Maker Faire showcases new technologies

Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to celebrate arts, crafts and engineering. This is the first time that the event is being held in Hyderabad.

By Author  |  Business Bureau  |  Published: 9th Nov 2018  11:41 pm
Visitors trying out a bike at the fest. — Photo: Hrudayanand

Hyderabad: The Government, as part of its efforts to encourage innovation, will set up about 5,000 tinkering labs across the country in a year. Currently, there are more than 2,300 such labs that foster creativity in addressing societal problems, said Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission.

Speaking at the inauguration of Maker Faire at Hitex on Friday, he said there is a need for tinkering labs as new technologies are coming. The effort should be to create jobs and not seek jobs and maker movement is key in this , he said.

Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to celebrate arts, crafts and engineering. This is the first time that the event is being held in Hyderabad. It is being organised by T-Works, the biggest hardware prototyping centre in the country initiated by Government of Telangana.

Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Industries and IT Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan stressed the need for orienting the students to problem solving instead of learning by rote.

The event, which will end on Sunday, will have workshops by innovator and educator Sonam Wangchuk from Ladakh, working to make quality education available in the valley. It will also have Chintakindi Mallesham,
Pochampally-based inventor of Asu Machine, an automated weaving machine.

The event will have about 200 exhibitors, installations, artwork, workshops and master classes.

Key ideas from Hyderabad

Visitors trying out a bike at the fest. — Photo: Hrudayanand

PuREnergy has made a prototype of a battery operated scooter. It is powered by a removable lithium battery and its performance can be enhanced with a battery management system. It is yet to complete the final tests from The Automotive Research Association of India. It also has two battery opeataed bicycles, priced Rs 40,000 upwards.

Navariti Innovation is showcasing use of Internet of Things for industrial purposes. It is also showcasing smart and automated irrigation systems, aquaculture monitoring and control.

EPick Bikes is offering battery operated cycles on rent at Rs 1,950 per month or Rs 4,950 for three months for individuals. Those staying in hostels or apartments can rent them at Rs 10 per 30 min or Rs 60 per 10 hours.

Firefly, automation solutions provider, is home kits that suit are priced Rs 8,490 to Rs 12,490 for controlling lights and fans. No rewiring is required.

Wozart Technologies uses voice technologies to control lighting. Frequently used appliances such as geysers, ACs, lights can be put on a autopilot mode.