Casa Grande, AZ

Automated wildfire protection system

The Casa Grande Union High School InvenTeam is inventing an automatically activated firefighting device to prevent the spread of wildfires in indefensible neighborhoods. Homeowners benefit from this device by having it available for installation, this in turn means more homeowners have a higher chance of their houses being saved. The device is composed of a reservoir, compressed air tank, air pressure gauges, hoses, solar panels, spray nozzles, infrared sensor packages, pneumatic solenoid valves, and a proportioning chamber.

Recent Team Blogs

February 3, 2019
Our team has been buckling down to make sure we are right on schedule for the Mid-Grant Technical Review. We've been making GREAT progress on our invention prototype by gathering the materials we need to start our second round of testing. The first round of testing was a complete fail, but not...
January 31, 2019
The CGUHS InvenTeam received a letter from U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) congratulating them on their award of a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant.
January 13, 2019
We have changed our audience for our invention! We found that, though firefighters gained benefits from this invention, the ultimate benefactors were the homeowners whose house was saved in a financial and emotional way. Firefighters will have much to gain, but homeowners reap the benefits...
January 12, 2019
After many weeks of designing our invention theoretically, our InvenTeam has started to gather supplies needed to create our first physical prototype. Over winter break, our team met up at our local Lowe's, Home Depot, and Harbor Freight to browse the materials in store there. We hoped to be...
November 15, 2018
Here we go again. A great start to a great year. But we can not get a head of ourselves. Just getting back from break so we are trying to get into the groove of things. We are back to the drawing board of rough prototyping using a few materials that can be found from around the workshop. Using...
November 7, 2018
Last night, the CGUHS InvenTeam presented their passion for inventing to the District's Governing Board.
November 1, 2018
Our Team was featured in the 10/31 issue of the Casa Grande Dispatch. Read the full article here CASA GRANDE — With a $10,000 grant, a team of eight Casa Grande Union High School science students hopes to develop a new device that will help control wildfires and protect homes. The...