A very informative workshop was conducted for a group of students from Government Boys School NIT-1 Tikona Park, by Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC) and centre for smart energy on January 17, 2020.
The students were divided in groups of two. While the first group was attending the Arduino workshop, the second group was attending another workshop which was about solar technology.
The event started with a short introduction on Arduino covering the basic components used and their working. Many projects such as the robotic car, blind stickand home automation were showcased to the students so that they can understand the working of Arduino in a better way.
A brief explanation of the making, importance and the use of Arduino were given so that the students can understand the role of Arduino in real world and how are they going to change the present scenario of the world. They were also given a little information on different kinds of sensors that are used with the Arduino like the humidity sensor, air quality sensor, ultrasonic sensor, etc. and some 3D printed objects were also presented.
The other session was on Solar technology which covered the basics of DC devices and Installing PV panels. The basic difference between AC and DC battery storage, and the relative advantages and disadvantages were briefed upon. The students were informed about (DC) electricity what solar panels produce and what batteries hold in storage, while alternating current (AC) electricity is the type used on the grid and in most household devices. Students were also given practical exposure to the inverter.
The workshop concluded with questions that were asked by the curious minds of the students, they had a lot to take away from this workshop and they enjoyed learning about a lot of new things.