/ 22 August 2021

FOUR students from University of Mindanao-Digos College in Davao del Sur developed an Automotive Multifunction Tester and Supply Prototype which aims to help vehicle electricians and technicians in performing repairs and maintenance services.

The Department of Science and Technology said the project was supported through its Academe Technology-Based Enterprise Development.

“DATBED aims to develop the entrepreneurial competencies of students in selected academic institutions through the creation of technological innovation projects that have not yet been tested in the market, but have potentials for commercialization and income generation,” DOST said.

The students behind the project are Kevin Bryx France of Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education; Gabriel Nixon Dela Cerna (BS Computer Engineering); Vencenth Dave Anical (BSBA in Financial Management); and Raymund Dowaso Raymund Dowaso (BTVTED).

The department said the funding assistance given to the UMDC group by its Technology Application and Promotion Institute for the project totalled P53,230.

“In particular, the AMTS is intended to be used for testing vehicle ignition systems like spark plug and ignition coil; testing electrical components like bulbs, relays, and fuse; testing individual sensor of the vehicle – magnetic or non-magnetic; supplying power, specifically AC current that is not applicable during testing DC power from 3 volts to 12 volts; and for continuity test like starter repair and alternator repair,” it said.

Last July 16, a site visit at UMDC was conducted by the DOST Provincial Science & Technology Center of Davao del Sur to ensure the full-blown implementation of the project.

During the visit, UMDC officials expressed the institution’s commitment to advance the project implementation to the commercialization and patenting phase.