Two day's Workshop on Introduction to Arduino
14th - 15th March 2018
DGI-IEEE Student Chapter, Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida under the banner of Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Electrical & Electronics Engineering in collaboration with AdvanceTech India Pvt. Ltd., organized a Two Day's Workshop on Introduction to Arduino on 14th and 15th March 2018 at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida.
42 enthusiastic students of B. Tech 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year from various departments of the institution participated in the workshop. The workshop was organized as a part of institution's continuous effort of devel oping project based learning attitude in students.
Day 1, 14th March 2018
The workshop was inaugurated with the welcome of Mr. Gunjan Goyal, Senior Application Engineer and Mr. Ankit Mohan, Senior Application Engineer, AdvanceTech India Pvt. Ltd. by Prof. Ashish Soti, Honorable Director and Prof. B. L. Kaul, Honorable Registrar and Prof. Probeer Sahw, Head, Department of ECE & EEE, Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida. Prof. Soti graced the participants with his opening remarks, in which he asserted that students must be inquisitive and innovative to create a niche for themselves in the cotemporary, combative and ever-evolving industries and should begin working on projects from the initial year of engineering itself.
Ms. Rasveen, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, then briefed the participants on the utility and applicability of the workshop followed by a review on DGI IEEE Student Chapter’s activity by Apratim Singh, Student Coordinator.
Mr. Mohan then started the proceedings of the workshop. He said that Arduino is an open source computer hardware and software company, project and user community. The project’s products are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) or the GNU General Public License (GPL) permitting the manufacture of Arduino boards and software distribution by anyone. This helps in creating easy knowledge sharing platforms and rapid prototype development by community developers and students.
Mr.Mohan gave a detailed introduction of embedded system and Arduino with their educational and industrial applications. After familiarization with various microcontrollers, Arduino boards, their hardware description and various sensors, Mr. Mohan introduced Arduino's Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to the participants. He said that IDE is a cross-platform application written in the programming language Java and includes a code editor to compile and upload programs to an Arduino board. The participants then learned the basic syntax and programming structure of Arduino C/C++ program. Mr. Goyal helped the participants in installing IDE and with hands-on practice throughout the day and concurrently cleared their doubts. The day concluded after an extensive practice session on programming and controlling LEDs and seven segment displays through Ardunio.
Day-2, 15th March 2018
Day-2 started with remembrance of the legacy of and observing 2 minute silence in honor of Prof. Stephen Hawking, an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Prof. Hawking left for his heavenly abode on 14th March 2018.
Mr. Mohan and Mr. Goyal then opened the session on programming and controlling of LCD, IR, proximity sensor and other peripherals using Arduino. Participants then learned about theory and programming of various communication protocols, timers and interrupts and gained insight of various real time applications of Arduino. They were provided with rich hands-on experience of all the peripheral integration, programming and controlling.
During the last hours of the day a competition was held to pick top three learners amongst all the participants. Ankit Dobhal-EEE 3rd year, Anshu Kumar-ECE 1st year and Vishwajeet Singh Sahani-EEE 2nd year grabbed the top three positions respectively. They received kits consisting of Arduino and sensors in prize from honorable Director Sir.
The participants deemed the workshop to be delightful, informative and interesting and felt confident that it would help them in building quality projects. In the valedictory session, Prof. Soti motivated the students with his kind words.
The workshop then concluded with the Vote-of-Thanks by Mr. Probeer Sahw. He thanked the faculty members, student coordinators, and other staff members due to whose efforts the workshop was successfully organized. He extended his regards to the trainers for the effective conduction of the workshop.