10 technological inventions made by Mexicans
Mexicans are very ingenious and above all talented, there are students and researchers from different educational institutions who are looking for ways to create more and better devices that make life easier for people in Mexico, but without thinking, they have also changed the world.
Here we present some of the best devices created by 100% Mexican talent:
Color TV (1939)
The engineer Guillermo gonzalez camarenaone of the greatest Mexican inventors, created a color television that was patented in the US and Mexicoinvention that revolutionized the way of watching television, going from just two tones (black and white) to a range of tones.
Their Trichromatic Field Sequence System worked with a rotating disc and three filters showing the three primary colors: red, blue and greenwhich was made to work on the cathode tubes used in traditional televisions.
So Camarena managed to promote the creation of color televisionsmotivating people to consume TV as one of the main means of transmitting news.
Translucent Concrete (2005)
This polymeric material designed by Mexican engineers, it has the characteristic of being almost transparent, allowing the passage of light to generate energy savings by using fewer bulbs since natural light can be used to illuminate a house. Joel Sosa Gutiérrez and Sergio Galván Cáceres are the inventors, who used cement, aggregates and additives to create it.
the concrete structure It allows the passage of up to 70% of light, eliminating unnecessary energy sources and the use of plaster or paint as a finish, reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated by these materials. can reach a resistance up to 450 kg per square centimeter, gravel and sand are replaced by resins and optical fibers when mixed.
First Mexican hybrid car (2007)
The call ecovia It was an invention developed by students of industrial and graphic design of Mechatronics, Mechanics and Electronics engineering, which it runs on hydrogen and fuel cells and electric power.
East It is the first Mexican compact hybrid ecological vehicle that can transport up to two passengers. in its front part and reach the 80 kilometers per hour.
offers up to 300 kilometers of autonomy with two hydrogen tanks and 70 kilometers with its charged battery. The prototype, which required two years of work, It does not generate noise, carbon dioxide, or any other type of pollutant, making it 100% environmentally friendly.
Book on Demand (1977)
The famous book on request, It is a technology created and patented in different countries, such as the United States, China and Mexico by the Mexican writer and inventor Victor Celorio. Instabook is the name with which the company was baptized where heUsers can download, print, and bind a book in no time.
Works through a digital network of print centerswhich has a library with about 200 thousand titles without copyright that can be used for non-commercial purposes.
The user of the service can configure the format of the book, materials and finishes of any work that interests you. The cost of production is very affordable for many people, since printing a book can cost from 13 pesos.
When the use of the mouse was implemented in a computer, an addition was needed to be able to move the cursor more easily. Thus, ten years after its use became massive, the Mexican Armando Fernández, who worked for the Xerox company.
He devised a pad that would make it easier to use the mouse that at that time worked with a steel ball that stored garbage and dust when rolling, which prevented its optimal performance and even damaged the furniture.
This led him to create a plugin that would not only help improve its performance, but also prevent possible damage to surfaces.
It is still used today These types of plugins available with millions of designs.
The project developed by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena (GNU Network Object Model Environment) was a free, intuitive, friendly and simple graphical interface to run on Linuxwhich emerged as an alternative to the graphic environments of the time.
Its reception was positive by all the users of the platform, which led it to be one of the most downloaded free software in all of Latin America.
The graphical environment is a kind of computational package that only a machine can read, which helps establish a connection between native software to make it intuitive. It is based on icons, task bars and window. Its birth was in 1997, but it was not until two years later that a more stable version without errors was released.
Rocket Belt (2005)
Juan Manuel Lozano Gallegos, a scientist graduated from UNAM, was the designer of the third generation of the “flying belt”a device that uses hydrogen peroxide tanks that, when combusted, generate a propulsion capable of making anyone “fly”.
Although the flight time is short, only 34 secondsturned out to be a breakthrough in transportation equipment. Lozano invests about three months to manufacture a device.
The Rocket Belt originated in the 1970s and was used only for military purposes.was manufactured by the American company Bell Aerosystems. The second generation was created by Californian Nelson Tyler, who presented it to the public at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.
Bat Gen (2010)
This device was designed by the ophthalmologist Arturo Solis Herrera, graduated from UNAM. Is about a battery whose energy charge can last up to 100 years. It works through a cyclical system based on the interaction between a melanin molecule, present in the hair, nails, retina, skin, among other areas of the human body, and one of water.
When the two molecules come into contact, the water atoms separate, generating a reaction that expels energy which is used by the battery, and it is the melanin that is responsible for uniting the Hydrogen and Oxygen again in the process. This system can work as a power generator or a battery. Currently the patent belongs to the Russian government.
Miniature Particle Accelerator (2013)
The UNAM Physics student Miguel Garcia Jaimewon the National Youth Award, thanks to the fact that managed to invent one of the cheapest and smallest particle accelerators in the world.
Only one thousand pesos and about nine months was what Miguel invested to develop his device. One of the motivations that led him to create the particle accelerator was to promote and disseminate science in schools and demonstrate that great things can be done without the need to invest millions of pesoswhich is why he also set out to direct the Science Without Borders Foundation, which aims to promote interest in science among young students in the country.
Hummingbird 3D Printers (2013)
The engineers who worked at the InterLatin Development Center in Guadalajara, Francisco Martín, Ricardo Madrigal and Juan Pablo González, created the first low-cost Mexican 3D printer, called Hummingbird HOME. Thanks to the material with which the device works, sSolid or hollow can be created with a molten filament that cools quickly.
The 3D printer weighs about 13 kilograms and thanks to its optimized dimensions, it offers a 10 x 10 centimeter print area which gives it a certain advantage over its competitors.
the hummingbird has simple softwareso that anyone can use it because it is designed to meet school and home needs. Its price is 6 thousand pesos.