from last 2 years and recently the prototype innovation was launched for the world to see. It was launched from the Air Force base at Yelahanka.

What’s The Satellite All About?

CanSat is like a sounding rocket balloon payload which is built on open hardware like Arduino, RaspberryPi. The catch is that the entire satellite components are assembled inside a 350ml soda can. Yes, that’s true!

The satellite helps in capturing data like pollution levels, temperature and pollution levels, quality of air and water, ultra-violet penetration and traffic congestion levels in the city.

Explaining his creations, Suraj adds, I want to reduce carbon footprint in the environment and save the planet in some way or another. My project CanSat is one such thing, with this project, I want to tell each and every one out there who has an urge to make an innovation or bring a change in the environment – working with trash items is possible and it is no rocket science. We hold lot of weekly workshops where we educate the students about using trash or waste items in their innovations – you may not know who will make what tomorrow. Currently I am working on drones project that I will be making using straws and cardboards. It will be launched next month.

What’s Next

The waste warrior is also working on the concept of hydroponics which is basically growing plants and flowers in one’s balcony or terraces without soil. Along with this, he is working on an open waste management system for the apartments so that people can themselves manage their waste and convert it into manure easily.

With innovations like these, this boy from Bengaluru puts an end to the notion that trash is worthless and can only be discarded.



  1. Dharmesh Makwana

    November 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Excellent & very good efforts hope to catch up with you sometime. Thank you Suraj Kumar on behalf of the Nation

  2. Suresh

    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Excellant effort by Mr.Suraj..India can only come up with such young talents and their ideas..Now the time for Every citizen of the India has to think about do something for our society like Mr.Suraj kumar…We should respect our earth and start retain it’s nature beauty…

  3. Haneet Singh

    April 2, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    The Bengaluru boys are effortless they can do a lot for this country. India has great talent. We should respect the efforts and encourage them to do more.

  4. Jaspreet Singh

    May 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Benguluru’s people are having provide great efforts for their nation. India peoples have always respect the others.

  5. Mk mehrra

    May 29, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    The people of Bangalore have creative minds . I am living in Bangalore last 6 month and i observe people very calm and cool and always foucus towards their goal…. And don’t care about good looking …

  6. Jaspreet Singh

    June 17, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Main point is different mind sets and they perform different activities. But in benguluru’s people have not interested in any one’s life what he doing it.

  7. angel

    June 18, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    the banglore peoples have different mind set to improve their skills.

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