This report captures a two-day programme of presentations, projects, interactive discussions and Real time applications at the All India workshop on Physical Computing Using Arduino sponsored by The Institution of Engineers (India) was organized by The Institution of Engineers (India), Kanchepuram Local Centre in collaboration with the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engneering, SRM University during 5th & 6th October, 2017.
During the inaugural session, Dr. S.S Dash, Prof/EEE welcomed the gathering. Dr.Venkatesan, Chairman, IEI Kanchepuram Local Centre (IE(I)-KLC) gave the presidential address. Dr. B. Umamaheswari inaugurated the workshop. Her valuable address expressed the importance of Physical computing and Arduino in today’s evolving engineering sector. Followed by her, The Guest of Honour Mr. K. Chandrasekaran highlighted the need of the hour by his thought provoking speech. Er. R. Ramdoss (Honorary Secretary, IEI, TNSC.) presented a felicitation address and explained about IE (I), its various programs aimed for the development of students and opportunities that IEI presents to its members.Dr. S.R.R. Senthilkumar, Hon Secretary, IE (I)-KLC later on proposed vote of thanks. The main aim of the workshop was to know the importance and create an in-depth knowledge about physical computing and arduino.
After the inaugural session Mr. Durgesh Joshi,CEO and Co-Founder, KJP Automation, initiated the technical session. He threw some light on the types of arduino, techniques and scenarios for its applications. He explained various parts of the Arduino and conducted the Second technical session of the seminar again. The hardware sessions included working with various peripherals including LED, Switches, Serial Port, Light Dependent Resistor, Intensity variation using PWM, Relay Control using TSOP Sensors and many more.
The entire day was buzzing with activities and the interactive sessions, which provided a hands-on experience on Arduino. In between Mr. C. Balaji, AP/EEE conducted some Q&A rounds where participants who answered correctly were given gifts.
The Fifth session was initiated on 6th October at 9:00 AM with an introduction to various applications of Arduino. The students were coding on their respective kits. Then, Mr. C. Balaji took a session on Traffic Light controller and automatic streetlights. After Lunch, Mr.A Dominic Savio continued the session and gave demonstration of Water level control system .Certificates distributed at 4:15 PM by the Dr. Subhransu Sekhar Dash, Professor/EEE. The response of the participants was tremendous and their enthusiasm last until last session.