The Automated Car Garden
Austin Ewing
Chicago, Illinois
2022 Honorable Mention
Gwendolyn Brooks Coll Prep Aca
250 E 111th St
Chicago, IL 60628-4324
8th grade | 14 years old
My project is a replica of an automated car garden. I used a Greenhouse Kit, BBC MicroBit and a Sphero-RVR rover. I programed the vehicle to travel to different colored squares, which would represent different zip codes in food desert communities. The vehicle would deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to these communities, minimizing food disparities.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered the Young Scientist Challenge because I wanted to share my invention with others. I believe that it can improve the health of many people who live in food deserts.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention in the past 100 years is the computer. This is my favorite invention because computers help simplify many of our daily activities.
In 15 years I hope to be...
In 15 years I hope to be an automotive engineer.
Never think that success is due to your own performance alone. If you start listening only to yourself you take the first step back towards the bottom. The flowers of victory belong in many vases.
Austin Ewing