We’re in the era of innovation and everything that invented earlier is being invented again, having a different twist to it. We know you get pissed when a traffic light dysfunction and might not exist any more. The designing of a ‘single phase’ system by a student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology can be the solution.
Final year Physics student, Bruce Christopher Konu has built a traffic light that gives off all three colour signals of red, yellow and green from one source, which means reduced production and maintenance cost.
Traffic signals complement human wardens to ensure adherence to safety regulation on the roads.
This will reduce the danger dysfunctional traffic lights pose on our roads, rendering motorist more safety than before
In the laboratory, Bruce has been working on cost-effective ways of building and repairing traffic lights.
Operation of the signal is based on the RGB colour model which represents the initials of three primary colours; red, green, and blue.
The lights are fused together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colours
“With this one, the cost is reduced by three and maintenance is also reduced by three,” he emphasized.
The light is equipped with a GSM chip which reports the status of the machine. “You can use your phone to shut it and put it on in any part of the world,” he said.
Now talking about Genius, Christopher is one Einstein.