Northbrook High School InvenTeam

The Northbrook High School InvenTeam is inventing an energy efficient cooling blanket for personal use. This cooling blanket, designed to replace a central or window air conditioning unit, will reduce the consumer’s energy bill as well as his or her carbon footprint. The blanket will be comfortable and will cool the user to a temperature between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. It will be quiet and easy to use, with adjustable temperature controls.

Bloom High School InvenTeam

We will invent a device capable of filtering particulates from used cooking oil, removing residual water and pumping the oil, even when it is hot, into a metal storage container. It can be used at restaurants, schools, hospitals, and other places that use vegetable oil deep fryers.  Both the growing demand for biodiesel, which currently costs less than one dollar per gallon to produce, and the need for businesses to reduce operating costs are satisfied by this invention.

Bishop Kelly High School InvenTeam

The Bishop Kelly High School InvenTeam invented the MagWrite and MagMouse. These devices lessen the effects of various tremors in the hand and forearm when writing, drawing or using a computer mouse. They enable persons with a wide range of tremor severity to write more accurately and use a computer mouse by damping the tremors which affect their fine motor control. The assistive writing and computer pointing device prototypes cost approximately $325.

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