nStore conducted Virtual Hackathon in association with the FIRST – Foundation for Innovation & Research at SASTRA Technology Business Incubator. The objective of the hackathon is to solve real-world business challenges in the retail ecosystem. The three main challenges are the Image to Text conversion, Voice to Text conversion, Intelligent product Grouping and Mapping. There are 30 participants were registered and each team can comprise of a maximum of 3 members. Mr Saravanan, Technical expert from nStore he explained each challenge on 15th December 2020. This is a unique opportunity for the 3rd year students to work on emerging technologies. Students have presented their innovative ideas to the panel members on 28th and 29th December 2020. On 25th January 2021 ,The organizer from nStore declared two winning teams in different challenges. Out of 10 teams, 2 teams got selected. In the end, the students gain industry experience and the prizes will be awarded.
AR – VR and IoT workshops at Daksh2020, the technical festival of SASTRA University was powered by SASTRA-TBI. Students from various universities in and around Tamil Nadu participated in the workshops on Feb 21, 22 and 23. They were given hands-on experiences on Unity, SparkAR, Vuforia, Embedded systems, Wireless communication protocol, App development and Cloud platform. All students had the real time experience in VR HMDs and developed a prototype of home automation kit.
IoT and AR Hackathon – PTC and Adroitec conducted a Hackathon on Internet of Things and Augmented Reality using Thingworx and Vuforia at SASTRA-TBI. Students worked for 48 hours with ideas on Predictive Maintenance – Fluid Pumping System, Air Pollution Monitoring system, Smart Farming, Smart Building – Ambiance Monitoring, AR – Models of Buildings and Automobile Customization.
IoT Workshop – An introductory workshop to Internet of Things was organized by TBI to first year engineering students of SASTRA University. The workshop had hands on session on ESP 32, NodeMCU and cloud interface with real time applications as examples.
The Velammal International School – Students of grade 8 and 9 from The Velammal Group attended 3D Printing, MIT Scratch Programming, Drones and Virtual Reality workshop at SASTRA TBI. They had a hands on sessions on all four upcoming technologies which helped them to understand the Industrial applications better.
CSWA Workshop – 20.7.19 – 21.7.19 – SOLIDWORKS is a productive 3D modelling software tool and students from SASTRA University from various Engineering domains were trained in the software. Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) is a certification exam to analyze the skill and all participants cracked the examination.
Block Programming on Drones – 6.8.19 – 8.8.19 – Students from R.S.K Higher Secondary School had an exposure to the emerging Technology at SASTRA TBI and they learnt about the Block programming on Drones. All students learnt block programming and had hands-on experience on Drones.
Workshop on Blockchain – 24.8.19 – 25.8.19 – Engineering students from all streams of SASTRA University attended a two day workshop on Blockchain, its foundation and applications. They discussed cryptography, blocks, timestamp, transaction data and use cases in several industries including finance, real estate and health.
UAV Pilot Training – 27.7.19, 28.7.19 & 9.8.19 – 11.8.19 – Pilot Training of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was conducted by Aerostat for students of SASTRA University and other colleges for five days. Introduction of drones, its applications, requirement of Simulation and on how to build a Quadcopter were discussed. Students had hands-on flying with drones and they worked on fixed-wing drone and Aerial Mapping.
Workshop on 3D Printing – 9.7.19 to 12.7.19 – Students from R.S.K Higher Secondary School had a one day workshop on 3D Printing at SASTRA TBI. 120 students were totally trained on the basics of 3D Printing, designing and slicing. Models designed by students were 3D printed and they were rewarded with the printed models.