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Competitions


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  • Those who have paid for the workshop registrations too need to pay the hopitality fees. The payment can be made here
  • Startup-Weekend Kanpur to be organized during Techkriti. Only 70 tickets up for grab.
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Robogames

"The danger of the past was that men were slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots."
- Erich Fromm

Humans are said to be most evolved species of all but the robots they make are even stronger,more durable and greatest of all,emotionless and painless.With things getting automated and world moving at a faster pace ,Robotics has become a passion for most of college kids.Its nothing to fantasize about when you have the abilities to make one stand.

Robogames,Techkriti has been bringing a lot of braniacs from all over the world to showcase their talents in the form of cool and budding bots participating under different events.Be it Terrestrial ,Amphibian or Flying bots ,Robocrazies would develop anything to solve the problem.

This time we are back with a whole new and interesting set of problem sets covering different dimensions that would test the skills of participants in multiple dimensions.If you feel you are one amongst the many Robomaniacs, there's a lot we have to offer you .And using your talent in return of nothing is no more than misusing it.There's a huge amount of cash prize(INR 4 Lakhs plus goodies) at stake for those who can prove their mettle amongst the thousands who would be participating.

So Guys,tighten your nuts and bolts and get prepared to lead your team onto the arena of India's most thrilling robotics platform ever.Keep innovating and keep dreaming!!

CHEERS!

Harsh Faujdar

+91 9793584727

Pradeep Kumar

+91 9616919175

robogames@techkriti.org

Prasoon Srivastava

+91 8765822480


Business

“Happiness doesn’t come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”

- Theodore Isaac Rubin

And with this quote from Theodore Rubin, Techkriti’15 brings to you a varied line of Business Events that are sure to test your business acumen, intellectual process and much more. From exploring your avenues in marketing to tackling your brain with the good ol’ case study, Business Events in Techkriti have never been more challenging.

Co-titled by

Himesh Anand

+91 9161115019

Kshitij Sareen

+91 9953210473

ECDC

ECDC (Electronics Circuit Design Challenge) organized at Techkriti is the biggest electronics competition organized in any technical institution across the country. One of the central Competitions in Techkriti’15, ‘ECDC’ is a cluster of many events giving students an opportunity to showcase their technical skills in the field of electronics and circuit designing. The variety of problem statements range from testing the grass root electronic knowledge of the participants and invigorating the spirit of electronics in the beginners, to hard core advanced level electronics for geeks. The students make use of microcontrollers, specialized ICs like accelerometers, wireless communication modules and more for designing their circuits. This year, ECDC has 4 events under it: Electromania, Embedded, FPGA and Electrade. All these events let you uncover your imagination by designing different electronic devices, exploring the world of analog and digital circuits.

Prawaal Pandey

+91 9793559119

ecdc@techkriti.org

Vineet Anand

+91 8953440612

Design

Ever felt in need of an opportunity to be able to apply basic Physics principles in a practical situation. Design Events provide you with such a platform. The challenge is to bring up splendid, creative and innovative designs. So, unleash your hidden mechanical skills and show us your imagination. This year, Techkriti provides you with a great platform to design a racing vehicle, an earthquake proof structure and an amazingly complex sequence of chain reaction of events.

Nanda Kishore

+91 8953440607

Nikita Agrawal

+91 9621146688

Imon Bose

+91 8765181194

Vatsal Sharma

+91 9651949933

Software Corner

Are you addicted to algorithm designing?

Is developing an app what keeps you up the entire night?

Wanna experience some of the weirdest languages?

Ever thought about what it would feel like to run your code on a supercomputer?

How about developing a program that learns on the go and better than those made by others? Have you mastered the art of googling yet?

If you nodded anywhere while reading this, even in your head, then Online Events are just for you!

Techkriti'15 brings to you a whole range of Online Events and prizes worth over 4 lakhs!! So get ready to get your fingers on the keyboard and your mind on the run!

Sponsored by

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Sawan Kumar

+91 7754856804

Siddharth Gupta

+91 8090118070

Mixed Bowl

We are a bit of everything rolled into one. Find events like Astronomy (Cosmos), Rubiks Cube (IORC), Nut-Cracker(Pure Sciences) and Crime Run (Sherlock Holmes, No kidding) under this umbrella of events!

Kailash Kumar

+91 9793569356

Manju Yadav

+91 7897416688

Shivam Yadav

+91 8953440659

Varshini Kumavath

+91 9793565910

Nirma Kumari

+91 7054133328

Cosmos

Have you ever wondered how our own galaxy moves about in the universe?

Have you ever tried to make your own constellations?

Did you ever wonder how much of a mystery do the stars behold?

Well, if not, its time to think over it again! Techkriti'15 brings you all that is required to experience the ‘amazing' at COSMOS!

Shubham Kumar

+91 7388431188

Varun Jorapur

+91 9005272619

Manikanta Raddy

+91 7753058439

Presentation

Problem solving and product design experiences can empower students by presenting unique learning opportunities. Although the problem solving method may have been important to technology education, as well as industrial arts, as far back as the 1920s (Foster, 1994), the movement to incorporate more problem solving and product design in technology education kept surfacing in the 1990s.

We suggest a different approach to teaching problem solving in technology education. Students should be encouraged to concentrate not on whimsical wants or fanciful products. They should apply their considerable problem solving skills to improving the human condition, and the condition of non-humans, sometimes in spite of what some people want or think they want. They should be encouraged to find solutions from a broad range of technological and non-technological realms. Effective and responsible national leaders and corporate executives are those with enough backbone to do what they believe is best for the nation or corporation, in spite of mass opinion.

Vineet Purswani

+91 8604959325

Ankit Godara

+91 8090122779

Jaskaran Rai

+91 9621389900

iPDC

WHAT IS PROPELLER DISPLAY..?

Propeller Display is totally based on a moving LEDs row. This LEDs row is rotating at a rate superior to human's eye eminence, making a dot matrix, which seems to float in the air. A motor spins the "propeller" and a small microcontroller keeps track of time and changes the pattern on LEDs with exact timing to simulate array of LEDs. It is an illusion, but it works nicely. There are 2 main types of rotating displays, cylindrical and disk shaped. Whereas cylindrical displays are only capable of displaying text and digits disk shaped displays have the ability to display analog clock hands.

A very unique and new challenge in the field of Embedded System to be held for the very 1st time in India by i3indya Technologies in association with TECHKRITI 2015, IIT Kanpur whose Prelims would be conducted across 8 cities of India and Finale at Techkriti 2015

i3indya Propellor Display Challenge

In its efforts to fulfil the social obligation of serving the society along with technical advancement, IIT Kanpur, one of the premier technical institute of India and Techkriti, the annual technical and entrepreneurial festival of IIT Kanpur presents the i3indya Propellor Display Challenge, with a vision to motivate people all over the world to indulge in their passion for Perssistance of Vision. Presenting to you the unique event iPDC:

This event is all about generating such kind of innovative pattern that can be displayed on propeller display, which should be properly synchronized, but mind you , it isn't going to be just display the clock, the event will test your analytical skills, and will bring out the best in you.

Participants from various cities would participate in different zonal qualifying round, and the winning teams from the zonal rounds would be given entry to the Grand Finale of the iPDC to be held during Techkriti '15 at IIT Kanpur.

Any team willing to participate in iPDC must have to undergo the Prelims round at the Zonal Centers.

The iPDC would be initially held across 8 cities of India wherein we would be getting the Best Teams who would be competing among each other at the Finale round to be held at Techkriti 2015, IIT Kanpur in March 2015.The Prelims would be conducted before 19th March 2015.

The event Flow Chart is follow:

This total Event is divided into 3 Rounds:

Round 1:

  • To participate in iPDC, firstly register at any Zonal Center across India
  • Attend FREE workshop at the Zonal Centers
  • The duration of workshop will be of 3-4 hours
  • Problem Statement would be given at the end of workshop

Round 2:

  • Interested participants can make a team of 4, submit the abstract & video of the Problem Statement within 7 Days
  • 2 TOP SHORTLISTED TEAM (4 Student) will get the Entry to "iPDC" i3indya Propellor Display Challenge to be held at Techkriti 2015, IIT Kanpur.

Round 3:

  • Shortlisted Teams from all Zonal Centers will meet at the final round of iPDC at Techkriti'15, IIT Kanpur on 19-22 March 2015.
  • All the participants will get Certificate of Participation from Techkriti'15, IIT Kanpur & i3indya Technologies.
  • Prizes worth Rs 1 Lakh to be won.

Step 1: Register Online at www.ipdciitk.in

Step 2: Get a Unique ID at your email ID

Step 3: Show the Screenshot of confirmation mail and Unique ID at the Registration Desk of Zonal Center

Step 4: Attend FREE workshop and submit the Problem Statement within 7 days of commencement of workshop

Step 5: Only Shortlisted candidated would be send to finale round of iPDC at Techkriti 2015, IIT Kanpur

To be announced Soon

Q: Who can Participate in iPDC ?

A: Any B.Tech/B.E. student from any college/year/branch having knowledge of Basic Electronics can participate in the event

Q: Any Registration Fees for iPDC ?

A: No registration fees at Zonal Center but for finalist at Techkriti 2015, IIT Kanpur.

Q: Will I get Certificate of Participation after attending FREE workshop ?

A: Yes, from Techkriti ’15, IIT Kanpur and i3indya Technologies

Q: Is their any other way to participate in iPDC ?

A: No, you have to firstly attend the Free workshop followed by the Problem Statement given at zonal center

Q: Can I register at all zonal centers?

A: No, A participant can register only at 1 zonal center and his registration would/can be cancelled at other zonal center

Visit the website : www.ipdciitk.in

2,00,000

iARC

The event focuses on solving a line maze via line following and calculate the shortest path in the maze, In addition to that the bot also has to do wall following by moving along a given wall which would be full of turns. Thus the event will test your analytic and coding skills to the fullest. Around 150 people participated in this event last year including participants from various countries.

  • Each team can have a maximum of 5 participants.
  • A team may consist of students from different colleges.
  • Certificates of Excellence will be awarded to the top three teams.
  • No damage should be made by a bot to the arena or to other team’s bots during the match any manner.
  • Bots should not be disassembled until the results are declared.
  • The organizers reserve the right to change the rules as they deem fit.
  • When a team is called for match, they must report within five minutes.
  • Judges decision will be final.
  • During wall following, a line would be drawn at a distance of 400mm from the wall. The bot must not cross this line at any cost. In case the bot crosses the line, then human intervention would be allowed and points would be cut for the same.
  • The mat for the line following would not be disclosed before the event and similar holds for the turns present in the wall. The maze for line following and shape of the wall shown in the 'Arena' tab is just for the purpose of illustration and would be different in the event.

The event focuses on solving a line maze via line following, one of the very basic yet extremely important concept of robotics, and calculate the shortest path in the maze. In addition to that bot has to travel by following a path bordered by a continuous wall. The event will test your analytical and coding skills, and will bring out the genius in you. Participants from various countries would participate in a country specific qualifying round, and the winning teams from the countries would be given entry to the Grand Finale (Final Round) of the iARC to be held during Techkriti’15. Any International team which missed the opportunity to participate in the national qualifying round of iARC, can also participate through the open-round, which will be held during Techkriti’15, in India.

Objective-National Round:

You will have to prepare an autonomous bot which can solve a line maze via line following and return in shortest time (shortest path in the traversed area) to the start point. Both start and the end points will be marked big black dots.

Objective-Final Round :

You will have to prepare an autonomous bot which can solve a line maze via line following and return in shortest time (shortest path in the traversed area) to the start point. The line maze is referred to as the first part of the arena. Then in the second half of the arena the bot has to travel by following a path bordered by a continuous wall on one side by using the principle of wall following. The farthest part of the bot from the wall should not cross the line which would be at a distance of 400mm from the wall. The transition between the first and second part of the arena is marked by a big black dot. Both arenas will be connected and robot needs to reach the finish point in one go.

Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

To download the abstract, click here

1) All the abstracts must be sent at robogames@techkriti.org.

2) Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

4) If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

The event would be organized in two rounds – National Round and the Final Round.

  • You can start the robot at the beginning of the trial and no human intervention is allowed thereafter. If human intervention is necessary, the ongoing trial will come to an end. Teams may go for another trial if they have sufficient time left.
  • The judges can ask for an explanation of any mechanism on the bot and there would be an immediate disqualification of defaulters of any kind.
  • During the whole event the bot must fit within a square of 250X250X250 (lXbXh). Dimensions in mm.
  • The Robot must be stable and able to move on its own. A bot not fulfilling these criteria will be disqualified.
  • The bots should be able to follow the line according to event specifications.
  • For obstacle avoidance team can use any short of technology/sensor as far as it fits in the dimension mentioned and also it should not be factory made or commercially available setup.
  • The wire used to power/feed the bot should remain slack at all times.
  • Each team has to bring its own power supply for its robots. The voltage difference between any two points on the bot must not exceed 24 volts.
  • Teams are advised to use an on-board power supply. In case they are using external power supply they will be responsible for any problem created by entanglement of wires.
  • Bot's code will be checked for hard coding before trail is allowed.

POINT SYSTEM

National Rounds:

  • In the national rounds the point system are as follows:
  • Best of both trials will be considered.
  • Point=100/t1 +200/t2 +n*100;
  • where:
    t1=time taken in the first traversal;
    t2=time taken in the return to the start point.
  • n=number of correct nodes taken, will be counted only in the return path of the bot.
  • Nodes-The points in the maze which has multiple edges but only one leads to the correct (shortest) path

Final Round:

  • In the grand finale the point system are as follows:
  • Point=100/t1 +200/t2 +n*100 + 50/t3 -x*20
  • where
    t1=time taken in the first traversal.
    t2=time taken in the return to the start point.
    t3=time taken to reach the end point from the start of second arena.
    n=number of correct nodes taken, will be counted only in the return path of the bot.
  • x=number of times the bot collides with the wall + number of times the bot crosses the marked line drawn at a distance of 400mm from the wall+ number of human interventions allowed.(number 'x' is valid only for the second half of the arena)
  • Nodes - The points in the maze which has multiple edges but only one leads to correct shortest path.

25,000

Crime Run

All the teams will be provided with a crime scene. You have to conduct a series of experimnts to gather all possible evidence and use your deductive reasoning to make sense out of the evidence collected. All the necessary components for the experiments will be provided to you during the event. You have limited time at your disposal, so use it wisely.

You need to fit in all the scattered pieces of evidence against the criminal and its your responsibility to save everyone. You should be able to decipher all the crypts in your way by employing various forensic techniques to get the job done. There would be a series of experiments to be conducted and results analysed. The analysis would lead you to the offender. You need to solve the case before the time runs out or the criminal would get away.

  1. 50 points are awarded for every successful test.
  2. 20 points are awarded for every deduction.
  3. 100 points are awarded for final successful identification of the criminal.(Suspect profiles will be provided)
  4. 20 points are awarded to the team who finishes the event in the shortest time.

Tie-breaker:

The prime criteria for deciding the winner in case of ties would be on the basis of shortest time – the team who finishes faster wins.

In case of a tie in this time criteria, bonus questions would be posed to the teams until one emerges victorious.

  1. A team consisting of FOUR members only would be allowed to participate in this event.
  2. Use of internet during the event is prohibited for all members in the working team.
  3. Once a result is obtained for a test, the test cannot be conducted again.
  4. No participant can carry any equipment of their own.
  5. The decision of Gamemakers is final in case of any discrepancy.

CrimeRun@techkriti.org

Sanjana Mohapatra

+91 7376874706

1,00,000

Wild Soccer

Wild Soccer is the ultimate battle between wild robots on soccer field with newweapons. This time the robots will not only have to rip apart the opponent’s robot, but it will also have to show excellent tackling skill to score goals. And you won’t be alone. You will be accompanied by your team members to destroy anything and everything that would fall between you and the goal.

MISSION OBJECTIVE
Each Team has to come up with 4 bots (+2 reserved not mandatory) (only 1 wired bot is allowed). Each bot can be manually controlled and bots have to play as a team on the arena simultaneously fighting with the bots of the opposite team. The team with the most number of goals wins.

  • The soccer field size would be 7m x 4m. The goal post will be placed outside the 7m mark.
  • Height of goal post will be 0.6m. The ball will be a simple smooth plastic ball with weight in gms (negligible) and diameter 15 cm.
  • The width of the goal post is 1.5m
  • All dimensions are subjected to ±15% change.

You can download the google sketchup of the arena here

Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

To download the abstract, click here

1) All the abstracts must be sent at robogames@techkriti.org.

2) Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

4) If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

Dimensions and Weight

  1. The robot should not be more than 550mm*550mm*650mm (length*breadth*height) in size at any time during gameplay.
  2. One bot can be of at-most 20 Kgs.
  3. Rest 3 (+2) bots should not be more than 10kgs in weight.
  4. Teams have to show and declare ALL of their bots before their first match itself.
  5. No major changes in the weapon system etc. would be allowed after the above mentioned declaration.

Weapons System

Robots can have any kind of magnetic weapons, cutters, flippers, saws, lifting devices, spinning hammers etc. as weapons along with

  1. Use of pneumatics and hydraulics are allowed.
  2. Pneumatics Robot can use pressurized non-inflammable gases to actuate pneumatic devices. Maximum allowed outlet nozzle pressure is 8 bar.
  3. Hydraulics Robot can use non-inflammable liquid to actuate hydraulic devices e.g. cylinders.

Following exceptions and limitations

  1. Liquid projectiles.
  2. Any kind of inflammable liquid.
  3. Flame-based weapons.
  4. Any kind of explosive or intentionally ignited solid or potentially ignitable solid.
  5. High power magnets or electromagnets.
  6. Radio jamming, tazers, tesla coils, or any other high-voltage device.
  7. Tethered or un-tethered projectiles.
  8. Weapons or defenses that stop combat completely of both (or more) robots.This includes nets, tapes, strings, and other entanglement device.
  9. Spinning weapons which do not come in contact with the arena at any point of time are allowed.

Mobility

  1. All robots must have easily visible and controlled mobility in order to compete.
  2. Flying is not allowed.

Robot control requirement

  1. Three of the Four robots must be radio controlled.
  2. Tethered control is not allowed.
  3. All robot radio systems must have a way to change frequencies or coded channels to prevent radio conflicts (i.e. if you are using 4 frequencies you need to have 2 more alternate frequencies readily available).
  4. If you are using a home built control system, or a control system not covered here, you must first clear it with the coordinators.
  5. Toy radio systems are allowed at this event.

Batteries and Power

  1. Each team must have batteries to power their bots.
  2. The battery will be taken into consideration for the measurement to be made for the machine dimension and the weight.
  3. The only permitted batteries are ones that cannot spill or spray any of their contents when damaged or inverted.
  4. The maximum allowed battery voltage is 36 volts. No external power supply will be provided
  5. Voltage must not exceed 36 volts between any two points.

Spring, Pinning and Lifting

  1. Any large springs used for drive or weapon power must have a way of loading and actuating the spring remotely under the robots power.
  2. Any flywheel or similar kinetic energy storing device must not be spinning or storing energy in anyway unless inside the arena or testing area.

SUGGESTED WIRELESS MODULES

2.4GHz WIRELESS MODULE

With a RANGE OF OVER 200M and NO FREQUENCY CLASH, this wireless module can be interfaced to your robot using the below motor driver

The PHOENIX SERIES motor drivers directly interfaces with any 2.4Ghz aircraft control systems, giving you a hassle free control over your robot for a very long distances(>200metres!) and has many channels which can also be used for operating your weapons in combat robot using our WHIPLASH SERIES weapon controllers.

Specifications

  1. 2.4 GHz Carrier Frequency
  2. Commonly available in 2, 4 and 6 channels
  3. Range of over 200m
  4. No Frequency clash
  5. Interfaces with Phoenix Series Motor Drivers and Whiplash Series Motor Drivers
  6. Plug and Play

CC2500 RF Module

This CC2500 Based Wireless module is a plug and play replacement for the wired Serial Port (UART) . This CC2500 based Wireless module allow engineers of all skill levels to quickly and cost-effectively add wireless capabilities to virtually any product.

Specifications

  1. 2.4 GHz Carrier Frequency
  2. 255 possible channels
  3. RS232 UART interface with variable baud rate
  4. Plug and Play
  5. User friendly GUI for setting up RF Module
  6. Direct Replacement for wired Serial Cable for and serial communication

ZigBee Wireless Module

This is long range high speed serial wireless communication module which can give range of 30 meters indoor or 100 meters outdoor. This module is ideal for robot to robots or robots to PC communication. This ZigBee wireless device can be directly connected to the serial port (at 3.3V level) of your microcontroller. By using a logic level translator it can also be interfaced to 5V logic (TTL) devices having serial interface. This module supports data rates of up to 115kbps. It has indoor range of 30 meters and outdoor RF line-of-sight range of up to 100 meters.

DTMF Module

This module is based on the concept of DTMF Decoding. One can use mobile phone to control the bot.

RF Remote Control Module

Modified RF Modules can be used to control wireless bots. But for every frequencyyou use, you need to have an alternate frequency readily available ( i.e. if you are using 3 frequencies then you need to have 3 more alternate frequencies readily available )

  • Any team will be disqualified if they are unable to change their wireless module’s frequency ( if asked to do so ).
  • A maximum of 4 bots can be inside the arena from any team. Other than these 4, a maximum of 2 bots can be kept as reserve.
  • Any team must not block the entire goal post , there should be a space of 20 cm space at all times.
  • The team which scores maximum goals in the match would be declared as winner of that match.
  • The total playing time between two teams would be of 14 minutes, divided into two have of 7 minutes each.
  • Robo wars is also allowed simultaneously (i.e. any bot can fight with any other using any means)
  • Goal will be considered only if the ball crosses the goal posts.
  • In case of tie during group matches, NO extra time or penalty shootout would be given.
  • In case of tie during knock-out matches, firstly extra time of 5 minutes will be given and even after that if there is still a tie then there will be penalty shootout .
  • Compensation time will be given on the discretion of referee.
  • The break time would be 5 minutes.
  • The ball diameter would be 15 cm.
  • The ball holding mechanism of the bot should not get the ball more than half of the diameter into the bot.
  • Any team lifting and carrying the ball, using adhesive techniques to hold the ball or any other unfair means will be disqualified.
  • Any part of the bot should not cross the goal line during complete match.
  • Wired bot is RESTRICTED to move within the respective half only.
  • In case of wired bot, wires must be 1m above from ground.
  • A team can have at most two substitute bots in case a bot is damaged.
  • Only one substitution is allowed in one half. You can claim to substitute but whether you actually do is on the discretion of the referee.
  • Timeouts will be on the discretion of the referee.
  • Dead bots are not allowed.
  • All bots will be checked at the start of every round that they are moving. In case of any discrepancy, referee will decide that the bot is moving or not.
  • At start from center bots should be at least 50cm away from the ball in the center.
  • Claiming is allowed but none should stop his game till referee stops the game.

Allowed :

  1. Hitting OR Kicking OR Thrashing OR Flipping the other bot.
  2. Completely demolishing any other bot.
  3. Anything else that you can imagine!!!

Warnings :

  1. Bot moves before whistle and after the 3, 2, 1 count begins.
  2. Ball lifted by one bot(w/o touching ground) and other team’s bot not touching the ball.
  3. Touching(any kind of interruption/human intervention) the bot w/o asking referee.
  4. In case of any discrepancy referee’s decisions would be final.

Penalty :

  1. Second warning is a penalty.
  2. The ball will be placed at the center of the arena.
  3. The goalkeeper of the opposite team will be at its goalpost.
  4. The striker should be present on their side of the arena at a distance of 20 cm from the ball.
  5. Goal-keeper should not move before the striker touches the ball during an ongoing penalty.
  6. Bots (striker+defender both) playing in the penalty should have played in the match.
  7. Only team having the penalty can score the goal in penalty shoot-out.
  8. If the team defending the penalty puts ball in opposition’s goal then ball will be considered dead.
  9. Total penalty time is 30 seconds to score a goal.

Note: In case of any disputes, the decision of the organisers would be final and binding to all.

  1. Each team can have a maximum of 10 participants.
  2. A team may consist of students from different colleges.
  3. Teams will be selected on the basis of the abstract submitted.
  4. All the participating teams are supposed to submit their final codes used.
  5. Certificates of Excellence will be awarded to the top three teams.
  6. The organizers reserve the right to change the rules as they deem fit.
  7. Referee's decision will be final and binding to all.
  8. Any team if asked, will have to change its wireless module frequency/coded channel, so as to avoid clashes with the opposite team.

Event Structure

The teams would be divided into groups, each facing a random opponent in a Knock-out match.

The winning teams from this knock-out round would then enter subsequent rounds of quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.

In Group Matches Points Awarded

Win
3 points

Tie
1-1 each

Loss
0 points

Top teams from each group will go through to the knock-out rounds. If more than one team is having same points after group matches, Goal Difference (Goal Fired-Goal Against) will be the criteria for qualification to next round

25,000

Shuffle

Wouldn't it be amazing to see a Robot create its own path to reach its destination?Isn't it surprising to see Robots negotiating the obstacles in the path in a much humanly way.Doesn't it surprise you to see Robots differentiate between colours as efficiently as humans do.?

These and many other aspects when incorporated in your Robot would make it a "Human without emotions". We challenge you to design such a Robot which would perform the task of putting the blocks in its position based upon some colour combinations.

Objective:

The objective of the event is to design a vehicle, which can reach the destination point, by using a very advanced technology in robotics “IMAGE PROCESSING”.

The vehicle will have to first detect the colour of the block, pick it up and then place the particular colour block at its respective colour position.

  • Each team can have maximum of 5 participants.
  • A team may consist of participants from different colleges.
  • Certificate of excellence will be provided to top 3 teams.
  • No damage should be done to the arena or other bot during the gameplay.
  • Bots should not be disassembled until the results are declared.
  • The organizers have the rights to change the rule as they deem fit.
  • A team must report within 10 minutes when called for the event.
  • Judges decision will be final.
  • Arena will be a white square of 300cm * 300cm
  • Boxes will be of 3 colours- red, blue and a single black box
  • Boxes will be of 8cm*8cm*8cm size
  • Slots will be also of three colours as shown in the schematic- pink,yellow and a single black slot
  • Slots will be of 10cm*10cm
  • Bots will have to start their gameplay from the shown starting position of 40cm*40cm in schematic
  • Clearance between the positions to be placed will be 3cm.
  • A square box of 40cm*40cm will be marked at one of the corners and that will be the starting point of the gameplay
  • All dimensions are subjected to tolerance of ±5%
  • Note: Initial position of the boxes is not fixed. However, all the boxes of a particular colour will be placed together
  • The event will be organized in two rounds – national round and the grand finale.
  • Teams qualifying in the national round are eligible to participate in the grand finale round.
  • The vehicle should be fully autonomous
  • The robot must fit in a box of 25cm*25cm*25cm throughout the gameplay
  • The robot must not cause any damage to arena. Any damage to arena will lead to immediate disqualification
  • Each team has to bring its own power supply for the bots
  • Voltage difference between any two points on robot must not exceed 12 volts(DC)
  • Onboard power supply will be encouraged
  • Bot’s code will be examined before any trial is given
  • Any other technology to aid the bot in traversal is welcomed

Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

To download the abstract, click here

1) All the abstracts must be sent at robogames@techkriti.org.

2) Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

4) If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

  • Initially, the bot has to be rest at its starting position for at least s before starting the gameplay and then must start on its own without any human/manual intervention.
  • There will be an overhead camera provided by the organizers for capturing the video of the surroundings
  • Details of the camera will be provided before the event
  • All the boxes will be either red or blue in colour apart from a single black box
  • The bot has to move to the box, detect its colour by glowing that coloured LED and then has to lift it up. For instance, if the bot is about to lift the blue coloured box ,it should glow the blue LED before lifting it. After lifting, the bot will have to place the box in its coloured slot completely and then proceed to the other boxes
  • The LED should remain on for minimum s for a valid detection
  • Box will be considered to be placed correctly in its spot if red box is placed in yellow spot, blue is placed in pink coloured spot and the single black one is placed in black spot
  • First of all, the vehicle has to place all the red boxes, then all the blue boxes and lastly the “black box”
  • Note that there are bonus points for placing the black box
  • After completing the gameplay the bot will have to glow white LED as a symbol of completion
  • A total of minutes will be given for the run
  • Total number of boxes of each colour will be declared beforehand
  • Team can call end after their bot glows the white LED
  • Detection:

    • +10 for glowing the right LED for at least 2s
    • -5 for glowing the wrong colour LED
    • 0 for glowing the right colour for less than 2s
    • -10 for not glowing any LED
  • Placement:

    • +30 for placing red block at correct position
    • +50 for placing blue block at correct position
    • +100 for placing the black block at its correct position
    • -10 if the bot collides with any of the placed blocks during the gameplay
    • -15 if the block is placed anywhere else apart from the correct position
    • +120 for glowing the white LED at the end of gameplay for at least 5s
    • Each team can take maximum one timeout of 5 minutes during the gameplay. However, game will be reset and no previous progress will be considered after the timeout
    • If the bot stops moving in the gameplay , then maximum of 2 human interventions are allowed
    • 1 minute will be given for setup and the bot will have to restart from its starting position. Previous progress made will not be taken into account
    • Team having the maximum points wins. In case of tie of points, the team taking lesser time will win the competition
  • +100 for glowing the white LED at the end of gameplay for at least 5s
  • Each team can take maximum one timeout of 5 minutes during the gameplay. However, game will be reset and no previous progress will be considered after the timeout.
  • If the bot stops moving in the gameplay , then maximum of 2 human interventions are allowed.
  • 1 minute will be given for setup and the bot will have to restart from its starting position.Previous progress made will not be taken into account.
  • Team having the maximum points wins. In case of tie of points, the team taking lesser time will win the competition
  • You can start the robot at the beginning of the trial and no human intervention is allowed thereafter. If human intervention is necessary, the ongoing trial will come to an end. Teams may go for another trial if they have sufficient time left.
  • The judges can ask for an explanation of any mechanism on the bot and there would be an immediate disqualification of defaulters of any kind.

Q. My robot isn't ready yet. So I can't click photos of it to submit along with the abstract. So should I send my abstract after the robot is ready?

Ans: You must submit your abstracts by 22nd of December. If you do not have a complete bot ready by then you need to attach photos of whatever you have built till then. Also sketches of your mechanism and algorithms / pseudo-codes are expected along with your abstract.

Q. What am I supposed to do to complete my registration?

Ans: You have to go to the website and go to the registration link here. All of your team members have to register individually. After that, each one of you will get a conformation mail. Then submit your abstract in the prescribed format to robogames@techkriti.org

Q. Can I use any other technology to help the bot in its traversal?

Ans: You can use any technology as far as is within the rules.

Q. Can I use my laptop as the processing part of my bot?

Ans: Yes you can. But keep it lightweight and small. It will help the bot in its run.

Name Email Phone
Harsh Faujdar harshf@iitk.ac.in +91 9793584727
Pradeep Kumar pdeep@iitk.ac.in +91 9616919175
Prasoon Srivastava prasoons@iitk.ac.in +91 8765822480
Sanjana Mohapatra sanjanam@iitk.ac.in +91 7376874706

40,000

Electromania

Electromania, the competition for the beginners in the world of electronics. An interesting platform for well-versed electronic enthusiasts to showcase their skills and an exciting challenge for the newbies.

This year Electromania provides you the opportunity to explore your fascination of video games and build your own hand-held gaming device using a 8-bit microcontroller.

To download the problem statement in pdf format, click here

Problem statement: The objective is to design a 2D “Shoot the enemy plane” game using a self-fabricated LED Matrix as the display and the game will be played by buttons/ self-fabricated handheld joystick.

Compulsory Task: The teams need to implement following:

  • A self-fabricated LED matrix of minimum size 8x8 will be used for display. A particular pattern of glowing LEDs should be used to represent the player’s plane.
  • One can either use an accelerometer or tilt switches to move the controlled plane left or right. Shooting and other functions will be performed by buttons.
  • Enemy will be represented by a different pattern of glowing LED moving downwards. At least one enemy should be coming at any given time.
  • The defending plane fires a missile with the press of a button on the joystick, which will be represented by a glowing LED moving away from the plane. When the missile collides with incoming enemy planes, it destroys them.
  • Aim of the game is to protect the controlled planes from colliding with the enemy planes by destroying or evading them, as long as possible. Any other extra feature can also be implemented.

Note that though the extra features contain a significant portion of the allocated marks, but they would be taken into consideration only when the participant team has fully implemented the compulsory tasks.

Rules & Regulations:

  • Students enrolled in any undergraduate program in a recognized institute are allowed.
  • Team strength should not exceed 5.
  • Only the teams submitting their abstract before the deadline are eligible for the final competition.
  • Judging would be subjective.
  • All basic compulsory features should be implemented and only after their evaluation would the extra features would be considered and assessed.
  • The effectiveness of the hardware and software used in solving the problem statement.
  • User interface of the device.
  • Robustness and innovation in design of the device.
  • Cost effectiveness of the device.
  • Extra features implemented, may add much to your score. They should complement the original design.
  • Presentation (either a PowerPoint presentation or a neat block diagram can be used).
  • Points Break-Up would be informed at the time of call for abstracts.
  • Judges would be faculty of Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

To download the abstract, click here

1) All the abstracts must be sent at ecdc@techkriti.org.

2) Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

4) If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

Eligibility & Team Structure

  • Students enrolled in any undergraduate program in a recognized institute are allowed.
  • Team strength should not exceed 5.
  • Only the teams submitting their abstract before the deadline are eligible for the final competition.

General Rules

  • The gaming set-up should consist of 2 modules. The display module (ie. The LED matrix) and a controller (Joystick). Only joystick should be held while playing the game.
  • Only self-fabricated LED matrix must be used for primary display purpose. Use of any other display device should be mentioned beforehand and verified.
  • Only basic ICs (4xxx and 7xxx) and 8-bit microcontrollers are allowed. Use of any other IC should be intimated to us and verified.
  • The participants may solder on any general purpose PCB. Assembly on printed circuit boards can also be done, only if these have been specially fabricated by the participants. Boards from readymade kits should not be used. Participants using printed boards should bring along photo plots as a proof of originality.
  • Please note, the judging criterion favors a proper layout of the components along with a robust circuit.
  • The software written should be original and not copied from any other source.
  • The participating team must necessarily register themselves on the event website.
  • Abstract submission should be done by the Team leader from the id he has registered on Techkriti's website.
  • Failure to implement the above requirements would make your design ineligible for the competition.
  • The teams must be able to provide the working proof (photo, video, code sample) if and when asked before their participation is confirmed for the final event.
  • The teams must adhere to the spirit of healthy competition. The teams must not damage their fellow participants' circuit in any way. Judges reserve the right to disqualify any team indulged in misbehavior.
  • Judges decision shall be final and binding on all.
  • The organizers reserve the rights to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. Change in rules, if any will be highlighted on the website and notified to the registered participants.

To download the tutorials in pdf format, click given below links :

1) Atmega

2) adxl1335

3) LED Matrix

General:
Q. Is there any batch/year constraint for participating in Electromania?

Ans: Only UG students can participate in the event. There isn't any batch or year constraints. It is an open to all event. The only constraint on the team is that it should have all its members from the same college/institution.

Q. Where can I get the information related to the components to be used for the circuit?

Ans: Go through http://techkriti.org/competitions/#electromania, all the related information like tutorials, datasheets, etc. are available on the above link.

Q. Is there any limit on the number of extra features?

Ans: No, there isn't any limit on the number of extra features. More the number of user friendly extra features, more you score.

Contacts

For any queries contact any of the event managers or mail us at ecdc@techkriti.org

Event Managers

Name Email ID Phone No.
Prawaal Kumar Pandey prawaalp@iitk.ac.in 9793559119
Vineet Anand vnta@iitk.ac.in 8953440612

Event Coordinators

Name Email ID Phone No.
Prakhar Kulshreshtha prakhark@iitk.ac.in 7754916024
Amit Gupta amigupt@iitk.ac.in 8090620654
Avani Samdariya savani@iitk.ac.in

Guidelines

  • The gaming set-up will consist of 2 modules. The display module (ie. The LED matrix) and a controller (Joystick). Only joystick should be held while playing the game.
  • One can either use an accelerometer or tilt switches to move the controlled plane left or right. Shooting and other functions will be performed by buttons.
  • Components other than LED Matrix, accelerometer and an 8 bit- Microcontroller can be used but their use should be justified.
  • The judging will be heavily based on compactness and user-friendliness. Budget will also play an important role in judging.

25,000

Elec-trade

“Technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other”- Bill Gates

Technology in business is a growing necessity. As the years go by, the business world is leaning more and more toward it, making it almost impossible to separate the two from each other. Innovation breeds business, and since technology paves the way for it, it can be gathered here that business needs technology to be sustained. In modern times, one cannot succeed only with his technological skill. Technology amalgamated with entrepreneurship skills has become a vehicle that facilitates prosperity in individuals, firms, regions, and nations.

Keeping up this spirit, ECDC this year presents to you “ELECTRADE” for the first time, where you get a glimpse of how your classroom education when topped with a pinch of entrepreneurial skills can make you the front-runner of the business. This is a multiple round “on the spot” event, in which 1st round is a theoretical MCQ test based on electronics and every correct answer earns the participant a virtual money. Using this money participants will move to further rounds, where they will buy components and make the listed electronic circuits in a given time. Once a team completes a circuit, it can then sell the circuit, in return of more virtual money. A team can again buy new components and build a new circuit and sell it to earn more money. The team which has the maximum money at the end of predefined time will be considered as the winner.

To download the problem statement in pdf format, click here

Events:

Round 1 (Elimination and Capital building round)

  • This is a pen-paper based test. Questions will test participant team’s basic knowledge of electronics.
  • Every correct answer will earn the participant team a definite amount of virtual money.
  • A minimum amount of money should be earned in order to qualify the round and move on to the next round.
  • The money earned by the team will become the asset with which the team will start its business in the next round.

Round 2 (Manufacturing and Marketing)

  • A list of available electronic components with their prices, and a separate list of electronic circuit that can be built with those components will be provided to each team.
  • Team has to purchase the required components using their virtual money (that they earned in Round 1) and then build any of the enlisted circuit.
  • Each of the enlisted circuit will have a predefined range of market price. Once a team completes a circuit, it can then sell the circuit, in return of more virtual money.
  • The money given to the team for a particular circuit can be anything in between the range of market price for that circuit and will depend on the robustness of the circuit.
  • A team can again buy new components and build a new circuit and sell it to earn more money.
  • At the end of 2 hours, the team with maximum virtual money in hand wins.
  • A team can consist of maximum 4 members.
  • The test in round one is a team event. All 4 members can contribute and solve questions.
  • A team can return a component at any time. The money will be refunded but only with a small penalty. Time spent during this exchange will be counted in the team’s stipulated 2 hour time.
  • Penalty price will be mentioned on the list given at the time of event.
  • Datasheet (with pin configuration and other basic details) for IC’s in the component list will be provided.
  • The completed circuit will be sold at price which will lie in the range mentioned in the list. The actual price at which the circuit will be sold will depend on the robustness of the circuit and will be decided by the judge.
  • Judging would be subjective.
  • Judges would be faculty of Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.
  • The selling time will be counted in the given 2 hour time. It depends on the team, how quickly they can sell the circuit by efficiently explaining their circuit to the judge.
  • A particular circuit can’t be made more than once.
  • If all the judges at a particular time are busy judging other teams, then the time for which a team will have to wait in line will not be counted in the 2 hour time.
  • At the end of two hour the team which has maximum virtual money in hand, either in the form of cash or the possessed components will win. The actual price of possessed components will be calculated by subtracting the penalty.

General:

Q. Is there any batch/year constraint for participating in Electrade?

Ans: Only UG students can participate in the event. There isn't any batch or year constraints. It is an open to all event. The only constraint on the team is that it should have all its members from the same college/institution.

Q. Is the written round a team event or individual event?

Ans: It is a team event where all the team members will contribute in solving questions.

Q. Will I get datasheet for the ICs provided during the event?

Ans: Yes, you will be provided with Pin-outs and basic parameters of the IC.

Contacts

For any queries contact any of the event managers or mail us at ecdc@techkriti.org

Name Email ID Phone No.
Prawaal Kumar Pandey prawaalp@iitk.ac.in 9793559119
Vineet Anand vnta@iitk.ac.in 8953440612

Event Coordinators

Name Email ID Phone No.
Satyam Dwivedi satdwi@iitk.ac.in 8896016915
Vaibhaw Kumar vaibhaw@iitk.ac.in 7275564784

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35,000

FPGA

Saturated with the world of basic ICs and microcontrollers and in quest to give yourself a challenge worth your intelligence? Techkriti '15 presents FPGA Design Challenge, for the electronic elite, who love to unravel the mysterious of the black box! It is a platform to utilize academic skills in an interesting, innovative fashion so that being "nerdy" becomes the new fashion trend!

Field-programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit which can be configured by the user which provides it a major advantage over MCUs which have a fixed configuration. This enables the user to implement any digital circuit (YES! EVEN A PROCESSOR) on FPGA. The FPGA configuration is generally specified using a hardware description language like Verilog. Here, we invite you to find your way through Field Programmable Gate Arrays, beat the odds with your intelligent code, and prove your edge over the rest of the world!

Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

The abstract format can be downloaded from  here.

All the abstracts must be sent at ecdc@techkriti.org.

Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

The challenge is to implement an edge detection algorithm on FPGA such that it can detect the edges of a greyscale image.

The participant can use any edge detection algorithm like Robert's edge detector, Prewitt edge detector, Sobel edge detector, Canny edge detector etc.

For details regarding edge detection visit: link

All the participants will be tested against a particular set of greyscale images and accuracy of results will be judged. Along with that following things will also be judged, for design efficiency.

  • Area (#LUTs, #FFs, #BRAMs, #DSP Elements etc.)
  • Latency (No. of cycles Reqd).
  • Need for external memory (eg. DRAM Controller – DDR/DDR2 and size of memory required).
  • Maximum frequency achieved.
  • Power consumption as reported by ISE tool (after place and root).

The above parameters should be submitted for processing of any image, AD test module and LDPC encoder/decoder(if implemented) separately. At the time of judging the teams are required to submit their Verilog/VHDL code that they developed for their implementation.

  • The platform for design is Virtex-5 or Virtex-6 system.
  • A team can have maximum of 5 members. Students from different educational institutes can form a team.
  • Teams must first register on the Techkriti portal and then submit an abstract before the deadline in-order to qualify for the main event.
  • Any kind of plagiarism from any source is strongly prohibited and may result in direct disqualification.
  • The decision of judges shall be considered as final and binding.
  • Rules and regulation are subject to change. In case of event registered participants will be informed of the change.
  • Only students with valid identity cards of their respective educational institutes are eligible to take part in the event.

Contacts

For any queries contact any of the event managers or mail us at ecdc@techkriti.org

Event Managers

Name Email ID Phone No.
Prawaal Kumar Pandey prawaalp@iitk.ac.in 9793559119
Vineet Anand vnta@iitk.ac.in 8953440612

Event Coordinators

Name Email ID Phone No.
Samyak Jain samyakj@iitk.ac.in 7275566126
Amit Gupta amigupt@iitk.ac.in 8090620654

35,000

Embedded

Embedded Design Challenge, differentiates the people with "just interest" in electronics from the ones who are "passionate" about it. The event is designed to be accessible to new learners of electronics, yet at the same time pose a stimulating challenge to experienced students.

You might be familiar with many ranging technologies, RADAR ranging technology is one of them which has proved its mettle in modern day warfare. SONAR has been very much useful in exploring deep oceans. There are countless number of applications of ranging technologies.

Inspired by this ECDC this time gives you an opportunity to build your own ranging device and get the insights of this extremely useful technology. The device uses a simple ultrasonic trans-receiver which scans through an area to produce a 2D map of the area.

Embedded

To download the problem statement in pdf format, click here

Obstacle detection and 180o map building with a rotating Ultrasonic range sensor.

Problem Statement:Make an ultrasound echo based 180 degree rotating ranging device which scans an area and transmit signal wirelessly, to a handheld module which displays the results. The device should be capable of performing following two basic tasks.

Task 1: Plot a 2D map of an arena, which will have cubical obstacles placed at different positions upto a radial distance of 1 meter from the sensor position.

Task 2: Calculate the displacement of an obstacle.


Explanation:

Task 1

  • The ultrasonic sensor mounted on a servo motor will sweep 180o angle.
  • Distances of Obstacles are detected at different angles of the servo.
  • This data is sent wirelessly to the other module.
  • With known angle of servo and distance of obstacle at that angle a 2d Map in polar coordinate system can be plotted.
  • This map is to be plotted on a GLCD (with proper scaling) so that it can be intuitively perceived.
    One can alternatively display results on a computer screen (using visual design languages like Processing etc) via UART communication between the microcontroller and computer.
  • One can also use 2 or more sweeps and take rolling average of values for better result.

Task 2

  • After completion of task 1, teams will proceed to task 2, where there will be only one obstacle on the arena.
  • After one scan, the system will detect the position of the obstacle and wait for 30sec.
  • During this time the obstacle will be moved to a new positon.
  • The system will again scan through the arena and detect the new position of the obstacle.
  • Using the original and current positions of the obstacle, the displacement of the obstacle is to be calculated.

  • Judging would be subjective.
  • Both tasks have separate and equal weightage. Either of them can be done before other.
  • All basic compulsory features should be implemented and only after their evaluation would the extra features be considered and assessed.
  • The effectiveness of the hardware and software used in solving the problem statement.
  • User interface of the device.
  • Robustness compactness and innovation in design of the device.
  • Cost effectiveness of the device.
  • Extra features implemented, may add much to your score. But, they should complement the original design.
  • Presentation (either a PowerPoint presentation or a neat block diagram can be used).The better you are able to explain the judges, better are the chances of impressing them.
  • Final Points break-Up would be informed later
  • Judges would be faculty of Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

To download the abstract, click here

1) All the abstracts must be sent at ecdc@techkriti.org.

2) Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

4) If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

Specifications

  • There are no physical restrictions on the size of circuit of the hand held module, but the module which will be kept on the arena should not have any dimension more than 15cm.
  • The mounting height of ultrasonic sensor should not be more than 15 cm from the base
  • Obstacles will be cubical in shape and different obstacles will have different side lengths, minimum being 8cm.
  • The ranging device is to be kept at a predefined location on the arena and measure distances with respect to this positon.

General Rules

  • Each team can have a maximum of 5 participants.
  • Teams will be selected on the basis of the abstract submitted.
  • If you use any self-made fabricated module/Printed circuit board, you need to submit the proving document.
  • All the participating teams are supposed to submit their final codes used, plagiarism may lead to disqualification. One can anyhow use basic libraries from any source.
  • Judge’s decision will be final and binding to all.

To download the tutorial in pdf format, click here

General

Q. Is there any batch/year constraint for participating in Embedded?

Ans: Only UG students can participate in the event. There isn't any batch or year constraints. It is an open to all event. The only constraint on the team is that it should have all its members from the same college/institution.

Q. Where can I get the information related to the components to be used for the circuit?

Ans: Go through http://techkriti.org/competitions/#electromania, all the related information like tutorials, datasheets, etc. are available on the above link.

Q. How many members can we have in a team?

Ans: The upper limit is 5 and So you can have a team of 5,4,3,2 or even 1,but all the team members are to be from same college/institution.

Q. What all microcontrollers, LCD display and ultrasonic sensors can we use?

Ans: You can use any 8­bit microcontroller, LCD Display, ultrasonic sensor and ICs.You are free to use basic developement boards like arduino.

Q. Is there any limit on the number of extra features?

Ans: No, there isn’t any limit on the number of extra features. More the number of user friendly extra features, more you score.

Q. Will the computer used for display be counted in cost of the built device?

Ans: The cost for the display system will be normalised, ie. the cost counted will be same for teams using GLCD or computer screen.

Contacts

For any queries contact any of the event managers or mail us at ecdc@techkriti.org

Name Email ID Phone No.
Prawaal Kumar Pandey prawaalp@iitk.ac.in 9793559119
Vineet Anand vnta@iitk.ac.in 8953440612

Event Coordinators

Name Email ID Phone No.
Prakhar Kulshreshtha prakhark@iitk.ac.in 7754916024
Vaibhaw Kumar vaibhaw@iitk.ac.in 7275564784

50,000

Manoeuvre

You wake up to find yourself surrounded by zombies.You do not dare to ask for help from anyone.You are there in midst of all infected blood when the next chance could be yours.

All of it depends on few robots who can save people from this massacre. But are the robots capable enough.Can they devoid the area without any more casualty. Would they be able to save the civillisation from this disorder.We put you in charge to make this happen!!

Mission Objective :

Gameplay consist of two bots from each team coordinating with each other in order to correctly place the boxes on a slab. The objective is to travel over the wedge and then keep the block on the other side of the arena. The other bot is then supposed to lift that block and place them on the slabs. The first bot will move in first half of the arena and is supposed to pick up blocks and travel over the wedge to place the block in the second part of the arena. The second bot will move in the second half the arena and will pick up blocks and will place them on the slabs present in the second half of the arena. A fixed time will be given in which each team has to place as many blocks as possible in their respective slabs.

  • Each team can have a maximum of 5 participants.
  • A team may consist of students from different colleges.
  • Certificates of Excellence will be awarded to the top three teams.
  • No damage should be made by a bot to the arena or to other team’s bots during the match any manner.
  • Bots should not be disassembled until the results are declared.
  • The organizers reserve the right to change the rules as they deem fit.
  • When a team is called for match, they must report within five minutes.
  • Judges decision will be final.

Prelims :

The teams will be given two trials of 5 min each. Best of two trials will be considered. The top teams would then enter the SECOND/FINAL round. The criteria for selecting top teams would be the total number of points scored.

Finals :

The teams will be divided into pools and in this round two teams have to play againsteach other. The team that scores more points would win and would move forward in the competition and the team that loose would be eliminated. The duration of each match would be 9 min.


  • Bots can be wireless or wired.
  • However wire must not interfere with arena and it must be slack at every point of time.
  • Both the bots should be able to grip, lift, carry and place boxes.

Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

To download the abstract, click here

1) All the abstracts must be sent at robogames@techkriti.org.

2) Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

4) If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

  • During the whole event both the bots must fit within a square of 350X350X350(lxbxh). Dimensions in mm.
  • Flippers, grippers should be well within the given dimensions.
  • The Robot must be stable and able to move on its own. A Bot not fulfilling these criteria will be disqualified.
  • The robot cannot have any mechanism that can damage the arena in any manner.
  • The robots shall be inspected before the event. Failing the inspection shall lead to disqualification.
  • The wire used to power/feed the bot should remain slack at all times.
  • Each team has to bring its own power supply for its robots.
  • The voltage difference between any two points on the bot must not exceed 24 volts.
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic/Cutter/Projectile/Entanglement etc. mechanisms are NOT allowed.
  • Wireless Control- If you are using a home built control system, or a control system not commercially available, you must first clear it with the Managers.
  • White block when correctly placed will fetch 5 points each.
  • Red block when correctly placed will fetch 10 points each.
  • Black block if placed by the opposing team will lead to a deduction of 20 points.

NOTE: White boxes will be found only in the second half of the arena, red boxes will be found only in the first half of the arena, black boxes will be found in the first half of the arena.

35,000

Battlecity

Whatever you are physically; male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy; all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. If you think like a warrior, world is yours. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.

So bring out the warrior within you, join the battle, make the strategy, code it down, aim for a win and defeat your enemies. One with fastest reaction time, best strategy and coding skills will win the thrilling battle of Battle-city.

Teams will design AI for bots. They will fight, fight for glory and a lone warrior will emerge to rule the world.

So come and join the battle and prove yourselves!!!

Date of competition: 7th - 8th February

  • Each participating team shall consist of a maximum of 3 members.
  • Students from different college can form a team
  • The event will be held for around 40 hours.

1,20,000

IOPC

“Much of the power of C comes from having a powerful pre-processor. The pre-processor is called a programmer.”
- P. J. Moylan

Are you a person who likes to algorithmize tasks? Or maybe, while looking at a map think of ways to travel that will give you the shortest path (and thus saving you from expending less on the "inflamed" petrol). Or maybe, you think to segment tasks in order to reduce your workload. If you find yourself in this league, then this contest is just for you. :D

IOPC is the annual International Online Programming Contest of IIT Kanpur, organized by the Techkriti team. It is a prestigious programming contest where each coder whacks his brain to code solutions to the given problems. It is the place where optimization and proficiency matters, skills matter, hard work matters, trying till the very end matters and winning loads of cash prizes matter!This style is called List Bullet.

Date of competition : 14th March (06:00 PM)- 15th March (06:00 PM)

Facebook page event link : https://www.facebook.com/events/652163738228777/

Competition Link : http://www.codechef.com/IOPC2015/

Rules for Registration:

  1. A team can consist of at most 3 members.
  2. Only teams of which all members are students currently registered in a university shall be eligible for prizes. However, non-students are also welcome to participate.

Other Rules:

  1. Permissible languages to send solutions in are C, C++, Pascal, Python and Java
  2. Compilers to be used: gcc-4.3.2 for C, g++-4.3.2 for C++, fpc-2.2.4 for pascal, python-2.5 for Python and javac-1.6.0_12 for Java
  3. Solutions have to give the correct output for all the test data for a given problem to be deemed correct. There is no partial credit.
  4. Solutions can be submitted in any order.
  5. Each problem will have a certain specified input and output format. This format has to be adhered to, else the submission will not be accepted.
  6. Any team found to be indulging in any form of malpractice will be immediately disqualified.
  7. The decision of the organizers in declaring the results will be final. No queries in this regard will be entertained.
  8. The event does not require the participants to be present in IIT for participation. And hence, no registration fee is required.

45,000

IHPC

"The way the processor industry is going, is to add more and more cores, but nobody knows how to program those things".
-Steve Jobs at WWDC 2008

Techkriti brings to you, the largest High Performance Computing contest of Asia. With the enormous resources at your disposal and with the vast potential of parallel computing get ready to solve some of the most exciting problems from the frontiers of science and engineering. You will have the chance to run your codes on PARAM Supercomputer.

Date of competition:

  • IHPC learning: 22nd - 25th February
  • IHPC main contest: 16th March 09:00 PM

Facebook event page link : https://www.facebook.com/events/1546372855614022/

Programming Model: Parallel Programming using MPI (Message Passing Interface)

IHPC consists of two phases:

  • In the learning phase, which will be 3 days long, a new problem will be uploaded every day and you can submit your solutions to the problem, so that you familiarize yourself with high performance computing. The solution and explaination will also be uploaded.
  • In the contest phase, a set of problems will be uploaded. Your best submission for a particular problem before the contest ends will be considered as your final submission to compute the rankings.

Both these phases will be online, you need NOT come to IIT Kanpur for this event.

Teams of at most 3 people are allowed.

Ranking will be based on:

  • Firstly, on the number of problems solved.
  • Then, if two teams have solved the same number of problems, the team with smaller sum of execution times will be ranked above.

1) Who can participate ? Do I need to know the concepts of Parallel Computing before participating in the contest?
Anyone can participate. We will be providing you with sufficient resources in the learning phase so that you can learn and then participate.

2) Do I need to come to IIT Kanpur for this event?
No. The event will be fully online.

3) What are the pre-requisites to participate in this event?
There are none, but knowing C/C++ would help you in this event.

4) How would I test my solution?
You would be provided a software which would simulate parallel computing on your personal computers, which could be used to test correctness of your solution. You can get a rough idea of how your code performs on the processors though the actual time would differ on the servers.

Installing MPI on your laptop/workstation:

  • On ubuntu : sudo apt-get install mpich2
  • To compile your code using MPICH you need to use this command: mpiccfilename.c
  • To run your code using MPI you need to use this command: mpirun -np 6 ./a.out
  • The lecture slides from the workshop are available on http://www.slideshare.net/ankitmahato/hpc-workshop

You can download the tutorials from here

Note: Problems for practice will be uploded by 24th feb(12:30 am) in the same section.

30,000

Chaos

"To have another language is to possess a second soul."
‒Charlemagne

Looking for something a little more challenging and different than your usual programming language? We bring to you Chaos, an exciting contest, in which you will be introduced to an absolutely new language.

If it seems it is out of your forte, don't worry, a little time into the contest and you will have adapted to the rules of the language. So gear up, to learn and adapt to a mystery language fast and code your way to victory. After all, genius is the conquest of chaos and mystery.

"And you know the thing about Chaos? It’s fair.”

Date of competition : 13th March, 07:00 PM

Facebook event link : https://www.facebook.com/events/1555481308052834/

Event Link : http://www2.cse.iitk.ac.in/chaos/public/

1.Each participating team shall consist of a maximum of 3 members, not necessarily from the same college.
2.The event consists of a single online round.
3.Teams participating are put through a brain-teasing session where they would be required to code solutions for given problems in a new language whose documentation shall be provided at the time of the competition.
4.The teams are required to understand the API of the new language and code solutions to given problems in that language.
5.The solutions submitted shall be evaluated by an online judge.
6.Rankings will be decided on the number of problem solved. Ties will be broken using the time penalty involved.

Q. Do I need to come to IIT Kanpur?
A. No, chaos is an online event. You can participate in chaos sitting in your college.

Q. Do I need to be an expert in Java/C/C++?
A. No, you don't. We will test you on a new language.

Q. Do I need to be an expert in Algorithms?
A. No, even that is not necessary, as the problems will have really simple solutions. You will just have to make your solutions work in the new language provided.

Q. Can I participate alone?
A. Yes you can.

75,000

Techkriti Grand Prix

This is an event where the teams are required to fabricate a miniature model of a remote controlled vehicle that is powered by an Internal Combustion(IC) Engine for propulsion. No DC motor shall be used for this purpose. Most of the parts of this vehicle like steering mechanism, chassis, suspension mechanism are made by the teams themselves while braking system, gears may be bought from the market. This vehicle mimics a real life car and should be capable of racing on an off-road dirt track paved by a varied range of obstacles. These obstacles can range from jumping over planks to dodging closely placed pipes or even race on a zig-zag path. The vehicles should even be strong enough to withstand impact as their might be a fall or a collision. Their fuel tanks should hold enough to comfortably complete the entire round of the track. On the whole this is a fascinating event where the teams race against each other or time on adverse paths to win.

  • The maximum number of team members in a team is limited to 8. They may belong to different institutions. All team members must be presently enrolled in an academic institution and must carry their institute identity cards for event registration.
  • Use of any component or mechanism in the car that could damage the arena or any other participating car would lead to immediate disqualification of the team.
  • Practice slots would be available to the teams on the first come first serve basis on only the day 1 of the festival. The time allotted for the same would be announced on the day of the event itself.
  • You are advised to get your slot as early as possible as the time given may be reduced as the day progresses depending upon the number of requests for practice slots and available time.
  • No request for practice slots shall be entertained after the first day. The slot, once allotted would not be rescheduled to a later time in any case.
  • Judges decision shall be treated as final and binding on all.
  • The coordinators reserve the rights to change any of the above rules as they deem fit. You are advised to regularly check the website for updates.

Day 1

Practice slots for the participating teams.

Day 2

First round would be a time trial round .This will be the qualifying session with each team getting 2 laps out of which the fastest lap will be considered. Note that these laps will have to be taken successively.

Day 3

  • The top teams from the qualifying rounds will make it to the second round in which multiple teams will race at a time. The top teams from this round will proceed to the semi-final round.
  • Top teams from the semi-finals would compete simultaneously in the final round.

Actual arena design may differ from the arena shown.



  • The maximum machine dimensions allowed are 800mm x 600mm x 400mm.
  • The machine should only be propelled by an IC Engine of maximum capacity 4.6 cc. Other mechanisms such as throttling, braking, steering etc. can be controlled using DC motors and servos. The propulsion systems must not be based on DC motors.
  • It is mandatory to have an on board power supply system to power the servos and at no point of time should the voltage of the power supply be greater than 13V.
  • The machine should be controlled by a wireless remote control mechanism throughout the race. The remote control must use a frequency of band spectrum 2.4 GHz to avoid frequency clash during the event.
  • It is mandatory to design and manufacture the following parts of the machine - Chassis, Steering mechanism (heim joints and the steering rods), shock towers and suspension arms . You may also incorporate an anti-roll bar and impact attenuators (bumpers) for safety of your vehicles in case a collision occurs.
  • Participants can use a ready-made braking system for their car.
  • Gears, differential gear, engine, springs, shock absorbers, servo motors (non-propulsion purposes only), batteries, wheels, wheel hub are allowed to be used as available in the market.
  • The machine must not be made from Lego parts, or any ready-made assembly kits other than the parts mentioned above.
  • Participants can also employ a cooling mechanism to keep their electronics cool.
  • Judging will be strict and the participant will be immediately disqualified in case their car is found to violate any of the above machine specifications.
  • In case of any doubt regarding any specification, feel free to contact any of the co-ordinators.

Mail the abstract at tgp@techkriti.org.

You can download the abstract here

35,000

Junkyard Wars

"One man’s trash is another man’s treasure"

So this treasure is what we will provide.

Seen it and haven't felt it? Yes, it's of course a natural feeling for all you guys who have seen the all-famous junkyard wars on Discovery and always cherished to be a part of it. If you have ever wanted to step into the shoes of the ‘SWAT KATS’ and create a real working machine all by your own, Junkyard Wars comes back with another challenging adventure.

This is an event where you need to work for a couple of days as a team to create a machine from the materials available in the junk pile. This engineering challenge highlights the theme of creating something innovative. Here is the platform for you to test your practical machining skills and expertise.

It's hard to make science more entertaining than this!

So guys, gear up as this Techkriti pours in with a new and more thrilling challenge to make your adrenalin rush in your nerves.

Ajay Bajaj

abajaj@iitk.ac.in

+91 8953453933

  • Any team that is not ready at the specified time for design submission will be automatically disqualified from the event.
  • Use of any electronic component is not allowed
  • The decision of the judges shall be treated as final and binding under any circumstance.
  • Each team can have minimum 5 and maximum 7 members.
  • If any material other than the items provided and the extra allowed junk is found to be used, the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • If the dimensional specifications are violated by more than 10%, the team will be disqualified
  • However, if the above violation is less than 10%, a penalty of 20% of the final score will be awarded.
  • The teams must adhere to the spirit of healthy competition. The managers reserve the right to disqualify any team indulging in misbehavior.
  • All rights are reserved with the managers. They may or may not disclose any information demanded based upon their discretion.

Certification Policy

  • All the participants who would be invited to the campus will be issued a certificate of appreciation by the Junkyard Wars team.
  • The winning team would get a certificate of merit and the losing team in the final round would get a runner-up certificate.

Scoring

Each team will be given 3 shots, out of which the best 2 will be added up to get the final score for the round.

For any single throw: Score = D - 15*theta

Where:

D = Distance measured from front edge of the catapult to the point of landing (in centimeters)

theta = Angle of deflection in degrees (Angle between the center line and the line joining the point of contact with the catapult center)

The goal of this competition is to construct a catapult that can be used to throw a ball (diameter 20cm) to the farthest possible distance along a given straight line accurately. Each team will be evaluated on the following two parameters:

  • Distance of the point of landing from the catapult.
  • Deviation of the point of landing from the marked straight line.

Design Constraints

  • The catapult must not exceed 4x4x5 in size. (Dimensions in feet)
  • The catapult must not exceed the above specified size constraints even while in operation.
  • The design should be strictly constructed using the material provided or approved by the event managers

List of Junk Items and Tools

  • Wooden rectangular rods (thickness 2cm and width 8cm)
  • Iron rods (15 mm diameter)
  • Aluminum angles
  • Electric Hand Drill and drill bits (3, 4, 5, 15 mm)
  • Hacksaw
  • Ball trough
  • Plier and Screwdriver
  • Standard Nuts and Bolts
  • Standard Nails
  • Nylon rope
  • Fevicol
  • Hammer

Besides the list given above, each team can add two junk items to the list, subject to the approval of the managers. The team will have to bring these extra junk with them. Note that these extra items should not be in the form of pre-fabricated assemblies. These extra junk items will have to be mentioned in the abstract.

Teams are also allowed to bring their own tool kits.

Design Specifications

You need to provide answers to these questions about your design:-

  • Clearly explain the idea and the working of the catapult mechanism that you are using in your design.
  • Clearly demonstrate the special features of your design, features that, in your opinion, are especially clever, effective and innovative.
  • Point out the deployment of the junk materials clearly.
  • Explain about the use of the additional junk materials (if used).


Online Round

  • Online submission of the abstracts for the problem statement.
  • Only one submission allowed per team.
  • Only slight modifications can be made, subject to the approval of the managers, once the abstract has been submitted.
  • On the basis of the submitted abstracts, 8 teams will be shortlisted for the next round.
  • The shortlisted teams will be informed about their selection within 5 days of abstract submission.

On-Campus Round

  • The 8 shortlisted teams will get a chance to materialize their design at Techkriti, IIT Kanpur.
  • Teams would be given a specified amount of time to manufacture their design, starting from the evening of Thursday, 19th March to 10:00 AM, 22nd March.
  • The teams would then perform the assigned task in the arena.
  • On the basis of points scored in the first round, the top 4 teams will progress to the next round.
  • In second round 2 teams will be selected for the final round, in which the winner will be decided.
  • You will need to present a drawing that illustrates your design clearly.
  • The drawing can consist of only isometric views. You might draw orthographic views if needed. Your drawing should be well labeled.
  • You can submit online an AutoCAD or MatLab file or a scanned copy of your drawing. Also give us the relevant details of your model.
  • Mail all your entries to junkyardwars@techkriti.org. by 5th February 2015

25,000

Bridge Design Challenge

The first bridges built by humans were probably just wooden planks or boulders placed on a flowing stream. But today, engineers have built bridges to cross vast stretches of rivers. Before actually constructing a bridge, we need to model it and test its performance in the lab.

Techkriti brings you a chance of showing your engineering skills with noodles!

So, get innovative and build your bridge model with this unconventional construction material.

  • No of participants in a team can be 4-6
  • Round 1: The teams shall mail a zip file containing the abstract of their design to bridgedesign@techkriti.org. The abstract should contain the following:
    • Drawings of the design (isometric and orthographic views) with proper dimensioning on AutoCAD or clear pictures of handmade sketches. Clearly state the specifications and advantages of your design and any innovative idea that you have.
    • Analysis of the design according to the loading specified in the problem statement on a simulation software (preferably SAP2000).
    • The analysis is optional but recommended.
    • The teams will be shortlisted for Round 2 on the basis of their abstracts.
  • Round 2: The shortlisted teams shall construct their bridge under the surveillance of the organising team at IIT Kanpur.
  • Round 3: The model built by each team will be tested till failure (yielding) by applying an incremental static load.

Click here to download the problem statement.

  • The arena has two wooden columns representing the landmass on the sides of a river.
  • The distance between the inner edges of these columns is 46 cm.
  • One cylindrical support of diameter 2cm and length 15cm is placed on each of the wooden column.
  • One of the cylindrical support is fixed to the column and the other is free to act as a roller.
  • The arena is as shown below:

The structures will be evaluated on the basis of their performance under loading as well as on the basis of aesthetics.

  • The efficiency of each structure will be calculated according to the following formula:
    e = Maximum Load/Weight of Structures
  • Evaluation on the basis of aesthetics will be done by judges and will include criteria like:
    • Innovation in design
    • Cleanliness of work
    • Overall look of the structure

The final score of each structure will be calculated according to the following rules:

  • 50% weightage - Efficiency

Maximum efficiency by any structure will be taken as the constant ‘E’ and points will be calculated according to the formula:

  • 30% weightage – Aesthetics
  • 20% weightage - Deflection at yield
    • The deflection of the bridge at yielding will be noted. If the deflection increases more than 10 mm, then the load at that deflection will be taken as the ultimate load.

Each structure will be graded by the judges on a scale of 0-30.

Penalties

Penalties as mentioned below will be imposed if the structure violates the dimensional or weight specifications.

  • Weight exceeds the limit (Penalty of 15% of the total score)
  • Dimensional specifications are not met (Penalty of 10% of the total score)
  • Use of any material other than that provided (Penalty of 50% of the total score or can lead to disqualification as decided by the judges)

In case of any discrepancies, the decision taken by the judges and the coordinators will be final and bounding.

  • The dimensions and weight of each structure will be measured. Structures violating the dimensional and weight specifications will be penalised according to the rules.
  • Each structure will be mounted on the arena over the two cylindrical supports shown in the arena.
  • A 20 cm X 8 cm wide plate will be placed symmetrically on the base of the structure.
  • The centre of the plate will be bolted to a screw-jack which will apply load on the structure. The screw-jack will be connected to a load cell to measure the load being applied.
  • An LVDT will be placed on the top of the plate to measure the deflection of the bridge.
  • The structure will then be loaded and a continuous monitoring of its deflection and load will be done until it fails. The maximum load taken by the structure will be noted.

5,00,000

Innovation in Manufacturing Processes

Recognized as a center of academic excellence internationally, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been consistently engaged in providing meaningful education in engineering and science, and conducting research of the highest standard. IIT Kanpur and INAE present a national level competition on “Innovation in Manufacturing Practices 2015” (IMP-2015) so as to provide brightest of the bright mind a platform to display and exuberate their talent in design and manufacturing. One has to design an effective and innovative model and give a final working shape as a product / prototype. You will not only have the chance to display your talent in front of the world, a huge prize is also on the stake. So invigorate your grey cells and become a part of revolution of brainier.

You have to think, write a paper or design and fabricate a hardware model using any innovative manufacturing process(es). Any idea which tends to change the way manufacturing takes place today or any design which reduces cost of production or increases the quality of finished product or reduces time, labour and raw material consumption can be presented as an entry in this event.

Paper/ Model / Prototype Specifications

  • Model / prototype should be working and you have to display the working in front of the evaluation committee.
  • Size of the model is restricted to (1 m X 1 m X 50 cm).
  • Model should not be weighing more than 20 Kg.
  • In case you want to submit a paper, you need to send the link of the published paper or the idea, if not published, in the form of an abstract.
  • Event is divided in two sections.
    • Undergraduate Section: Any undergraduate student of any recognized technical/engineering institute is eligible to participate.
    • Postgraduate Section: Any postgraduate student (not Ph.D.) of any recognized technical/engineering institute is eligible to participate.
  • There will be two stages of event.
    • Submission of Entry: You have to submit a 5 minutes video (Not required for paper presentation) explaining the details about your model and 300 words write up describing in detail about your design, innovative manufacturing practices followed and their importance. The deadline for this is January 31st 2015.
    • Final Presentation: 12 selected teams will be invited for live presentation of their ideas and model / prototype / product in front of the evaluation committee and demonstrate its function.
  • Grand Prize: Cash Prize of 1.5 Lacs INR. This will be awarded to the best entry combining both the sections (U.G. and P.G.).
  • Undergraduate Awards: Cash Prizes will be awarded to top 3 teams from undergraduate section.
    • 1st Prize 1 Lac INR
    • 2nd Prize 50,000 INR
    • 3rd Prize 25,000 INR
  • Postgraduate Awards: Cash Prizes will be awarded to top 3 teams from postgraduate section.
    • 1st Prize 1 Lac INR
    • 2nd Prize 50,000 INR
    • 3rd Prize 25,000 INR
  • Certificates of Excellence: This will be provided to the top thee entries from each section and to the best entry of both sections.
  • Certificate of Participation: This will be provided to all the 12 participating teams who will make live presentation of their model / prototype in front of the committee.
  • Travel Expenses: 3rd AC travel expenses of all the participants (not more than three in any group) will be reimbursed subject to the condition stated elsewhere.
  • Boarding and Lodging Expenses: This will be borne by INAE-IITK award organising committee.
  • Rules and Regulations
    • Each team can have a maximum of 3 participants.
    • A team may consist of students from different engineering colleges, technical universities, and Institutes of Technology.
    • Certificates of Excellence will be awarded to the top three teams from each Undergraduate and Postgraduate Section.
    • The organizers reserve the right to change the rules as they deem fit.
    • Decision of evaluation committee will be final and binding to all.
  • Model / Prototype Specifications
  • Note: Not for a paper entry.

    • Model / prototype should be working and you have to display the working in front of the evaluation committee.
    • Size of the model is restricted to (1 m X 1 m X 50 cm).
    • Model should not be weighing more than 20 Kg.
  • Video Specification
  • Note: Not for a paper entry.

    • Length of the video should not be more than 5 minutes. You will be penalized, if the video exceeds 5 minutes.
    • Video quality should be good enough so that the evaluation committee is easily able to understand and visualize the innovative features of your design and manufacturing.
    • There is no specific need for very high resolution video.
    • Video File should be named as IMP2015_(team name).
    • Link for the video is to be sent along with the mail containing write up to imp@techkriti.org.
  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Competition is open to all undergraduates and postgraduate students of any approved Technical/Engineering Institution within India.
    • You have to submit your entry in either section (UG/PG) latest by January 31st 2015.
    • Entries have to be submitted in the form of five minutes video and/ or(in case of a paper submission) a write up of maximum 300 words.
    • Video has to be uploaded on dropbox/google drive and a link has to be sent on imp@techkriti.org.
    • For any reason, if you are not able to upload the video, then you can send submit it in the form of DVD/CD which can be mailed to the convener on the specified address.
    • Ten teams from each group (U.G. and P.G.) will be invited to IITK and they have to make a live presentation using the prototype / model, before the respective committee members. Without actual model / product / prototype, ONLY COMPUTER PRESENTATION will NOT be considered as the entry for the event. If it is computer presentation only, your group will not be entitled for train fare as well.
    • The live presentations are scheduled on 19th and 20th of March 2015.
  • Evaluation Committee
    • There will be two independent evaluation committees, one for UG and one for PG section.
    • Each committee will be formed from the experts from INAE and IITK.
Abhishek Arya abhiarya@iitk.ac.in 9956061136
Ankit Samantara ankitsam@iitk.ac.in 8953453497
Akshay Dubey akshaydy@iitk.ac.in 8960228281
Rohit Singh rohitsin@iitk.ac.in 8953454023

50,000

Through Your Lens

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

Techkriti’15 brings an opportunity for all photography enthusiast to boast your skills. So grab up your camera, venture off in to the outdoors, do some exploration and put your skills to test.

The Open Competition offers 8 diverse categories for you to enter, viz ----

  • Environment/Nature
  • Women Empowerment
  • Light/ Colour
  • Blueprint To A Smarter World
  • Split Second photography
  • Reflection
  • Unexplored
  • Passion

Click here to participate in this event.

  • Techkriti’15 Photography Competition is open to all the photographers, professional and amateurs from all over the world.
  • The participant must be atleast 16 years of age on 1st January 2015.
  • Can submit minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 images per segment for consideration in the contest.
  • No Entry Fees will be charged for participation.
  • All photographs must be photographers' own works.
  • Photographs can be black and white or color in fine quality JPG format. Photographs must not have any borders, Keyline or film edges, name, personal logos or watermarks, and must be of sufficient quality and resolution for enlargements.
  • Submission dimensions, maximum 1MB in size. Submission is via online uploads on the Techkriti FB page. (link: http://bit.ly/techkriti_iitk
  • In addition, all the entries (including raw files) must be mailed to photography@techkriti.org having the following details ( Name, College, Phone No., Caption, Theme)
  • Judging is entirely based on the popularity of the uploaded photo. Winners will be decided on the maximum number of votes/likes on the submission.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into. The judges reserve the right to vary the awards or not to make any award.
  • The award winners will be announced on official website and Facebook page of Techkriti’15
  • Entries may be disqualified if any of the above criteria are not adhered to. The judges' decision will be final. No correspondence will be entertained regarding the same.
  • Images that have won prizes in prior competitions, or have been used for commercial purposes and/or been published will not be eligible.
  • Entries should be in JPEG format and at least 1600 pixels wide for a horizontal image or 1600 pixels tall for a vertical image.
  • Digital manipulation that distorts the reality of the photos will not be allowed. Only basic enhancements such as sharpening, contrast adjustment, or simple cropping will be allowed.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to reject entries with incomplete details. The submission deadline is 28th February 2015, before 11.59pm
  • Entries must be the original and unpublished work of the participant and copyright owner.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to modify the competition prizes and its rules and regulations as and when necessary, without prior notice.
  • Rs 1000 cash prizes worth Rs. 4000 to each of the top 5 contestants.
  • Prizes worth Rs 50,000 to the next 50 entries.
  • All the accepted entries will be displayed on the official FB page of Techkriti.

Judging is entirely based on the popularity of the uploaded photo. Winners will be decided on the maximum number of votes/likes on the submission at the end of the contest dated 28th Feb, 11.59pm

25,000

Concatenate

Ever wondered how to apply toothpaste on your toothbrush in 20 steps? Ever wondered how to shoot a dart in a jumbled room in 30 steps? You had to think again right? Concatenate is all about complexifying the simplest of things you see around yourself. Its whole essence lies in a perfectly balanced mix of innovation, creativity, relevance which results in profound entertainment.

Hang on! If you have just started to think you need some extremely geeky wizard or some heavenly gadget to accomplish this challenge, you are mistaken! You just need all the scrap which you find in abundance in the society, like, wasted paper, or the use-and-throw paper cups and plates, the amusing balloons which once gave you enormous pleasure on bursting, cellotape, toilet paper, and alike. The whole motto should be to complete the assigned task most efficiently with the greatest of complexity delivering an extremely entertaining show for the audience.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”, in the words of Confucius.

Here's to the crazy ones. The ones who see things differently. Ones not fond of rules , who are tired of straightforward algorithms. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.It's Time to put on your thinking hats, and come up with all the bizarre and uncanny ideas and innovate, take risks, break rules, make mistakes and have fun.For all day-dreamers and dramatists alike, for whom the world is too mundane – unleash yourselves in The Concatenate Challenge at techkriti'15, where the sole objective is to find the craziest, complicated, convoluted, and "coolest" way to complete a given task.

WHAT DOES IT HAVE FOR YOU?

Challenges! Yes, it enables you to learn valuable organizational skills and gain hands-on experience by working on an actual project. Irrespective of your major dimension of study, you innovate, you incubate , you ignite your innovation and put it to test. Additionally, it brings on the table a chance to get an insight into team management and handling stress. Last but not the least, you have some really handsome cash prizes to party harder after you have worked hard!So, let’s explore the endless possibilities of engineering by creating a machine that, in multiple steps, will perform one simple task. Here is a fun video for motivation! Happy building!

To download the problem statement, click here

Judging will be based on the basis of criteria broken down into the following categories:

Point Structure

Theme & Descriptions of each task involved 15 points
Completion of Tasks
  • 30points (task is complete)
  • 5-25points ( task is partially completed )
  • 0 points (no attempt to complete the task was made)
No of Steps
  • 1 point for each sequential step
  • 3 points for each Parallel step (a step is considered to be parallel if it triggers chain reactions in 2 or more different chains and they finally merge into a single chain of events)
Complexity & Innovation involved in steps 20 points
Aesthetics & Presentation 20
Abstract 10 points

Penalties

Run Length exceeded
  • -5 points/min for first minute
  • -10 for subsequent minutes
Human Intervention
  • First Intervention -4 points
  • Further interventions: -6 points each
Objects leaving arena -3 points each
Delay in submission
  • 1 point for each 10 minute of delay
  • Disqualification for delay more than 1.30 hrs
Hazardous objects Disqualification

Note: These rules may slightly vary in the final event. The organising team holds the discretion to change the rules if necessary.

  1. Minimum number of members in a team must be 4. However, it must not exceed 6 per team.
  2. The machine must complete the task as described in the challenge. If not, points kept for the same would be deducted.
  3. The machine must be no larger than 12 ft. x 12 ft. x 8 ft. The support from any of the four walls and the top ceiling is not allowed in any form.
  4. The machine must have a minimum of 20 steps (series+parallel).If the machine has less than 20 steps the respective team would be disqualified from the competition. However, there is no constraint on maximum number of steps.
  5. Each parallel step lead to an addition by one in the no. of parallel steps. Each smaller individual energy transfer in parallel step will be added in series steps. If a step is not completed in final run, it would be deducted from the no. of steps.
  6. Only one member from the team is supposed to explain their machine before the demonstration.
  7. Each team will have a 15 minute reset time if they opt for more than one run.
  8. Only one team member is allowed to interact with the machine once the evaluation has begun. This includes resetting the machine during the run. This means that only one person will be allowed inside the arena. However, if the team goes for another run, the restriction of one person inside the arena is uplifted until the machine is ready for the other run.
  9. Every team must have a leader. But it is not necessary for the leader to give the presentation or handle the machine during machine run.
  10. Any loose/falling/hanging objects must remain within the boundaries of the arena. This includes, but is not limited to, balls, dominoes, drops of water, slivers of balloon, and any other "small" objects. Steam and other gases are exempt from this rule.  However, for the sole purpose of electrical connection wires can be outside the boundaries of the arena.
  11. Each step in the machine should be considered as transfer of energy from one action to another. Identical transfers of energy in succession should be considered one step. For e.g., a set of dominos falling into each other should be considered one step. While technically each single domino falling is a step, stating one hundred steps for hundred dominos is repetitive and against the spirit of Rube Goldberg.
  12. The task should be completed in not more than 4 minutes. Marks will be deducted if time limit exceeds.
  13. No hazardous materials or explosives may be used on or within the machine. However matchsticks can be used to produce fire if necessary provided they do not lead to any damage to the arena and is safe for people around it.
  14. No live animals are allowed in the machine.
  15. Every team will be given maximum three runs for the completion of the task so that if, in case, a team fails to complete the task in their first run, they can go for second run.
    In the first two runs, the best amongst the two scores will be considered as final. However,if a team uses the third turn only the score in this run would be considered. The previous two turns will be ignored.
  16. For every human intervention, points will be deducted.
  17. Any destructive action against another machine is grounds for disqualification.
  18. Programmable Logic Controllers or any other electronic controller/devices may be used on the machines. The use of these devices must be in line with a step. Using these devices as a fail-safe for the machine is illegal and grounds for disqualification.
  19. Let's say a ball is supposed to fall onto a switch and turn on a motor which is run by the controller.
    • If the ball misses the switch, but the controller still starts the motor, the controller is not transferring energy from one step to the next step. It is acting as fail safe so the machine can finish its task and is not in line with definition of a step.
    • If the ball hits the switch and the controller starts the motor as it should, the device is merely transferring the energy from one step to another, so this is line with the definition of a step.
  20. If a controller/electronic device is used, each instance of its operation should be clearly stated in the step-by-step description submitted along with the written description.
  21. Each instance should be considered one step, but please supply detailed information of how the step is being accomplished.
  22. 22. Participants will be provided following materials :
    • Basic stationery items like scissors, tape, fevicol  etc.
    • Hardware items like hammer, hacksaw, pliers if required.
  23. We would really appreciate if participants bring with them their necessary tool-kit.
  24. Participants will be allowed to use a 5 pin electrical socket but we expect them to bring their extension cords.

A picture of the actual arena is presented here. The judges will have access to the machine from all four sides. As evident from the picture, the machine cannot take the support of any of the walls or the ceiling.

Please take note that there is a step at around 9 feet from the front, which provides elevation of about 6 inches.

  • The teams are supposed to choose any one of the following problem statements:
    1. To Zip a zipper. The zip should be 15 cm in length and brought by the team itself. It can be zipped horizontally, vertically or in any particular direction.
    2. A miniature golf type theme game in which a small table-tennis/golf ball is to be shot in a specified region of diameter at max. 3 times that of ball through a hit through stick from a distance of 1 metre.
    3. To shine a shoe.

First Round

Each team has to submit a flowchart containing the step by step description of the machine. The flowchart should also contain the description (including part drawing) of every part that will be used to perform that step. Indicate the parallel processes, if any, clearly in your flowchart.

A sample flowchart can be downloaded here.

Mail the abstract at rube@techkriti.org.

For any queries and doubts, write to us at rube@techkriti.org.

Manager

Vatsal Sharma +91 9651949933

3,000

Scientoon

It's often said that a picture speaks more than a thousand words. And cartoons are a very effective part of visual communication. Ever wondered how scientific ideas could be expressed by medium of cartoons and caricature? In this direction, Techkriti in collaboration with NERD (the Science and Engineering magazine by the students of IIT Kanpur) brings you a Scientoon (Science + Cartoon) making competition.

Scientoons are the cartoons, based on science. They not only make you smile and laugh but also provide information about new researches, subjects, data and concepts in a simple, understandable and interesting though provoking way.

Judging will be done by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, who is the pioneer of scientoons in India. For getting a better idea idea about scientoons, you can visit: http://scientoon.com/

For getting a better idea idea about scientoons, you can visit: http://scientoon.com/

The event consists of two rounds.

Round 1

  1. The participants have to submit a hand drawn sketch of their Sceintoon and send the scanned copy of it to nerd@iitk.ac.in
  2. The entries will be shortlisted and selected participants will be allowed to participate in Round 2.

Round 2

Round 2 may involve an organization of free workshop on Scientoon making subjected to the no. of participants. After the workshop the participants will be required to draw their submissions on the spot.

  1. It will be an on the spot competition. Participants will have to draw and submit the drawings on the spot.
  2. The participation could be on an individual basis or in a pair.
  3. Participants have to use stationery provided by the organisers only to maintain uniformity.(pencils, eraser, sharpener and sketch colours).
  4. No specific theme for the event but it should be related to science.
  5. One participant is allowed to submit more than one entry. The chosen theme for each Scientoon should be properly specified on the entry itself.
  6. Humor related to content should be clearly mentioned. The format will be shown before the competition.
  7. The entries submitted by the participants should be their own intellectual property, and should not be copied from any sources in any form. Plagiarism can lead to outright rejection of the entry.
  8. The decision of the organizers will be final.
  9. The competition would be organized during Techkriti’15 in IIT Kanpur. The exact date and time would be intimated later.
  10. The event requires the participants to be present in IIT for participation. And hence, the participants need to register for Techkriti’15.
  11. All the participants must submit entries in the event with the understanding that we solely hold the intellectual property rights to entries received. The event team may publish the scientoons. However, in such case, we will attribute it to the concerned owner.

The weightage would be given to originality, art and humour corresponding to technical correlation of the Scientoon. Plagiarised entries will be discarded.

Prizes:

There would be cash prizes given to top 3 entries.

1st Cash Prize – Rs 3000/-

2nd Cash Prize – Rs 2000/-

3rd Cash Prize – Rs 1000/-

In case of any doubts/queries, feel free to drop a mail at nerd@iitk.ac.in

For any query contact any of the following coordinators:

Harish Yadav - 8604568462

60,000

Soccon-The Social Conquest

  1. Techrisis
    Technological innovations like SMS banking and biodegradable plastics can transform lives. Do you have ideas for new technologies or ways to leverage existing ones to impact more people?
  2. Indicide
    The number of suicides are increasing in our country. There are many sections of people who commit suicide like students due to pressure and expectations, women due to exploitation etc. It is a major social problem and the need of the hour is to curb this menace. Toggle up your brain nerves and give innovative ideas to tackle this issue.
  3. Medicore
    Most of India’s population lives in rural areas. However, over 80 percent of India’s healthcare infrastructure is available in its cities. Lifestyle diseases are on the rise and infant mortality, tuberculosis, and water-borne epidemics are also there. How can your ideas change the future of Healthcare?
  4. Agronomia
    Agriculture remains a key sector of the economy and continues to play a vital role in driving India's economic growth. About 60 percent of India's population lives in its villages and a majority of rural households depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood. How can your innovation do a positive change to the Indian Agriculture system?
  5. Other challenge Areas:
    If your idea does not belong to any of the category, you can submit your idea under the others section.

For any queries contact any of the event Coordinators

Managers

Ankit Godara +918090122779 ankitgd@iitk.ac.in
Jaskaran Rai +919621389900 jasrai@iitk.ac.in
Vineet Purswani +918604959325 vineetp@iitk.ac.in
Shridhar agarwal +91 8755404174 shridhar@iitk.ac.in

Co-ordinator

Harshavardhan Kore +91 7754916026 harshdk@iitk.ac.in
Shreshtha Jakhar +91 8090620422 sjakhar@iitk.ac.in
  1. All participating should submit a detailed abstract of their idea on soccon@techkriti.org before the deadline.
  2. The abstracts will be reviewed by the team of experts who will shortlist the best of the proposals to be taken forward on the basis of originality, feasibility and innovation.
  3. These shortlisted teams will be nurtured and mentored by the technical experts in that particular field via phone and email. These teams will be required to submit a ppt. + video clip explaining their idea. On the basis of this some teams would be selected for the final round.
  4. The finalists will have to present their idea to our eminent judging panel which will consist of entrepreneurs, industrialists, VCs and HNIs during Techkriti'15.

Regarding the participants:

Are cross-college teams allowed?
Yes, you are permitted to form teams with students from different colleges.

How many teams from my college can compete?
The competition is open to unlimited number of teams per college. We encourage multiple teams because it increases your college's chances of making it to the final round.

Can I be a part of more than one team?
No, you can’t be a part of more than one team.

Can a team submit more than one entry?
No, one team can not submit more than one entry.

What is the number of members permitted in the team?
You can have not more than 4 members in your team.

Regarding the competiton:

What is the criterion for an idea to be considered?
It must be an idea pertaining to the society


What is the process for applying for the event?
The applicants will submit their idea, briefly describing their problem and solution and answering the respective questions clearly as specified in the mentioned abstract format which can be downloaded here. The selections in the first round will be based on the abstract submitted.

What should we do now that we are selected in the first round?
The selected applicants will submit a power-point presentation on their idea, including all the technical aspects of your idea. 
The final round selections will be judged on the basis of a working model based on the idea presented by the candidates at IIT Kanpur in Techkriti. 

For more details, please refer to the rules and regulations section. 

Online submission of abstracts- 

All abstracts and presentations must be sent electronically at soccon@techkriti.org with subject "[Team Name]-Abstract Submission " for both Rounds. 

Didn’t have your query answered in the FAQ’s? 

Drop a mail at soccon@techkriti.org . 

Important:

E-mails will be sent to selected participants within 24 hours of online declaration of results. Because the emails may be identified as spam by some mail systems, some authors will not receive their emails correctly. Please check your spam mail box too.

Soccon or SOCialCONquest is concerned with the contemporary reformative ideas primarily predicated over, which are sought in the minds of our nation's young intellects.
Soccon is the stage of innovation for an ultimate battle for the throne of creativity, present your ideas and knock others' socks off with your creativity.

It does not take a brilliant mind to look through the fact that our society is endangered, obviously not in terms of its population, but in accommodating them, especially inculcating in them the fundamental attributes of advancement in different aspects. But here is the question: "How does this work?"

And the answer is: enlighten those who are unaware of the fact that the resources we are provided with by our mother earth are limited, as a corollary trigger the spirit within everyone to make this world a better place to live. We have ignored enough of it, but now we need to be altruistic, and conceive ideas to redress this situation.

So be proud even if you have a conception that you may comprise a minor section of such people, and make it count for not many such platforms are available to manifest your inner spot for such reformation.

WHO CAN ENTER IN SOCCON:

  1. Students and professionals from all over the world.
  2. Teams with at most 6 members can enter the competition.
  3. Any number of teams can participate in the competition.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Your submission to the SocCon must be your own, and must not make unauthorized use of any intellectual property that is protected by trademark, copyright or other intellectual property laws from any source. Any such entry would be disqualified.
  2. SocCon accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected Entries or Resubmitted Entries. Incomplete, inaccurate, erroneous, ineligible or incomprehensible Entries or Resubmitted Entries will be deemed invalid.
  3. You may not exchange non-cash prizes for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, Coordinators reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  4. All interpretations of these rules and decisions of the Coordinators and Judges in all matters related to the SocCon are final. The Coordinators and judges reserve the right, in their sole discretion,to disqualify any individual they find or believe to be violating the rules.
  5. Under all circumstances, the decision of the judging committee will be final.

10,000

Astro Quiz

Have you ever tried learning the equations of motions of the celestial bodies and found wonder in them? Have you ever had the joy of exploring the fascinating world of astronomy? Have you ever prided yourself on your astronomical knowledge (pun intended), and your ability to link 2 and 2 to make 4? If so, now is your chance to showcase your skills. We bring to you the Astro Quiz, and exciting event which take quizzing to a whole new genre. We have questions ranging from current astronomy activities to the ancient myths and legends. The questions will cover broad areas of astronomy, such as astro-chemistry, astro-biology, astronomical observations, myths and legends and many more.....

21st March (4 pm onwards)

Click here to download the abstract for the event.

The event will consist of three rounds.
There will be sub-rounds also.

First Round:
Short objective-type questions, which will test the astronomical knowledge of the participants.

Second Round:
Details will be explained at the time of event.
Only Top 7 teams will be selected for round 3.

Third Round:
Details will be explained at the time of event.
Top 3 teams will be awarded by cash prizes.

  1. A maximum of 3 members is allowed in each team.
  2. Teams are not allowed to bring any kind of written materials with them.
  3. No internet access.
  4. Answers should be precise and to the point. Answers exceeding specified limit will not be graded.
  5. There will be bonus questions which will be the deciding criteria in case of ties.
  6. Any teams involved in unfair means, i.e. , bringing electronic equipments, written materials, helping other teams during quiz, etc., will be disqualified instantly.
  1. Points will be awarded on the correctness and clarity of the answer.
  2. Final score will be awarded based on the performance in each round.
  3. In case of tie, bonus questions which will be the deciding criteria.
  4. Decision of judge's will be final.

30,000

What's Up

Hey have you ever looked upon the sky at night? It looks very beautiful with millions of stars and other cosmic bodies. It seems that they are smiling and asking us whats up through their light. It looks very simple but they have many secretes like their motion and positions , constellation, evolution etc.

So its your time to gaze at sky with eyes and using instruments like telescope, binoculars and pointer etc. and identify the correct cosmic body and say whats up with a smile.

19th and 21st (9 pm onwards)

Click here to download the abstract for the event.

Round 1: Night Sky Observation

Participants will be given a set of celestial objects they have to point out that correctly using laser pointer in night sky of Kanpur. As fast as they can.

Example : Vega you need to point Vega in sky.

Round 2: Messier Marathon

Messier: Set of celestial objects listed by Charles Messier . These are the objects which looks like comet from earth but they are not comets.

Participants will be given a list of messiers. They have to find out them and point out them using telescope in night sky of Kanpur.

Example : M31 you need to point Andromeda galaxy using telescope.

Round 3: Virtual Sky Observation(inside planetaurim)

Virtual sky will be provided inside planetarium using Stellarium software . Participant need to find out correct celestial object in virtual sky.

Requirement : You must know how to handle stellarium.

Example : Object which shows only one side to earth ¨C you need to find moon in planetarium using Stellarium software .

  • Team will consist of maximum 3 members.
  • Inter college teams are allowed.
  • In each round you will be given a clue ,1st you have to crack the clue then only you can go for observation.
  • You are not allowed to use any android application such as Google Sky or any electronic equipment except those which would be provided by us during the event.
  • Each Team will be given a Star map and a laser pointer for the competition.
  • Points will be given only for locating the objects precisely and in the first attempt only.

Disclaimer: It may happen that the sky will be cloudy during the event days as the sky in March is not very clear. In this case we will have back-up events for the 1st here soon.

  • The decision of judges will be final and no further debate will be allowed.
  • In the prelims for IITK students, selection would be based on maximum number of objects pointed out correctly. In case of a tie, the team with minimum time would be selected.
  • In prelims for non-IITK students decision will the form with maximum number of correct answers would be selected. We would also be looking at the method used to solve the problem. In case, the method is wrong and the answer is correct, the answer would be considered wrong.
  • We would highly recommend a telescope handling video (details would be given in the form).
  • In the 1st, 2nd and 3rd round marks would be given on the method as well as the correct answer (i.e. with minimum error).

10,000

Astro Treasure

Have you ever visited space in your dreams? It seems very exciting, but reality can be entirely different from dreams, because it involves a lot of challenges in reality. There are lot of risks involved where you have limited number of resources and time which can be less or more. To face such situations you need to be a true warrior.

Techkriti'15 presents to you the most astonishing competition Astro-Treasure. There you will get a chance to face hypothetical space situations.

20th March (9.30pm onwards)

Click here to download the abstract for the event.

Round 1: Fill up the questionnaire

You have to give the correct answer for the questions provided to you related to astronomy.

Round 2: Gather your tools

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You will be given some puzzles which may become stairs to you success . You have to solve them to qualify for next round.

Round 3: Face the challenge

You will be given an artificial (hypothetical ) space situation. You have to reach at a solution by using given hints .

  • Team will consist of 3 to 5 members only.
  • Inter college teams are allowed.
  • For extra clues (hints) there will be deduction of marks.
  • There will be time limit for solving clues.
  • Details will be given on the spot.
  • Internet may be allowed for part of problems, without permission use of internet will be consider as cheating and it will lead to disqualification from competition.
  • Decision of judges will be final.
  • Points will be awarded on the basis of accuracy and logic used.
  • Teams indulged in unfair work will lead to disqualification from competition .
  • Final score will be awarded only on basis of performance in round 3.
  • In case of tie performance in all rounds will be considered for all the teams.
  • In case of further tie there will be a bonus question.

10,000

Nut Cracker

For some people its their hobby or habit but overall Problem solving is a important aspect of study and research. If you are a science student then you need to be fantastic in this art. Here are some pure science and mathematics problems and they are challenging your problem solving abilities. You just need to write down best solution by utilizing your mind and knowledge to win the challenge. Join us in techkiriti'15 and win exciting prizes.

Problem Statements for Round 2 are :

To download the Math problem statement in pdf format, click here

To download the Physics problem statement in pdf format, click here

To download the Chemistry problem statement in pdf format, click here

Deadline to submit these problem statements is 16th March

  • This is an individual event.
  • It is an online event.
  • Nut cracker is conducted in two phases
  • Every Phase contains 1 physics problem, 1 maths problem and 1 chemistry problem which will be uploaded here.
  • Along with problems last date of submission will be mentioned and no submission will be accepted after the deadline.
  • In Every Phase one winner will be announced in every category i.e; one winner from physics ,one from chemistry and one from maths in every phase will be announced.
  • The most innovative / elegant solution will be rewarded.
  • In case if two of the solutions equally good then 1st reach to us will be considered.
  • Only submission in PDF will be accepted.
  • Solutions are to be sent to scimatex@techkriti.org
  • Certificates of excellence will be awarded to the best performer in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for every week.
  • Certificates of excellence and prize money will be awarded to the overall best performer in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Your solution should be precise. Marks may be deducted for irrelevant long answers.
  • Decision of judges will be final and binding.

Note : The Managers reserve the rights to judge the solutions as per their discretion.

70,000

IORC

Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the Magic Cube.

The World Cube Association governs competitions for all puzzles labelled as Rubik puzzles.The World Cube Association organises competitions all over the world.

The first ever official competition organized in India was at IIT Kanpur. The legacy of the Indian Open Rubik’s Cube continues and we present the 7th edition of the competition.Compare and rank yourselves at the international level and compete with the best cubers around.

Main Events Side Events
Rubik’s cube 3X3X3 Square-1
4x4 cube 3x3 Multi Blindfold
5x5 cube 3x3 Fewest Moves
2x2 cube
3x3 blindfolded
3x3 one-handed
Megaminx
Pyraminx

All contestants must abide by the rules of the competition which can be viewed on the WCA website : https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

Fastest Cuber Award

The one who solve fastest 3x3x3 (Rubiks’s Cube) in all rounds (including prelims and final round) will be awarded as FASTEST CUBER AWARD.

If two or more cubers have the same time, then their average in the Final Round of 3x3x3 cube solving will be taken into account and whoever has the best average will get this award.

Prize Details :

Award, Certificate stating "Fastest Indian Open Cuber", Cash Prize.In case of any dispute, decision of IORC MANAGERS is final.

Best Cuber (All-round performance) Award

Cuber with the highest total points* (sum of points collected in each event) will get this award. In case of a clash cuber winning (1st rank) in most number of events will get this award. If they have won the same number of events, then the cuber with 2nd position in more number of events will be given this award. If still the clash exists, cuber having 3rd position in most of the events will be given the award. The series will go on till a single winner is decided in case of further clashes.

Prize Details:

Award, Certificate stating "Best Indian Open Cuber", Cash Prize.In case of any dispute, decision of IORC coordinators is final. *(Refer the point system section)

  • Points will be given in MAIN EVENTS only.
  • Only 2x2, 3x3, 3x3 OH, 3x3 BLD, 4x4, 5x5, Pyraminx, Megaminx for Techkriti 2015.
  • Points will be given to the top 4 cubers of the Final Round in the events listed in previous point.
  • First Position (5 points), Second Position (3 points), Third Position (2 points), Fourth Position (1 point) will be given.
  • Points will not be given to the cubers with no result in any particular event (like in 3x3x3 BLD if only 2 cubers have successful solves, then the points will be assigned only to them based upon their ranks, rest all other participants in the event will get 0 points)

Please note that the points system will not be distinguished/modified based on the number of participants in a particular event. Once an event has been called a main event, points to the cubers will be assigned based upon their ranks.

Q) Can I participate in multiple events?

A) Yes, you can.

Q) What is qualification time?

A) To participate in any of the main events, you must be able to solve that puzzle in time less than the corresponding qualification time.

Q) Do I need to get the cubes?

A) As per the regulations of WCA you may or may not bring your own cubes. You may choose to borrow from any other participants or the organizers. Although we will be providing good quality lubricated cubes, participants are suggested to use their own cubes as performance with a familiar cube is always likely to be better.

Q) How is the solve time calculated?

A) The solving time is calculated using the stackmat timers. This is a stackmat timer.

Q) Would you consider the average solve time or the best time?

A) In the events having multiple solves for a single event, we would take the average. For other events (blindfolded, multiple blindfolded, fewest moves), the best solve time is considered. For details about how the averages are calculated for each events, check the regulations tab.

Q) What if my cube breaks open during a solve?

A) The participant may stop or continue with the solve. Details on how to continue with the solve are given on the WCA website under Article 5:Puzzle Defects.

Q) What if my cube falls during a solve?

A) You must pick up the cube and start solving from the point where you left. In case of one-handed cubing, you should pick it up with the same hand with which you were solving it.

Q) What happens when my cube touches any body part other than my hands?

A) You are disqualified. In case of one-handed cubing, only the solving hand should touch the cube and any contact from the other hand may also lead to disqualification.

Q) Does memorisation time count in Blindfolded solves?

A) Yes.

Q) Should I remove the Blindfold before or after stopping the timer?

A) Either way is correct. It is just a matter of personal choice. Detailed regulations on Blindfolded cubing are available on the WCA website under Article B.

Q) What happens once I take my Blindfold off?

A) You cannot make any more moves. If the cube is unsolved when you take it off, the solve will be considered as DNF(Did not finish).

Managers

Shivam Yadav +91 8953440659
Kailash Kumar +91 9793569356
Manju Yadav +91 7897416688

Coordinator

Prabal Khare +91 9452553912

10,000

Mix Bowl Quiz

Change is very important aspect of time. If you are told to sit at a place where no changes take place at all ,can you judge the time? But according to Newton's 1st law of motion there is no change take place without applying any external force. Means efforts are required to make changes in world. Great changes lead by great discoveries in science. In fact some of these enhanced way of living and thinking by making impossible to possible. Be then with time is simple rule success, means have knowledge of changes made by scientific discoveries. This knowledge is key for you to win the mix-bowl quiz .

So come and join us in Techkriti'15 and win exciting prizes.

21st March (4pm onwards)

  • A maximum of 5 members is allowed in each team.
  • Teams are not allowed to bring any kind of written materials with them.
  • No internet access.
  • Answers should be precise and to the point. Answers exceeding specified limit will not be graded.
  • There will be bonus questions which will be the deciding criteria in case of ties.
  • Any teams involved in unfair means, i.e., bringing electronic equipments, written materials, helping other teams during quiz, etc., will be disqualified instantly.
  • Points will be awarded on the correctness and clarity of the answer.
  • Final score will be awarded based on the performance in each round.
  • In case of tie, bonus questions which will be the deciding criteria.
  • Decision of judge's will be final.

Takeoff

Have a desire to fly high? Yes!! Well, we all have, for conquering the sky has been the eternal and the most ambitious dream mankind has ever seen with open eyes. Take-Off gives you the chance to fly high and beyond your imagination. Just free your mind, spread your wings and fly high, for sky is no limit.

Here is a platform to be the maker of your own thrills with water rockets, RC aircrafts, hovercrafts and the multirovers. We challenge you with different difficulty levels in every sphere: be it technical knowledge, labor or just the knack for it. All you need to do now is read the problem statements, decide your course of action to be the winner and have a lot of fun and yeah, you can grab exciting prizes as well.

So join us this Techkriti to outdrive your friends, outrace your rivals and take down a city full of cops to become the Most Wanted.

In Association with

Hemant Singh

+91 8791437877

Abhishek Rahi

+91 7897768698

Kumar Ketan

+91 9793021064

80,000

Sky Sparks

Abstract:

  • Download the format of abstract here.
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one abstract. In case of multiple abstracts, only the first abstract shall be considered. All the abstracts must be in .pdf/.doc format only.
  • All the abstracts must be mailed at takeoff@techkriti.org
  • Send the abstract through the team leader only, with the same email id by which he/she has registered on the website.
  • The abstract should be sent with the subject:“< Eventname>_ABSTRACT_TEAMNAME"
  • Team name is compulsory and should be same in abstract and on the registration data on the website.
  • The teams shortlisted on the basis of their abstracts will be notified through mail by last week of December’14.

Click here to download the problem statement.

Contacts:

For any queries contact any of the Event Managers or mail us at takeoff@techkriti.org

Event Managers

Hemant Singh hemants@iitk.ac.in +91-8791437877

Kumar Ketan kketan@iitk.ac.in +91-9793021064

Abhishek Rahi abhirahi@iitk.ac.in +91-7897768698

FAQ's

Q. My model isn't ready yet. So I can't click photos of it to submit along with the abstract. So should I send my abstract after the robot is ready?

Ans. You must submit your abstract before the deadline. If you do not have the model ready by then, you need to attach photos of whatever you have built till then. Also all other details which you want us to look at while selecting the teams are expected along with your abstract.

Q. How am I supposed to complete my registration?

Ans. You have to go to the website and go to the registration link: http://www.techkriti.org/register.

All of your team members have to register individually. After that, each one of you will get a conformation mail. Then mail your abstract in the prescribed format to: takeoff@techkriti.org.

Q. I want to suggest some changes in the competition. So that this competition could be made better. How can I proceed with it?

Ans: We will be considering your valuable suggestions and these may be used to make suitable changes in the future. You may send your suggestions through this google form: http://goo.gl/forms/6WDW87R1fU

The competition involves RC aircraft with electric motors. The competition provides a platform to compete different flyers through a series of different rounds doing different maneuvers and showing their talent in flying like payload dropping, limbo flying and on spot landing. More than 150 people participated in Sky Sparks’14 which was sponsored by Boeing.

The prize money of the event Sky Sparks is worth 1.2 lacs INR.

Model Specifications

  • Teams are allowed to use electric components only since this is strictly an electric plane competition.
  • IC engines are strictly prohibited.
  • Teams are allowed to bring two planes. However a single model has to be used throughout a round.
  • Take-off and landing can be done on landing gears or by a push from hands.
  • Metal propellers are strictly not allowed.
  • Use of gyros is prohibited.
  • The models should be handmade. Ready-to-fly models and planes assembled from kits are strictly prohibited. Any other improvements not jeopardizing the safety of the people around are allowed.

The final decisions about the eligibility of the model will rest with the Event Coordinators.

Rules

  • The organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules. Changes will be highlighted on the website. However, you are suggested to keep checking the website regularly.
  • More than one plane can be brought by a team but no change of planes will be allowed in between a round.
  • Handing over of control between different team members is not allowed in between a round.
  • No exchange of planes is allowed between different teams.
  • Participants must bring along with them all the repair kits and spare batteries, battery chargers etc. Only charging points will be provided by the Techkriti team.
  • Teams have to present with their planes on the ground at least 15 min before their allotted slot.
  • All remaining adjustments and repairs etc. can be done in these 15 minutes after which the team will be disqualified if not ready.
  • The decisions taken by the judges and organizing team during the event are final and binding.
  • Transmitter can be ready made or handmade.

Team Structure

A team can consist of maximum 4 members. Students from different colleges can form a team.

50,000

Cruise Control

Instructions:

  • Download the format of abstract here
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one abstract. In case of multiple abstracts, only the first abstract shall be considered. All the abstracts must be in .pdf/.doc format only.
  • All the abstracts must be mailed at takeoff@techkriti.org.
  • Send the abstract through the team leader only, with the same email id by which he/she has registered on the website.
  • The abstract should be sent with the subject:“<Eventname>_ABSTRACT_TEAMNAME.
  • Team name is compulsory and should be same in abstract and on the registration data on the website.
  • The teams shortlisted on the basis of their abstracts will be notified through mail by last week of December’14.

The following link may be consulted for materials on water rockets : http://students.iitk.ac.in/aeromodelling

  • Download the format of abstract here.
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one abstract. In case of multiple abstracts, only the first abstract shall be considered. All the abstracts must be in .pdf/.doc format only.
  • All the abstracts must be mailed at takeoff@techkriti.org
  • Send the abstract through the team leader only, with the same email id by which he/she has registered on the website.
  • The abstract should be sent with the subject:“ _ABSTRACT_TEAMNAME"
  • Team name is compulsory and should be same in abstract and on the registration data on the website.
  • The teams shortlisted on the basis of their abstracts will be notified through mail by last week of December’14.

Click here to download the problem statement.

Arena

The event will be conducted at the Air strip IIT Kanpur and participants will need to bring their aircraft and all necessary equipments to this venue.

Round 1:

There will be two checkpoints 250 meters apart.

Round 2:

Spot Landing:
  1. Model should be landed in the inner most circle to get maximum points.
  2. Points will be deducted for landing in any other circle (depending on judge decision).
  3. No points will be given for landing outside the biggest circle
  4. Diameter of innermost circle is 2 m.
  5. Diameter of outermost circle is 5m.

Contacts:

For any queries contact any of the Event Managers or mail us at takeoff@techkriti.org -

Event Managers

Hemant Singh hemants@iitk.ac.in +91-8791437877

Kumar Ketan kketan@iitk.ac.in +91-9793021064

Abhishek Rahi abhirahi@iitk.ac.in +91-7897768698

Event:

  • The event will be conducted in two rounds.
  • Each team will play both the rounds.
  • Both the rounds are of equal weightage.
  • In the end, the team having the highest total points will be the winner.

Round 1 - Power and Endurance

Power:(Maximum Points - 30)

  • The Aeromodel will have to complete 2 laps between two given checkpoints 250 metres apart.
  • The participant performing the maneuvers in minimum time will be credited with maximum points.

Endurance:(Maximum Points - 30)

A maximum propulsion time of 30 seconds (including take off) is given to the participant after which participants have to glide their plane to maximize the time of flight.

Round 2 - Aerobatics

  • In this round the participant will have to perform the maneuvers that are listed below and the number of points awarded against the total will be based on the smoothness and accuracy of the maneuvers.
  • To toughen the challenge further the participants will have to do spot landing i.e. land the plane in a defined area after completing the maneuvers.
  • The Maximum time given to each participant (i.e. for engine warm-up, take-off, maneuvering and spot landing) is 8 minutes.
  • Points will be deducted for crossing this limit and maneuvers performed after 8 minutes will not be judged. The pilot must take off within 2 mins of being called on the flight line.
  • However spot landing will be considered even after 8 minutes.
  • Extra points will be given for completing round before 6 minutes.

Maneuvers:

The maneuvers need to be performed are as following:

S.No Maneuver Max Points
1 Roll 10
2 Inside Loop 10
3 Inverted Loop 15
4 Split S 20
5 Hammerhead 20
6 Square Loop 20
7 Humpty-Bump 25
8 4 Point Roll 25
9 Reverse Cuban 8 30
10 Flat Spin 35
  1. Roll: Rolls have to be flown normally on a straight line (exception is the avalanche). The roll rate has to be constant and the longitudinal axis of the plane has to go straight. This requires constantly changing rudder and elevator control inputs throughout the roll.
  2. Inside Loop: A vertical circle entered from straight and erect level flight. A positive pitching movement is used at all points in the loop to draw the circle, so that the aeroplane canopy is pointing inwards.
  3. Inverted Loop: Vertical loop in which plane remains inverted at start and end of the loop.
  4. Split-S:The figure starts with a half roll to inverted followed by the second half of a loop downward. This is another maneuver to reverse direction. This does not preserve speed and altitude. In this case it trades altitude for speed. (K=10)
  5. Hammerhead: 1/4 loop (pull or push) to vertical, as momentum/airspeed decreases, rudder is applied and the aircraft rotates around its yaw axis, the nose falls through the horizon and points towards the ground, a momentary pause is made to draw the vertical down line, and 1/4 loop to level flight. This figure is sometimes called a stall turn which is a misnomer because the aircraft never actually stalls.
  6. Square loop: This is a variation of the basic loop. The two vertical lines and the horizontal line on top have to be of the same length. The exit line at the bottom has to be at least as long as the other three sides. The quarter loops that connect the four sides have to have the same radius at each corner.
  7. Humpty-Bump: This starts with a quarter loop followed by a half roll to a vertical climb. A half loop then results in a vertical down-line. The maneuvre completes with another quarter loop to horizontal flight.
  8. 4 Point Roll: The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. You should be able to do a roll without any altitude loss or heading deviation.
  9. Cuban Eight: Two Half Cuban Eights can be combined to form a Cuban Eight or Lay-down Eight. The two looping parts have to be flown at the same altitude with the same radius. The exit has to be at the same altitude as the entrance to the figure.
  10. Flat Spin: During spin entry, the plane has to show a stall break, followed by the auto-rotation. The rotation has to stop exactly after the specified number of turns. Once the rotation has stopped, a vertical downline has to be established.

Spot Landing:(Maximum Points 50, 30, 20)

After completing the maneuvers proceed for spot landing. The landing zone will be marked on the airstrip. The plane is to touch down precisely in the arena. The better the touchdown greater the marks obtained.

Arena point distribution:

  1. Innermost circular region (2m in diameter) will have 50 points.
  2. Concentric circular region (3m in diameter) will have 30 points.
  3. Outermost circular region (5m in diameter) will have 20 points.

Introduction:

Technology as they say has made human beings lazy. But technology made us fly like birds, due to which people developed great interest in Aero Modelling. We create a platform for such students to really test their skills through a series of competitions. So far we have kept our reaches to battery controlled planes, but it’s time to get the real feeling of how a real aircraft works i.e. those driven by fuel and engines. So it is one of a kind opportunity to be the part of the only IC Engine plane competition held at a college level in India.

Model Specifications

  1. The Aeromodel should have a wing span of at least one metre (1 m).
  2. There is no restriction on the type of Aeromodel being used (may be handmade or a kit-made).For information on design you are advised to visit http://students.iitk.ac.in/aeromodelling .
  3. There is no restriction on the material used to make the Aeromodel.
  4. The Aeromodel being used in this Competition cannot be used in any other Competition being organized in TECHKRITI`15.
  5. Each team has to bring its own model. Exchange of models between teams is not allowed.
  6. A team can use only one model throughout the competition. The same model should be used in all the rounds.

Resources:

  1. Fuel: A mixture of Methanol and Castor Oil in the ratio 7:2 can be provided in case of emergency at nominal rates. No other fuel will be provided.
  2. Only Two Electric Sockets (220-230V) will be provided per team for charging the batteries, radio set etc. in case you need more, you have to inform us before.
  3. Things like hack-saw, Screw-driver set etc. required for repairing the Aeromodel may be issued, upon availability.
  4. But, you are strongly suggested to bring all the materials you require to repair your model. We cannot assure you of the materials we provide.

Materials and services provided:

  1. Electric Sockets (220-230V) will be provided for charging the batteries, radio set etc., in case you need more, you have to inform us before.
  2. But, you are strongly suggested to bring all the materials you require to repair your model. We cannot assure you of the materials we provide.

Rules:

Materials and services provided:

  1. Electric Sockets (220-230V) will be provided for charging the batteries, radio set etc., in case you need more, you have to inform us before.
  2. But, you are strongly suggested to bring all the materials you require to repair your model. We cannot assure you of the materials we provide.

Team Structure:

A team can consist of maximum 6 members. Students from different colleges can form a team.

20,000

Impulse

Abstract:

  • Download the format of abstract here.
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one abstract. In case of multiple abstracts, only the first abstract shall be considered. All the abstracts must be in .pdf/.doc format only.
  • All the abstracts must be mailed at takeoff@techkriti.org
  • Send the abstract through the team leader only, with the same email id by which he/she has registered on the website.
  • • The abstract should be sent with the subject:“< Eventname>_ABSTRACT_TEAMNAME"
  • Team name is compulsory and should be same in abstract and on the registration data on the website.
  • The teams shortlisted on the basis of their abstracts will be notified through mail by last week of December’14.

Click here to download the problem statement.

Arena:

The arena for the first round consists of 3 concentric rectangles.

  • Region A – The innermost Rectangle of 2*1 m
  • Region B – The rectangle in the middle is of 4*3m
  • Region C – The outermost Rectangle of 6*5 m

Contacts:

For any queries contact any of the Event Managers or mail us at takeoff@techkriti.org

Event Managers

Hemant Singh hemants@iitk.ac.in +91-8791437877

Kumar Ketan kketan@iitk.ac.in +91-9793021064

Abhishek Rahi abhirahi@iitk.ac.in +91-7897768698

Event

Put in all your brain cells to come up with an innovative water propelled rocket and using all your knowledge of projectile motion, how you going to launch it to land in a given area. This will test the accuracy of the rocket.

Next, attempt to defy the laws of gravity and try to remain airborne for maximum duration. This will test the endurance of the rocket.

  • Round 1-Bull’s Eye
  • A specific range of the water rocket will be tested in this round. The rocket has to hit a provided target range marked on the ground as concentric rectangles.

  • Round 2 - Airborne
  • The water rocket can be launched from launch pad with any suitable angle as per your convenience and would be tested for maximum time of flight.

    Water rockets with boosters are also allowed in this round. Multi-staging mechanism can also be implemented with or without boosters.

    All such modifications are suggested in the model specifications section.

  • Tie Breaker
  • In case of tie between two teams only this tie breaker event will be held.

    In this round the range of the rocket will be tested. The more the range higher the points will be awarded to the team.

    Each team will be given three chances out of which the sum of the best two ranges will be considered.

FAQ's

Q. My model isn't ready yet. So I can't click photos of it to submit along with the abstract. So should I send my abstract after the robot is ready?

Ans. You must submit your abstract before the deadline. If you do not have the model ready by then, you need to attach photos of whatever you have built till then. Also all other details which you want us to look at while selecting the teams are expected along with your abstract.

Q. How am I supposed to complete my registration?

Ans. You have to go to the website and go to the registration link: http://www.techkriti.org/register.

All of your team members have to register individually. After that, each one of you will get a conformation mail. Then mail your abstract in the prescribed format to: takeoff@techkriti.org.

Q. I want to suggest some changes in the competition. So that this competition could be made better. How can I proceed with it?

Ans: We will be considering your valuable suggestions and these may be used to make suitable changes in the future. You may send your suggestions through this google form: http://goo.gl/forms/6WDW87R1fU

Introduction

Ever thought of making your own rocket that too with a soft drink bottle and pressurized water only. Well guess what, here is your chance, design an innovative water propelled rocket and feel your adrenaline rush.

This is your chance not only to experience the adventure, but also demonstrate your innovation and intelligence. So put on your thinking caps and start preparing for Impulse. It is not going to be easy, the stakes are high and the masters will be competing. Of course, as you will come to know when you make your first water rocket...this is all about fun. And here is a tip ‘Don’t let your orbit get disturbed’.

Model Specifications

  • Water Rocket and any of its components should be handmade. Readymade models are strictly not allowed.
  • Your model can be of any size or shape and can be made of any material. But, it should not damage the arena or hurt any person. If your model is found dangerous, you will not be allowed to participate in the event. Whether or not your model is dangerous that will be decided by the panel of event coordinators.

You are encouraged to be creative in designing nose cones and fins of water rockets but it is strongly advised not to use any kind of metal sheets in designing these parts.

The water rocket may contain any of the following mechanisms suitable for different rounds :

  • Water Rocket with Parachute mechanism.
  • Water rocket with booster mechanism. In this case, participants should ensure that they have proper launchers supporting the launching mechanism.
  • Multi-stage rocket for extended time of flight.
  • Any other innovative mechanism will be encouraged provided that the material and mechanism used is not harmful or dangerous to any person in the field. In this case the decision of the panel of coordinators will be final and no queries will be entertained in this regard.
  • However, it is upon the team to choose what model to use for different rounds according to the mentioned rules.

Point System

Round 1

  • The arena is divided into 3 regions.
    • Region A holds 100 points.
    • Region B holds 75 points.
    • Region C holds 50 points.
    • NO points will be awarded if the water rocket lands outside region C.
    • In case water rocket lands on a line between two regions, average of the points for both the regions will be taken as score.
    • In case water rocket lands on any of the side lines of the outermost rectangle, it will be considered a valid landing but only half the points for region C will be given.
  • The position of the rocket will be the first point of impact of the rocket on the ground.
  • This round is the qualification round.
  • In event of any clash of final points a tiebreaker will be held between the concerned teams. The clashing teams will have to go through round 1 until the points differ.
  • The team with greater score will be awarded superior rank.
  • Top 15 teams will make their way to the second round.

Round 1

  • A stopwatch will be used to measure the time of flight. The duration shall include the time when the rocket is launched and until it touches the ground in the first instance. The time for the motion of the rocket after touching the ground once is not included.
  • Bonus 8 seconds will be added in the final time for water rocket with boosters or multi-staging. Multi-staging along with boosters will earn12 extra seconds.
  • However, it must be clearly understood that these bonus time will be awarded only on successful functioning of the mechanisms. This will be judged by the organising authority here.
  • Successful Functioning for boosters is their (all of them) detachment from the main stage and further propulsion of the main stage after that.
  • Successful Functioning for multi-stage is the separation of the various stages at different intervals.
  • The top three teams will be granted certificates and prize money.
  • All decisions taken by the organizing team will be deemed as final.

Tie Breaker

  • Each team will be given three chances out of which best two will be considered.
  • Out if the three chances the sum of the two best ranges achieved by the same rocket will be considered.
  • It is to be noted that in the three trials the same water rocket is to be used.
  • In case the water rocket breaks before the trials are over then the sum of the trials up to then only will be considered.

Rules :

  • In the first round 3 chances will be provided out of which 1st will be a trial. The sum of last two chances will be the counted in the score.
  • Participants will be allowed to launch their model at most 2 times in second round out of which only 1 will be considered for the final judging. The other one will be considered as a trial.
  • It is upon the participant to choose the given turn as a trial or official turn mentioning it beforehand. No points will be awarded for the trial.
  • Only water and air can be used as propellants.
  • It is compulsory for the participants to bring their own launchers.
  • A compressor will be provided on the spot for pressurizing the water rocket.
  • Participants are allowed to use separate models for round one and two but the same model has to be used throughout a given round.
  • The team will be disqualified in case the bottle bursts while pressurizing and still mounted on the launcher.
  • The organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules. Changes will be highlighted on the website and will also be mailed to all the registered participants. However, you are suggested to keep checking the website regularly.

Team Structure

A team can consist of maximum 4 members. Students from different colleges can form a team.

35,000

Hoverush

Abstract:

  • Download the format of abstract here.
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one abstract. In case of multiple abstracts, only the first abstract shall be considered. All the abstracts must be in .pdf/.doc format only.
  • All the abstracts must be mailed at takeoff@techkriti.org
  • Send the abstract through the team leader only, with the same email id by which he/she has registered on the website.
  • The abstract should be sent with the subject:“< Eventname>_ABSTRACT_TEAMNAME"
  • Team name is compulsory and should be same in abstract and on the registration data on the website.
  • The teams shortlisted on the basis of their abstracts will be notified through mail by last week of December’14.

Click here to download the problem statement.

Round 1

  • Width of the track is 1.25m.
  • Radius of inner circle is 1.75m.
  • Radius of outer circle is 3m.

Round 2

  • The width of track is 1.25m.
  • The width of the shortcut is 1m.

Circular Track

  • Radius of inner circle is 2.2m.
  • Radius of outer circle is 3.5m.

Bridge 1

  • The height of the bridge is 70 cm.
  • The width of the bridge is 1.25m.
  • The length of both the slants is 2.30m.

Bridge 2

  • The height of the bridge is 70 cm.
  • The width of the bridge is 1.25m.
  • The length of both the slants is 2.30m.

Obstacle 1

  • Two boards at 45 degree angle, as shown in the figure 2.
  • Both the boards are coming out upto 50 cm and the height of them will be 70 cm.

Obstacle 2

  • Block with dimensions 62.5cm x 80cm (longer side is along the track).
  • It is placed on flat surface of bridge 2.

Obstacle 3

  • Four cylindrical objects of diameter 5-10 cm.
  • The separation between two consecutive objects is 0.5m.

Shortcut

  • The shortcut track has width 1m.

Round 3

  • The arena will remain same as Round 2 but without obstacles and shortcut.

Contacts:

For any queries contact any of the Event Managers or mail us at takeoff@techkriti.org

Event Managers

Hemant Singh hemants@iitk.ac.in +91-8791437877

Kumar Ketan kketan@iitk.ac.in +91-9793021064

Abhishek Rahi abhirahi@iitk.ac.in +91-7897768698

Eligibility

Any student of any academic institution is eligible to participate.

Event Structure

Round 1 - Qualifying Round

  • A chance to show how your bot is hovering and capable enough to participate in the next round.
  • Each team will have to race their bots on the provided track for one lap and the lap time will be taken into consideration.
  • 1 or 2 bots (as per requirements) will move at a time from different starting point and their individual lap time will be noted.
  • Top 12 teams on the basis of minimum lap time will qualify for the second round.
  • All the teams will be assigned a team name on the basis of their performance in the qualifying round. e.g.: (Team 1 – team having best time, Team 2 – team having second best time and so on).

Round 2 – Hurdle/Obstacle Round

  • Top 12 teams from round 1 will be selected for round 2.
  • These teams will be further divided into 4 groups accordingly :
  • Group A Group B Group C Group D
    Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4
    Team 5 Team 6 Team 7 Team 8
    Team 9 Team 10 Team 11 Team 12
  • This round will be a League Round, where each team will race against every team in its group.
  • There will be race having 2 laps. The team which completes both the laps first will win the race.
  • 3 points will be awarded to the winning team where as to the loosing team, no points will be awarded. If there is a tie between the two teams, one point is awarded to both the teams.
  • The overall winners of each group (team having the maximum points) will move ahead to the Round 3.
  • Total time of all races in round 2 will be taken into account in case there is a tie of position between two or more teams.

Round 3 - Final Round

  • For this Round, we are having four teams. (Winners from each group).
  • These four teams will again be assigned positions according to their total time in round 2. e.g.: (Team 1 – team having best time, Team 2 – team having second best time and so on).
  • Qualifier 1: The first two teams (i.e. Team 1 and Team 2) will race against each other and the winner will get direct entry to the final race.
  • Qualifier 2: The losing team of qualifier-1 and the winner of eliminator will race against each other, to qualify for the final race.
  • Finale: It will be the final battle between winners of qualifer1 and qualifier2.

FAQ's

Q. My model isn't ready yet. So I can't click photos of it to submit along with the abstract. So should I send my abstract after the robot is ready?

Ans. You must submit your abstract before the deadline. If you do not have the model ready by then, you need to attach photos of whatever you have built till then. Also all other details which you want us to look at while selecting the teams are expected along with your abstract.

Q. How am I supposed to complete my registration?

Ans. You have to go to the website and go to the registration link: http://www.techkriti.org/register.

All of your team members have to register individually. After that, each one of you will get a conformation mail. Then mail your abstract in the prescribed format to: takeoff@techkriti.org.

Q. I want to suggest some changes in the competition. So that this competition could be made better. How can I proceed with it?

Ans: We will be considering your valuable suggestions and these may be used to make suitable changes in the future. You may send your suggestions through this google form: http://goo.gl/forms/6WDW87R1fU

General Rules

  • Only one attempt in the arena will be given. No another chance will be provided. You have to race your hovercraft in a single go. Please fine-tune your hovercrafts before the race.
  • In Round 2 and Round 3, time-out of 1 minute will be provided only in the condition when both the hovercrafts are stuck(both are immobile) i.e. both need a time out.
  • Penalty

    Whenever participants touch their bot they will need to place their bot back to the last checkpoint it has crossed. Race will continue during this period of time and the time lost during placing the bot back at the checkpoint will not be adjusted.

    If the dimensions of the bot exceeds the allowed dimensions (i.e. 50x50x50 cm) but lie under (55x55x55 cm) then a penalty of 10 seconds is imposed and if it exceeds even more than (55x55x55 cm), then that bot is straight away not allowed to race.

  • To prevent interference between transmitters during the race, the participants must use remote with frequency of band spectrum 2.4 GHz.
  • The participants are allowed to bring more than one hovercraft.
  • Within the same round/set the participants are not allowed to change their hovercraft.
  • Participants are strongly suggested to bring spare parts to replace damages. Extra batteries must also be brought for backup.
  • Only charging points will be provided by the Techkriti team. So participants must bring their charging equipment.
  • The hovercraft must not contain any structure or modification which damages other hovercrafts or harms the audience. The decision regarding the same will be made by the referee and will be deemed as final and binding.
  • The model participating in the competition must not vary vastly with the one sent in the abstract.
  • Transmitter can be ready made or hand made.
  • The model being used in this competition cannot be used in any other competition being organized in Techkriti15.
  • The decisions made by the referees will be final. They cannot be questioned or claimed for any of their decisions.
  • Any misbehavior or breach of the code of conduct will lead to disqualification of the team from the event and also their participation in TECHKRITI’15 will be affected.
  • The organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules. The participants must regularly keep checking the website for updates. Any change on the website will be highlighted.

Introduction

Who doesn’t get excited with racing! But for a change, why not race with Hovercrafts? Techkriti brings to you the most realistic and thrilling Hover-Racing experience. Hovercraft maneuvering is easy to learn but difficult to master. No braking or reverse - just the throttle, steering and your skills. Players will experience stunning speeds, takedowns and getaways as they chase, battle or bust their opponents. So, outdrive and outrace your rivals and come off with flying colors to win some exciting prizes!!

Model Specifications

  • Maximum dimensions of the hovercraft should not exceed 50 cm X 50 cm X 50 cm.
  • There is no limitation on weight.
  • The models should be handmade. Hovercrafts assembled from kits are strictly prohibited.
  • Ready-to-Fly and Almost-Ready-to-Fly base vehicles/kits cannot be used.
  • Electronic equipment such as ESCs, electric motors, servos etc. can be purchased.
  • Internal combustion engines are strictly prohibited.
  • Metal propellers are not allowed.

Team Structure

A team can consist of maximum 5 members. Students from different colleges can form a team.

1,50,000

Multirover

Abstract:

  • Download the format of abstract here.
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one abstract. In case of multiple abstracts, only the first abstract shall be considered. All the abstracts must be in .pdf/.doc format only.
  • All the abstracts must be mailed at takeoff@techkriti.org
  • Send the abstract through the team leader only, with the same email id by which he/she has registered on the website.
  • • The abstract should be sent with the subject:“< Eventname>_ABSTRACT_TEAMNAME"
  • Team name is compulsory and should be same in abstract and on the registration data on the website.
  • The teams shortlisted on the basis of their abstracts will be notified through mail by last week of December’14.

Click here to download the problem statement.

Arena:

Round 1 : Spot Landing

  • Model should be landed in the inner most circle to get maximum points.
  • No points will be given for landing outside the biggest circle
  • Diameter of innermost circle is 1 m.
  • Diameter of outer circle is 2.5m.

Round 3 :

  • Maximum points will be given only if the rotor crosses over the obstacle.
  • Only half the points will be awarded if the rotor foes around or under the obstacle.
  • Width of the track will be 2m.

Contacts:

For any queries contact any of the Event Managers or mail us at takeoff@techkriti.org

Event Managers

Hemant Singh hemants@iitk.ac.in +91-8791437877

Kumar Ketan kketan@iitk.ac.in +91-9793021064

Abhishek Rahi abhirahi@iitk.ac.in +91-7897768698

Event

There will be 3 rounds in the competition:

  • Round 1 : Hovering
  • This round will test the stability of the rotor.

    The controller will be given 1.5 minutes in which he/she has to take off from a starting point and then land the rotor in the given region 8m from the starting point as given in the arena section.

    There are 4 regions (i.e. regions formed between the concentric circles):

    • Region A - It is the area covered by the innermost circle which will be of 50 cm in radius.
    • Region B - It is the region which is enclosed by the square of side 1.5m and the circle with radius 50cm
    • Region C - It is the region which is enclosed by the circles with radius 125cm and the square of side 1.5 m.

    Points Distribution:

    • Landing the rotor in:
      • Region A will earn the team with 100 points
      • Region B will earn 70 points
      • Region C corresponds to 40 points
      • Landing outside this circle, a team will not get any point for this round.
    • In case the multirover is landing on more than one region i.e. the line joining the radial points of contacts of the multirover’s body with the ground lies in more than 1 region, the points given to the team will be the average of the scores of the individual regions.
    • Along with this, the time taken from take-off to the first point of contact on the ground after take-off will be noted(say time is t(sec)) and, (90-t) points will be added to your score in the Round 1.
  • Round 2: Weight Lifting
  • This round will be testing the power of your rotor.

    2 attempts will be given to each team in which they have to lift some weight (to be decided by the team itself) up to a minimum height of 50cm and hold it air-borne for at least 30 seconds, and then make a controlled landing to the ground. The weights will be in the form of plastic bottles which will be filled with water to adjust the weight.

    The maximum of the two weights lifted followed by the controlled landing in the 2 trials will be counted as the Payload lifted and winners for this round will be decided on the basis of payload fraction.

    Payload fraction is the ratio of the payload to the total weight of the rotor.For example a 1.5Kg model that can lift 3Kg would beat a 20 Kg model that can pick up 35 Kg, because the smaller one has a payload to machine weight ratio of 2.00 and the larger machine has a payload to machine weight ratio of 1.75.

    Clarification :

    • Payload Weight: Payload weight is the weight that is additional to the weight of the Multirover in its successful flight. So Payload will be extra weight attached and the weight of Batteries and motors etc. cannot be counted to as the payload. The extra weight will be in the form of bottles filled with water that will be attached through hooks/pouches prepared on the rotor. So in no way the payload will be adding strength to your model.
    • Machine Weight: In it the weight of batteries and motors etc. will be added to the model weight, means total weight of Multirover will be taken into account which is lifting the payload.

    Points Calculation:

    Score in Round 2 = 100 X payload fraction

    *Only Half the points will be given if the minimum height criterion is not fulfilled.

    The organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules. Changes will be highlighted on the website and will also be mailed to all the registered participants. However, you are suggested to keep checking the website regularly.

  • Round 3: Racing
  • This round will fill you with thrill and add all the more fun. It will include racing the multirovers around obstacles. The smaller the machine, better will be its manoeuvrability.

    Obstacles including poles to go around and gates to pass through will be set up 2m apart in a total length of 10m along the track. The Multirovers, one at a time will line up on the start/finish line and given a chance to spool up the motor to idle condition. Once all the props are spinning and ready, the whistle will sound and the race will start. The multirovers have to cross the starting line and reach the finishing line. Time will be counted from the moment the whistle sounds until the craft touches down on the finishing line. The pilot will be allowed to walk along with their model inside and outside the course to be able to judge the clearance of each of the obstacles.

FAQ's

Q. My model isn't ready yet. So I can't click photos of it to submit along with the abstract. So should I send my abstract after the robot is ready?

Ans. You must submit your abstract before the deadline. If you do not have the model ready by then, you need to attach photos of whatever you have built till then. Also all other details which you want us to look at while selecting the teams are expected along with your abstract.

Q. My multirover is fine enough to score good points in one round but in the other round it may not perform well?

Ans: Even then you should definitely register for the competition, total score from both the rounds will be counted to give away the results. So you will have good chances to get a position.

Q. How am I supposed to complete my registration?

Ans. You have to go to the website and go to the registration link: http://www.techkriti.org/register.

All of your team members have to register individually. After that, each one of you will get a conformation mail. Then mail your abstract in the prescribed format to: takeoff@techkriti.org.

Q. I want to suggest some changes in the competition. So that this competition could be made better. How can I proceed with it?

Ans: We will be considering your valuable suggestions and these may be used to make suitable changes in the future. You may send your suggestions through this google form: http://goo.gl/forms/6WDW87R1fU

Introduction

The hobby industry is exploding with model aircraft, and Multirovers are no exception. These fascinating aircrafts combine the flight characteristics of both a plane and a helicopter. This time Techkriti is giving you the opportunity to showcase your talents through Multirover, the first ever multirover competition in a college festival in India. Come meet some of the top Multirover pilots, technicians, inventors and enthusiasts of the country at the Take-off Techkriti. Amaze the audience with your models and make this competition a great success with your performances. Let’s bring a revolution in Indian Aeromodelling technologies by changing the trends.

Point System

Round 1

  • The arena is divided in 4 regions:
    • Region A will earn the team with 100 points
    • Region B will earn 70 points
    • Region C corresponds to 40 points
    • Landing outside this circle, a team will not get any point for this round.
  • The first point of contact of the rotor on the ground will be considered i.e. even if the rotor has 3 of its legs in air and just one of them touches a region the points scored by the team in this round will be the points corresponding to that region.
  • Points scored by a team in this round will be added to the points of Round 2.
  • A stop watch will be used to measure the taken by the rotor to land. The duration shall include the time when rotor is launched to until it touches the ground in the first instance.
  • Along with this, the time taken from take-off to the first point of contact on the ground after take-off will be noted(say time is t(sec)) and, (90-t) points will be added to your score in the Round 1.
  • There will be extra points for stability (max. 30 points). These will be awarded by the judges.

Round 2 :

Points Calculation

Score in Round 2 = 100 * payload fraction

The organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules. Changes will be highlighted on the website and will also be mailed to all the registered participants. However, you are suggested to keep checking the website regularly.

Round 3 :

  • The time taken from take-off to the first point of contact on the ground after take-off will be noted(say time is t(sec)) and, (240-t) points will be added to your score in the previous rounds.
  • The scores of all 3 rounds will be added.
  • The top three teams will be granted certificates and prize money.
  • All decisions taken by the organising team will be deemed as final.

Model Specifications

  1. The model must fit within a circle of diameter 120 cm.
  2. Metal Propellers are not allowed.
  3. Any material can be used for construction.
  4. Arduino and other boards can be directly used. You may or may not use self programmed boards.
  5. Exchanging of models is strictly not allowed. Each team must have its own model.
  6. Throughout the event, in all the rounds only one model must be used.
  7. RTF models will not be allowed.
  8. For the payload round, teams are advised to make the necessary hooks/pouches in the multirover since the payload has to be air-borne.

Rules

  1. There will be no trial in the first round.
  2. Payload weight be in the form of bottles filled with water that will be attached through hooks/pouches prepared on the rotor.
  3. Each team must have its own model. Exchanging of models is not allowed.
  4. RTF models will not be allowed, however pre-programmed boards may or may not be used
  5. No restriction on material used in making the machine but metal propellers are not allowed.
  6. A team can use only one model throughout the event in all the rounds.
  7. The organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules. Changes will be highlighted on the website and will also be mailed to all the registered participants. However, you are suggested to keep checking the website regularly.

Team Structure

A team can consist of maximum 6 members. Students from different colleges can form a team.

Resources

  1. Only Two Electric Sockets (220-230V) will be provided per team for charging the batteries, radio set etc, in case you need more, you have to inform us beforehand.
  2. We strongly recommend you to bring your own toolkit.

15,000

Stocksim

Stocksim -The ultimate pilgrimage for all money minters is back again this year at Techkriti’15.

Stocksim is a real-time simulation of the stock market that gives you the chance to make it big (virtually of course!). It keeps the virtual market prices of shares updated in real-time with the BSE and the NSE.

So come join this world of thrills and chills, soaring joy and crashing heartbreak. This Techkriti, join the big bad world of the Stocksim.

Sponsored by

Stocksim will be held in two independent rounds.

Round 1 – Bull Run

No rider has ever tamed the Wall Street bull on the first go. So tighten your saddle and get your grip on the game with the preliminary round!

  • Trading starts from Jan - 19, 2015 to Jan - 23, 2015
  • Top 5 rankers get 10 point bonus for round 2

Round 2 – Final Destination

Date of competition : 9th - 20th March

Game Registration

  • Visit the link: http://virtualstocks.icicidirect.com/Gamesite/customer/login.aspx
  • Click on 'New to game? Register Now'
  • Fill in the details, the email id which you have entered will be your Login Id.
  • Make sure your email id does not contain any special characters.
  • The password will be sent to your given mail id.
  • Login to your id.
  • Choose "Equity trading" from "start in" while logging in.
  • Enter your details.
  • Tick YES on the "I am a StockMIND/ Certification Participant". Image for your reference:
  • In "Group Unique ID" fill in IITK.
  • Group name will be automatically filled to IIT Kanpur (in case it is not then fill it for yourself).

Rules

  1. Register at the following link http://virtualstocks.icicidirect.com/Gamesite/customer/login.aspx
  2. Only college students will be considered while deciding winners.
  3. Participants will have to register in the Techkriti’15 site independently for being considered for prizes.
  4. You will be given virtual money worth INR 15 lacs.
  5. You can buy and sell from 19th Jan to 23rd Jan during trading hours i.e from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm.
  6. The winner will be decided on the basis of the net profit earned during the aforementioned trading period.
  7. Top ten participants will be eligible for for bonus to the second round.
  8. Top 10 participants of round two will be given prizes.
  9. In case of any conflicts, the decision of the coordinators shall be final.

Round 1: 19th January to 23rd January

Coming Soon!!!

20,000

Crypto

Loose your rationality & let your rusty gears loose, jingle in the disco of grey cells. If you loved cracking codes, demystifying the truth or had a knack for unravelling baffling puzzles or were fascinated by hacking, you are the right place

Compete with the cleverest minds in the country to claim yourself to be the best cryptic code breaker of Techkriti'15. Cherish the moments of glory after being crowned as the next Sherlock Homes.

Remember “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

Date of competition: 16th - 18th March

  1. Each level has to be cleared sequentially.
  2. You are expected to play around with URL’s, title, source codes etc.
  3. All the answers would be in small case letters, and numbers from 0-9 without any spaces or special characters like ! , @, $. &, <, etc.
  4. Anybody putting answers or spoilers on the forum will be disqualified automatically.
  5. Any sort of attempt to contact moderators personally for answers will lead to disqualification of the participant.
  6. Funda for winning is simple: Solve all the questions before anybody else.
  7. The discretion and judgment of the moderators will be final.
  1. The person who completes the event first wins the event.
  2. In case of more than one person finishing the event, the person who solves all the questions first, will be the winner. The person who solves it second will be first runner-up and so on. In any case of cheating, participant will be immediately disqualified.
  3. The discretion and judgement of the moderators will be final.

60,000

29 States

"I see a beautiful city and brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." - Batman, Dark Knight Rises

With 1.25 billion people, almost one sixth of the world's total population, India is by far the biggest democracy in the world. Election in the state of Uttar-Pradesh is a bigger matter than those in the whole of Europe put together. For a nation with people of such diverse religions, more than 110 different official languages and such diverse climates and geographical conditions, it has not been easy to bring every individual under one umbrella of our political system, in a manner that he/she enjoys the same freedom and liberty as any other individual in our nation does. And still there is a long way to go before our dreams become a reality. This year 29 states, Techkriti'15 has planned an introspection, where we turn some pages of Indian history to look back to analyze that after 60 years of India's independence, how successful has our political system has been in realizing and achieving our dreams, what are the problems still faced by it and what can be done to improve its present situation.

29 states, Techkriti'15, heartily invites you to take part in one of the India's biggest youth discussion. 29 States aims to serve as a unique platform to the those young ignited minds who feel a desire to bring something new and positive to this country. The theme for discussion is 'Indian Political System'. The details about the theme are given under the 'theme' tab. The presentations would be judged by eminent personalities and paragons of our society. The deadline for registering and filling the questionnaire is 25th January'15. In case of any query, please contact the concerned managers.

You can find the link for the questionnaire here.

Please register for the event before filling this form.

Member ID can be found in your profile at the registration portal.

For any queries contact any of the event Coordinators 

Managers

Shridhar agarwal +91 8755404174 shridhar@iitk.ac.in
Ankit Godara +91 8090122779 ankitgd@iitk.ac.in
Jaskaran Rai +91 9621389900 jasrai@iitk.ac.in
Vineet Purswani +91 8604959325 vineetp@iitk.ac.in

Coordinators

Vinay Chahal +91 7755057922

Carefully read all the Instructions (failing to appear in any of the round will lead to disqualification)

In the first round, participants should fill the online questionnaire uploaded on the Techkriti's website. Those selected will receive an email informing them about their selection.

Participants selected in the first round, will qualify for the second round. Each participant will be alotted one of the five zones we have hypothetically divided India into. The participant is expected to make a presentation about the topic mentioned on the website.The presentation should clearly state the problems related to his zone and their feasible solutions. The participant has to submit a representative picture of their presentation and upload the presentation on slide-share website and send us a link of their presentation in an email to 29states@techkriti.org. Those who are selected for the final round will be informed through email.

Participants selected in the second round will proceed towards the final round. Selected participants will be required to present their presentations in IIT Kanpur during Techkriti'15. The presentaion will be judged by our esteemed judge panel. After the presentation, questions related to the presentation will be asked by the judges. The presentation will be judged on how clearly the problems have been addressed, how innovative, unique and feasible the solution proposed is, how well was the presentation presented and how clearly and presicely the questions addressed were answered.

Good Luck!!!

Q: What language restrictions does the event impose for essay type question submission?
A: Other than English, you can submit the answers in Hindi as well.

Q: I am college pass-out and interested to participate in the event. Can I do so?
A: No, the participation is open only to those who are currently enrolled in any of the colleges in India.

  Q: Would travel reimbursement be given to the participants who would come to IIT Kanpur for the final round?
A: Team 29 States, Techkriti'15 would be happy to provide reimbursement (to and fro upto Rs. 400/- per head) towards Sleeper Class Railway Fares from your college to Kanpur. .

Q: Can I participate in a team?
A: No, participation is on individual basis.

Q: I'm eligible. So, how do I start?
A: If you are eligible, start by registering for Techkriti and filling in the Questionnaire for 1st round. Further process will be briefly explained to you by the Team 29 States through email during the course of the competition. 

"At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, then an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity."- Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru.

29 states, Techkriti'15 was started with a single motivation of providing a platform to those voices which have the ability see India differently. Voices, not those of nagging or criticism, but those of responsibility and positivism. Not those which sulk and blame but those which acknowledge and change. Each year we raise one burning issue. We wish to bring many young voices together and to see what they have to say about the theme and what solutions do they have for the same.

To have more holistic views, we have hypothetically divided India into five distinct zones. After the first round, we allot a zone to each selected participant. Each participant has to raise problems and issues related to his zone in specific and that of India in general and also propose solutions to the problems. The theme for this year is "Indian political System". Although this is not a new theme, but we felt that due to the importance and influence it holds on India and it's people, it was important to address such a topic.

For further details about the theme please visit the 'theme' tab. In case you want to participate, please register for the event and fill the questionnaire. In case of any query, please contact the concerned managers.

Reimbursement of sleeper class train ticket (to and fro upto Rs. 400/- per head) from participant's college to kanpur.(At the time of reimbursement of money you have to provide hard copy of your ticket from your home town to IIT Kanpur and print out ticket of your return.)

Participation certificates for all participants.

  1. Participant must have an Indian nationality.
  2. Participant must have passed his class XII.
  3. Participant must be enrolled in a recognised institution/college/university in INDIA.

Rules

  1. The participant should understand both English and Hindi and should speak at least one of them.
  2. The presentation submitted by the participants should be their own intellectual property. Plagiarism of any form if found, can lead to outright rejection of entry and blacklisting of the participant.
  3. Required documents: 12th pass certificate issued by affiliated board. A Valid College I-card. An NOC from the concerned authority.
  4. The participant should be able to produce required documents, whenever asked for.
  5. The participant who is selected in the final round will have to send a photograph or a softcopy of his/her travel ticket through email. Failing to do so will lead to rejection of his/her entry.
  6. There is no offline submission. Participants will have to register online. Entries submitted after the deadlines will not be considered.
  7. All entrants must submit entries to 29 States with the understanding that we solely hold the intellectual property rights to entries received and discussions held. The event team may publish the discussion summary, or adopt them for implementation. However, in such case, we will attribute it to the concerned author/speaker(s).

In case of any discrepancy, the final judgement lies with the organizing team of Techkriti'15.

The theme for this year is 'Indian Political System'.

Year 1992, more than 2000 people died in a major riot that happened in Ayodhya due to the dispute that surrounded the Babri Mazjid. Some of the India's major protagonist parties were speculated to have promoted such an uproar. What was worse, it took us more that 20 years to settle the dispute and come out with a verdict.

A young 23 year old female intern was brutally beaten and gang-raped while travelling in a bus with her male friend. The story became a major sensation in India with swarms of people showing outrage and doing candle marches. Suddenly everyone on street was a feminist. Media found a story to repeat for a month without any loss to its viewership. The case, unlike thousands of other similar cases, was fast-forwarded and issue was settled within a month without any major change to the number of rapes and molestation activities that go on in India.

According to the world bank, India has about 41.6% of population still living under the international poverty lines. Also about 33% of the world's poor reside in India alone.

The rattle may gone on for long. But such is not our purpose. On 26 January 1950, more than sixty year back, a constitution was framed by our forefathers. A constitution which guaranteed each man and each women of this nation with their rights. Our constitution was built of three major pillars whose working and healthy functioning would ensure that all three pillars stay in right places and that our constitution stays robust. Needless to say, as anything else in this world, the model was not perfect and had several loopholes. Though many years down the line, there have been several modifications and the constitution has evolved into something which is more fitting and suitable for our nation. But there is a long way to go to perfection.

Under the topic 'Indian political System' we would like you to address some issues related to the political system of India and propose a solution for them. There are a huge variety of issues you can address such as -What are the some problems that you find in your state or regional governments? Do you think that India needs the Lokpal Bill? Are the regional parties a threat to the Unity of India? Does having a different party at state and center affect the functioning of the state? Should India produce a strong women empowerment bill? How should India tackle the problem of corruption? etc.

(Please note that you may or may not choose the questions stated above. These are just provided as examples).

The idea is to address the major problems faced by India today or the loopholes present in our system and find what changes can be made in our present political system to overcome such issues. The participants should also address some of the specific problems present in their zones and their solutions.

In case of any query, please contact the concerned managers.

3,50,000

Ideas

The central stage event of Techkriti'15, 'IDEAS' is all about creativity that we associate with the human mind. Held on the lines of Harvard and Wharton B-Plan competition with exquisite professionalism, elite judgement panel from powerful people around the world, innovative exuberance, plethora of learning, exposure to the venture capitalist world, the event promises to be the one of its kind in INDIA. The Business Plan Competition invites entries and after passing through three different stages of rigorous evaluation, the best B-plan wins. Ideas is one of the foremost events for budding entrepreneurs: a forum providing entrepreneurs with the best possible resources – including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and new venture financing – to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses.

IDEAS introduce Social Venture Tracks with Business Venture Tracks. The Social Venture Track aims to educate people in the process of creating and evaluating new ventures that have a central focus on the creation of social value. Its goal is to prepare students for opportunities in entrepreneurship sometime during their careers. Social Venture Contest entries may include non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid model business plans.

BUSINESS VENTURES

The emphasis of Business Venture track of Ideas is to nurture leaders who dare to unravel the dynamic world of business with their creativity and entrepreneurship skills. This year, we take Ideas to the next level, forging newer partnerships with industry and academia. Our vast network of venture capitalists, angel investors, incubation hubs and entrepreneurs who serve as mentors and incubators makes sure you get connected to the right people in the industry. Certainly not an opportunity to be missed!

SOCIAL TRACK

Social track of Ideas aims at helping build innovative enterprises and technology to aid the strata at the bottom of the pyramid and build a greener tomorrow. It aims to educate the youth in the process of creating and evaluating new ventures that have a central focus on the creation of social values. Social Venture Contest entries may include non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid model business plans.

ELEVATOR PITCH

Social track of Ideas aims at helping build innovative enterprises and technology to aid the strata at the bottom of the pyramid and build a greener tomorrow. It aims to educate the youth in the process of creating and evaluating new ventures that have a central focus on the creation of social values. Social Venture Contest entries may include non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid model business plans.

Round 1

Submission of Executive summary

Round 2

  1. Pitch Desk
    • Submission of short and Detailed Presentation.
  2. Mentorship Programme
    • A 3 week intensive team wise programme mentored by VC’s and venture partners.

Round 3

  1. Elevator Pitching
    • A 2 minute video pitching of idea.
  2. Closed door pitching in front of the reputed VC's of India.

IDEAS’15 first round requires an Executive Summary of Business Plan to be submitted in the format available here.

Deadline: For First Round Entries:  Tentative

DOWNLOADS:

  1. Business Plan Coversheet
  2. Executive Summary  Form
  3. Executive Summary Example
  4. Guidelines
  • All participants are required to fill the Executive Summary Form and not create their own version of Executive Summary. Participants not adhering to the format will be disqualified.
  • Please study the Example Executive Summary to get an idea of the information that the teams are required to pen down on the form.
  • All teams are requested to submit the Executive Summary with the Business Plan Coversheet.
  • The Coversheet should be accompanied by CV’s of all the members of the team.
  • Please verify the checklist in the Business Plan Coversheet before submitting the documents.
  • All the Documents should be converted to PDF and then mailed to ideas@techkriti.org.
  • Contestants not adhering to the rules and regulations are subjected to disqualification.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students (Undergraduates and Graduates) and Working Professionals across the world are eligible to participate.
  • Individual participation is allowed in the Competition though participation in teams is encouraged.
  • Entry must be the original work of entrants i.e. team members competing must be the principle owners of the venture.

Terms and Conditions:

  • There is no offline submission of the B-Plan for IDEAS’15. Participants will have to register online only.
  • Once registered, you can go with the online submission of Executive Summary.
  • It is compulsory to submit the required documents at the time of submission of Executive Summary.
  • Contestants are free to participate in other business plan competitions as well.
  • A participating team can submit more than one Business Plan. But the team will have to register separately for each B-Plan it submits.
  • Entries submitted after the deadlines will not be considered.
  • The resources and example executive summary provided is purely for reference basis.
  • Entries need to have an innovative value (an innovative idea provides a solution for a new need, or advancement compared to existing products, services or technologies).
  • The judges, mentors and the organizers will guarantee the utmost confidence of the entry or idea.
  • The registration form and other entries will not be returned to the teams, and their personal data will be available for statistical purposes.
  • Entries remain the property of the legal owner.
  • All conflicts subject to jurisdiction of Kanpur courts only.

Concept

  • Originality of idea
  • Feasibility of the business model given the market opportunity and the venture.
  • Scalability, in terms of the potential for growth or replication of the venture.
  • Well-conceived implementation plan and timetable.
  • Overall likelihood of achieving demonstrable results.

Market

  • Evidence of demand for the venture in the marketplace, market size and growth opportunity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of target market.
  • Competitive analysis, SWOT analysis.
  • Marketing plan addresses (where applicable), positioning, pricing, advertising, promotion, packaging, timetable.

Performance benchmarks

  • Outline the development of system to track , monitor and assess the performance milestones articulated in the venture plan.

Financial aspects

  • Fund ability: the potential for the venture to receive financial support from additional investors/donors (including opportunities for funding from foundations, social venture funds, angel investors and venture capitalists).
  • The rigor and feasibility of the venture’s financial model and goals.
  • Potential for follow-on funding to grow the venture through self-sufficiency or profitability.

Risk Management and contingency plans

  • Identity risk factors associated with the enterprise and external environment.
  • Develop a plan for mitigating them.

Demonstrated and Leadership Ability

  • Quality venture leader’s ability to develop people, promote change and achieve results.

Social Impact Assessment (for social venture track)

  • Reach, depth and quality of social impact,
  • Rigor and validity of social impact analysis calculation.
  • Proposal for implementing social impact metrics.

Q)What should I do to participate in IDEAS'15?

A)At first, register for Techkriti’15. Once you are done with this you can proceed to the submission on IDEAS page on website.

Q)What is the registration/participation fee for IDEAS'15?

A)There is NO registration/participation fee.

Q)What is the last date of submission?

A)The last date for submitting/editing your B-Plan is 25th January.

Q)How do I decide the category for my B-Plan?

A)Refer to the rules and eligibility criteria of IDEAS'15.

Q)Can I submit any additional document that has not being asked for?

A)No, we do not accept any other documents. The judging will be done only on the basis of required documents.

Q)I have registered more than once for the same entry. What should I do?

A)A single registration should be done for a single entry. If you have registered more than once, please send an e-mail to ideas@techkriti.org, mentioning information about all the registrations made for the entry.

Q)How is confidentiality of the B-Plan maintained?

A)The entries for IDEAS'15 are judged by reputed VC’s, established entrepreneurs and industrialists who believe in promoting entrepreneurship. Your entry is only viewed by the judge. At no stage is an organiser permitted to view your executive summary/B-Plan. Presentations are closed door.

Q)Can I get a sample copy of a Business Plan?

A)You can get a sample copy of a Business Plan under the resources section in the Website.

Q)Can a team consist of people from different colleges/companies?

A)Yes, a team can consist of people from different colleges/companies.

Q)What will be judging criteria?

A)Business plans will be evaluated based on the quality of the plan, the feasibility of the plan and the size of the market opportunity amongst other judging parameters. Judging will be conducted by a group of reputed entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and experienced people from the industry.

Q)Does my business plan have to be technology specific?

A)No, we encourage the entry of all well-developed business plans.

Q)What resources are available to help in writing my business plan?

A)Please see our Resources page. Teams qualifying in the first round will be allocated mentors from the entrepreneurial community to provide assistance and guidance in developing a successful business plan.

Q)How does the mentoring program work?

A)Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs or experts of specific fields who provide assistance and guidance to competition participants. Mentors will offer suggestions and feedback to help participants develop and refine a business plan. Competition participants are not required to have a mentor, although teams are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Teams can select a mentor on their own or request that the competition committee assign a mentor to help them.

Q)When can I request for a Mentor?

A)A mentor will be allotted to all the teams that qualify in the second round.

Q)Can I enter both IDEAS Business and IDEAS Social Venture Track?

A)Yes, you can participate in both. But ideas for both tracks must be different catering to the respective categories. You cannot enter both categories with the same B-Plan.

Q)Please explain more about IDEAS Social Venture Track.

A)The Social Venture Track of IDEAS aims to educate participants in the process of creating and evaluating new ventures that have a central focus on the creation of social value. Its goal is to prepare participants for opportunities in entrepreneurship sometime during their careers. Social Venture Contest entries may include non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid model business plans.

Please feel free to contact us or mail us at ideas@techkriti.org

Managers:

Abhishek Arya 9956061136 abhiarya@iitk.ac.in
Ankit Samantara 8953453497 ankitsam@iitk.ac.in
Akshay Dubey 8960228281 akshaydy@iitk.ac.in
Rohit Singh 8953454023 rohitsin@iitk.ac.in

35,000

Battlefield

Analytics is no longer merely a support function; it is at the core of many strategic and tactical business decisions and with the technological advancement in Analytics it is now possible to explore options, which might not have been possible in the past and use this power to make the best possible business decisions. Buizkriti'15 brings to you 'Battle Field' – the Analytics event. The main focus of the event will be on Data Analytics - uncovering the hidden patterns, the correlations.

These couple of quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sum up the importance of ‘data’ in our lives!

"Data! Data! Data! I can't make bricks without clay."
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data."



Click here to register for Battlefield

Round-1:

It will be an Off-Campus round where participants will be given a case study based on Data Analytics and they will need to submit their analysis before the deadline.

Round-2:

It will be an On-campus round where participants will need to present their case.

  • Register with a valid Techkriti ID
  • A team member cannot register in more than one team.
  • Each Team will have 2-3 participants.
  • Any number of teams can participate from a college.
  • The event consists of 2 rounds(Round 1- Online , Round 2- On Campus)
  • Top 15 teams of the first round will proceed to the next round.
  • Only college students will be considered while deciding winners
  • The decision of the Judges is final and incontestable.
  • Organizers reserve the right to change the Timelines
Work Date
Registration Starts 15th Jan
Registration Closes 10th Feb
Round 1(Releasing case study) 1st March
Round 1 (Deadline for Submission) 10th March
Round 1(Results) 11th March
Final Round 21st March

Please feel free to contact us or mail us at info_battlefield@techkriti.org

Himesh Anand

himesh@iitk.ac.in

+91-9161115019

Kshitij Sareen

kshitijs@iitk.ac.in

+91-9953210473

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50,000

Do your due

Do Your Due will give a chance to the bright, young minds of the country to utilize their creativity, knowledge, understanding of the times we live in and business sense to come up with ideas/initiatives that are sustainable and tangible. Do Your Due is your opportunity to channel your views about the world around you, a chance to give back to the society, and to make a contribution to the discussion regarding the social responsibilities of the business world.

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference."- Tom Brokaw

Click here to register for Do Your Due

Do Your Due will be held in two independent rounds.

Registrations for Round 1 start on 15th January.

Round-1: Online Quiz

  • Round 1 will be an online quiz.
  • Quiz based on general awareness about social issues.
  • Top 10 teams will progress to the next round.

Round-2: Presentation

  • Round 2 will be an on-campus presentation round.
  • The presentation has to be about an initiative/idea that highlights a social issue and provides a way to solve that problem.
  • Example of topics for the 2nd round (Please note that the list is not exhaustive) –
    • Women Empowerment
    • Accessibility to Health Services
    • Hygiene and Sanitation
    • Enhancing Employability
    • Improving Quality of Primary Education
    and the list goes on…
  • Each team must have 2-3 participants.
  • Only college students can participate.
  • Any number of teams can participate from a college.
  • A participant can be part of only one team.
  • The event consists of 2 rounds(Round 1- Online , Round 2- On Campus).
  • Only the top 10 winners of the first round will proceed to the next round.
  • The decision of the Judges is final and incontestable.
  • The coordinators reserve the rights to change any of the above rules as they deem fit. You are advised to regularly check the website for updates.
Work Date
Registration Starts 15th Jan
Registration Closes 4th Feb
Round 1(Online Quiz) 5th Feb
Results of the 1st round and shortlist for the final round 7th Feb
Final round (On Campus) 22nd March

Please feel free to contact us or mail us at info_doyourdue@techkriti.org

Shikhar Baid shikharb@iitk.ac.in +91-9881401004
Himesh Anand himesh@iitk.ac.in +91-9161115019
Kshitij Sareen kshitijs@iitk.ac.in +91-9953210473

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25,000

Be the Tycoon

Be The Tycoon is a Business Simulation game designed to test the ability of the participants to compete in real world situations by implementing innovative ideas and strategies. The focus of the game will be on the skills of analytics, evaluation and synthesis in cost management and to predict the outcome of their chosen strategy based on the actions of their competitors. The Business Simulation game combines the participant’s theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on decision making to give a feel of what a manager faces in his career.

"All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we want different results, we must change the way we do things."



Click here to register for Be the tycoon

Round-1:

It will be an online quiz to test the knowledge of the participants regarding general business awareness.

Duration of quiz: 30 minutes

Number of questions: 35/50 (will be notified later)

Round-2:

It will be a Business simulation game round. The details of which will be notified to the registered participants.

  • Register with a valid Techkriti ID
  • This is an individual event and a student can register only once.
  • The event consists of 2 rounds(Round 1- Online , Round 2- on campus))
  • The rules and decisions of the judging panel and organizing team in all matters related to the event are final.
  • The judging panel and organizing team reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find or believe that participants have:
    • Tampered with the process (in any form) of the competition, or
    • Violated the rules and guidelines, 
  • Organizers reserve the right to change the Timelines
Work Date
Registration Starts 20th Jan
Registration Closes 5th Feb
Round 1(Online Quiz) 6th Feb
Results of the 1st round 8th Feb
Final round (Simulation game) 21st March

Please feel free to contact us or mail us at info_bethetycoon@techkriti.org

Himesh Anand himesh@iitk.ac.in +91-9161115019
Gourav Agrawal gourav@iitk.ac.in +91-7054353675
Ankit Gupta ankitgup@iitk.ac.in +91-9891022491

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30,000

Marketing Villa

Marketing is not just about selling or advertising. It’s an answer to the questions like- what do customers want and why from you and not from your competitors. Giving an opportunity to the upcoming marketers to answer these questions, The Marketing Event- 'Marketing Villa' of Buizkriti is back looking to explore the innovative ideas of marketing in this modernized world.

"Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make but about the stories you tell"- Seth Godin


Click here to register for Marketing Villa

Round-1:

Registration will start from 10th January
It will be an Ad making round. Participants will be asked to prepare a video of 120 seconds (max limit) on a given theme (for which they will be notified later). The video needs to be uploaded on YouTube and the link should be mailed to the organizers by the given deadline. This video will be then shared on the Facebook page of Buizkriti (on a pre-mentioned date). The participants then can start promoting their videos through Facebook page of Buizkriti.

This will be an elimination round. All eligible videos will be scored by a Judging panel on the basis of judging criteria (as mentioned).

Round-2:

It will be a Product based marketing round. The details of which will be notified to the registered teams.

Deadline for submitting the videos have been extended to 15th feb

And now participants can make a video or a poster on the declared themes, depending upon their choice

  • Register with a valid Techkriti ID
  • A team member cannot register in more than one team.
  • Each Team will have 2-3 participants.
  • Any number of teams can participate from a college.
  • The event consists of 2 rounds(Round 1- Online , Round 2- On Campus)
  • Only the top 10 winners of the first round will proceed to the next round.
  • Only college students will be considered while deciding winners
  • The decision of the Judges is final and incontestable.
  • Organizers reserve the right to change the Timelines

The following will lead to disqualification, if the video:

  • Has plagiarised content.
  • Has controversial, vulgar or offensive content.
  • Does not adhere to deadline for submission.

It is for Round 1

Following Parameters will be taken into consideration in the given ratio:

  • 70% -
    • Story/Script
    • Creativity
    • Originality
    • Coherence
  • 30% -
    • Number of video likes on FB page of Buizkriti
Work Date
Registration Starts 10th Jan
Registration Closes 31st Jan
Theme for video making(off campus) 1st Feb
Last Date for submission of Video 15th Feb
Video to be Uploaded on Buizkriti Page(by organizers) 16th Feb
Start Date for Promoting video 16th Feb
End date For Promoting Video 25th Feb
Shortlist for Final round (on Campus) 27th Feb
Releasing theme details for Round 2(On Campus) 21st March
Round 2(On Campus) 22nd March

Please feel free to contact us or mail us at info_marketingvilla@techkriti.org

Himesh Anand

himesh@iitk.ac.in

+91-9161115019

Kshitij Sareen

kshitijs@iitk.ac.in

+91-9953210473

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30,000

Online Event

Our dependence on the Internet is increasing day by day. Thereby, using this as a medium to bring you closer to us, Techkriti’15 brings to you a set of online events for you to check your knowledge, make you learn, and at the same time for you to have some fun. For participating, you need not be present on campus but it is possible just by spending some of your valuable time on internet.

Before the start of actual battle, these are some interesting events waiting for you to refresh your mind, with prizes worth 30,000 (INR) at stake.

It will be an online quiz to test the knowledge of the participants in the various fields of Finance, Marketing, Operations and Business Awareness.

Finatics (Online Finance Quiz) :This will be hosted on dare2compete.com . It will have 30 multiple-choice questions related to different streams of Finance. Time window for the event will be of 20 minutes and the results will be declared the next day.

Dare2compete link – www.dare2compete.com/competitions/13030/Finquest/Indian-Institute-Technology-Kanpur

Mark-Ops (online Marketing and Operation Quiz) : This will be hosted on dare2compete.com . It will held in two independent rounds.

Round 1 – It will have 50 multiple choice questions related to different streams of marketing. Time window for the event will be 30 minutes.

Round 2 – It will have 30 multiple choice questions based on the field of operations. Time window for the event will be 20 minutes.

Dare2compete link – http://dare2compete.com/competitions/13774/Mark-ops/Indian-Institute-Technology-Kanpur

  • Register with a valid Techkriti ID
  • A team member cannot register in more than one team.
  • Each Team will have 2-3 participants.
  • Any number of teams can participate from a college.
  • Only college students will be considered while deciding winners
  • Organizers reserve the right to change the Timelines
Topic Registration Opens Registration Closes Round 1(Marketing Quiz) Round 2(Operation Quiz) Final Results
Marketing & Operations 1st Feb 23rd Feb 24th Feb 26th Feb 28th Feb

Himesh Anand

himesh@iitk.ac.in

+91-9161115019

Kshitij Sareen

kshitijs@iitk.ac.in

+91-9953210473

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45,000

Design3D

3D Printing is a revolutionary way of building things layer by layer. The biggest advantage that this technology provides is the ability to build highly complex objects and manufacturing bespoke objects in a cost effective manner. All we need to build things using 3D printing is a 3D model and a 3D Printer.

Now this is where you step in. If you’re a 3D designer, here is an opportunity for you to build a design for 3D Printing and have it 3D Printed for yourself for free while also getting some great prizes!

Entries are invited in the two categories listed below:


Memes

For the past couple of years, memes have emerged as the de facto language of the internet. We’ve all been seeing the 2 Dimensional versions of these memes, but here’s an opportunity for you to build a few 3D memes. The model should not be more than 3 inches in height and should be based on an already popular internet meme such as Doge, Success Kid, Bad Luck Brian. Some examples for 3D memes are available http://techkriti.org/competitions/problemstatement/memes-example.pdf


Phone covers

Everyone wants their phone covers to be unique and different. With 3D printing, we can build things that areunique in the true sense of the word. Phone covers are to be designed for one or more of the following phones:
Moto G (1st Gen)
Moto G (2nd Gen)
Moto X (1st Gen)
Moto X (2nd Gen)
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus

Memes:

All designs submitted to this competition will have to be designed for full colour sandstone 3D Printing. Special care would have to be taken to ensure optimum wall thickness and the presence of escape holes. More detailed instructions about designing for full coloured sandstone can be found http://techkriti.org/competitions/problemstatement/sandstone.pdf


Phone covers:

The base models for each of these phone covers can be downloaded from the internet (from website such as Thingiverse and GrabCAD). You may choose to build upon these base models or start from scratch, but please ensure that the dimensions are accurate. The models will be manufactured using industry grade plastics such as ABS and PLA.

  • The design should be your original work and you should own the rights to distribute the design.
  • All designs found to have been taken from the internet will be disqualified.
  • One participant can submit more than one design but only the best design for each participant would be considered for prizes.
  • All designs will have to be uploaded on www.myobjectify.com with the Tag "Techkriti15". You may add more tags apart from this, but only models with the "Techkriti15" tag will be considered for judging.

The judging criteria for the designs would be as follows:

Utility: 20%

Design Aesthetics: 20%

Originality: 20%

Number of “Likes” on MyObjectify: 20%

3D Printability: 20%

Q.) Is 3D Printing something like paper printing?

A.) No. The word “3D Printing” is a misnomer. It is a manufacturing process which allows us to build actual things. 3D Printing builds objects using the additive approach where material is added layer by layer instead of the usual process of removing material from a chunk of raw material.

Q.) What software can I use to design these things?

A.) All CAD software such as Solidworks, 3ds Max, Blender, etc. which allow you to design 3D objects and can be used. Please ensure that the final design can be exported in .VRML (for sandstone) or .STL (for plastic) format.

Q.) What formats should the design be submitted in?

A.) The designs should be uploaded in .VRML format for memes and in .STL format for phone covers.

Q.) What is the material that will be used?

A.) The 3D memes will be built in full colour sandstone and the phone cases will be built using industry grade polymers such as Nylon, PLA, ABS, etc.

Q.) I already have a few cool designs, can I submit them?

A.) If they fit into one of the two categories specified and if you own the rights to those designs, go ahead!

Q.) Can I submit more than one entry?

A.) Yes. But only your best entry would be considered for the prize in each competition. In other words, you cannot get more than one prize in each category, but uploading more designs will definitely increase your chances of getting that prize.

Q.) Who owns the rights to my design after I upload it?

A.) You own the rights to your design unless you choose the “Creative Commons” license while uploading the design on MyObjectify.

3,00,000

AISRC- All India Student Research Convention

From the time in the early Stone Age, when human discovered fire for the first time, to this day, when he is trying to reach the frontiers of the universe, human being has never stopped in his pursuit of exploring the mysteries of nature and beyond, applying logical reasoning to understand them and bringing them to his use. Fuelled by the inner fire of curiosity combined with inherent genius, man has been regularly crossing new frontiers into the uncharted territories of science and technology. This unassailable spirit of human intellect and inquisitiveness is what makes humans, the greatest discoverers of all time.

AISRC in Techkriti'15 aims at tapping this infinite potential of human mind to generate an idea, which when given a proper platform, can transform into a path breaking discovery. We invite you to bring forth such original ideas and present it in a genuine and comprehensive way. The idea may be anything ranging from a new method of drying coconut to an ingenious technique of harnessing solar power from satellites floating above our heads.

It’s time to think “out of the box”. Let the budding Einstein inside you take over, fire up your grey matter, and show the world what you are capable of.

AISRC presents you a wonderful platform where you can showcase your innovative ideas in form of a research paper, model, prototype, patent, cool apps or any software product in front of a elegant Panel of Judges.

Sponsored by

For any queries contact any of the event Coordinators 

Managers

Ankit Godara +918090122779 ankitgd@iitk.ac.in
Jaskaran Rai +919621389900 jasrai@iitk.ac.in
Vineet Purswani +918604959325 vineetp@iitk.ac.in
Shridhar agarwal +91 8755404174 shridhar@iitk.ac.in

Topics:

1. Energy

My position is perfectly definite. Gravitation, motion, heat, light, electricity and chemical action are one and the same object in various forms of manifestation.

2. Computing

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

3. Environment

What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

4. Healthcare

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

5. Advanced Materials

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.

6. Nano Science

Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature

7. Miscellaneous

Reasearch is not limited not by any category. If your work does not fall into these category here is the region you need to land.

Basic Rules:

  • A maximum of 4 members in a team is allowed.
  • Participation is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Students from different colleges can also be a part of the same team.
  • The event consists of 2 rounds: the prelims and the finals: For the prelims, each team will have to mail the abstract in the provided format. Supporting pictures or videos explaining your software or hardware prototype are strongly recommended.
  • The Entries shall be shortlisted on the basis of abstract and/or videos/pictures mailed.
  • Selected teams will be informed through email.
  • Shortlisted participants will have to confirm their availability, failing which they will be removed from the list of participating teams and the teams that have been kept on the waiting list will be called forth to participate.
  • Certificates will be given to every member of the team who is present during the event The event will span over 2 days. Presence of every member of the team is mandatory on both the days, failing to do so will lead to the team being disqualified.
  •  All entrants are regarded as having a full understanding of the regulations for the competition and being willing to ­comply with every rule.
  • The decision of the judges and the coordinators will be final and binding.
  • Rules for Research Paper Submission

  • No student can be an author of more than one participating paper.
  • The research work need not necessarily have been done as part of a separate, standalone research program. All the work you have done as part of projects in courses, your summer research work, the B.Tech./ M.Tech/ MBA. research projects are welcome, subject to the condition that it has in some way contributed towards research in one of the themes of AISRC.
  • All  results  will  be  announced  on  the  website  &  will  be  mailed  to  the  participants.
  • All paper must be submitted electronically at aisrc@techkriti.org with subject "Team's Name-Topic(see Topics tab)-Paper Title".
    E.g. "Researchers-Computing-Optimizing Naive Bayes Classifiers".
  • Paper Format
    1. The length of submitted papers must be no more than 8 single-spaced, single-column pages including all figures, tables, and bibliography.
    2. Papers must be submitted in word template attached on the attachments tab and also in PDF format. 

    Rules for Software/Hardware Projects (models, patents, prototypes etc.) Submission

    • Teams should bring a complete detailed project report and charts to explain their project with the help of diagrams, algorithm and flow charts along with a video explaining/covering the salient features of their project.
    • The members of the selected teams must bring any software they are using in their models installed on your own laptops. In no case will extra equipment be provided to any team.
    • Selected teams must bring a multi plug port for your convenience.
    • Any team without a working model will be disqualified.

    Once registered, in order to qualify for the event all the participants need to submit a PDF documents of the abstract in the format mentioned below.

    To download the abstract for research paper, click here

    To download the abstract for software project, click here

    To download the abstract for hardware project, click here

    1) All the abstracts must be sent at aisrc@techkriti.org.

    2) Only one abstract submission is allowed. In case more than one abstract is received from a team, the latest submission will be considered.

    3) If you have not been able to submit the abstract by the deadline, contact the managers.

    Every team need to sign this from and send it to aisrc@techkriti.org. To download this form, click here

    When submitting your work to the us, check these points properly:

  • Have you registered yourself for this event on our website.
  • Have you attached Doc file and PDF file (both) of the final version of your contribution.
  • The completed and signed scanned forwarding form.
  • Checklist for Project(Prototype, model, patent) Submission

  • You should be registered for the event on our website.
  • You should send a abstract as given on our site, along with the supporting videos/images for better understanding of your project.