One Day Advanced Workshop on Robotics using ARDUINO
4th March, 2017
IEEE Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organized a one day student’s training workshop on “Robotics using ARDUINO” on 4th March, 2017. Fifty four students of 2nd semester of Applied Sciences Humanities Department participated in the workshop. Mr. Chandra Shekhar Singh (HOD) Mr. Krishanu Kundu (Assistant Professor) from Electronics Communication Engineering
Department, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon were the resource person for the workshop.
The objective of the workshop was to spread education in Embedded System Robotics.
The programme started with registration of the participants. At the beginning Mr. Krishanu Kundu (Assistant Professor) briefed participants the mission and vision of the workshop. He added the idea of the workshop was to incorporate embedded system and robotics into engineering education with the objective of engaging students through exciting hands-on application of engineering principles. In his technical speech he also described the basic features and aspects of ARDUINO Board.
Mr. Chandra Shekhar singh (HOD, ECE) discussed the complete configuration of the ARDUINO Board Fire Bird V robot. Later the session moved on with hands on training on the following topics using Fire Bird V Robot : LED Blinking, Buzzer Interfacing, Motion control – Forward, Back, Stop, Left, Right, Soft left and Soft right and LCD interfacing.
Next session started in Computer Lab with the introduction to Fire Bird V Robotics Research platform and continued with hands on training on following topics: ADC interfacing – IR sensor and Sharp Range sensor, Serial port interfacing and basics of Line following robot using Fire Bird V Robot. The entire session was guided by Mr. Krishanu Kundu (Assistant Professor) Mr.Asish Gambhir (Assistant Professor). As a part of workshop one online quiz was also being conducted to evaluate students’ knowledge.
At the end, Mr. Chandra Shekhar Singh and Mr. Krishanu Kundu cleared the doubts of participants on robot interfacing and motivated participants to use this embedded skill for building a professional career in the field of Robotics. The closing ceremony leads to prize distribution to top performers in the online quiz. Top performers got their token of appreciation from Prof (Dr.) B.M.K Prasad (Principal).
The session was very helpful as participants came to know various issues related to interfacing of various sensors with ATmega2560 microcontroller and facts that interfacing creates a significant role in field of Robotics.