SAKEC Robo Club

“Online Lockdown Interaction on SpaceX Maiden Astronaut Flight” May 2020
SAKEC Robo Club promoted the Online Lockdown Interaction on SpaceX Maiden Astronaut Flight by Dr. Anita Sengupta, organized by Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9.30 AM. About 80 students and faculty members have attended the event. Dr. Anita Sengupta is a rocket scientist and aerospace engineer who for over 20 years has been developing technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars, Asteroids, and Deep Space. Dr. A. P. Jayaraman, Nuclear Scientist (1964-2004), President – STEAM Academy, Chairman – NCSC Mumbai along with Shivaprasad M. Khened, Director Nehru Science Centre Mumbai, Former Director NGMA, Mumbai, National Science Centre, Delhi, Visvesvaraya Museum, Bangalore had interacted with Dr. Anita in the lecture. Dr. Anita Sengupta explained the NASA-SpaceX Demo-2 mission ‘Launch America’ to send two astronauts — Col. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken — into space, aboard a spacecraft developed by SpaceX. This is the first time a private space company will be achieving such a feat. She also talked on Parachutes for reentering into Earth atmosphere, private player role in Engineering and designing of space related activities, expressed her thoughts on space debris cleaning solutions, discussed her view on future of urban transportation by joint venture of space sector, Electrical propulsion systems of space, also answered questions of the audience like SpaceX – ISRO collaborations, Rover drilling machine on moon, what subjects are important to become astronaut, Indian human launch mission. One person ‘ASK’ed her message to Indian girls. (ASK – ‘A’ – Anita Sengupta, ‘S’ – Sunita Williams and ‘K’ – Kalpana Chawla), questions also included about failures in engineering – especially in space technology, whether she expect human on Mars by 2030. In the concluding remark Dr. Anita Sengupta gave the message that, for successful carrier in engineering field every engineering student must have Problem Solving mindset or mentality.

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“3 days Hands-on Workshop & Competition on ROBOTICS” March 2020
After conducting Hands on Robotics Workshop with great demand from students, Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College’s SAKEC ROBOCLUB organized a similar event on 6th, 7th and 8th March 2020 at 4th floor seminar hall. On 6th March, the event started with the welcome speech by Prof. Jagdish Sarode, SAKEC Robo Club in-charge. The event was conducted by Prof. Jagdish Sarode along with Prof. Rahul Khandare and Mr. Yash Rane. The workshop started with Introduction to Arduino microcontroller board with programming by Mr. Rahul Khandare. Total 20 students participated in the event. Arduino kit and necessary accessories were given to each team. Later, Prof. Jagdish Sarode taught to assembling of the robots with basic kit. After lunch break, students were taught IR sensor interfacing and programming by Mr. Yash Rane. On 7th March, the participants were taught Bluetooth interfacing, so mobile movements for robots can be studied and also motor interfacing for movements. After lunch break, the session on ultrasonic sensor programming and IR line following programs were taken by Mr. Yash Rane. Participants have tested their line following robots and demonstrated the line following robot with different speed. On 8th March, Mr. Yash Rane taught various algorithms of line following to solve maze puzzles. Later participants made different programs using these algorithms to solve different maze problems. All teams have participated in maze problem solving competition. The session was completed with vote of thanks by Prof. Jagdish Sarode. With the combined efforts of Roboclub faculty members Prof. Tina Maru, Prof. Panjab Mane, Prof. Atul Gargade and student coordinators the event was conducted smoothly as planned.

“e-Yantra Lab Inauguration (Embedded Systems & Robotics Lab)” December 2018
On 20th December, 2018 online Embedded Systems & Robotics Laboratory (e-Yantra Lab.) inaugurations was organised by e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) – IIT Bombay. Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College is one of the 27 collages across India where this inauguration ceremony has been done. Online Embedded Systems & Robotics Laboratory (e-Yantra Lab.) Inauguration is, supported by e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) – IIT Bombay and funded by MHRD under National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT). e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) is a program under which colleges are encouraged to setup robotics laboratory. It is designed as a scalable and sustainable approach that addresses infrastructure creation and teacher training – to create an eco-system at the colleges to impart effective engineering education.
The inauguration was conducted on fourth floor auditorium at 11 o’clock along with many other colleges across India. All the colleges along with IIT Bombay co-ordinators were connected to each other online by ‘Go To Meeting’ software. DR. KAVI ARYA, head of e-yantra initiative IIT Bombay was present online. SAKEC was at second position for online inauguration.
At SAKEC’s turn inauguration began with the lightning of the lamp by the Principal Dr. Bhavesh Patel, Vice-Principal Dr. Vinit Kotak, SAKEC Robo Club In-charge Prof. Jagdish Sarode, Head of Electronics Department, Dr. Subha Subramaniam and members of SAKEC Robo Club. This was followed by inauguration of sinage board of Embedded Systems & Robotics Laboratory (e-Yantra Lab.). Faculty members who have completed e-Yantra Task Based training (e-Yantra TBT) have been handed over the Robots provided by IIT Bombay.Then certificates of merit were handed over to the faculty who have completed e-Yantra TBT workshop by Principal. Dr. Bhavesh Patel gave best wishes to team.
After completion of inauguration of e-Yantra Lab at SAKEC by college dignitaries, DR. KAVI ARYA principle investigator of e-Yantra, IIT Bombay, online inaugurated the e-Yantra lab of SAKEC along with other colleges by sharing his best wishes to the new start.

“Expert Lecture on Space Technology” September 2018
On September 26, Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College’s SAKEC ROBO CLUB conducted an interactive session with Mr. PranitPatil (scientist Astronaut candidate of NASA) regarding his experiences in the space exploration, space technology and current guidelines in universal exploration. He has been a part of the high- profile teams which worked on Mars Missions and recently he was involved in the Kepler Mission- NASA’s first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets around other stars. He is currently working on project POSSUM.

 

The event began with the lightening of the lamp by the vice principal V.C. KOTAK and JAGDISH SARODE sir and welcome speech by a member of SAKEC ROBOCLUB Then Mr. Patil began with the outlet of space and gave a general idea of NASA recent projects and future plans. He then introduced to the students about applications of CubeSats and technologies used in the architecture of launching system. He also shared his valiant experience of tests he passed through before he was clad in suit of astronaut and how he got the license of fighter plane where dealing with acceleration 4G, 0G and even -2G at the height of 330 m from the ground becomes very difficult.

Migrating to our cousin planet MARS has always been a dream of humans. ‘But how cool or hard MARS is! Do we have sufficient water to quench the thirst of all?’ Mr. Patil gave a detailed information and answers to our intimate questions and the practises and attempts of NASA for human sustainable development over MARS. But his recent project to reach Keplar452B (twin planet of earth) was far more fascinating. However, when he informed that ‘keplar452B is 1400 light years away from earth’ – dejected everybody- as it doesn’t seem possible to ever reach there. His recent project, Possum (still in progress) – using of positron in aeronautical science to reach the speed equivalent to light- exhilarated the audience to learn more regarding the mechanism which is soon going to be used. All this information is available because of voyager launched by NASA in 1977 which is still under working condition because of the use of antimatter propulsion which caught the interest of the audience.

Later Mr.Pranit Patil gave the career guidance to the future engineers on getting into space science. He has also busted the myths regarding the same.
Seminar was concluded by Mr. Rinkesh Kurkure member of Imperial Scientific Association -pen Maharashtra gave the overview about Nano technology and material science which caught the student’s attention.

“Hands-on workshop & competition on ROBOTICS” August 2018
On September 27,28 and 29th august 2018, Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College’s SAKEC ROBOCLUB organized an 3 days Hands-on Robotics workshop & competition in association with Eduprime Technologies Mr. Hitarth Patel and team.

 

The Workshop started with introduction of basic programming functions, introduction and functioning of 8051 microcontroller and logic design. in workshop teams been formed of 5 registered students, 5 students will be working as team throughout the session which gives students an flavour of working with team, then each team given Arduino kit and necessary accessories. student been taught to assemble the robots from basic kit, and coding for movement of assembled robot.

The session was very interactive , Mr. Hitarth Patel and team solving each and every queries of students and also encouraged to do experiment with variation in inputs. Students were very enthusiastic as they assembled the bots and able to perform various movements by trying input variation.

On last day Competition was conducted, there were two rounds and separate problem statement, 30 minutes of time was given to write and compile the code to navigate assembled robots on track from 19 teams, 5 teams shortlisted for second round of competition, from which winner and runner up declared.

“SAKEC Robo Club Inauguration” April 2018
SAKEC Robo Club was inaugurated on 5thApril,2018 by Dr. T. A. Dwarkanath, Scientific Officer-H, Division of Robotics & Remote Handling, BARC, Mumbai along with Principal Dr. Bhavesh Patel, Vice Principal Dr. V. C. Kotak and Heads of the Departments. Dr.T.A. Dwarkanath addressed the gathering about the emerging technologies in Robotics field and during his presentation he introduced the use of Robotics in remote handling of atomic material in BARC.

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