The roster of 6 teams named, Livonian, Sparklers, Irreplaceable Dream Crushers, Techonz, Leo Survivors and Facile Fabricators – from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology won first prizes worth Rs. 3,50,000/- in the nationwide big competition “Smart India Hackathon 2019”.
Unlike traditional hackathons, the World’s biggest SIH 2019 -the nationwide Software & Hardware edition is a mega Initiative by the Ministry of HRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4c and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini. It Involves 1 Lakh+ technical students, 3000+ technical institutions, 200+ organizations from across India.
The event harnessed the technical expertise students from IISc, IITs, NITs and AICTE/UGC approved institutions to creatively solve problems and offer technical solutions. It is one of the great opportunities for the Young techies to work with some of the best talents in the country and offer out-of-the-box solutions to the problems in cost-effective ways.
The six teams made up of 36 BIT students, took part in the grand finale of SIH 2019 from 08/07/2019 to 12/07/2019.
As a huge sense of achievement, the teams Livonian, Sparklers & Facile Fabricators have won the first prizes each worth Rs.1,00,000 & the team Irreplaceable dream crushers won First prize worth Rs.50,000.
With the guidance of MTS India Section and BIT Unmanned Underwater Vehicle – Applied Lab, the team Facile Fabricators, designed and developed an unmanned underwater vehicle. It collects the floating waste on the static water bodies and sends contemporary information about quality maintenance via sensors.
Among the 16 teams from all over India, Facile Fabricators’ BIT- MTS Student Section won the first prize of Rs. 1,00,000 under the “Smart Cities” category. The team received the prize from Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.
Students from Livonian team – BIT, designed a simple, cost-effective, hardware device that processes the video and records the entire process of handwashing in real-time to track hand hygiene compliance.
The device works with analytical sensors through its software could capture motion measuring position, direction, and angle of moving objects in 3D space. The team won the first prize of Rs. 1,00,000 for their project at SRM University, Chennai.
The team Sparklers invented An effective Peltier based water-efficient air cooler to reduce the water usage in desert coolers by 50% without impacting the cooling efficiency. This will have a huge positive impact on the saving of water and reduction in overall weight & size of the cooler body, hence making it cost-effective.
The team won the first prize of Rs. 1,00,000 for their project at Dayananda Sagar Engg. College, Bangalore.
The Irreplaceable Dream Crushers team developed an IOT based low-cost TDS sensing and re-filtering plug and play hardware, that monitor input & output water quality through smart sensing in the home water purifier. The crew won the first prize of Rs. 50,000 at Reva University, Bangalore.
The team Leo Survivors designed a solar-powered IoT based smart garbage bin for segregating biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste which houses biotech based mini/macro waste decomposer is developed. The mobile app associated with the trash helps in collection scheduling and dump yard allocation.
The Techonz crew developed an IoT based solution for monitoring pollution through pesticide in fresh fruits and vegetable available in markets. Exceeding the level of pesticide contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables causes a health risk to common people as a normal man cannot identify it.
This portable IoT based technology with IR based pollution detection device is developed to monitor the level of pollution through pesticides in fresh fruits and vegetables available in the market.
Overall In every project, the strategy adopted by the students was to work out a solution to the constraints people facing in their life every day. The teams have made tremendous efforts day and night on the five-day hackathon event. This newly found achievement is a reward for all the hard work they put in it. Without the support and coordination of BIT’s hackathon lab and 27 special labs’, it would have been difficult to deal with.