Why buy when you can make one

making mobiles Students at IIT Hyderabad PHOTO: Mohd Arif  

While the world goes gaga about owning the latest phone in the market, how about making one? Come January 7, IIT Hyderabad plays host to students from colleges across the country for a workshop where they build mobiles from scratch.

The mobile they design will have basic functionalities like call dialling, call receiving, sending and receiving SMSes using the GSM technology.

The workshop, hosted as part of the NVision Fest that enters its fifth edition this year, welcomes students numbering nearly 2000 across the country.

Besides providing insights into the practical know-how that goes into making a phone, the two-day workshop will help students gain conceptual knowledge on Embedded Systems, Embedded C and ATmega16. Students are advised to come in teams of four, and will be provided with a kit.

“The workshop is entering its third year now, it’s been a rage since it began began. We ready the groundwork for these fests for almost a year, during our holidays,” says Sai Niranjan Reddy, a third year engineering student who organises the event.

The workshop (where students will be provided certificates) hosted by IIT Hyderabad and AB Lab Solutions will commence in the IIT Hyderabad campus on January 7.

Cultural feast

Later this month, IIT Hyderabad will feature a variety of musical perfromances and contests.

1) ELAN 2017 presents a fusion band contest Manthan, where the fusion bands get an opportunity to upload their videos. The first round requires bands (with a maximum number of seven members) to upload their performance on the website The team leader is required to register at Last date to upload the videos is January 15, 11:59 p.m. Shortlisted bands get to perform at Elan-e-Jung finals, Elan 2017.

The final winner gets prizes worth Rs 35,000 and a chance to record their music in Soundkraft Recording Studio, Hyderabad.

Date: January 21

2) IIT Hyderabad and Alliance Francaise present a performance by the French flute band ‘Magic Flutes’

Date: January 21

3) IIT Hyderabad and Israel in India bring a mix of electronic bass music, dub and hip hop with Israel-based music producers Echo and Tito.

Date: January 22

Venue for events: IIT Hyderabad permanent campus

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