GSM based SMS alert system: Light, Fire, Gas and Intruder Detector(Hackathon-2018 1st prize winning project)

Developers: Prateek Kumar Sonker (M.Tech-VLSI )
Yashika Arora (Phd Scholar)
Bodhayan Nandi (M.Tech-VLSI )
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shubajith Roy Choudhury
Abstract: The device is built to detect presence of any human intruder or any risk of fire in the room; where it is installed. In case of any human intruder entering the room, or gas leakage, or excessive ambient light, or the temperature of the room goes beyond a certain high value (i.e. >60 degree C). The device sends an appropriate SMS on the user's phone, hence, the user gets real-time notification of occurrences of such risky conditions.

Following are the capabilities of the device:
->The device uses a Passive Infrared Sensor to detect presence of human intruders.
->The device uses a Temperature Sensors and constantly monitors the ambient temperature.
->The device uses light sensor to monitor ambient light inside room.
->The device uses Gas Sensor that can specifically sense the leakage of LPG gas.
->The device has GSM connectivity to send SMS.

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Design of an autonomus rover capable of finding its path and to be used for grass cutting( Hackathon -2018 2nd prize winning project)

Developer: Mr. Kshitij shakya (Phd Scholar)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shubajith Roy Choudhury
Abstract:Being inspired by Scenes of fire at the mountains on the periphery of kamand And Recent pollution related holocaust at Delhi NCR region due to burning grass.Dry grass after cultivation is burned to save manpower and time , even at flat land.This results in complete waste of chemical energy from cellulose of grass.Also emission of soot and dust causing breathing problems. The root cause of this problem is :-Lack of manpower,time and patience. We are suggesting a solution by an autonomous vehicle capable of cutting the grass and collecting it .The vehicle will be capable to work both on land as well as mountain .It will be equipped with proximity sensors and path finder algorithms.Its Novelty lies in its Autonomy . Well the task can be performed by human workers, why you need a machine to do so ?? Sending workers for cutting grass at the mountain is not easy and often and is also quite dangerous but the machine can do that.Yes but you will be still burning grass , wouldn’t it cause pollution ? Not like coal ,which emits So2 and No2 and other harmful gases .Also it can be combusted in a controlled manner without emission of soot and maybe Co2. Requirements : 4 Proximity sensors,Li-ion Battery 12V,Ready made electric vehicle,4 High torque Dc motors,Arduino Uno,Seven segment display

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Optimization and development of Rhododendron based infusion and processed products ( Hackathon -2018 3rd prize winning project)

Developers: Dr. Reshma Sao (Woman Scientist)
Ms. Bandna Kumari (Mphil Botany)
Mr. Maneesh Lingwan (Phd Scholar)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shyam K Masakapalli
Abstract: Farmers of mid-Himalayan region are faced with some genuine topographical challenges because of its hilly terrain. Lack of industrialization due to lack of natural mines, its remote location, lack of regular source of irrigation and monkey menace are some of the reasons that majority of the population remains marginal farmers. As a result day-by-day farmers are losing interest in agriculture. Agri-technological intervention to add value to the agri-products is needed to regain the farmers-interest in agriculture and will enhance the socio-economic condition of farmers. The local climate of mid-Himalayan region is suitable for growth of herbs like tulsi, mint and many other indigenous flowers and fruits which has more commercial value as compared to traditional crops. The current project aims in development and optimization of processing and packaging of Rhodo-based products. The Rhododendron flowers are found in abundance and is known for its high medicinal values and have been reported to be rich in phenolic compounds and flavonoids. It is well known for its anti-oxidants, anti-diabetics, anti-diarrheal, hepatoprotective and anti- inflammatory properties. We have employed Rhododendron flowers to make products like HimRhodo sauce and HimRhodo infusion. This formulation brings taste and nutrition together. HimRhodo infusion is the blended flavor of tulsi and mint along with Rhododendron flower. The product has good potential for economic benefit of rural farmers of the mid-Himalayan region. The technology will eventually be transferred and disseminated to the enterprising farmers of the region for their socio-economic benefits.

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Ignis Bellator: The fire warrior

Developers: Priyansh Saxena, 3rd year B.Tech (CSE) student
Pulkit Rajgadiya, 3rd year B.Tech (EE) student
Akash Kumar Kushwaha, 3rd year (ME) student
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury and Dr. Mohammed Talha
Abstract: Every year, a huge loss to life and property is caused by fire. Fire-fighting is a risky business and requires extremely skilled labour. Is it possible to extinguish fires without putting fire-fighters into danger? The solution lies in developing an autonomous robot that acts in-place of fire-fighters and reduces risk to human-life. The device sends an SMS alert to the user and the nearest fire-station. This can reduce the damage caused because of lack of information about fire. The user can control the robot and guide it inside hazardous situations. This can reduce the risk to fire-fighters significantly. The device is also integrated with a live camera-feed that can show human presence in fire-affected areas. This can be used to take appropriate action to save lives. The robot can work under a reasonable range of temperature efficiently.

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Automatic Ration Vending Machine

Developers: Anurag Rakde, 3rd year B.Tech (EE) student
Aryan Kumar, 3rd year B.Tech (CSE) student
Avnish Gupta, 3rd year (ME) student
Rohit Kumar Verma, 3rd year B.Tech (CSE) student
Simranjeet Singh, 3rd year B.Tech (EE) student
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaustav Sarkar
Abstract: The public distribution system in India is not without its defects. Around 40 crore of the population of India come in below poverty line (BPL) families. There have been growing instances of consumers receiving inferior quality of food grains, deceitful dealers replacing the good supplies with inferior stock and several other malpractices. However, ration stores have the problem of the long queues which cause a lot of time wastage and unwanted commotion in the stores. To add to it, corruption and malpractices have shown up on the part of the store employees. The project aims to develop a product known as automatic vending machine that is primarily meant to be sanctioned and operated in the ration stores in India. This is a machine around 2 m in height and 1X1m in area. It contains storage containers for various ration items and final output is the dispensation of desired quantity of one specific ration. These commodities can include wheat, rice, milk, kerosene, sugar, etc. which will be distributed to the ration card holders at a price lower than the market price (called the Issue Price). The aim is to make this product as much user friendly as possible. The Automatic Ration Vending Machine(AVRM) has an interface (a touchscreen).. As soon as the input is given, the entire mechanism of the product comes into action. The customer will have to specify the quantity of the commodity he/she needs. Immediately after dispensation of ration, a printed bill will be generated. The amount specified will be will be deducted from the synced bank account of the customer. The mechanism is such that employee at the store can regularly fill the bags inside the machine once they reach a minimum quantity.

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Self Adjusting Guitar

Developer: Akshat Gupta, 4th year B.Tech (EE) student
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anil Kr. Sao
Abstract: Anybody who has played guitar knows the importance of a well-tuned guitar. One can create music out of a guitar only if the strings of a guitar are tuned correctly. Tuning the guitar properly can take upto 5-10 minutes for beginners and is usually quite inconvenient. Even for professional guitarists, tuning the guitar takes decent amount of time. Also, to play different songs which are at different scales, one has to change the tuning of the guitar from time to time. To avoid hiatus due to tuning a guitar during a live performance, professional guitarists tend to keep several guitars, carefully tuned at different 'tunings' whilst performing live. In this project, cumbersome process is simplified by making a ' Self-Tuning Guitar '. This mechanism will recognize the frequency of the sound produced by a string of a guitar, and tune the string to the correct frequency in a flash. This is done by using a frequency recognizer, which informs a micro-controller attached to the guitar about the current frequency(musical note) a string is tuned to. The information regarding the correct frequency(musical note) to which a string should be tuned to is fed in the micro-controller. The micro-controller uses these information, and a ' Mapping ' which we find in course of this project, to tune the guitar string to the correct frequency, using a motor attached to the guitar.