Full Invention Name:
We are the Samsons. We are an excel group made up of one 8th grader, nine 7th graders, and one 6th grader and a crazy robot we call “Loco”. Most of our team went to competition last year, and most of us went this year. Our team has been through a lot together. We work together very well, and put a lot of time and effort into our research and projects. Last year we even got a trophy for our spectacular teamwork. Coopertition (a pleasant balance of cooperation and positive competition), learning, and having fun is our motto.
Brief Submission Description:
We invented the Weed-Wackin’-Walker. It was originally a joke. It is a combination of a walker and a push reel mower, with blades that turn and cut the grass when the wheels turn. It has a shield and hand brakes, for safety. It is light weight, easy to use and easy to make. When seniors mow their grass, they get Vitamin D from the sun, which improves their ability to absorb minerals, which in turn helps many health issues. Exercise improves health and increases muscle mass, which is lost after the age of about 40. When muscle mass increases, balance and independence issues are improved. Being able to make a difference in their backyard, by trimming their own grass, improves self esteem, decreasing the likelihood of depression. We hope you like our project as much as we liked developing it and learning about problems seniors commonly face.