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Moto Areca by Hongirana School of Excellence( ATL Id : 160d7652 )

For Atal Tinkering Marathon : FOCUS AREA [Agri Tech], PROJECT [ Moto Areca ]


Students Innovators of Hongirana ATL have developed a technology named ‘Moto Areca’ with a motive to promote agriculture technology. with Atal Innovation Mission NITI Aayog PMO India


Hongirana was one among the first 257 schools across India and one of the 15 schools from Karnataka and the only school from Shivamogga district to be chosen for establishing Atal Tinkering Labs. Atal Tinkering Lab is a workplace for young and budding innovators having lot of advanced mechanical, electrical, electronic and basic robotic materials of worth 20 lak including Drones, 3D printer, humanoid robot, Arduino Uno, Raspberry Pi, Bibox Hornbill, Bosch's drilling machine etc. along with proper mentoring.


In the light of Atal Tinkering Lab marathon started in October 2017, a team of three students from Hongirana, S. Akarsha, B. M. Gurudutt and Tejas K. N, under the able guidance of the coordinator Mr. Rohith V, have developed machine “MOTO ARECA”, using modern day technology, that can climb an areca tree and harvest the crop. The team had developed a working prototype and had sent the report and a video of working prototype to the Central Government’s Atal Innovation Mission. There were approximately 10000 models submitted by about 30000 students across the country. Moto Areca has been selected in top 30 models under all category and has been adjudged the BEST model under agro tech category. We are proud to say that Hongirana is the only school from Karnataka to be selected in top 30 models under any category.


With immense pleasure and pride, we can say that the team Hongirana has achieved a great feat in the very first year of establishment of the Atal Tinkering Lab. Hongirana would like to continue the good work, set touchstones and reach out to all the enthusiast innovators, not only in Hongirana but across Shivamogga district.


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