Mr Vladislav Izhik, 16, a participant of The Milset Expo-Sciences International 2019, talks about his project «A Smart Mirror».
When he was walking around the largest department store in Abi-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, he had noticed that people were spending time in front of mirrors, and he had an idea to make mirrors smart.
Mr Izhik found out that some manufacturers already used a Smart Mirror concept, and «those smart mirrors all looked somewhat pricey,» so he had decided to make his own and his idea was more home-oriented one, and yes, seven times cheaper.
He says that «the use of a smart mirror is time-saving and can be very informative; you can quickly check the weather, current time, and even follow breaking news while grooming in front of it.»
Kirill started programming when he was 7 years old, and seriously got interested in it after 6 years of tinkering with BASIC when he was introduced to «Kumir» programming language, the project funded by The Russian Academy of Sciences.
When they started to study Solid geometry in high school, Kirill thought it would be helpful to him to measure case elements more accurately for his digital weather stations project, and he did so.
What fascinates is that Kirill uses, for example, plastic from a bottle of water for the cases, the idea is to recycle the plastic and make something useful from it instead of throwing it away.
It’s all detail, what important is that his project is fully working and collecting all the needed data and Kirill is working on to scale his project.