Assam: Karimganj boy designs e-bicycle ‘proof of theft’, needs help to patent it
Karimganj: Accepting Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Local for Local’ call, Assam’s Samrat Nath has developed an e-cycle equipped with state-of-the-art sensors and tracking systems, thus making it a ‘proof of theft’.
An incident of bicycle theft in his childhood aroused his interest in such an invention. When his father’s motorcycle was stolen, he caused financial loss to the family because the motorcycle was bought with a loan.
But he forced the emperor to find a solution and invented a two-wheeler which is evidence of theft. He has made it possible after four years of hard work and dedication.
The e-bike is equipped with state-of-the-art sensors and tracking systems, making it a remarkable innovation with better configuration at an affordable price.
“After my dad lost his motorcycle, I always wondered if there was a way to prevent motorcycle theft. But I was in school and I didn’t have the knowledge or the solution. Was, “he said.
A native of Anipur village in Karimganj district of Assam, Samrat received his higher secondary education from Ramkrishna Nagar, Vidyapeeth and later moved to Silchar to study technology at ITI Assam Rifles.
Speaking to EastMojo, the inventor said he learned about coding and creating electronic circuits from YouTube videos.
Significantly, the bicycle is equipped with a GPS tracking system and a fingerprint sensor that allows the owner to search or lock / unlock the bicycle from any corner of the world. Bicycle is also connected to a mobile application.
“I didn’t have the money to buy these expensive devices. So, I started learning coding from YouTube. I spent all my savings on a bicycle and all the accessories needed to make a change from the market. The total cost is about Rs 25,000, “said Samrat.
The e-cycle is powered by lithium-ion batteries that are recycled from used laptops and offer a range of 60 km on a single charge with a speed of 40 km per hour.
“The bicycle is special in terms of its security features where you can unlock the bicycle through the fingerprint sensor installed in the bicycle or the app on the smartphone. There is also an alarm which rings and sends notifications to the mobile through the app. In the event of a robbery, the bicycle can be easily tracked via GPS. ”
Samrat has also developed an app that connects to GPS mounted on a bicycle to enable tracking. “The fingerprint sensor allows electronic locks and other components of the motorcycle to be switched on,” he said.
The emperor’s next goal is to get a patent for his bicycle, for which he needs about 60,000 rupees. “My savings have already run out. Now, to patent my work, I need more money. No company is doing that yet. I want to register a bicycle in the name of Sam Electron.” He shared.
The emperor now dreams of commercializing his e-bike and selling it at a cheaper price.