All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless

All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless

 

 

 

 

The DIY Girls

How 12 teens invented a solar-powered tent for the homeless

by Brittany Levine Beckman

As Daniela Orozco picks off excess plastic bordering a 3D-printed box, she recalls how many homeless people she saw on her way to school when she was a high school freshman.

Just one.

Four years later, the number has multiplied. People live on a main thoroughfare near the school, at a nearby park, and below the off-ramps and bridges in her hometown of San Fernando, which is about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. In the San Fernando Valley, homelessness increased 36% to 7,094 people last year, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency’s annual count. Daniela and her friends wanted to help, but giving money wasn’t an option

http://mashable.com/2017/06/15/diy-girls-solar-powered-tent-homeless/#12JyFNgzPSqh

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