A nine-year-old Peruvian boy built an earthquake detector. The gadget was created with simple materials, and presented in the Eureka 2017 contest, promoted by the Ministry of Education of Peru and the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation of the country.
The base of wood, LED lights, electric cables, steel tube and alarm, the creation started from the concern with the last earthquakes that happened in some points of the world. The idea is composed of a pendulum and a tripod that supports it. When earth shakes, the electric circuit is activated, activating the alarm.
Mateo Huaman, as it is called, said that he thought about the project to contribute to the population and, perhaps, help to save lives.