Welp, in today’s segment of young people making us feel insecure in life is 18-year-old Danial Faiz Mokhtar.
Danial just started his foundation studies at Kolej Matriculasi Kejuruteraan Pahang (KMKPh) in Jengka, Pahang. Yet, he’s already viral on Twitter for being so smart and capable.
Danial had a problem: he was afraid of someone breaking into his room at college. He’s seen people pick the locks on the doors in his hostel using merely a piece of steel wire.
So, he beefed up his security system by successfully installing an automatic lock system onto his hostel door.
maybe saya akan buat tutorial utk projek ni dgn program pic.twitter.com/fxQx5Lqlg6
— DECI (@DECI93725960) June 29, 2019
Costing approximately RM80, the lock system uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) and a motion sensor.
Everytime someone approaches his door, the system auto-locks itself. To unlock it, Daniel and his roommates simply wave their IC at the card reader.
Replying to tweets online, Daniel further explains how it works.
tg pir tu utk precaution… bile xde orang die akan unlock pintu… bile detect org baru lock… bile die detect card then baru die unlocked balik..
ni utk precaution kalau bateri habis
— DECI (@DECI93725960) June 30, 2019
We don’t entirely understand what’s going on, but we figure the reason he programmed the door to auto-lock only when someone approaches, is to conserve battery. The whole system is hooked up to a power bank as a power source.
FYI, this isn’t an original invention by Daniel. He learned how to do it through a YouTube tutorial video and it took him one whole day to install the system.
Only I and my three roommates have access to the room because I keyed in the registration numbers for our IC’s using a programming system.
Daniel via Harian Metro
Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one here feeling absolutely insecure over this young man’s intelligence.
Otak dia . Baru sambung belajar dah genius nak mati HAHAHAHAAHAHAH
— 👨🏻💻 (@shahmyzaim) June 29, 2019
“His brain! Despite only just continuing his studies, he’s already a genius”
Ni buat suka2 je dh power namati. Camne lah fyp diorang
— BLANK (@amir_aidil0604) July 1, 2019
“This is just a hobby project for him and it’s already so good. I wonder how his final year project will turn out”
fuhh dari matrik lagi dah boleh buat macamni, paduu 💪 good job bro!
— rza. (@amrlazhar) June 30, 2019
“Wow! Even though he’s only in matriculation, he can already cook up something like this! Solid! Good job bro!”
hi we need u to make a utube video and explain everything for a 0 knowledge like me🙂
— Miss (@ssserable) July 1, 2019
He was so viral that even the Education Minister, Maszlee Malik, tweeted about him!
Di usia 18 tahun, adik Danial telah berjaya mencipta pintu automatiknya sendiri. Contoh nyata, kenapa TVET sangat diperlukan oleh negara. Tahniah, adik!https://t.co/MklyHgSs7c
— Maszlee Malik (@maszlee) July 1, 2019
Since the tweet was widely shared, many netizens have asked Daniel if he could post his own tutorial on the project.
Many people have asked me to teach them how to recreate the system. Insya-Allah, I’ll make a video tutorial to help other people out.
Daniel via Harian Metro
If it’s any consolation, Daniel isn’t a robotics noob. The eldest of three has had an interest in engineering and robotics since he was 8 years old.
He also represented Malaysia in 2017 at the World Robot Summit (WRS) Junior School Robot Challenge Trial Competition.
The competition, held at the Tamagawa Academy & University, Japan, saw Daniel and his team of three other students win second place.
So, confirm this kid is definitely gonna do well in life, lah…
Starving forensic investigator turned writer cause she couldn’t find a job. Used to search for killers now searches for killer stories.