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Jaco Jacobs – TAIWAN EKSPO (Teks : vanaf Eskom ekspo for young scientists)
Congratulations to Jaco Jacobs, a Grade 12 learner at Outeniqua High School in George, in the Western Cape, who was awarded a second award (South African equivalent of a silver medal) at the 2023 Taiwan International Science Fair (#TISF) which took place from 6 to 10 February 2023 at the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Taipei.
The research project by Jaco, “Automated Inflation and Pressure Regulation for Recreational and Professional Cyclists”, found that for competitive cyclists, as well as amateurs, deflated or over-inflated tyres have always been problematic and more importantly, a safety hazard. The learner’s fourth prototype 3D-printed design automatically adjusts the tyre pressure while moving. Using this prototype, cyclists can also adjust the tyre pressure as the terrain of the track they are using changes.