Class-2 Boy’s Robotic Models Attract Visitors at TECH FOSS 2K16
Kochi: Amid a series of interesting experimental works displayed by engineering and science graduates at the TECH FOSS 2K16, three robotic models by a seven-year-old student particularly attracted the visitors.
Saarang Sumesh, a Class 2 student of Choice School here, showcased a cleaning robot, a robotic hand and a walking stick for blind during the just-concluded event jointly organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Toc H Institute of Science and Technology (TIST) and the Computer Society of India in association with the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre of the institute.
“Saarang left us surprised even with his presentation skills,” TIST Principal Dr. D Vincent H Wilson said. “He not only displayed the uses of the robot but explained how he made it. He has made the robots using Lego Robotic Kit.”
More than 25 projects from different engineering, science and polytechnic colleges across the State participated in the ‘Maker Party’, a highlight event organised on the sidelines. Maker Party was a platform during which knowledge-sharing groups interacted and demonstrated various free and open-source tools and software.
Apart from Maker Party, the TECH FOSS 2K16 also conducted hands-on workshops on Android and Arduino besides contests.
Aiming to encourage youngsters to develop and promote open-source technology, the event also featured an Open Source Olympiad which comprised a coding contest and an open-source quiz. Other events included a Hardware Project competition and an App Idea contest.
Around 500 visitors, including students, faculty members and professionals participated in the two-day event.