Kalimantan Barat proud to have Saffana Rizqi Qinthara, 11. Saffana is one of 18 finalists Kalbe Junior Scientist Award met with President Joko Widodo at the State Palace, Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Elementary School sixth grade students Muhammadiyah II Pontianak, West Kalimantan, is the name of the Earth’s Equator to the scientific work which he created to prevent forest fires and land.
In the midst of disaster smog that blanketed much of West Kalimantan region of forest fires and land, Saffana come and provide a glimmer of hope. Students of this genius is the inventor of scientific detectors land and forest fires.
Saffana finding tool was called “Smoke Detectors Equipment Land and Forest Fires”. This tool was to attract the attention of President Jokowi in the middle of the forest and land fire events that occurred in West Kalimantan, as well as parts of Borneo and Sumatra.
President Jokowi also had a dialogue with the students of this genius in the meeting. Termasuklah with Saffana, son of the couple Ervan Judiarto, ST, MT and Hilda Judiarto, ST, MT, it is. In fact, Saffana plainly explain how the tool works on these findings. This tool is simply finding new and needs further development.
However, efforts to Saffana this at least gives hope to prevent land and forest fires that occur every year in West Kalimantan.
Suratno, Supervising Teacher Saffana, explained, the President was very interested in the tool “Smoke Detection Equipment Land and Forest Fires” created by the Saffana.
“As it happens again booming (karhutla) in Kalimantan and Sumatra, so it was so interesting. Finally, children (finalists) including Saffana also interviewed the president about our discovery tool “Smoke Detection Equipment Land and Forest Fires”, “Ratno said when contacted JPNN, Thursday (10/9).
The head of state is responding to this Saffana findings. Therefore, Saffana called to the podium to explain these findings.
“He really respect especially now is the perfect moment,” said Ratno who is also Professor of Computer SD Muhammadiyah 2 this Pontianak.
Ratno explained, this tool was created because seeing forest fires occur every year. The tool was deliberately created to be installed in the forest. The tool contains a wide variety of devices. Among others, the main thing is the smoke sensor.
Then there IC to generate a signal that could lead to sound the alarm. At the moment there is smoke across the tool, then the existing alarm will sound. All the devices were stored in a casing that is made in such a way to protect from rain and heat.
“So it is a box-shaped casing and it does not matter,” said Ratno. “It’s still sederharna. However, I’ll still be developed further, “he added.
According Ratno, these findings will continue to be developed further with combinations of other tools. So that later can be used and useful for detecting forest fires and land.
For example, later in the development of alarm is replaced by a siren so that when the tool is stored in the forest voice can be heard further if there is smoke. “It can be replaced later in the development of a siren,” he said.