Texas Instruments (TI) India, today, hosted the 4thedition “DIY with TI” event designed to recognize and encourage TI hobbyists who innovate in their spare time using TI devices, and showcase their creativity with innovations that help solve real-life problems. Over 50 engineers got together in teams at TI in India and showcased their passion for creating simple and innovative solutions with over 20 cool and interesting demos.
Event celebrates DIYers and recognizes the best Do-It-Yourself projects created by TI Engineers
This year, Prathap Ghorpade, Manoja Vinnakota and John Roshan Samuel won the Chief Geek award for their DIY project ‘Air-O-care’ that essentially monitors air quality and measures pollution. The winners were chosen based on the potential of this application for creating future smart cities. Also, Pheroze Verma, Shinjan Pal, Prathap R and Prathap Srinivasan, Kamath Veena, Sudhakar Singh were recognised as runners-up for their projects on ‘Multi apartment door-entry system with wireless video and two-way audio’ and ‘Smart Digital Door Lock and Access Control for Secure Home and Hotels’ respectively.
There were other notable projects in the realm of robotics to help carry loads, smart farming applications to help farmers gauge the moisture in their farms and identify specific areas for pesticide control.
“What started in 2013 to recognize and encourage TI hobbyists, has gained significant momentum among passionate engineers who innovate on their own time using TI devices. DIY with TI helps them get together to collaborate and share their ideas with other DIYers and it’s exciting to see some of the cool products they come up with. It essentially works as a catalyst for them to enhance their problem solving skills in a most engaging and meaningful manner,” said Santhosh Kumar, President and Managing Director at Texas Instruments India.
‘DIY with TI’ is a global event held within TI in its U.S., Germany, China and India offices. The event aims to nurture a culture of innovation in TI by providing a platform to TIers that helps them explore alternate and newer ways to solve a problem by doing what they love.