Granada Hills, CA

Electromagnetic locking system for trash cans

The Granada Hills Charter School InvenTeam will invent an electromagnetically locking trash bin to keep wildlife out. A ferromagnetic lock will keep the bin shut when upright and an electromagnetic lock will activate when the device is tipped and falling over. The system will not interfere with local trash collection processes.

Recent Team Blogs

December 19, 2018
As a part of Granada’s InvenTeam’s SEAL journey, Granada Hills Charter High School hosted a STEM breakfast  to provide students an opportunity to discuss ideas with fellow community members and professionals such as field representative for Dante Acosta, Angelica Chavez and civil...
November 29, 2018
The Granada Hills Charter High School Science Team received a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program. The team consists of 16 brilliant inventors guided by their coaches and mentors, Ellen Reavey and Jeanette Chips. Their invention, The System of Electromagnetic Assisted Locking (SEAL...