Stage 1: Schools to nominate teams by 18th November 2022
Schools to nominate upto 2 teams comprising 3 students each.
The teams have to design a cyber-physical object which must include both a hardware and a software component, solving a real-world problem.
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Stage 2: Teams to submit project proposals by 4th December 2022
Submissions must comprise:
- Hardware design
- Description of the software
- Literature review outlining previous work by others (patents, publications, etc.)
- A 1-page note on why the team chose to build this object. Note that it is not necessary for the object itself to be totally novel (though this will increase the points, of course).
Variations or even recreations of existing designs or objects are valid entries. For example, one could try to build one of Da Vinci’s designs, modified with software controls, or a complex marble computer, or a 3-D printed robot that swims!
Stage 3: Top 5 teams accompanied by a faculty advisor come to the Ashoka campus for a 3-day Tech Camp from 9th – 12th January 2023
The top 5 teams must travel to Ashoka and actually build the objects they envisioned in stage 2. This will be a 3 day event. The administrators may allow changes to the stage 2 plans at their discretion – it is perhaps inevitable that as teams actually attempt to build the object, they will encounter obstacles and have to pivot. However, the core concept of the object must be preserved.
The cost of building the prototype will be funded by Ashoka and must not exceed Rs. 40,000.
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