ELCIA Tech Summit

Humans, Machines & Meaning

ELCIA Next-Gen Innovative
Tech Hackathon

Humans, Machines & Meaning

ELCIA Next-Gen Innovative Tech Hackathon

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Hackathon

ELCIA (Electronics City Industries Association) is excited to announce a Product Hackathon at the upcoming Tech Summit, focused on innovative solutions in Deep Tech, Sustainability, and Tech for Good.

This event aims to bring together creative minds, tech enthusiasts, and industry experts to collaboratively develop products that can make a significant impact on society and the environment. This hackathon not only fosters innovation but also ensures that groundbreaking ideas receive the necessary backing to become successful products in the market.

In the Spotlight

Innovative
Solutions

Focus areas include Deep Tech, Sustainability, and Tech for Good.

Collaborative
Development

Brings together creative minds, tech enthusiasts, and industry experts.

Significant
Impact

Aims to develop products that positively affect society and the environment.

Post-Hackathon
Opportunities

Winners will work with the ELCIA team to productize their ideas.

Hackathon Themes

This event aims to bring together creative minds, tech enthusiasts, and industry experts to collaboratively develop products that can make a significant impact on society and the environment.

Who can participate
(Only From Karnataka)

  1. Students
  2. Researchers
  3. Start-Ups (Active for 2 years)

Deep Tech - Local Robotics and Automation

Challenge:
Design a robot or automated system capable of performing specific tasks such as navigation and object detection using local sensors and actuators.

Sustainability - Energy Efficiency and Management

Challenge:

Develop a system to monitor and optimize energy usage in homes or small businesses. (smart single phase energy meter with display, data backhaul and GSM-BLE-WiFi).

Tech for Good - Assistive Technologies

Challenge:
Create an assistive device for individuals with disabilities, such as a communication aid or a mobility support tool.

Hackathon Execution
Stages and Timeline

Live Stream

Registration Phase

Inauguration Call

Level 1 – Proposal Submission for problem statements

Short-list teams for final Video submission

Level 2 – Final Solution Demo Video Submission

Top 10 Team Announcements

Level 3 – Physical Demonstration at IIIT Bangalore

Prize distribution Ceremony at Tech Summit

Pre-requisites

Technical Knowledge

Basic Electronics and Microcontrollers:
Understanding of sensors, actuators, and development boards (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi, VSDSquadron, STM32, ESP32).

Programming Skills:
Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, C/C++, or JavaScript.

Communication Protocols

Networking:
Knowledge of wired and wireless communication protocols (e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth, I2C, SPI, GSM).

Data Transmission:
Understanding of sensors, actuators, and development boards (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi, VSDSquadron, STM32, ESP32).

Resources

Online Tutorials and Courses

  • Basic Electronics and Microcontrollers: Understanding of sensors, actuators, and development boards (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi, VSDSquadron, STM32, ESP32).
  • Programming Skills: Understanding of sensors, actuators, and development boards (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi, VSDSquadron, STM32, ESP32).

Documentation and Manuals

  • Hardware Documentation: Official documentation for sensors, actuators, and development boards (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP32, VSDSquadron, etc.).
  • Communication Protocols: Guides on MQTT, HTTP, I2C, SPI, and GSM from sources like HiveMQ, Adafruit, and SparkFun.

Development Tools and Software

  • IDEs: Arduino IDE, Thonny (for Python),Visual Studio Code, Platform IO.
  • Version Control: Git and GitHub for project collaboration and management.

Hackathon Kits and Components

  • Starter Kits: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP32, STM, and VSDSquadron starter kits include sensors, actuators, and essential components.
  • Prototyping Tools: Electronics suppliers such as Robu Adafruit, SparkFun, and Amazon sell breadboards, jumper wires, multimeters, and soldering kits. 

System Requirements

Development and Prototyping Machines

  • Processor: At least an Intel i5 or equivalent.
  • RAM: Minimum 8GB (16GB recommended for smoother multitasking and development).
  • Storage: At least 256GB SSD for fast data access and sufficient space for development tools.
  • Operating System: Windows 10/11, macOS, or Linux (Ubuntu recommended for open-source development).

Network and Connectivity

  • Internet Connection: Reliable high-speed internet for downloading libraries, tools, and online collaboration.

Partners and Organizations

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Venue: IIIT-Bengaluru

Hosur Rd, Electronics City Phase 1, Electronics City, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560100

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