The Hyderabad Artist’s Meet-1

Collab House is back with The Hyderabad Artist’s Meetup, version 2.  

The Hyderabad Artist’s Meet happens once a month which is an informal and interactive meet up for the artists across the city and everyone interested in arts, it’s the event you wouldn’t want to miss out.

A handful of artists turned up for the very first meetup of this year and it was a success indeed!
The house had seen one of the most amazing art piece, by Meenakshi, that won her 5 awards in exhibitions held in the USA. Each of them shared what art is to them and how does their form of art help them achieve it. It was truly great and inspiring to see such artists create wonderful works!

 

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Can’t wait for the next month’s Artists’ Meet!

 

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To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

 

 

 

The Hyderabad Artist’s Meet-1

PCB Design and Fabrication

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Collab House hosted a workshop on PCB Design and Fabrication.

Printed Circuit boards are highly effective when it comes to specific applications. PCB offers features that a regular bread board does not. Besides, it drastically reduces the size of the circuit and makes it durable.

The first half of the session dealt with the Design aspect, where the participants learnt about types of PCBs along with various design and fabrication techniques. This was followed by the designing  in the software. Once thorough with the design, the real fun began post break .

Fabrication was fun. The participants could clearly see and understand how a PCB works. After fabrication, the components were soldered, the circuit was connected and tested for its functionality.

It was a one of its kind workshop, where the participants actually fabricated their PCBs, by using Toner Transfer Method. This workshop delivered a complete hands on experience to the participants. Tools kits and circuitry were given to the participants after the workshop, so they could try their own circuits later too!

 

 

For more pictures : https://www.facebook.com/pg/CollabHouse/photos/?tab=album&album_id=720471198130160

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

PCB Design and Fabrication

Interactive art | A Blend Aesthetics of and electronics

 

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Collaborations are going to help mankind in making better, interesting and sustainable future for the generations to come. To catch up with the pace with which the world is advancing, there is an essential need of collaborations between individuals, ideas, companies and nations. Collab House as it’s name indicates, is a place for collaborations and a hub for connected communities. We are one of the most active makerspaces in the country while making amazing stuff in collaboration with other communities.

On 15th of June 2016, as Collab House celebrated it’s second anniversary, our team planned to set up an interactive art installation which binds and blends Art, Architecture, Electronics and Technology together. To celebrate the 2 years of Making,  our team, Vineel, Harsha and Akshay along with Himanshu (Banana House ~Makerspace in Delhi), Prasan Dutt (Mooshic Labs, Electronics product developers) has setup the installation on interactive art and electronics, surprising the people present for the party.

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“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist” –R. Buckminster Fuller

With the objective of pushing ourselves together to do more with the existing resources, we have committed to make an attractive and simple design which motivates makers and entertains others.

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The concept of the model is to make interesting sounds when there is a human interaction with the boxes, the interaction happening through water closes an electronics circuit while creating a unique sound with each box. The boxes are filled with water and simple touch on the surface of water closes the circuit making interesting sounds. The water acts as a slab of capacitance with the 2 capacitor plates being the bottom of the box and the person’s hand/palm/fingers.

The curiosity about design and technology has created an excitement for our communities to make things out of simple electronics yet sophisticated architecture and aesthetics. We are an ideologically elevated team challenged with the motto of building incredible things while focusing at the paining problems of the society. The concurrency in the alignment of our goals is the factor behind our amazing team to get things done, with out an excuse.

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Aesthetics, an open standard to be taken care of.

 

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Himashu at work, late in the night.

 

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The term ‘perfection’ is demoralising, hence we strive for ‘excellence’, since it is a motivating factor for every one of our community. There is no boundary for us when we try to excel, since we set new standards while making things. Perfection puts a cap on our standards, restricting us from breaking things and accepting failures.

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Prasan Dutt fabricating the LED circuitry.

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The soldering and stuff
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Some serious, circuit integration stuff.

 

We have considered many ways to make this happen, while only the final one happened, the obstacles, the circuit breakdown, the soldering not going through, the arduino break down, and the nearing of deadline, nothing could stop us form making this amazingly cool installation marking its elegance at the party. The curious crowd, asking us on how we did this, we could say, it is a team work. Presented by a team of connected communities.

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Interactive art | A Blend Aesthetics of and electronics

Collab House partners with Startup Saturday

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Collab House supports most of the start-up activities in the city. Collaborative approach that we adopt enables our ecosystem to do more with the existing resources. Collab House hence collaborates with Startup Saturday as a community partner to provide outreach and word across communities.

Startup Saturday Hyderabad is an initiative by Headstart network to provide entrepreneurs in each city with a monthly community driven forum that is structured in agenda but open in discussions. Startup Saturday Hyderabad provides a forum for entrepreneurs to discuss, present, network and learn from peers, prospective customers, adopters, partners and investors.

The April edition of Startup Saturday was organised on 9th of this month with a great line of speakers and an amazing group of people for panel discussion.

Speakers:

Mr. Narayana Peesapaty, founder of Edible cutlery from Bakeys Foods pvt ltd.

Mr. Sharath Chandra, Chai Bisket

Mr. Sri Charan Lakkaraju, Founder and CEO of stuMagz

Mr. Jeevan Chowday, Shopper’s Express.

Panel Members:

Vishala Reddy, Identicity and Rahgiri days.

Sreekar Reddy, PR sutra.

Moderated by Mr. Ramesh Loganathan, MD, Progress Software.

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Every speaker had an inspiring story of their journey which they shared with the attendees. Narayana Peesapaty explained how social media has taken over the print and digital media. His project of edible cutlery couldn’t reach to the expected number of people though he was featured by most prominent News channels and New papers nationally, but a single video on Youtube has created a viral outreach. Which eventually created a multi-folded contributions than promised while crowdfunding campaigns in kickstarter and Ketto.

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Sai Charan has created clear understanding on the potential of student community in the city with his target offline marketing strategies. In his words he says ‘If we have hair then we could make any hair style’ addressing the huge potential of student communities in the city. Followed by tales of Sharath chandra and Jeevan Chowdary.

The panel moderated by Ramesh Loganathan has created a great impact on the ideologies of the attendees. They spoke about the various challenges in their startup journeys and ways to overcome the obstacles that one encounter while running a start-up.

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Collab House partners with Startup Saturday

Get in the Ring, Impact chapter.

The team of ‘Get in the Ring‘ organised a session at Collab House in order to make our community aware about the global startup competition. It was a simple event with 12 attendees in the hall, and a team of 3 delegates have represented ‘Get in the Ring’ at Collab House. Collab House is one of the most prominent entrepreneur hub in the city and houses 10 active start-ups, and hence the chosen venue for this kind of an event.

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About ‘Get in the Ring’

The concept behind Get in the Ring was born in 2012. The first edition was organised in 12 countries. Main partner in setting up the event was the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, who later also became the official host of Get in the Ring The Netherlands. Between 2012 and 2014, the concept of Get in the Ring spread rapidly around the world. After 3 editions Get in the Ring was organised in 64 countries and over 3,000 startups joined the competition.

The rapid growth of Get in the Ring made us even more ambitious. In the upcoming years we want to connect 100K startups from around the world to 100M fans that can support startups with capital, talent and expertise.

 

About the Speaker:

Bernice Robbertse spearheaded the Get In The Ring Startup Competition in the South Africa to bridge the gap for South African startups and the international market.

Get in the Ring is a global startup competition hosted in 80+ countries, connecting startups to their fans. Bernice helped set up a Dutch – South African soft-landing programme with the North-West University and the Dutch Embassy of South Africa, which enables Dutch startup founders to set up their business in South Africa. She’s currently setting up Tech Hubs in Lesvos, Greece within the refugee communities.

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At 24 years old, Bernice has nailed her fair share of successful endeavors. During her studies she sparked an entrepreneurial initiative for students at her university called YEBO! which means yes! in South Africa and stands for the Young Entrepreneur Business Organisation. With YEBO she has successfully set up a student exchange programme with YES! Delft Students and the North-West University’s bhive Enterprise Development Centre where top entrepreneurial students travel to the Netherlands every year to learn more about the global startup ecosystem.

 

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The session had a unique structure. Start-up people present in the hall were chosen in pairs and a pitching battle was set up against each other. It was a ring with 2 boxers(startups) with 4 battling bouts of 30 seconds each. Both the boxers representing their respective startup gets 30 seconds each to answer the questions posed by Bernice Robbertse on his/her start-up. The questions included, Startup Idea, Business model, Team, resources, etc. One among the 2 would be declared as winners in every bout and a final winner after based on their performance in all the bouts. Collab House has hosted a number of Startup pitching events but ‘Get in the Ring’ had an off the mark strategy to make it interesting as well as engaging.

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Get in the Ring, Impact chapter.

Design Summit – 2016

Collab House is the most innovative hub in Hyderabad and we strive to stand as the best startup community in the city. A diverse set of initiatives and collaborations has enabled us to aim high, plan big and do more. People say, success is not a destination, it is a mere journey with millions of mile stones, and yeah we are travelling in a roller coaster, crossing every mile stone with more excitement and energy.

Collab House has partnered with Design Summit to make it  a huge success. The startup community at Collab House, our very close associates, and Collab House as a whole played  crucial role in implementing the event in an elegant way.

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About Design Summit:

Celebrating design in any of its form is the main idea of Design Summit. It brings Designers, Creators, Entrepreneurs and Friends together to build momentum and opportunity around their unique entrepreneurial identity. By celebrating the achievements of the design community in India, Design Summit is less of a conference and more of a festival.

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The exhibition stalls had start-ups, demonstrating their product/service to every other delegate. Exchanging business cards and shaking hands is the most common activity that one can see in the hall. Artificial Intelligence, Medical nano technology, Wireless Charging, Junk Art, Online pharmacy, every startup had their own/unique problem solving recipe. Makers, designers, coders, hackers, developers, artists and many other professionals are here at HICC, Novotel to participate in biggest festival for Design.

 

Mean while the other half of the venue is reverberating with talks by renowned speakers from various backgrounds.

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With a great line of speakers and unconference sessions, it was a feast for people who are obsessed with design. This Video explains more about the speakers.

This video gives you more information about the value of design and makers at Design Summit.

What? Design Summit 2016

Where? HICC Convention centre

When? 31st March 2016

 

 

Design Summit – 2016

Future of Open Web Apps and Firefox OS TV.

 

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Collab House plays a vital role in supporting tech related initiatives in the city. There is a reason for people to sort for and collaborate with Collab House, to host a technology event in the city. Mozilla community Hyderabad being the most active open community in the city has come down to Collab House to host the first ever event on Firefox Open Web Apps and Firefox OS TV.

 

About Firefox OS TV:

Firefox OS for TV is not just a phone operating system on a bigger screen. It’s a whole new experience that brings television to life and gives the users a new level of choice and control.

 

About Open Web Apps:

Open Web Apps are essentially no different than standard websites or Web pages. They are built using standard open Web technologies — HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. — and can be accessed using a Web browser. The main differences lie in their ability to be installed on a device and work offline, and access to advanced APIs that allow interaction with device features such as the camera, address book, and other such things. In addition, they are built on open technologies as much as is possible. Where differences lie in technology implementation between platforms, efforts should be made to ensure that both are supported, through a combination of feature detection and appropriate code for different platforms, and graceful degradation.

 

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Santosh started off the session with basic introduction to Open Web apps and a clear understanding of Offline applications. The talk on ‘Future of Open Web Apps’ and ‘Mozilla oghliner’ has caught attention of every contributor in the room. They were inspired after knowing the potential of offline applications. Then continued the sessions on guidelines for the app of Firefox OS Tv and also the user interface standards for Firefox OS TV.

 

 

That was an interactive session with engaging discussions. The attendees including the FSAs were intolerant to get started with making their own Offline and Firefox OS TV apps. The hacking and making sessions continued till 8 PM except for a snack break in between. That was a continuous stretch of Coding producing 2 valuable prototypes at the EOD. Productive day instead. The volunteers would further work on these applications in the coming days and would make them a deployable applications.

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When? 13 March 2016

What? A session on Future of Open Web Apps and Firefox OS Tv

Where? Collab House

 

 

Future of Open Web Apps and Firefox OS TV.