TWO DAY WORKSHOP ON ROBOTICS WITH ARDUINO
Team Phoenix in association with COSME (Consortium Of Students in Mechanical Engineering), Padre Conceicao College of Engineering organized a two-day workshop on “Robotics with Arduino” which was held on the 3rd and 4th of August 2019 at Padre Conceicao College of Engineering Campus.
77 students across the engineering colleges in Goa participated in it with great enthusiasm. The workshop helped introduce the world of robotics to the participants. Kits were provided for a hands-on experience.
On the first day, the students were introduced to Arduino programming, interfacing different sensors, the Bluetooth module and obtaining necessary measurements.
On the next day, the students designed autonomous Line Follower Robots by assembling the chassis, coding and finally testing the robots on the line follower track. An on-the-spot competition was held for the participants. They had to build the fastest line follower robot that would complete the track. Mr. Anurag Kulkarni, a first year student from the Department of Computer Engineering, PCCE was the winner.
Under the leadership of the President, Mr. Anshul Mahale and the Vice President, Mr. Pranyud Kankonkar of Team Phoenix, the workshop was a grand success.
Team Phoenix has been a pioneering Goan robotics group that was founded 5 years ago. It is doing yeoman service in bringing robotics to students by providing guidance, and getting them to build different kinds of robots. In this way, students not only learn robotics by building them, getting exposure and confidence through the events, but they also win accolades for themselves. Team Phoenix participates at various state and national events and has won many titles in field of robotics. It also participated at Techfest 2017, an international event, the only team from Goa to do so.