10-year-old Bishop Curry from McKinney has come up with a genius way to prevent hot car deaths. Bishop is a 5th grader who is fascinated with making things.
His latest idea is to build a device that will detect when a child has been left inside a hot vehicle and alert parents to the child's situation. The device will also come with the technology to help cool down the child while he or she waits to be rescued.
Curry created a fan that can be placed on headrests. It is programmed to begin blowing if the car reaches a certain temperature. Then a built-in antenna alerts parents and police. Bishop already has a provisional patent and a 3D model of his invention.
Curry says he was inspired to begin working on the fan when a baby down the street died in a hot car.
His dad, Bishop Curry, Sr. created a GoFundMe page to help the invention become reality.