Taiwan biggest winner at Hong Kong invention competition

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Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) A Taiwanese delegation was the biggest winner at the 2017 Hong Kong International Invention and Design Competition (IIDC), the fourth consecutive year in which a delegation from Taiwan has come out on top, the Taipei-based Chinese Innovation and Invention Society (CIIS) said Friday.

The delegation took 40 gold medals, 21 silvers, two bronzes, six special awards and two youth special awards at the competition, hosted by the society in Hong Kong.

Among the award-winning works by Taiwanese inventors was a water irrigation system that takes water from wash basins to be filtered and reintroduced to water plants.

The award was won by Hsieh Chieh-hsin (謝婕欣), a student at Taitung County's Bin-Mao Junior High School, who thought of the idea after observing her school's hand washing facilities.

Hsieh felt surprised and happy as it was her first time entering the competition and her design won a gold medal and a youth special award.

Another youth special award was won by a team from Chingshin Elementary and Middle School for a "caffeine control system," which uses a single-chip microcomputer programmed to control a coffee machine's water temperature and heating time.

The coffee machine controls the amount of caffeine in each cup of coffee to allow people who are sensitive to caffeine to also enjoy the beverage.

CIIS Scretary General Wu Chih-yao (吳智堯) said that over 100 entries from 11 countries were submitted to the competition.

(By Chen Chih-chung and William Yen)

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