Newton North High School InvenTeam

Newton, MA
Pedestrian alert system
Team Website

The Newton North High School InvenTeam invented a pedestrian alert system to be used in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to alert drivers of crossing pedestrians and help pedestrians safely cross the road. The invention incorporates a dual-sensor method that calculates the arrival time of oncoming vehicles. The invention is culturally nonintrusive and was designed with the aesthetics of Ethiopian art and architecture in mind. The system is powered entirely by solar energy for minimal environmental impact. The crossing system uses 25 W, while the car sensor uses 3.3 W. The entire system will cost $3,700.


March 4, 2014

November 13th, two members of our team and Ms. Brooks were invited to represent the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program at a booth at the 10th annual Massachusetts STEM Summit. The Massachusetts STEM Summit is an event that brings together each year over 1,200 educators, students, business leaders and government officials to network, collaborate, and discuss the progress of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Massachusetts.

March 4, 2014

After Congressman Joe Kennedy’s visit, a member of his office sent our school an email that let us know about an amazing new opportunity.  Representative Joe Kennedy has commissioned an interpretation of the congressional logo from the Career and Technical Education students at Newton North which would hang in one of his offices in Newton or in Washington DC.  We couldn’t be more excited!