Texas Instruments (TI) India announces the hosting of its 4th edition “DIY with TI” event. The event specifically recognises TI hobbyists who innovate in their spare time using TI devices, and demonstrate innovations to simplify real-life problems.
This year, over 50 engineers got together in teams at TI in India and showcased their passion for creating simple and innovative solutions with over 20 cool and interesting demos.
The 4th edition of the event was won by Prathap Ghorpade, Manoja Vinnakota and John Roshan Samuel for their DIY project ‘Air-O-care’ bagging the Chief Geek award – The solution essentially monitors air quality and measures pollution. The winners were chosen based on the potential of this application for creating future smart cities.
Also, Pheroze Verma, Shinjan Pal, Prathap R and Prathap Srinivasan, Kamath Veena, Sudhakar Singh were recognised as runners-up for their projects on ‘Multi apartment door-entry system with wireless video and two-way audio’ and ‘Smart Digital Door Lock and Access Control for Secure Home and Hotels’ respectively.
“What started in 2013 to recognize and encourage TI hobbyists, has gained significant momentum among passionate engineers who innovate on their own time using TI devices. DIY with TI helps them get together to collaborate and share their ideas with other DIYers and it’s exciting to see some of the cool products they come up with. It essentially works as a catalyst for them to enhance their problem solving skills in a most engaging and meaningful manner,” said Santhosh Kumar, President and Managing Director at Texas Instruments India.
Other notable projects in the realm of robotics were also showcased to help carry loads, smart farming applications to help farmers gauge the moisture in their farms and identify specific areas for pesticide control.
‘DIY with TI’ is a global event held within TI in its U.S., Germany, China and India offices.