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Model Engineering College wins in Bosch Hackathon 2016

Bosch Hackathon 2016Model Engineering College won first prize in Bosch Hackathon 2016 for developing the accident prevention and detection system for two wheelers.

The prototype was built by the team of Model Engineering College using the Bosch ultrasonic sensor to alert a rider on the speed of vehicles nearby. They won a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh and the prototype will be presented at the Bosch Smart Manufacturing Conclave 2016 on November 11, 2016.

The second prize of Rs 2 lakh was bagged by a team from SSN College of Engineering for their prototype Ultra cane, which is a smart stick with wheels to help the blind navigate. A student from Easwari College of Engineering came at third place winning Rs 1 lakh.

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions hosted the first edition of the Bosch Hackathon 2016 on ‘connected machines’ at the recently held Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things (COE-IOT), NASSCOM.

The hackathon had the networked generation of today design and build prototypes that will connect machines to machines, and to everything else – infrastructure, people, products and processes.

The Bosch Hackathon 2016 received over 3000 registrations and the event brought together an ecosystem of Bosch technology experts and Industry 4.0 domain experts with the developer community.

To enable rapid and accurate prototypes,  participants were provided with Bosch XDK kit – a prototyping platform from Bosch for sensor based IOT projects, Bosch BNO055 – a 9-axis motion sensor, and Arduino boards – an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software, to build their prototypes.

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Bosch Smart Manufacturing Conclave 2016 aims to highlight how Industry 4.0 transcends the boundaries between manufacturing and technology. It is a platform for manufacturers, technologists, thought leaders and industry practitioners from the manufacturing sector to meet and discuss on key areas as Industry 4.0 in India, Industrial IoT and Manufacturing 2020.

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