• Practical AI: FREE Meetup and Design Jam!

    91springboard Indiranagar

    WHAT: Practical Artificial Intelligence (AI) Meetup and Design Jam WHEN: Saturday 10th August, 2019 TIME: 2PM - 5:30PM WHERE: 91Springboard Indiranagar (https://goo.gl/maps/98rRRCCa4dyuCB656) COST: FREE! But you must register via https://imojo.in/229vbob Join us on Saturday 10th August, 2019 for a half-day session of Expert Talks and a Design Jam on the subject of Practical Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Organized by Makespace and Open Source Creativity (www.bangaloremakespace.org) and PalPx (https://www.palpx.com/) this special event is an initiation of a COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, which will cover a vast array of topics and experiments to be shared by and with the overall maker community. For this event, we have curated three special talks on how one can practically implement Artificial Intelligence in various forms and contexts -- from applying DIY AI and ML recipes on single board computer platforms, to understanding how AI and ML play a larger role in popular culture to learning how Natural Language Processing (NLP) is implemented in AI/ML. Very soon we will be announcing a hands-on workshop on Practical AI, and this meetup is intended to set the stage for that event, as well as numerous others. AGENDA ------------- 2:00pm - 2:15pm: Welcome, Introductions, AI Hardware Demos 2:15pm - 2:45pm: Getting started with Practical AI --> What does "practical AI" even mean? --> How to "do AI" even if you are a total beginner --> Coverage of AI/ML use cases on DIY Hardware Platforms (Nvidia Jetson, Raspberry Pi, and others) and live demos of practical AI/ML applications --> How to Build Your Own Autonomous (model) Car 2:45pm - 3:15pm: AI in Popular Culture --> How is AI impacting society: Ethics, Social, Environmental Challenges --> Women in AI: How women will shape the future of AI worldwide --> AI in Creative Industries: Generative Music, Art and Gaming --> Common platforms, languages and technologies used in implementing AI in above scenarios 3:15pm - 4:30pm: DESIGN JAM --> Participants get into groups of 3-4 members each and brainstorm on how AI/ML can be practically implemented for a particular set of problem statements (problem statements to be announced at the beginning of the meetup) 4:30pm - 4:45pm: Participant Presentations/Jam Feedback 4:45pm - 5:15pm: Expert Talk on NLP Trends in AI and ML 5:15pm - 5:30pm: Networking and Snacks; Continuation of Hardware Demos NOTES: + This meetup is FREE and OPEN TO ALL! + You must register in advance via https://imojo.in/229vbob + Bring a laptop (but it's not compulsory) along to make the most of the Design Jam + This event is NOT A TUTORIAL CLASS, it is a "meeting of the minds" for those interested in learning and contributing to an AI community collective. There will be no certificates given to attend this meetup! + For more information about this event and other events on AI to be followed by this one, please contact Kavita Arora ([masked]) directly.

  • Consumer IoT Products: Smart Home, Smart Office and Smart Farming WORKSHOP

    Thought Factory, Axis Bank Innovation Lab

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the same as it used to be 10, 5 or 3 years ago. It isn't the same it used to be even 1 year ago! This 2-day workshop goes beyond tinkering with ESP8266 prototypes and takes participants straight to the heart of Connected Products: For the Home, Office and the Farm! We will be working on actual IoT solutions and consumer grade hardware for REAL IoT deployments: Sonoff Switches, Home Automation Gateways, Cloud Platforms, and much much more. Day 1 will be based in Indiranagar, and Day 2 will take participants to an actual farm where they will try out several IoT based farming and connected agriculture exercises. This workshop is a collaboration between Makespace and Open Source Creativity and Soil IoT (http://thesoil.in/) WHAT: Consumer IoT Workshop [Homes, Offices and Farms] WHEN: Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th June, 2019 WHERE: --> DAY 1: Thought Factory, 2nd Fl, Tower D, Diamond District in Domlur, near Indiranagar (https://goo.gl/maps/yAQmCGUJ3TP4RSzr5) --> DAY 2: Makerfarm, Vidyaranyapura, North Bangalore (https://goo.gl/maps/3YHgyupddSMVEXFs9) PRICE: --> INR 2000/- [Register via https://imojo.in/3ufwhex] --> INR 2500/- on spot registration AGENDA --------------- Day 1: Saturday 8th June 2019 @ Thought Factory, Indiranagar + 10.30 - 10.45: Welcome, Tea and Coffee, Introductions + 11.00 - 13.00: IoT Products for Homes, Offices and Farms --> IoT Product Strategy Brainstorm --> How to turn a Smart Home, Smart Office or Smart Farm use case into an integrated connected system --> Technology Stack Overview for Hardware selection and Communication Protocols --> Network Topologies: Mesh Networking, LoRAWAN, NB-IoT --> Creating user-friendly and aesthetic connected products + 13.00 - 14:00: Lunch Break (on your own) + 14.00 - 17.00: Group Build Exercises --> Group 1: Smart Home IoT Ecosystem exploration (Smart Lighting, Home Automation, Voice Integration) --> Group 2: IoT Products for Offices (Task Trackers, Security and Access Control systems, Employee Productivity Wearables) --> Group 3: IoT Products for Farms (Smart Irrigation, IoT-based Greenhouses) 17.00 - 18.00: Day 1 Wrap-up and Documentation Day 2: Sunday 9th June 2019 @ Makerfarm, Vidyaranyapura 11.00 - 13.00: Introduction and Overview of Makerfarm --> What is Makerfarm and how is it relevant? --> Tour of Makerfarm's Hydroponics-based Greenhouse --> Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Sensor-based Gardening 13.00 - 13.45: Lunch Break (Lunch provided at Farm) 13.45 - 17.00: IoT Agriculture/Sensor Farming Prototyping --> LoRAWAN based mesh networking IoT prototyping --> Self-watering plant beds --> Mini-greenhouse setup --> Basic Hydroponics use cases 17.00 - 18.00: Workshop Wrap-up and Next Steps SELECTION OF HARDWARE, COMPONENTS and EQUIPMENT: + Nordic series nRF modules, BLE and other Bluetooth beacon tech + ESP32 Modules, Dev Boards, Sonoff Switches and WiFi Kits + GPS, GSM/GPRS, Cellular Modules + Microcontroller and Microprocessor Boards (Raspberry Pi series, Arduino, STM and ARM boards of all flavours) + Google Home and Amazon Alexa voice assistant product range + Sensor Gardening kits, apparatus and actuators + Soldering supplies, Components ... and a complete IoT Products and ELECTRONICS INVENTORY! NOTES: + Please bring your own laptop and charger to the workshop! + All IoT equipment, components, electronics, and peripherals will be provided during both days of the workshop. + Mentors, Instructors will help all participants create connected systems and IoT prototypes from scratch + Anybody above the age of 13 yrs is welcome to register and attend this 2-day workshop. Younger than 13 yrs may not understand the content nor able to successfully participate. + Anybody registering on the day of the workshop will be charged INR 2500 no exceptions

  • 3D Printing Workshop: Intro to Intermediate Digital Fabrication

    Thought Factory, Axis Bank Innovation Lab

    Learn all about 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication! Regardless of whether you are a total newbie or an experienced professional, we've planned a special 2-day workshop which applies to folks of all skill levels as they explore their own unique journey in 3D Printing and Design for 3D Printing. We will have multiple 3D Printers of various configurations available during the entirety of the workshop (Prusa Cartesian, Delta, CoreXY, etc) and participants will get the opportunity to use the machines themselves under supervised guidance. WHAT: 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP! WHEN: SAT 4th + SUN 5th MAY 2019 TIME: 11AM - 6PM (both days) WHERE: Thought Factory (https://goo.gl/maps/JEawCmkRF2k) COST: See Registration Options Below There are three participation options: 1) 3D Printing 101 Half Day Session [INR 500/- per person] --> Entry for Day 1 only --> Theory Session on 3D printing, no hands-on component --> Register @ https://imojo.in/jp3ona 2) 3D Printing 101 Full Day Session [INR 1000/- per person] --> Entry for Day 1 only (3D Printing 101) --> Theory + Practicals; Create your own 3D Model and Print it --> Register @ https://imojo.in/4hfgiyj 3) 3D Printing for Engineering/Product Design [INR 1500/- per person] --> Entry for both Day 1 and Day 2 --> 3D Printing 101 and 3DP for Engineering/Product Design --> Bespoke 3D Model Creation and Printing --> Parametric Design and Post Processing/Finishes --> Register @ https://imojo.in/gpxnph AGENDA -------------- Day 1: 3D Printing[masked] - 11.15: Introductions and Overview 11.15 - 12.00: What is 3D Printing? --> Understanding different 3D Printing Technologies --> Different types of 3D Printer Hardware/Architecture --> Explanation of what is currently available in market today --> 3D Printing Products and Services in India 12.00 - 13.00: 3D Printing Workflow Explanation --> Step by Step overview of how 3D Printed models are developed --> Live Demo of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printers 13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break (on your own) 14.00 - 17.00: 3D Printing Practicals --> Form small teams who will have access to their own 3D Printer --> Learn how to calibrate and setup a 3D printer for printing --> Print, from scratch, a small object from a template on your own! --> Mentors will guide each team member to print their own individual designs/objects 17:00 - 18.00: Special Session on 3D printer troubleshooting --> Understanding ways to fix 3D Prints --> Tuning and Error-Prevention Techniques --> Day 1 Wrap-up DAY 2: 3D Printing for Engineering and Product Design 11.00 - 13.00: A story-based approach of ideating, designing and printing fully functional parts for day-to-day projects --> How to start thinking about Product Design in 3D --> Nuances of 3D Printing with different materials (PETG, ABS, PLA, Wood-based Filaments, etc) and which materials to use with what application --> 3D Printing replacement parts for broken household appliances --> Combining Electronics (e.g. Arduino/Raspberry Pi based setups) with 3D Printing --> Introduction to Parametric Modelling --> Compose and 3D print a parametrically designed object 13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break (on your own) 14.00 - 17.30: Bespoke 3D model creation and 3D Printing --> Participants design and print their own designs with guidance and assistance of mentors --> Demo of popular Post-processing Techniques and Finishes for 3D Printing (Functional and Decorative parts, Waterproofing, Shines, etc) 17.30 - 18.00: Day 2 and Workshop wrap-up Session --> Design Documentation and Conclusion NOTES ---------- + Open to anybody above 10 years + No need for prior 3DP experience + Must bring laptop and charger + Download and install FREE version of Autodesk's Fusion 360: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/ + Multiple 3D printers will be available for usage by participants + Anybody registering on spot on day of event will pay INR 2000/- per person, no exceptions. + Any questions? Contact Kavita Arora via [masked]

  • WORKSHOP: Live Coding using HYDRA (networked visuals platform)

    Thought Factory, Axis Bank Innovation Lab

    Audio visual artist Abhinay Khoparzi (http://khoparzi.com) will demonstrate techniques for live coding visuals with Hydra (https://github.com/ojack/hydra) which is an open-source web-browser based tool for performing generative visuals using JavaScript. Abhinay is one of the co-instigators of Algorave India (https://www.facebook.com/algoraveindia/), a collective of Artists, Musicians, and Visualists intent on promoting programming as performance art through events called Algoraves. WHAT: Live Coding Visuals using HYDRA by Abhinay Khoparzi WHEN: FRIDAY 22nd MARCH, 2019 TIME: 7pm - 9:30pm WHERE: Thought Factory (Axis Bank Innovation Space), 2nd Floor, Tower D, Diamond District, Domlur (https://goo.gl/maps/JEawCmkRF2k) COST: Pay What You Want! (Suggested Donation: INR 100 per person) REGISTER via https://imojo.in/26kmgt6 to reserve your spot! An Algorave can be considered a celebration of the purest representation of electronic music, whether its to make the audiences brain dance or their body is besides the point. Most electronic music is made by machines and those machines run on an algorithm. The only thing different that performers at Algoraves do is open the hood of that machine and show the audience how things are being manipulated. However the performers are not bound by genres or stylistic choices. They are free to make to make hindustaani classical with it or, jazz, or maybe something that sounds like a post apocalyptic party organised by robots after they have taken over humanity for slave labour. It’s an all inclusive event that does not align with biases towards gender, age, race, or nationality or sexual and religious orientations. Workshop Outline ++ Brief introduction to Live Coding ++ What is Hydra: A very basic introduction ++ Simple generator functions: --> Oscillator function --> Shape function --> Different sources and renders ++ Transformation functions ++ Video Feedback techniques ++ Audio Reactive visuals ++ Integrating p5.js into Hydra Notes ++ No need to have former programming or live coding experience to successfully take part in this workshop! ++ Please bring your LAPTOP and CHARGER (any Mac, PC, Linux machine is fine) to take part in this workshop! ++ Chrome and Firefox browsers are recommended; Safari and MS Edge may not work during the workshop ++ Anybody over the age of 10 years is welcome to attend ++ This is a "Pay What You Want" event; it is appreciated if you donate at least INR 100 per person if you are serious about attending! ++ Any questions? Please contact Kavita Arora (Event Organizer) via

  • Arduino Day 2019: Robots, Microcontrollers and More

    Yourstory Media Private Limited

    Get together, Have Fun and Learn about how to do wonderful things with Arduino! Makespace and Open Source Creativity brings an incredible line-up of experts, makers, hackers and DIY enthusiasts having a common shared interest in all things Arduino! Arduino Day is an event that was born to commemorate the anniversary of Arduino. It is a worldwide celebration, organized directly by the user communities of Arduino, which brings together people to share experiences and learn more about this open source hardware platform. Join us for a showcase of interactive and digital making projects and workshops for beginners (Internet of Things, e-textiles, Robotics and more) using the Arduino platform. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Hobbyists, families, artists, engineers and anyone curious about making using DIY electronics. WHAT: Arduino Day 2019 by Makespace & Open Source Creativity WHEN: Saturday 16th March, 2019 TIME: 11AM - 6PM WHERE: YourStory office, #259, 6th Cross, 2nd Main, Indiranagar; Landmark: next to New Acropolis (https://goo.gl/maps/SrgP2SVcmVD2) COST: + INR 500 per person if registering online in advance via https://imojo.in/c9reuo + INR 1000 per person spot registration on day of event AGENDA 11:00 - 13:00: Getting Started with Arduino (guided walkthroughs) + Go from Zero to Hero using the Arduino platform + Learn how to program LEDs, Buzzers, Sensors and Motors 13:00 - 13:45: Quick Lunch Break (on your own) 13:45 - 14:30: Viewing of "Arduino - The Documentary" featuring Massimo Banzi, David Cuarteilles and the people behind the open source platform 14:30 - 17:30: Intermediate Arduino and Community Challenge! + Small teams will be formed, under expert guidance, to create Arduino installations/builds around the following topics: --> Creating end-to-end IoT prototypes with Arduino --> Building complex robots with Arduino (Robot Arms, Hexapods) --> DIY Music Technology with Arduino (Synthesizers and Music Machines) --> eTextiles: Using the LilyPad Arduino and Smart Fabrics 17:30 - 18:00: End of Arduino Day and Prize Distribution! FEATURED DEMOS! We will have a lot of amazing and interesting IoT, Robotics, and Art meets Science demos that use the Arduino Platform in some form or another, including: + Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Self-Watering Plants using Arduino + 3D Printing, CNC Machining and Drawbots implemented with Arduino + A "Digital meets Physical" Art Installation highlighting Arduino + Kinect + Processing + LED Cubes, EL Wire and Light Sculptures with Arduino + Music Making, DIY Synthesizers, Audio inventions with Arduino + Drones, All-terrain Tanks and 4WD Robots with Arduino +....and many more!! NOTES: + Anybody above the age of 10 years is welcome to register and fully participate in this event. + Tutorials, Help Sessions and Guided Technology Walkthroughs are included as part of the entire duration of the programme + Please bring a laptop/charger to take advantage of all the hands-on activities planned for this event + Any questions, please contact Kavita Arora via [masked]

  • Tinkering Micro-Festival: Robotics, Coding and STEM!

    Thought Factory, Axis Bank Innovation Lab

    Tinkering is a serious endeavor! Not only does it have the power to transform ideas into reality, it interweaves disciplines, leads to complex projects and individualizes learning opportunities. Join us this coming Sat 9th Feb - Sun 10th Feb, 2019 for a one-and-a-half day TINKERING MICRO-FESTIVAL where you will sample different forms of Hardware, Software, Materials learning and get started on your own journey of invention! WHAT: Makespace Tinkering Micro-Fest (1.5 days) WHEN: Sat 9th Feb to Sun 10th Feb, 2019 TIME: 2PM - 6PM (Saturday); 11AM - 6PM (Sunday) WHERE: Thought Factory, Axis Bank Innovation Space, 2nd Floor, Tower D, Diamond District, Old Airport Rd, Domlur (https://goo.gl/maps/JEawCmkRF2k) COST: - INR 1500 per person (both days) if registering in advance online - INR 2000 per person (both days) on-spot registration at day of event - INR 1000 per person (one day only) Register @ https://imojo.in/90gp50 (If attending both days) Register @ https://imojo.in/5n09qq (if attending only one day) AGENDA ----- DAY 1: Saturday 9th February[masked]:00 - 14:30: Welcome, Introductions, What is Tinkering? 14:30 - 16:30: ELECTRONICS, IoT AND HARDWARE TRACK --> Getting Started with the Arduino Microcontroller --> Electronic Prototyping Micro-Masterclass! --> Differences between Arduino and Raspberry Pi --> Practical Exercises with Embedded Systems and Hardware 16:30 - 16:45: Tea Break 16:45 - 18:00: DESIGN YOUR OWN HARDWARE PROTOTYPE --> Mentors will be on hand to help you construct and build your own IoT, Embedded Device or Physical Computing prototypes --> Demos/Talks of Hardware/Embedded/IoT and Robotics projects completed by Makespace Community Members DAY 2: Sunday 10th February[masked]:00 - 11:30: Recap of Embedded Hardware/IoT Prototyping 11:30 - 13:00: SOFTWARE, AI and DATA TRACK --> Introduction to CREATIVE CODING with Processing and p5.js --> Getting started with Artificial Intelligence --> Case Studies of how AI, Data Science and Software Engineering can be learned by beginners and coding enthusiasts --> Demo/Talks of Data Design projects and inventions 13:00 - 13:45: Short Lunch Break 13:45 - 15:45: CODE YOUR FIRST SOFTWARE PROJECT --> Mentors will be on hand to help you program a software project keeping in mind your skill level and preference of project 15:45 - 18:00: MATERIALS and FABRICATION TRACK --> Understanding the basics of 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication --> Demonstration of how to build your own CNC-based Furniture! --> Overviews of SEWING, SCULPTURE, MOULDING and CASTING, along with information about WORKING WITH TOOLS --> Special Talk/Demo on COSPLAY COSTUME DESIGN --> Using a combination of DIY techniques, learn how to combine your electronics prototyping skills with 3D Printing and hand-fabricated design projects NOTES: ---------- + Please ensure to bring your laptops for the entire duration of this event! Any PC, Mac, Linux machine is fine + Anybody above the age of 10 yrs old is eligible to participate in this event! + This "Tinkering Micro-Fest" is a combination of theory and hands-on practice based sessions, where participants are expected to take their own initiative when trying out the various exercises planned during the event. + Only guidance and suggestions will be given, not spoon-feeding of explicit instructions nor professional consultation on how to manufacture end products! Please be mindful of the spirit of this workshop + Any questions? Contact Kavita Arora via [masked]

  • Intro to Quantum Computing: A Hands-on Workshop for Beginners

    Thought Factory, Axis Bank Innovation Lab

    Heard of Quantum Computers, but never understood how to get started in this cryptic and mysterious domain? Join our workshop this coming weekend to get an interactive, hands-on, opportunity to understand the basics. WHAT: Intro Hands-on Workshop on Quantum Computing WHEN: Saturday 22nd December, 2018 TIME: 11AM - 4PM WHERE: Thought Factory (Axis Bank Innovation Space), 2nd Floor, Tower D, Diamond District, Domlur (https://goo.gl/maps/dc2uERnZqEE2) COST: INR 150 (if booked online); INR 300 spot registration at venue REGISTER @ https://www.instamojo.com/kavitaarora/intro-to-quantum-computing-a-hands-on-worksh/ Note: PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP WITH YOU! Quantum computing promises to solve unimaginably large and complex computer problems that classical computing could never crack. In this 1-day workshop we will cover the following topics: + Introduction to Quantum Computing: What is it, What can we do with Quantum Computers and where are we headed. + Limits of Classical Computing: Financial and Technical insights to the limitations we are hitting with current computers. + Players: who is who in quantum computing, what is what in quantum computers and what are the business cases for quantum computers. + Tools of the trade: introducing Avalon and Rigetti Forest. --> Demonstration: implementing the classical and the quantum algorithms for Deutsch’s problem and witness what a quantum computer can do that a classical quantum can’t. AGENDA: 1) Current challenges in classical computing. 2) State of play: current state of quantum computing and predictions. 3) Introduction to quantum computing: bits vs qubits, boolean gates vs quantum gates, measurements, power and limitations of quantum computers. 4) Deutsch’s problem: how a quantum algorithm can do better than a classical algorithm. 5) Conclusion: resources, communities and people in quantum computing. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? ++ Software developers: if you are looking to participate and take advantage of the next computing revolution, this meetup is for you. ++ Entrepreneurs: explore new opportunities to bring value to your customers who are seeking innovative solutions to the complex problems they are struggling with. ++ Companies/Businesses: learn when, where and why investing early in quantum computing will give your business an edge. ++ Students: discover new techniques that will make you indispensable to the scientific and business communities in the remainder of this century. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND? +The field is evolving fast and much attention is going to the hardware progress being made in quantum computing while much attention is given to the software side. +This may give the impression that it is too early to get involved but that would be a mistake. We can already start programming quantum computers and they need software developers to instruct them what to do. + As with classical computers, quantum computers become useful only when we can program them to solve useful problems and this meetup will expose you to the same. + You will gain an understanding of the field that will allow you to position yourself where you can contribute to and extract value from quantum computing IMPORTANT NOTES: --> This workshop and meetup is open to anyone of any age group, and any skill level, but please keep in mind that we expect participants to have a general interest in Quantum Computing and are serious about learning how to implement methods and techniques in Quantum Computing going forwards --> If you register via the instamojo URL above, the price per person is only INR 150. Anyone showing up on the day of the event will be charged INR 300 to be paid in cash, no exceptions! --> You MUST bring a laptop with you. Preferably a LINUX MACHINE, but Windows or Mac is fine too --> We will not be delving into the details of Mathematics or Physics due to time limitations. --> Any questions? Please contact Kavita Arora via [masked]

  • Basic Car Maintenance 101 - Automotive Essentials for Beginners

    Do you drive a car in the city but are scared to go out of town because it's out of range of the breakdown service? Would you like to learn a little more about your car but don't know whom to ask & the information online is too bewildering? Would you like to talk intelligently to your mechanic & understand what they are saying? Do you know about preventive maintenance & how to get the best out of your car? This is a workshop for you! WHAT: BASIC CAR MAINTENANCE 101 (Automotive Clinic for Beginners) WHEN: SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER, 2018 TIME: 4:00PM - 6:30PM WHERE: # 392, 6th A Cross Road, Tatanagar, Opp. BBMP Park, Bengaluru, Karnataka[masked] [Google Maps URL: https://goo.gl/maps/WcYaYMtNi5G2] COST: INR 750/- per person (FREE if you bring your own car) Register @ https://www.instamojo.com/kavitaarora/basic-car-maintenance-101-automotive-essenti/ In the beginner's course you will: * Learn what some of the keywords mean (aka what is the mechanic talking about) * Watch us show you how to: --> Lift the Bonnet --> Check and Fill Fluids --> Check the Brakes --> Examine the Tires to verify they are safe, and use the tools in the car to change a flat tire * Do all of the above on your own car (cos doing = self-confidence) while we help you if you are stuck * Join the WRENCHING REVOLUTION and become a Mech-Savvy Car Owner! And always know where your toolkit is :-) Agenda: 4:00pm - 4:15pm: Introductions over Tea and Coffee 4:15pm - 4:45pm: Overview of Basic Car Maintenance 4:45pm - 5:00pm: Techniques and Procedures/Getting to know your car 5:00pm - 6:15pm: HANDS-ON WITH YOUR CAR 6:15pm - 6:30pm: Wrap up and Next Steps Maintaining a Car is not an easy job for a novice. Attend this Automotive Essentials Clinic to understand how you can learn about preventative maintenance in a comfortable environment. IMPORTANT NOTES: + Even though we will cover plenty of theory to explain the above mentioned points -- this is a HANDS-ON WORKSHOP! Please ensure you come ready to get your hands dirty! Wear clothes you don't mind getting stained/soiled slightly from working on a car + Since the workshop is heavily dependent on people bringing their cars, anybody bringing their own car (any make/model) will be allowed to attend FREE, others wanting to attend without bringing a vehicle (e.g. car) will need to pay the INR 750 entry fee! + THE REASON WE INSIST YOU BRING YOUR OWN VEHICLE IS SO THAT YOU GET FAMILIAR AND COMFORTABLE WITH IT (there are small differences between makes which can be a big deal for a beginner!) + If you personally don't own a vehicle, then its okay to bring a car owned by someone else (with their permission of course!) + Children above the age of 15 are allowed, but only if they are accompanied by a parent/guardian who brings a car + Any questions? Please contact Kavita Arora directly via [masked] About the Instructor: + Tilottama Shrinivasa is a professional Mechanical Engineer and Automotive Enthusiast having led and participated in several car maintenance clinics. She is also an avid motorist and enjoys going to car rallies! Tilottama is keen that Women, especially, learn about Automotive Essentials and keep up to date with the daily wear and tear that goes into successful automotive/vehicle maintenance.

  • Build Your Own DRONES: Practical Introduction to UAV Design and Operation

    91springboard Koramangala (National Games Village),

    Join us on Sunday 9th September 2018 for a 1-day action packed session on practical aspects of building drones and unmanned aerial robots. In addition to assembling RC Drones, we will be showcasing and demoing Autonomous Drone technology and go into details on how to go about taking your drone building skills to the next level! WHAT: Understanding Drones: Hands-on Build and Workshop WHEN: Sunday 9th September 2018 TIME: 10AM - 6PM WHERE: 91Springboard Koramangala NGV Branch COST: --> INR 2000/- per person if registering by EOD 02/09/18 --> INR 2500/- per person if registering between 03/09/18 - 08/09/18 --> INR 3000/- per person if registering on the spot on 09/09/18 REGISTER @ https://www.instamojo.com/kavitaarora/understanding-drones-1-day-hands-on-workshop/ ** Please register as early as possible to avail savings on Registration Fees!! AGENDA ---------------------- 10.00 - 10.15: Welcome, Tea and Coffee and About Makespace 10.15 - 10.30: Participant Intros, Introduction to Drone Workshop 10.30 - 12.00: Drone Components and Multirotor Basics --> Constituents and Composition of a Drone --> Working principles of each Multirotor component 12.00 - 13.00: Drone Types and Showcase --> Explanation of different kinds of Drone (Multirotor, Fixed Wing, Hybrid, Industrial, etc) --> Showcase and Demo of Drone types (Quadcopter, Hexacopter, FPV Racing Drone, Cargo Drone and more) 13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break (on your own) 14.00 - 15.30: DRONE ASSEMBLY STAGE 1 --> Payloads, Thrust, Electrical Power Calculations --> Integration of Brushless Motors --> Propeller Balancing and Sizing 15.30 - 16.30: Overview of Software Platforms that control Drones --> Controllers, Calibration, GPS Settings and Lift Off procedures 16.30 - 17.30: DRONE ASSEMBLY STAGE 2 --> Syncing Flight Controllers with Radio Controllers --> Battery Performance and calculating Flight Time --> Lift Off! (and Happy Landings ;) 17.30 - 18.00: Workshop Wrap-up and Conclusions --> Recent Trends in Drone Applications as implemented in India --> Rules and Regulations of Drone Use in India --> Detailed Q&A with Instructors and Mentors NOTES: + Please bring your own personal laptop and charger to take full advantage of the design and engineering aspects of the workshop + Participants will be put into small groups during the actual build and programme discussion depending on total number of participants in the event. + Kids above the age of 13 are welcome to attend! Any younger, they may not understand what is going on, so we will not be able to give any learning guarantees for younger participants. + Drone parts, accessories and tools will be provided by the organizers to participants to use and experiment with for the duration of this 1-day workshop, and must be returned without damage or destruction at the end of the event. + All participants MUST pre-register for this workshop via the instamojo payment URL mentioned (https://www.instamojo.com/kavitaarora/understanding-drones-1-day-hands-on-workshop/) in order to secure their place. --> If registering by EOD Sun 2nd Sept: INR 2000/- per person --> if registering between 3rd Sept - 8th Sept: INR 2500/- per person --> if registering on spot on 9th Sept (at Workshop): INR 3000/- person + Participants are free to bring their own drone parts or personal/DIY drone (if they possess any) for an exclusive show and tell during the workshop + Student/Participant Certificates will be provided upon request after successful registration for the event, has been carried out + Any Questions? Please contact Kavita Arora at [masked]

  • Program Arduino for Robotics: 1 day masterclass for Beginners (Teens and Adults)

    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive projects. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to program the Arduino Microcontroller from the beginning -- understanding how and where to use different kinds of Sensors, Input Devices and Output Devices. By the end of the workshop -- participants will have the confidence and inspiration to create their own intermediate level microcontroller projects, including simple robotics projects. WHAT: Arduino Programming Masterclass for Beginners (Teens and Adults) WHEN: Sunday 26th August 2018 TIME: 11AM - 6PM WHERE: Turtle Shell Technologies office, House #99, 3rd Cross Rd, off Double Rd in Indiranagar (https://goo.gl/maps/SvUHiJDfCgm) COST: INR 1500/- per person (INR 2000/- spot registration) REGISTER @ https://www.instamojo.com/kavitaarora/programming-arduino-1-day-masterclass-for-be/ AGENDA 11.00 - 11.30: Welcome, Tea and Coffee, Introduction Session --> What is Makespace and Open Source Creativity? --> Why Arduino? The Power of the Open Source Platform 11.30 - 13.00: Exploring the Arduino platform --> Initial Procedures: Installing and gaining familiarity with the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) --> Your First Program: "Hello World" for Hardware! --> Overview of Arduino Programming Language Syntax/Semantics --> Using different types of Arduino (UNO, Mega 2560, Nano, etc) --> Arduino SHIELDS and other kinds of add-on functionality --> Do's and Don'ts of Arduinos and Microcontrollers --> How to optimize your learning experience in Coding 13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break (on your own) 14.00 - 15.30: BASIC CODING EXERCISES --> Analog and Digital I/O and the basics of using a Microcontroller --> How to make LEDs flash, Speakers Buzz and Motors Spin --> Build circuits that utilize Sensors and Output Devices that allow the microcontroller to react to its environment 15.30 - 17.30: DESIGNING and CODING A CUSTOM PROJECT --> Use the skills learned in the first half of the workshop to Design, Code and Build your very own custom project with the help of workshop mentors and instructors --> We will help you understand how to frame and break down a given problem and aid in the Solution Design process --> Through this portion of the workshop you will learn how to identify where and how Arduino can be used for automation related use cases, in addition to creating your own personal gadgets. 17.30 - 18.00: Workshop Wrap-Up --> Lessons Learned and Do Next's --> Presentation of Participants Projects/Builds --> Documentation of Workshop Learnings NOTES: + You must register via the Instamojo URL above. Anybody registering on the spot will be charged INR 2000/- no exceptions! + This workshop is a 1-day masterclass on how to get up and running with the Arduino microcontroller platform. It is targeted to people who have no prior experience with coding or electronics. If you are a Designer, Actor, Musician or any kind of creative professional wanting to incorporate automation or dynamic effects in your work -- you are especially welcome! + You MUST bring your own laptops/chargers for this workshop! Any operating system is fine (Windows, Linux or Mac), but please ensure your system is functional and you have sufficient admin privileges to install software downloaded from the web + Both children and adults are encouraged to register for this workshop! Targeted at kids 13 years and above, younger kids are welcome to register, but we cannot guarantee they will grasp each of the concepts and exercises we go through + All materials, devices and components will be provided to you for the entire duration of the workshop. You are also welcome to bring your own kits, equipment or builds for show-and-tell. + Any questions? Please contact Kavita Arora via [masked]