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    ROBOT RUB: Holy Trinity Lutheran College year-eight students Sam Smith, left, and Jackson Gabbe and their working prototype of a touch-free sanitiser. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Young minds at work to create health support

Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College year-eight students Sam Smith and Jackson Gabbe have used their ingenuity and skill to help keep the school community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pair designed and built a working prototype of an ultrasonic sensor-triggered touch-free sanitiser dispenser, called Sanibot.

They designed and made the robot during science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, lessons from LEGO Technic parts.

Sam said the idea behind the project was to help keep everyone at the school safe during the pandemic. Jackson added the device was proving popular.

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Students, teachers and parents are using Sanibot, which is installed at the college’s junior school office.

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