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16-year-old Aryaman Verma Finds Fulfillment in Coding

Based in Ludhiana, Punjab, 16-year-old Aryaman Verma has a body of work in coding that is three pages long, already

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Divya Dhadd
Divya Dhadd

INDIA: This interview of Transcontinental Times’ Smart Entrepreneurship Decoded is a slight detour from the regular discussions on entrepreneurship. 16-year-old Aryaman Verma is a young innovator in the field of coding, and he deems Elon Musk as his role model. This episode talks about how Verma became an accomplished innovator at the age of 15 and the changing outlook of the 21st-century youth towards life in various aspects.

Achieving feats during the teen years 

“When I was 3, one day I was going to the ATM with my father. That day I saw how the machine works, I was very fascinated by the process. I wanted to know the mechanism, so later in my childhood, when I researched I found that the knack was in coding. Gradually I developed a passion for coding. I kept nurturing my inquisitiveness and my parents, mentors kept supporting me in this,” said Verma.

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Taking his interest a step further Verma made a line follower robot. A line follower robot uses IR (infrared) sensors to follow the path of the line where you want the robot to go. So when you draw a black line on a white surface, you can get your robot to follow that line. 

Verma wanted to apply this mechanism in real life. The ingenious kid linked the application to drones. With knowledge of coding and C++ and massive research put into it, he developed a drone that can be used for agriculture, such a feat at the tender age of 13.

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“The drone can hold some amount of water or insecticide or pesticide and spray it on the fields. I wanted to make it easier for the farmers, so the drone would be very convenient to handle and spray huge amounts of water on the fields just by sitting at one place.”

“Now I am developing drones for different purposes, like a fire extinguisher,” Verma told Transcontinental Times.

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Driving force – the need to solve problems

“Honestly, to work at an early age was the driving force. So one day when I saw these massive agricultural fields, I wondered how many days it would take to just water these fields. I wanted to make the farmers’ burden less.”

Verma has always been an observer. So whenever he would step outside, he would look around for how an issue could be fixed or someone’s life be made more convenient. He would then research and use his skills to find a tech solution.

Ever since the seeds of coding were sown into him, Verma knew his passion and hunger to learn and invent needed to be channelised. He would gather knowledge from wherever he could, from different mentors, the internet or even going to Delhi and China, all of it just so he could improve his coding, to invent something of his own.

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