Published: Updated on – 00:21, Thu – 3 Feb 22
Hyderabad: The internet is a treasure trove of information yet the majority of us haven’t been able to crack the code to use it properly. But a young Aarav Garg seems to be right. Through self-education via the internet, he is now an innovator, programmer, entrepreneur, writer, tech geek, and robotics expert.
At the age of 10, this prodigy built his first robot – the line follower, the kind that is used in the logistics space. And in six years, he’s done it all — built more than four to five robots, runs a YouTube channel, and recently launched a digital magazine and tech app.
“When I was in class V, I was introduced to the world of the programming language. Although we only learned the basics, I went home and started researching the Internet on the different programming languages and I learned them all by myself, such as Java, HTML, Python and others.Then I got interested in robotics and in one month I built my first robot and it was possible through YouTube videos and online articles,” says Aarav, who completed Class 10 from Sister Nivedita School and is currently pursuing Class 11 from FIITJEE.
During the development of these robots, Aarav realized that not everyone had access to the right information. So he started his own YouTube channel and also started writing articles that provide information on how to build robots. His channel – TechNuttiez – has over 1,20,000 views and his overall views for his articles and videos have exceeded 7 lakh.
Apart from the robots, this youngster has also developed a pocket weather station which is a portable device that provides accurate weather forecasts. He recently presented this innovation to Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao, and Aarav called the meeting “fantastic and impressive”. He also delivered two TEDx talks in 2021 and spoke at various global summits, including one at the Aditya Birla Group. However, the story is not over yet! Aarav wanted to combine all the knowledge he had acquired so far and in 2021 he incorporated his startup called TechNuttiez to educate young people – especially high school and undergraduate students.
The startup’s first product was a digital magazine, which is a monthly magazine about all things tech. And recently, he launched an application – also developed by him – which allows technology enthusiasts to access all robotics-related content. Interested students can also contribute to the application by sending their projects. “My parents are from a non-technical background. My mother, Pallavi Garg, is a writer, blogger and author and my father, Pankaj Kumar Garg, works for a private pharmaceutical company. However, they were very supportive of my choices” , says Aarav.
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