TDG Tech Dialogues | Coder in Action First Place Winner “Zelzele 1.0”

In the third episode of our TDG Tech Dialogues podcast, we hosted the first-place winner team of our Coder in Action Digital Competition.

You produced a sound transmission device to reduce the effects of the earthquake. How this device works, and how will it be useful?

This device starts working by examining the ground movements in the area where it is installed. It evaluates and keeps in mind until it detects any negative ground movements.

In any negative situation, the sound transmission part becomes active. When it becomes active it presents this information to search and rescue teams via computer wherein the location information it receives. This information includes how many earthquakes have occurred and how many were felt in the place where it was mounted.

Especially since it is a human-oriented production, if a person is under any debris during the post-earthquake period, it provides communication between the sound transmission devices, the search and rescue team outside, and the victim inside the wreck. In that way, this device reduces the search and rescue time to a minimum.

Then, for academic studies; We designed it to reveal the regional ground movements of the earthquake and to reveal accurate results in academia.

In academia, we think it will take a crucial place in ground motion research by keeping the sensors it receives from all regions in data sets.

Are there any parts that you want to improve, can you mention them?

The sensors we have now use artificial intelligence to show where the building has been demolished. It shows us where it collapsed, both on a height basis and a spatial basis.

We want to improve this in the coming period. Via GPS antennas, it will create an instant location and map of the building, then give us a clear map of the building after the moment of devastation.

It will provide an average value for where and how the search and rescue team needs to intervene, how many people there are. And it will enable it to perform a point-and-shoot rescue operation.

There are some aspects we’d like to improve, the first one is battery and the second one is Version 2.0.

In Version 2.0, we plan to develop a camera system that will capture the last 15 seconds of the building. In this way, the device can capture the last 15 seconds of the building, the image of whoever was in that room and send it to us.

If people think about how security will be, if the device does not see a negative situation in ground motion, it does not work. Even if there is an internet connection or in case of any hacking situation, they cannot activate it there.

Before you participated in Coder in Action, you had such a project and, you had an opportunity to submit in Coder in Action.

Yes, we produced this project, but we did not present it anywhere. We were talking amongst ourselves about whether we should make it an initiative.

We thought we should produce it and present it for ground movements detection in places abroad that have experienced extreme earthquakes.

While we were thinking about how we can bring the ground movements there with exact results to the academy, we met Coder in Action. The competition’s theme was the search for a solution to the earthquake.

If there are people who want to participate in competitions like Coder in Action, but don’t know where to start, do you have any suggestions for them?

First of all, every competition has requests and, some criteria must be met.

At this point, our young people are holding back, they say that two of them suit me, but the third and fourth do not. Here they need to move forward with the entrepreneurial spirit.

Currently, there are serious platforms in the business part. We recommend them to be active there, to present the projects they have developed publicly on platforms where we share some code.

We are here today, we took first place. They should not hold back, we say entrepreneurship is important.

The theme of our digital competition Coder in Action this year was an earthquake. In 2022, we will look for solutions to climate change. If you want to get information about the competition rules and the application please visit here →

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