Coimbatore

Six teams from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology sweeps hackathon

Win first prizes in all events and take home ₹3.5 lakh

Six teams, comprising 36 students, from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Sathyamangalam, won first prizes totally worth ₹ 3.5 lakh in the Smart India Hackathon 2019, held at various institutes across the country from July 8 to 12.

The software and hardware edition is to provide engineering students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems that humans face in their everyday life through product innovation and a mindset to solve problems.

Six teams from the institute, Livonian, Sparklers, Irreplaceable Dream, Crushers, Technoz, Leo Survivors and Facile Fabricators, won first prizes in the event initiated by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, All India Council for Technical Education and other companies. It is one of the greatest opportunities for the young techies to work with some of the best talent in the country and offer out-of-the-box solutions to the problems in cost effective ways, members of the teams said.

Livonian, Sparklers and Facile Fabricators have won the first prizes each worth ₹1 lakh while Irreplaceable Dream Crushers won a first prize worth ₹50,000. With the guidance of MTS India Section and BIT Unmanned Underwater Vehicle – Applied Lab, the team Facile Fabricators, designed and developed an unmanned underwater vehicle. It collects the floating waste on the static water bodies and sends contemporary information about quality maintenance via sensors.

Livonian team designed a simple, cost-effective, hardware device that processes video and records the entire process of hand washing in real time to track hand hygiene compliance.

Sparklers team invented an effective Peltier-based water efficient air cooler to reduce water usage in desert coolers by 50% without impacting the cooling efficiency.

Irreplaceable Dream Crushers team developed an IOT-based low-cost TDS sensing and re-filtering plug-and-play hardware, that monitor input and output water quality through smart sensing in home water purifiers. Leo Survivors designed a solar-powered IOT- based smart garbage bin for segregating biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste.

Techonz crew developed an IoT based solution for monitoring pollution through pesticides in fresh fruits and vegetables that are sold in markets

M.P. Vijayakumar, Trustee of BIT, C. Palanisamy, Principal, K. Sivakumar Dean - Planning, Development and Student Affairs, P. Thangaraj, Dean - Academics congratulated the winners.

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