Collab House has always promoted technical, scientific and artistic skills through projects, collaboration and education including but not limited to encouraging research, knowledge exchange, learning and mentoring with each other and the community at large. Learning activities include understanding maker culture,Internet of Things (IoT), design thinking, prototyping and building things.We believe that the convergence of Internet, Hardware, and Computing will change the course of our personal and professional lives. Having these set of Skills are important for 21st century to build a generation of informed creators.
At Collab House we combine tools, community, and education for the purposes of enabling members to learn, design, prototype and create. The aim is to foster innovative thinking among the youth so they develop the skills to solve the real world problems with a scientific approach.
JNTU Excite 2015 is a boot camp initiative by JNTU, HYSEA & TASK in association with Collab House to bring faculty, students and industry mentors on a collaborative platform for learning and product prototyping. In order to discover, nurture and refine tech product ideas from engineering students in a collaborative manner, the organisations have planned to implement a pilot of JNTU Excite as a content packed workshop. This has created excitement among budding engineers to play around and open up with ideas, products and product entrepreneurship.
An Overview of JNTU Excite program.
- Based on the industry 2-year-projections survey, it is essential for engineering students to focus on latest advancements in hardware as well as software. The specific courses are now being discussed and will soon be defined for addition to the curriculum. While focusing on an active industry participation, faculty development and continuous-assessment of students performance is assessed through TASK. The courses having a strong practical content are delivered in the form of a workshop.
- A summer workshop for Product engineering has been proposed, to be initiated immediately as a pilot project. The summer workshop will be considered as equivalent to the 2-credit ‘Industry oriented mini-project’ .
- This will soon be part of the JNTU curriculum as a summer course to be continued as the final year project. Immediate objective is to build practical understanding of product engineering among the engineering students. With a secondary objective of seeding new startups through products proposed and prototyped in the workshop.
- The workshop proposal has two parts:
- Faculty Development (product engineering, contemporary technologies like Mobile/cloud, and IoT)
- Actual summer workshop for students ending with a product prototyping.
- Faculty development will be taken up through three short workshops by the industry from March to May. The same faculty will be at the summer workshop as mentors to the student teams at the workshop; and will also experience the product engineering workshop closely.
Collab House team mentored at the bootcamp having participation from 25 colleges, 50 faculty and 225 students. Cheers to Prasanna Dutt and team for leading on behalf of Collab House!
We are proud to share that Two of the winning teams are mentored by Collab House team!
* E1701 ACCIAID Automated Systems
* E1902 Automated Mobile Key
Considering the opportunity to make engineering students updated with current trends in technology and entrepreneurship, Collab House in collaboration with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA), Educational Institutions and Implementation partners Uptec Idealabs Ltd.and Innovators of India(IoI) have initiated IoT – Makerspace program in Telangana State. We invited participation from colleges for setting up Maker Space on campus.
Maker Space has been conceived with a vision to foster an active collaboration between the Academia, Students and Industry – open all vistas of learning, imbibe a culture of exploring, probing and experimenting and effectively transform the student force into an Industry ready engineering workforce, thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Maker Space shall help in facilitate industry participation and build confidence amongst students to collaborate with Industry to build innovative solutions, participate in internships and placements, an opportunity to be part of the Innovation /entrepreneurship ecosystem which has been limited to very few premiere colleges in India. It will also help in improving skill development and increasing the quality and quantum of placements. The initiative is being supported by a wide consortium of Industry, Academia and Government.
The colleges who participated in JNTU-EXCITE 2015 are being the first preference for this registration to set up their on campus maker spaces.
As the first phase of the programme, Collab House has organised a one week workshop at ACE Engineering college starting form 24th February 2016 and lasting till 1st March 2016. With the prime focus on IoT and electronics, the schedule was filled with content relevant to the latest maker technologies. Prasan Dutt Raju and Shakthi Priyan being the trainers for the curriculum, it was a week of maker fiesta for students from computers and Electronics background.
The agenda is as listed below:
- Basics of IoT
- Programming languages
- Overall picture of Connected world
- A glimpse on Internet base activities.
Introduction to Arduino
- Comparison of Arduino with previous boards
- Automating objects and mechanical movements
- Boards variation, popularity, shields, companies
- Hands on with basic experiments like LCD, RFID, Buzzer, Analog, digital, PWM.
- Serial protocols, Serial data, Analog and digital data.
- Basic programming
Introduction to sensors
- Services with sensors
- Sensor and human analogy
- Daily life sensors
- Hand on with LDR, Ultrasonic, Heat sensor, Accelerometer
- Arduino with Internet
- Interfacing between computers, boards and virtual interfaces
- Serial protocol use for automating
- Introduction to processing
- Hands on with Python programming, Python virtual world bride with physical world, twitter feed and Gmail Alert.
- Raspberry Pi setup Guide.
- Raspberry pi Sensor server and multimedia
- Wireless protocols with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
- IoT protocols
- Internet and network layers
- Working with database, cloud computing.
- Hands-on demos
These sessions have triggered an avalanche of fresh and off the box ideas among the energetic engineers. The ideas revolved around practical solutions for major concerns of the society. The launch of Maker Space in this particular college would be of enormous significance to make all the ideas turn in to a workable prototypes, creating a step ahead for the students in enhancing their product building ability.
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