Indy TTC Prototype _blog

18 Jan: Teens pitch invention to tech leaders in Silicon Valley

On the surface it doesn’t look like much, but a prototype device held together by duct tape and anchored with plastic bottles could solve a problem that’s been plaguing an Indianapolis community for decades.

The device earned a group of teenagers from the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® powered by Klipsch at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Indianapolis a trip to Silicon Valley. They designed the prototype filtration device to filter water at Belmont Beach. The beach is polluted with sewer and storm runoff water and for years was a dumping ground for industrial chemicals and slaughterhouse waste.