Financial and Business Aspects of 3D Printing

Global 3D Labs conducted a session on the Financial and Business aspects of 3D Printing in association with Collab House.

Global 3D labs aims at bridging the gap between ideation and manufacturing by providing high quality and cost effective 3D printers. G3D Labs specializes in manufacturing 3D printers that can be operated and used by multiple users. G3D also aims at evangelizing 3D Printing amongst engineers, researchers, manufacturers and students by holding seminars, talks and workshops for them.

The session began with types of 3D Printers and how they actually work. Besides, a designed was set to be printed right in the start. The participants made the session very interactive. 

Later, various fields and applications where 3D printer can be used were discussed. To learn how 3D printing technology is solving problems was enlightening. The pros and cons of this technology were thoroughly discussed, after which the financial aspects were covered.

It was interesting to see how 3D printing can used in a lot of ways and for a lot of applications where the conventional methods fail to deliver.

The design that was set to print was the Batlogo which was done printing before the session ended.

Financial and Business Aspects of 3D Printing

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!

 

 

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PCB Design and Fabrication

FreeCodeCamp Hyderabad.

Collab House is a place for connected communities and we have another cool community added to our hub. On 11th of May 2016, Collab House has hosted the first meetup of FreeCodeCamp-Hyderabad. A regional chapter of the global open-source programming learners community is going to host a meet-up on every weekend to teach and learn coding and programming to fellow community members.

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FreeCodeCamp is an open source community that helps people to learn to code. People can work through their self-paced coding challenges, build projects, and earn certifications. It connects with other learners in the city through meet-ups and gets you started with programming. Hundreds of people have gotten software engineering jobs after completing the coding challenges at FreeCodeCamps

FreeCodeCamp is not a direct coding bootcamp but a lot of coding bootcamps use Free Code Camp as part of their curriculum, though. The curriculum, nonprofit projects, and verified certifications are all free. They offer four free verified certifications: front end development, back end development, data visualisation, and full stack development.

Once the members finish the first three certifications, they’ll get to build a series of solutions for nonprofits. You’ll work in pairs, under the supervision of a volunteer project manager and a stakeholder from the nonprofit.

The community has done nearly a million dollars worth of pro-bono coding for nonprofits so far. You can pledge a monthly donation to a nonprofit of your choosing while you learn. It takes about 2,080 hours to earn all four of our certifications. This translates into one year of full-time coding. We’re completely self-paced though, so take as long as you need.

Many high school, college, and adult ed programs incorporate Free Code Camp into their coursework. FreeCodeCamp is an open source initiative, so no licenses or special permission from the team is necessary. They even building special tools for teachers.

Quincy started the FreeCodeCamp open source community in 2014. He is now just one of many active contributors. Quincy set up a company in California called Free Code Camp, Inc. to support the Free Code Camp community. It pays for servers and other expenses. It also sponsors Quincy, Berkeley, and Michael, who oversee infrastructure and nonprofit projects.

That was an amazing start to FreeCodeCamp at Hyderabad with the tech savvies attending the meet-up with utmost passion and eagerness to learn.

FreeCodeCamp Hyderabad.

CoderDojo steps in Hyderabad.

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led,  community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment, a social space where people can go to explore technology together and get advice and support from skilled mentors. In Dojos young people get the opportunity to make apps, websites, games, play with robotics and more. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology.

“CoderDojo is about encouraging creativity and having fun in a relaxed, social environment.”

Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self led learning,  with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world. The global CoderDojo community is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation. The CoderDojo Foundation consists of a core team based primarily in Dublin, Ireland. Founded by the co-founder of the very first CoderDojo James Whelton, the Foundation is focused on supporting new and existing Dojos through resource and community development while also scaling CoderDojo through partnerships and creating awareness globally.

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The chapter of Codedojo in the city starts at Collab House. As people know Collab House as the hub of activities for open tech communities, we’ve double quoted our mission once again  by embracing one of the most prominent programming community globally, ‘CoderDojo’. The alignment of ideology between Coderdojo and Collab House is the most essential reason for starting this initiative. On our goal of creating the global hub of connected communities, now we have another member in our team.

The chapter or a regional community of Coderdojo is called a ‘Dojo’, there are more than 1000 Dojos world wide, spanning across 63 countries. Named as ‘Hyderabad@CollabHouse’, Coderdojo-Hyderabad would be having an event every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Young people from various backgrounds would be invited to learn about programming, electronics and robotics.

 

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On 1st of June 2016, Collab House hosted the first event of CoderDojo-Hyderabad. With the well planned agenda and strategic time frame, the event was super exciting for all the attendees. We’ve had a session on design thinking for prototyping an electronics project and then jumped off with building prototypes using Arduino. The session on Arduino programming was the most energetic with every student beaming with the entusiam to learn stuff and build cool projects.

Harsha is the organiser of this dojo and we have many exciting things under pipeline for the coming events of Coderdojo-Hyderabad.

CoderDojo steps in Hyderabad.

Practical DSLR Photography workshop for Beginners.

On 14th of May 2016, We have hosted first ever workshop on Photography at Collab House. This was a collaborative presentation of Collab House and Hyderabad Digital Photography Club (HDPC).

Mr.Ram Nagesh, the organiser of HDPC meet-up group has come down to take the series of sessions on handling DSRLs and on how to take creative photographs.

Collab House is a place to prosper your creativity irrespective of age groups and niches. We have carved our own niche of building connected communities through collaboration. As part of the plan, we have collaborated with HDPC to organise a full day photography workshop supplemented with a photo walk.

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HDPC is a group of photographers who meet to share knowledge and experience through presentations, photo competitions, workshops and photo shoots. The experiences range from novice to master and the tools include both film and digital. In recent years the numbers have increased substantially and programs have become broader in scope and deeper in content, offering increased potential for learning and growth in skills and abilities. In addition to the regular program of scheduled meetings in Hyderabad, Club members also participate in numerous Field Trips to locations rich in photographic opportunities. A series of Workshops is on offer through which members participate in learning activities in photography and image processing.

 

 

There were Canons, Nikons, Sonys and every possible brand of DSLR’s and the hands holding those cameras were as passionate as they can while clicking their very first photos at Collab House, making practical use of the sessions of the instructor Mr. Ram Nagesh. There was an old man among the attendees, who was surrounded with those inspirational vibes. He was sharing the photographs clicked by him during mid 1960’s. God, there was no one in the hall who was even born at that point of time. The photographs were amazing, taken with probably the first generation cameras.

 

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The hall seemed as if a bunch of tourists have visited the space to photographs every object at Collab House. A guy was taking picture of out London Wall clock, a person was clicking on our Mozilla dino, octopus, Rubik’s cubes, 3D printed models of Bhurj Khalifa, eiffel tower and every other piece of art at Collab house.

 

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That was an amazing day at Collab House with all those creative people trying to learn how to capture the world on a film, errr..  sorry films are obsolete after Digital era.

 

Practical DSLR Photography workshop for Beginners.

A 5 day training on IoT at ACE Engineering College

 

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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The agenda is as listed below:

Day 1:

  • Basics of IoT
  • Micro-controllers
  • 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

Day 2:

 

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

Python introduction

  • 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.
Day 3:
  • Raspberry Pi setup Guide.
  • Raspberry pi Sensor server and multimedia
Day 4:
  • Wireless protocols with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • IoT protocols
  • Internet and network layers
  • Working with database, cloud computing.

Day 5:

  • Hands-on demos
  • Ideation

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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A 5 day training on IoT at ACE Engineering College