Dan the fan

About the inventor

Name: Gershnay
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Country: South Africa
City: Akasia street, Piketberg, 7320

School information

Name of the school: Piketberg Hoërskool
Location: Akasia street, Piketberg, 7320, South Africa

What will this machine do?

The machine fits around my neck, the water in the machine is kept cool and I can drink it. There are also fans on each side that keeps me cool during the day and I can also set the speed limit of the fan. The machine also plays music as well.

Why was it invented?

In the city that I live it can get quite warm so I’m in need of my own fan and water that can keep me cool. 

When was it invented?

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

This Dream Machine idea has been elaborated as part of the MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2021

We selected this Dream Machine idea to be part of the MyMachine DreamsDrop 2021 Campaign.

Creativity going global. We are thrilled to share that our DreamsDrop Campaign 2021 has given over 500 children the opportunity to invent and upload their dream machine drawings to our world-map of ideas. Children from all continents have joined and they are from 21 countries: Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Armenia
Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Canada, Usa, Mexico, Ecuador, and Bolivia.

Those hundreds and hundreds of ideas go along the spectrum of fun, solving a personal problem, to create a solution for their community and others for a global issue.  That is the true power of our open-ended approach. 

 

In total 39 ideas were selected. For those ideas, Proof-of-Concepts (scale-models) have been build by 130 Industrial Product Design Students from

 

In this case, college students from Mexico worked on making a digital proof-of-concept.

The final result - click image to start video