It was a great Saturday morning at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST). The campus was decorated with a festive look by some goggles warred Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) students. One of the organizers Syed Irfan Ali Meerza and his friend Syed Tasmiul Islam attended the Inter University Engineering Project Competition with the project of drone named X-Hopper at the EnGenius, held at AUST on January 24.
Irfan explained their project and said, "The drone named X-Hopper can moving on up to 30 metres from the point its start from. We device can help us on the fire happening on up-rising building. Syed Irfan Ali Meerza, a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) explained their project.
The Electrical and Electronics Engineer (EEE) related club AUST-EEE Project Society organized the programme where 84 teams from 12 universities projected their engineering projects in 4 categories are Hardware, Software, Robotics and Line follower Robot (LFR) projects.
The LFR category had the most number of participants. Some 53 teams participated there. Besides, 11 teams took part in Hardware, 6 teams in Software and 14 in Robotics category. Visitors also gathered in high numbers in the LFR presentation and curiously enjoyed the movements of robotic cars on a board.
"We are very hopeful to develop engineering labs in public and private universities equipped with modern facilities. We are living in the era of information technology. So, it is very mandatory for us to develop skilled human resources in this sector. Hope, this kind of competition helps young researchers to unveil their inner potentials," University Grants Commission Chairman AK Azad Chowdhury said at the prize giving ceremony as chief guest.
The team from the hosting university projected the - Solaries, a super solar panel that can be moved according the position of light or sun.
One of the team members, Sudip Maitra explained and said, "The solar panel can move according the ray of light or sun. When the sun moves from east to west, the solar board automatically moves and grabs the power from the sun."
Few students from the EEE department of AUST, Muhammad Hasnat Kabin, Muhammad Aupu and Muhammad Tarikul, made a voice controlled Fire Bridged System. They participated in robotics category.
Hasnat explained there are two parts in the device. One is leg and the other is wheel. The device moves with any smart phone having wireless fidelity or Bluetooth.
He projected the controlling of it with its Bluetooth connectivity. When the wheels will be failed then the legs will help it stand up and spray the water.
There is a difference in software category in crowd of hardware and robotics. The team from BRAC University named BRACU-NESO innovated business software through which a company can get output print with detail data.
The team members Sayed Enfan Arefin, Navid Anindya, Shaouvik Shadman and Ohinur Makamay Mahmood from Computer Science and Engineering department displayed a different application.
Another team, Hunter-28, from the hosting University AUST, made a drone that can reach up to 120 metres from its operating places.
Mosabbin Khan Shibu, Omnia Alam SK Masud Hasn Anik and Rehnuma Mahjabin Nisha were very cheerful while presenting their drone project.
Rehnuma Mahjabin said the fire accident at Bashundhara City in 2009 very much influenced them to develop such project.
Mosabbin Khan explained the project while talking with the writer. The Hunter-28 can be reached up to 16 floors from its operating point.
The day long robotics crowd came to an end with prize giving ceremony. AUST Broad of Trusties Kazi Rafikul Alam, Former Vice Chancellor MH Khan attended as special guests while Vice Chanchellor AMM Saifullah presided over the prize giving ceremony. The Daily Observer was the media partner of the event. Total ten teams were awarded there in four categories. It was a great day for the robotics lovers!
Jannatul Islam Rahad is Staff Correspondent at The Daily Observer