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Best DIY Robotic Arm to build from your home

Published on 26 Mar 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar


“MIT’s AutoSaw takes the risk and skill out of creating custom furniture, so that even you can do it without losing an unnecessary number of limbs”
-as said by Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum

AutoSaw is a robot-assisted carpentry device which is basically a robotic arm that could make the creation of custom furniture and fittings safer, easier and cheaper. You can simply select a template from the software (chair, table etc.) and adjust the size & shape, the robotic arm will then autonomously select and saw the wooden materials to the correct size.

With such kind of advanced mechatronics devices being developed, long gone are the days where a lot of industries needed humans to carryout precise, dangerous and delicate activities. Now with the latest advancements in the robotics technology, a lot of developments came in the mechatronics industry too.

“In a few years from now, builders might go to their job site, punch a number into the software, and the robots will cut and bring them the pieces they need”
-as said by Lipton to The Verge

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Best communication projects for engineering students

Published on 12 Mar 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Best Communication projects for engineering students

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”
-George Bernard Shaw

Well, this won’t concern the electronic devices since their communication happens seamlessly in an efficient manner. The entire operation of such electronic devices depends purely on how efficient their communication happens internally.

From the smallest devices like the smart watches to the industry advanced robots, each device uses various communication channels to function efficiently. And with the advancement of technologies, the way these devices communicate internally also has seen some great improvements.

First things first, so how does the communication process happens in these devices?

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Best embedded projects for engineering students

Published on 12 Mar 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Best Embedded projects for engineering students

“Art of Fusion” is a perfect term to highlight Embedded Systems Technology, where it brilliantly combines the hardware components with the software programming in an innovative way.

From the simplest electronic devices like calculators, digital watches, television remotes to the complex devices like the security and traffic control systems, embedded systems technology is being widely used to facilitate their efficient operation.

So, what makes the embedded systems technology to be a standalone player in the electronics industry?

To put it in simple terms, this amazing technology is being widely used for the following advantages:

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Low Cost Mini Projects for Mechanical Engineering Students

Published on 25 Feb 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Low Cost Mini Projects for Mechanical Engineering

Being an engineering student, you know the importance of building good mini projects. As the scope of the mini project that you build extends beyond your engineering curriculum and helps greatly in improving your confidence while attending interviews or applying for higher studies admissions.

But the main constrain for most of the engineering students is the cost that they have to incur in doing such innovative mini projects.

Doing good mini project with reduced cost is not easy, as it requires a lot of components and resources to complete it effectively.

So, what you can do to reduce the cost other than compromising the mini project itself?

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Low Cost Electrical (EEE) Mini Projects

Published on 25 Feb 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Low Cost Electrical (EEE) Mini Projects

Projecting the cost to do your mini project is not very easy. Most of the engineering students predict it wrongly and end up compromising their mini project at the very end.

This is majorly because the cost to do a mini project is not only dependant on the price of materials involved in it.

In order to calculate how much a mini project will cost to build, you need to consider a lot of parameters to predict it accurately.

So what are the factors that influences the cost of a mini project?

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Best mini projects for ECE students with low cost

Published on 18 Feb 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Best mini projects for ECE students with low cost

For any engineering student, mini project serves as an effective platform to showcase their skillsets. Whether it is going to be the examiner or the interviewer, you would like to impress them with your projects which actually reflects your engineering career.

But doing a good mini project is not easy, as there are a lot of factors that influence it. The most important factors that influence your mini project are,

  1. Cost
  2. Time
  3. Availability of resources

Out of these, cost is the most important influential factor for majority of the mini projects. As an engineering student you will be able to spend a lot of your time on building projects and also utilize your college infrastructure for doing mini projects, but you will not be able to spend more money for your project for obvious reasons.

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Good IoT projects for computer science engineering (CSE) students

Published on 18 Feb 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Good IoT projects for computer science engineering (CSE) students

“With the IoT, we’re headed to a world where things aren’t liable to break catastrophically – or at least we’ll have a hell of a heads’ up. We’re headed to a world where our doors unlock when they sense us nearby.”

– Scott Weiss

Internet of Things in short IOT is an amazing technology which is completely transforming the existing technologies into an entirely new dimension as we see it.

Being a computer science engineering student you might be wondering what makes IoT so powerful in the current market, also you might be confused about being a CSE student what kind of opportunities that you have in this technology.

Well, you are not alone. A lot of students have this query and I am taking this article as an opportunity to explain the importance of IOT and how a computer science engineering student can improve skills in them to develop an exciting career.

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Good format for Engineering Final Year Project Report

Published on 18 Feb 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Good format for Engineering Final Year Project Report

The scope of final year engineering project extends beyond the curriculum and greatly assists one in landing in their future core job or getting higher studies admission in reputed universities.

In general, final year engineering projects are considered to be the reflection of a student’s learning in his/ her four years of engineering. But doing a good final year project alone is not enough, it needs to be presented neatly in the standard format so that it can represent the different aspects of the project in a descriptive manner.

So, proper efforts should be put into developing the final year engineering project report as it provides concrete information about the project and helps the reader to go through it in a structured manner.

Often students who have done a great final year project fail to draft a good project report because of which he/ she were unable to showcase all of their learnings / understandings of their project to the examiner and authorities, and end up with scoring low scores in projects.

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Good format for Engineering Mini Project Report

Published on 18 Feb 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

Good format for Engineering Mini Project Report

With the recent technological advancements it is evident that the industries will be needing engineers who can work hands-on and provide solutions for real-time problems.

So, how do these industries identify the engineers who can work hands-on?

It is relatively simple, they just go through the project building experience of the engineering graduates, especially they like to know more about the projects that they have done as part of their engineering curriculum.

The academic projects that we do will simply help to showcase our skillsets to the recruiters. But building good mini projects alone is not enough to get the recruiters attention.

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How to conduct a faculty development program in mechanical engineering?

Published on 15 Jan 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar

How to conduct a faculty development program in mechanical engineering?

Currently India ranks third among the most attractive investment countries for technology in the world. Also India ranks second in terms of the contribution towards the high-quality scientific research in the world.

In addition, we have created a lot of buzz around the world lately with the announcements of numerous Indian space missions and Make-in-India initiative.

These points make us realise that India is establishing itself as a leader in industrialisation and technological development. For such establishment to happen, India will be needing a lot of engineers, especially mechanical engineers who are well trained in latest technologies.

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