Phoenix, the association of EEE, ECE and EIE students regularly conducts technical events in the campus. The IEEE chapter on campus comprises many student members and actively conducts technical seminars and other events.
One of the mentors from Technophilia gave a talk exploring the world of robotics.He gave a brief insight into the workshop that was to be conducted in the week on AVR Autobotz.
This workshop was conducted on Embedded Systems. Around 200 students participated in the workshop making this event a great success. The concepts taught during the workshop include basics of the 8051 microcontroller, interfacing it with LED’s, etc. The workshop was mainly conducted to give the students an insight into the world of microcontroller programming by using the 8051 model.
The first session of PHoEnix Talks kickstarted with a talk by Prof. Y. Yoganandam. He spoke about academics and future opportunities. This was followed by an interaction with the seniors (4th Yearites). They gave useful tips about placements and projects. Also, queries regarding GATE, GRE, CAT, etc. were answered giving all the students a brief overview and showing proper direction to their careers.
A workshop on AVR Autobotz was conducted by Technophilia Systems. Students were taught how to make a line follower and a maze solver using microcontrollers. The workshop received an overwhelming response with more than 50 teams participating in the workshop. A small competition was conducted by technophilia after the workshop. Top 3 teams were sent to the Robotics competition held in IIT Bombay.
A general quiz on electrical, electronics and communications was conducted to test the awareness of the students.
The second session of PHoEnix Talks was given by Mr. Chetan Kumar V. The event had an amazing response from the students. Mr. Chetan guided us through a variety of important issues which include placements, higher studies and a thorough approach to optimum utilization of four years studying electronics.
The third session of PHoEnix Talks was given by Mr. Kaushik, one of the Ph.D. scholars on campus working on communications. The talk was focused on the basics of communications which included LTE, Cognitive Radio, Ad Hoc Radio, etc. All the students got direction to work in the field of communications. This talk was one of those which was held to bridge the gap between first degree and higher degree students.
Prof. Daman Saluja (Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Delhi University), presented on Motivation for Engineering Solutions to Biomedical Problems, on 31 July 2017.
Visit by Prof. Linga Reddy C (Self-powered IoT Devices) and Prof. Daniel Romero (Distributed subspace projection via graph filters and Cartography), University of Agder, Norway.
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Home Automation workshop (pictures) was conducted by the PHoEnix association on 14th and 15th of September as a part of “Engineer’s Day”. The workshop was taken by the R Ganesh Varma and PV Nikhilanj, accompanied by the tech-team members, C Satcheel reddy, C Vineel and B Akhil Raj. There was a participation of about 120 students from all batches and streams, grouped into 60 teams. A kit was distributed to every team that consisted of :
The workshop was intended to give a detailed introduction to microcontrollers, networking, NodeMCU and data transfer between a phone and the board. Further, switching on a relay using one’s phone, interfacing with a ultrasonic sensor, connecting the NodeMCU with the internet using Facebook messenger and MQTT protocol to send data to the board was planned to be dealt in the workshop. With this knowledge, we expect the students to play around with the kit to make their own home automation systems incorporating different sensors. One such example of a system that was given by the tech-team is an ‘Anti-Theft System’ incorporating the ultrasonic sensor. This gives a huge push to the students who are getting started in circuit design and IOT.
Due to a huge turnout, longer than expected Q/A and debugging sessions, couple of topics from the aforementioned list weren’t covered in the given time frame. An additional session can be expected in the next couple of days that will wrap the workshop and give some more time for additional queries.
Dr. Prashant Shingare (Director, Wind Energy, Vertiv Co - formerly Emerson Network Power), presented on "Wind turbine control systems theory and practices" on 17 Nov 2017.
Prof. Aurobinda Routray (Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur) presented an invited on “Portable Embedded System for Human Monitoring”. Prof. Routray is an eminent Professor with more than 120 publications, 7 patents. His research interests include non-linear and statistical signal processing, signal based fault detection and diagnosis, real time and embedded signal processing, numerical linear algebra, and data driven diagnostics.
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Prof. Gulamabas G. Sivjee, Professor and Director, Space Physics Research Laboratory, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA, presented on, “Technological Challenges arising from Space Disturbances" on 22 Nov 2017.