From scrap to Terminator model
Inspired by sci-fi films Predator and Terminator, students of multi-trade in the state government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) here have made two models out of waste and scrap materials of the discarded vehicles.
“I witnessed such models (not in waste and scrap materials) at the museums in Singapore when I had visited there under the skill development plan. On return, we decided to build the Predator and Terminator models, to which the students took very much interest,” said ITI principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahi.
The Terminator model is 13 feet and 6 inches high and made of 680kg of scrap materials of discarded trucks, bikes and other vehicles. Students of various trades, including fitter, welding, painting and others, have made this model during the past 15 days.
“We would install it in the ITI garden,” said Panigrahi. It would definitely encourage others for creativity and proper utilisation of waste materials, he said.
“Another 6 feet high Terminator model has already been made by the students. In it, 85kg of scrap parts of scooter and bike were used. We would install it in our scrap museum,” he said.
“Our students are excellent in their fascinating ideas and creations with waste materials. Many people throw off their old vehicle parts and electronic goods. Our students are using iron, electrical and many such materials in our workshop. We make the best out of waste. In future such creativity will fetch them income. Besides, it makes them feel good for having recycled the mechanical and the electronic waste.”
Some of the creations of the ITI students out of waste include a table lamp made of a kaput bike gear, flower vase with broken bathroom pipe fittings, wall clock with damaged bike and bicycle crank chain, a hanging scorpion with a broken bicycle chain, tractor with a damaged C clamp or a kaput sewing machine, elephants made of waste iron powder in the ITI workshop, a sofa set with unused motor tyres and many other constructive items.