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College of Engineering Pune wins Robocon, to represent India in Tokyo!

When Anuj Phegade, a student from College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), came out of the final of Robocon in 2016, he was disappointed by the team’s loss in the competition by just three seconds.   However, this year the team led by Anuj came up with a better ‘bot’ (robot), determined to win. CoEP’s hard work paid off as they won the Abu National Robocon of 2017 on Saturday. The team will now represent India at the international Robocon at Tokyo.   Explaining the game, Yogesh Bhalerao , principal, MIT Academy of Engineering said, “All games are conducted between two…

Robotics Pedagogy Bibliography

Links to externally hosted robotics education sites and materials that may be of interest (categorized, but in no particular order): External Robotics Course Materials ROS Courses Wiki – Links to a number of internal and external course materials sites focusing on courses that utilize or teach ROS, the Robot Operating System. ROS Tutorials and Examples – A number of excellent ROS tutorials, demos, and resources, provided by Clearpath Robotics. Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) – an organization dedicating to applying and evaluating robots as a context for computer science education. Stanford Engineering Everywhere – Links to course materials…

India Celebrates National Science Day!

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.   For his discovery, Sri C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.  

iKeybo: World’s Most Advanced Projection Keyboard and Piano

  iKeybo is the world’s most advanced virtual laser projection keyboard & piano introduced by the Serafim Company. Serafim focuses on the software and hardware integration of mobile devices and wearable mobile technology. Serafim currently provides a lineup of products and services, such as phone sensors, smart laser presentation pens, laser virtual keyboards, and handheld sensing devices just to name a few. The most important and attracting feature of iKeybo is that In just a second, it can turn any flat surface into your keyboard or piano.     Need of Virtual Keyboard :-   Without keyboard, communicating between family,…

Learn all about WEARABLES

In the class, you will learn how to build wearable electronics and program interactions using the Arduino software.   Perhaps you know how to sew but have always wanted to learn more about electronics. Or, you have used a microcontroller before but want to know what conductive fabric is all about. In this class, we will cover the hardware, software and the sewing that it takes to start you off and running towards building interactive and well-crafted projects.   You will learn techniques and apply new concepts by building a sewn circuit pin, two kinds of soft switches, a flex…

Learn all about Laser Cutting

Enroll to get: 8 lessons accessible anytime, anywhere Learn by doing with hours of project focused instruction Complete material lists and downloadable project resources One-on-One help with your questions   The Laser Cutter is every maker’s dream tool. Whether you want to etch detailed graphics, cut intricate patterns, or fabricate complex 3D objects, this tool will make your life much easier. In this class, you’ll get started with a box-making web app, then learn the basics of custom cutting and pattern etching with 2D graphics. You’ll also learn how to make CAD designs into 3D objects in Fusion 360– an…

The Barometer Fable (142 ways)

It’s just an old joke/scientific creativity test: how to measure a tower’s height using barometer   MEASURE THE HEIGHT OF A BUILDING WITH HELP OF A BAROMETER For every problem, there are probably a thousand solutions. The trick is to find one you can use. So, if you ever need to measure the height of a building with a barometer, here are some methods you can try.   THE BAROMETER FABLE (This seems to be the original story. If you wish to see many solutions, you can go to the next item.) The following essay is frequently referred to, and…

Guidelines for setting up of Tinkering Laboratories under Atal Innovation Mission – ‘Atal Tinkering Laboratories’

SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Applications will be solicited from eligible schools to establish ATL. 2. The eligibility criteria for schools are: Criteria Parameters Infrastructure • All weather area (1,500 sq. ft.) • All weather area (1,000 sq. ft.) in hilly and island states, UTs • Functional computer with internet facility • Electricity connection Faculty • Dedicated & qualified staff : Maths & Sciences Reach • Enrolment – Min. 200 students in Grade VI – X • Regular attendance of 75% & above of the staff & enrolled students over the past 3 years 3. The parameters to be used for screening…

Guidelines for setting up of Tinkering Laboratories under Atal Innovation Mission – ‘Atal Tinkering Laboratories’

Government of India NITI AAYOG Atal Innovation Mission GUIDELINES FOR SETTING UP OF ATAL TINKERING LABORATORIES (ATL)   Background The Government of India has setup the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog. Realising the need to create scientific temper and cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds, AIM proposes to support establishment of a network of Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL). ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. The vision is to ‘Cultivate 1 Million children in India as Neoteric1 Innovators’….

Atal Innovation Mission Online Application Submission System

Accessing AIM Application The URL of the site is http://niti.gov.in/aimapp which can be opened from any internet browser   How to access  Open the browser  Type URL  Welcome page will be displayed with menu as shown below   Application for ATL(Atal Tinkering Labs) Add New Application  Click ‘Apply for ATL’  Click on ‘Add New Application’  Fill all mandatory fields of ATL form ( appended with red colored * mark)  Click on ‘Save’ or ‘Submit’ button If Save button is clicked, entered data is saved and Unique Code is generated, which should be noted…

Application for Atal Tinkering Laboratories

Background With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.   Key Features of ATL ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts…

Cool things you didn’t know existed #2

● Technology of the future! Best and most amazing inventions, cool gadgets, futuristic new technology, tech inventions and things you didn’t know existed. ● These inventions are either being developed or sold at the moment, we may even see them being regularly used in the future.     Links Gloveone: http://www.gloveonevr.com/ Real Booty Music: http://realbootymusic.aiaiai.dk/ Volocopter: http://www.e-volo.com/ Fove: http://www.getfove.com/ Nuimo: http://senic.com/  

‘Robot Goddess’, Jia Jia

The beautiful girl (circled) is a ROBOT. You might do a double take when you see this new interactive robot, as it ‘looks very much like a real woman’. Dubbed ‘robot goddess’, Jia Jia has the long flowing locks and rosy red cheeks as a human, but is being taught deep learning abilities.     This humanoid is designed with natural eye movement, speech which is synced with its lip movements and refers to its male creators as ‘lords’.

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