Contest Name : Waste Reformers

Theme E-Waste Management
Contest Nature Robotics competition
Contest Type Group Activity

The participant/s will be required to create a ROBOT out of E-Waste collected.


  • To help students exercise their creativity towards suggesting sustainable solutions made out of e-waste.
  • To find interesting and cost-effective ways to reuse e-waste.
  • To understand how e-waste elements, which might reach a landfill and add to pollution, can be repurposed.
  • To encourage science and engineering research in order to provide e-waste solutions that could eventually become a part of the circular economy.


Step 1 Application form of activity to be filled by Teacher/Coordinator of school/college on behalf of the student on Panasonic Harit Umang website.
Step 2 The student/s will then be required to build the robot along with a write-up and photos, and submit the entries on the dates mentioned under the guidelines.


  • Four students can participate in one group from each school/college).
  • Best entries would be displayed during the Felicitation Ceremony on June 5, 2022.


What to do?
  • Design a robot out of E-waste. Submit a 300-word write -up about the robot
  • *Overall, the student/s need to submit three photographs of the robot and a write-up in a folder bearing the name of the school as the title, on the ‘Re-formers/Waste Reformers’ page - under the given theme.

The Robot
  • Height of the Robot: 9 inches (min) to 18 inches (max)
  • Construction material: The robot must be created out of electronic waste obtained from electronic waste obtained from the end of life of e.g. - appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, fans, tube lights, mobile phones, stereos, laptops, computers, printers, CD players, cartridges, Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), RAM, keyboards, mouse, etc.
  • Other considerations for construction: The robots should preferably use energy- saving elements like a sustainable power source or any other elements which are eco-friendly.
The Photos
  • Students would be required to share three photos of the robot including one photo to be clicked beside a ruler/scale so that the length of the robot could be determined.

Each group must also submit a 300-word write-up about the robot which must include-

  • Details of material used (try to use varied types of E-waste)
  • How the material used could have resulted in landfills?
  • The power source used (in case applicable).
  • For what purpose can the robot be used?
  • If the Robot is cost – effective or not
Submission Deadline:
  • The student/s must submit the folder before 5PM on March 31, 2023.

Note: The students should keep the robot safe as it could be displayed on 5th June 2022.


The robots created would be marked on the following basis:

  1. The functionality of the robot - Whether it is operational and could be used to accomplish a task?
  2. The sustainability of the robot - What elements of e-waste have been used and whether the power-source is eco-friendly?
  3. Scalability - Could the robot be used on a bigger scale by increasing its size?
  4. Whether the robot is cost-effective?
  5. Type of E-waste has been used.
  6. Thought behind Write-up.

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