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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’.

3-digit SMD resistor examples

The following table lists all commonly used three-digit SMD resistors from 0.1 ohm to 9.1 Mohms. See also the SMD resistor calculator and a short tutorial on how to find out the value of SMD resistors.   Code Value Code Value Code Value Code Value R10 0.1Ω 1R0 1Ω 100 10Ω 101 100Ω R11 0.11Ω 1R1 1.1Ω 110 11Ω 111 110Ω R12 0.12Ω 1R2 1.2Ω 120 12Ω 121 120Ω R13 0.13Ω 1R3 1.3Ω 130 13Ω 131 130Ω R15 0.15Ω 1R5 1.5Ω 150 15Ω 151 150Ω R16 0.16Ω 1R6 1.6Ω 160 16Ω 161 160Ω R18 0.18Ω 1R8 1.8Ω 180 18Ω 181 180Ω…

SMD resistor code calculator

Link: http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/smdcalculator/smd-resistor-calc.php   This simple calculator will help you determine the value of any SMD resistor. To get started, input the 3 or 4 digit code and hit the “Calculate” button or Enter. Note: The program was tested rigorously, but it still may have a few bugs. So, when in doubt (and when it’s possible) don’t hesitate to use a multimeter to double-check the critical components. See also the color code calculator on this page for MELF and standard through-hole resistors.   How to calculate the value of an SMD resistor Most chip resistors are marked with a 3-digit or…

Four-digit SMD resistor examples

The following tables list all commonly used four-digit SMD resistors from 0.1 ohm to 9.76Mohms (E24 and E96 series).   Table 1: 4-digit SMD resistors (E24 series) Code Value Code Value Code Value Code Value 0R10 0.1Ω 1R00 1Ω 10R0 10Ω 1000 100Ω 0R11 0.11Ω 1R10 1.1Ω 11R0 11Ω 1100 110Ω 0R12 0.12Ω 1R20 1.2Ω 12R0 12Ω 1200 120Ω 0R13 0.13Ω 1R30 1.3Ω 13R0 13Ω 1300 130Ω 0R15 0.15Ω 1R50 1.5Ω 15R0 15Ω 1500 150Ω 0R16 0.16Ω 1R60 1.6Ω 16R0 16Ω 1600 160Ω 0R18 0.18Ω 1R80 1.8Ω 18R0 18Ω 1800 180Ω 0R20 0.2Ω 2R00 2Ω 20R0 20Ω 2000 200Ω 0R22…

World Robot Olympiad to be held for the first time in India

The 13th World Robot Olympiad will be held in India for the first time ever. It will be organised jointly by NCSM under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and India STEM Foundation (ISF) from 25 November to 27 November 2016 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.   More than 2000 students from 54 countries will participate in the event to find innovative ways, using robotic technology, to reduce, manage and recycle waste.   The theme for the 13th World Robot Olympiad is Rap the Scrap. The theme is in line with ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ of the Indian government….

Five reasons to teach robotics in schools

Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this? The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching robotics compulsory in its new curriculum – aimed at students from prep through to year 10. Robotics matches the new digital technologies curriculum, strongly supported by the university sector and states, including Victoria. Read More

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