Ongoing and forthcoming programs under CARE

1. 51 Battle (ongoing):

The program aims to provide technical and financial support to more than 250 students (around 51 teams) to help them participate in national level robotics and design competitions organized by IITs and NITs across the country. For details please see appendix – B. This program has following four stages (or components):

  • The first stage consists of short duration workshops in order to impart skills to handle the said competitions. The workshops were held during the month of September, 2015 where in more than 450 students participated.
  • In the second stage, an in-house competition was organized during Genero, 2015 (annual techno-cultural festival of ABES engineering college). Around 50 teams participated in the event.
  • During the third stage another in-house competition will be organized during the month of January, 2016. This competition will very closely mimic the actual competitions.
  • The final stage consists of the actual competitions to be organized between February to April, 2016.

2. Robocon (October, 2014 to March, 2015):

Robocon is extremely prestigious robotics competition that attracts participation from across the country. The problem was to design and fabricate two robots that could play doubles badminton match against two robots of the opponent. The robots were supposed to play with actual badminton racket and shuttlecock on a standard Olympic sized badminton court. The program involved around 150 students. 12 students for the final team were selected from these 150 students. The team secured 45th position among 90 teams.

3. Idea – 101 (March, 2015 to July, 2015):

The program expected students to come up with innovative product ideas which were supported financially and technically. Two types of ideas were expected – ideas that can be converted into standalone product/service and other ideas that will yield scaled down models or simulations. More than 450 students applied for the program and more than 70 projects were initiated. Out of these around 20 projects were successfully completed.

  • Local Finding System- It is a device that will notify the user that someone pickpocket him/her as the product goes out of the range. The device has two modules. One is given to the user and another is attached to the product. Once the product goes out of the range the module with the user starts vibrating and producing a sound notifying the user that the product has been stolen or left somewhere. The making of the device requires basic knowledge of Ardino, programming rules and basic electronics. The product when produced in bulk will cost Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 only.
  • PPT on Finger- while giving a presentation in board meeting or seminars, it becomes difficult to handle the laptop cursor to change the slides regularly. Hence the device PPT on finger will help to connect with laptop via Bluetooth and change the slides with the hand movement. The presenter can also zoom the image present on the slide. The designing of the product required knowledge of PCB, Ardino Software and handling of Gyrometer to sense the gesture.
  • Blue Switches: the project focussed on controlling the appliances from the distant area using a single control unit. It is beneficial for the people suffering from physical disabilities, reducing the man power. The product is cost effective as when produced in bulk it costs approximately Rs. 1500.
  • Notifying Doorbell- Notifying doorbell is helpful in the situation when the person is not at home and wishes to keep the record of people visiting him in the meanwhile. The doorbell will inform the owner about the arrival of a visitor by sending them an e-mail or message along with clicking their photograph. The project is based on raspberry pie which is a kind of minicomputer
  • Super Capacitor- it is a device used in case of power cut to produce electricity for the longer duration. Since the device make use of super capacitor, it takes less time to charge and the battery lasts for long. It is beneficial for the people living in the villages where the power cut is more and people do not wish to spend more on purchasing torch.
  • Water Saving Device- the device is installed on the pipeline of the tap and helps in saving the water from wastage. A person can mark on it the amount of water required. When the tap is open, the device will help to fill the bucket in accordance to the quantity marked and hence will stop the flow of water automatically.
  • Robowaiter- with the growth of technology, students at ABES thought of advancing the serving methodology at the hotels. For the same, students worked on making a robot that could provide service by serving at each table, by keeping books on place. This robot can uplift heavy loads and adjust itself to the height of table. Also, using some line following method, it could be automated. Though such a robot is already available in Japan, this robot is less complex and easy to manufacture.
  • Intelli Drive- to sort the problem of driving in the congested area, students worked on this product, intelli drive that would help the driver to pass any congested area without harming the vehicle. It will show the profile of car and obstacle on the display module, this, preventing any accidents. The product has the camera’s placed on all the four sides of the car.
  • A revolutionary technology for differentially-abled people- it is a product that looks like a glove and is used to communicate with the children or people who are deaf and dumb. This glove will interpret there sign language to the language which we can understand. Similar researches have been conducted in India and abroad but no such product is available in market till now.
  • Baby Care Taker- the project is used for babies who have just started crawling. It is a device that is place on the roof above the bed where the baby is lying. The camera in the device makes an imaginary boundary on the bed. Once the baby reaches this imaginary boundary, the device starts producing a sound making the guardian alert about the safety of the baby. The device made used of a buzzer, raspberry pi and a simple camera.

4. Idea to Product (June, 2015 to July, 2015):

One of its kind training program designed to help students mature their ideas into products. The program consisted of training in one of the two core technology domains (Arduino and Raspberry Pi) and a series of supplementary workshops including basics of PCB and circuit designing and 3D printing. The idea was to impart training of most of the skills required to develop a product from scratch. More than 100 students participated in the training and product development. Around 5 projects were successfully developed.