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SCSE outreach fun at workshops – February 2017

Published on: 24-Mar-2017

School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), conducted 2 entertaining workshops on 25 Feb (Saturday) for the Polytechnic and JC students.

Polytechnic students were engaged and treated to an almost full-day workshop on robotic intelligence under the supervision of Dr Suresh and Dr Smitha, while not too far away, about 30 students from various JC’s had fun with the Android App Development session, which was led by students.

The Pololu M3pi robot is a complete, high-performance mobile platform featuring two micro metal gear motors, five reflectance sensors, an 8×2 character LCD, a buzzer, and three user pushbuttons, all connected to a C-programmable ATmega328 microcontroller. Capable of speeds exceeding 3 feet per second, 3pi is a great first robot for ambitious beginners and a perfect second robot for those looking to move up from non-programmable or slower beginner robots. These were robots used in creating the workshop called “Programming Intelligence in Robots”.

In the android app development workshop, students were taught on basic and essential fundamentals of Android programming, including how to build a simple user interface and handle user input with some extensions such as text to speech, digital doodle and looping. The session was conducted with the use of MIT Appinventor 2.0.

The first half of the workshops was focused on teaching the basics and while the second segment was more interesting, as the students were grouped and engaged in a mini competition to explore the various themes for both workshops.

SCSE will continue to actively engage students from the various Junior Colleges and Polytechnics, to participate in such workshops to stimulate strong interest among these students in the fields of Computer Engineering and Computer Science.


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