2014
Machinery/Automation/Robotics

The economic status of developing countries like India is broadly determined by agriculture yield, and for the sustainable development of agriculture productivity as well to reduce the unnecessary consumption of water for irrigation, as the water resources depleting is a dangerous threat. Hence there is a need for a smart and efficient irrigation process.

In this project we have implemented a solar plate which charges the battery and can act as a source of power to the whole system along with a moisture sensor that detect the humidity level of the soil (agricultural field) and supplies water to the field when needed. The project is AT mega 328 based design using ARDUINO which controls the motor for the water supply ...

From the age of stone, agriculture has been a major source of income generation and source of life. Lot of developments have been done in this direction to create it as an innovative and substantial occupation for the future generation. From the days when farming was done with the help of animals to today where whole process of farming is done completely by automated machines, many discoveries have been done which have made the life of farmers painless. But on the other side the hiking prices of the machines has made the wizardry of farmers a miserable capability. During our research period we found lot of troubles that farmers are facing in our country and overseas as well. As ...

This machine is designed to be used in industries for decoding a data matrix printed on bottles of various sizes. In the system, there are 6 cameras which are used for taking the image of the code from 360 degree (all the cameras are placed symmetrically at 60 degree from each other). This image is sent to the computer where it will be analysed by the software and hence decoded by it. Since there are some limitations on the decoding ability of the software, an image needs to be clear and focused enough to be decoded properly by the software. Hence machine ensures that whatever is the size of the bottle and the code printed on it and wherever ...

Imagine you are an explorer and you are exploring in a deeper forest or a cave. Isn’t it helpful if you have a map of that area? Well, our mapper provides you with a 3D map of the area. The idea of Mapper is to provide an automatic map/route developer robot based on laser scanning of the area. The main principle behind this technique is an obstacle avoiding aerial robot with laser scanning ability.

The aerial robot flies, scans the area and sends the data wirelessly to the user. A separate software platform is used to generate the 3D holograms of the scanned area from the data received. Once the map is generated, you can ...

Leonardo Da Vinci once said "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." In today's day and age simplicity means reliability and cost effectiveness. The product we are introducing validates yesterday's and today's meaning of simplicity. We developed and patented a new type of traction drive that can replace gear drives and belt systems in many of today's motion applications. The drive was designed with simplicity in mind and encompass's the lowest amount of moving parts possible, having only six moving parts. In this case we are replacing a standard V-belt system with a traction drive unit.

Our Focus was testing of Kw/h and comparing the energy consumption of the traction drive and V-belts. Reason we choose this application is to see ...

Methods and Apparatus for Mitigating Space Debris with Autonomous SDCM's

New methods and apparatus comprising robust architectures capable of performing active or passive space debris collection/mitigation protocols are described. Systems for a solar-powered propulsion system used in combination with self-contained, remotely controlled space debris collection modules (SDCM’s) with brake-sail apparatus to affect apsis of debris and particulates are discussed. Protocols for protection of installations, e.g., ISS, space hotel structures and space craft are advanced. New methods for employing detection/avoidance protocols and disclosure of newly-designed space debris collection modules (‘SCDC’s) for mitigating space debris in earth’s atmosphere are disclosed.

Currently, about 19,000 pieces of debris larger than 5 cm (2.0 in) are tracked and included in NASA’s Space ...

The Problem:

Within the LADAR marketplace & Laser Scanner systems today, there are not any low cost, real time and high accuracy LADAR (LAser Detection And Ranging) laser scanner systems. This MKS LADAR Project is created to solve this Problem. A LADAR laser scanning system would revolutionize the way humans and electronic and computer systems would interact, by providing real world data point cloud to the virtual reality computer systems & video graphics systems.

The Advantage:

A MKS LADAR is a real time LADAR system which would map the surrounding real world environment within several millimeters of accuracy at a distance in excess of over 150 meters. This mapped environment would be able to be stitched together with other ...

MobiCool Liquid cooling device
Mobicool liquid cooling device is a mobile cooling unit which contains a compact but power-full refrigeration unit connected with one handy cooling tube via flexible pipes which can cool any liquid by immersing the tube into liquid, this plug-in device is designed for catering industries where they have to cool much liquid food before serving it to customers.

Problem associated:
In current catering industry caterers are using ice to cool some liquid food in a huge quantity. (This situations occurs generally in outdoor events, parties and in cultural programs also,)The food may be milk or shakes, juices, pulps and many more. To use ice to cool that food is such a dangerous and difficult way ...

The Mondo Spider is a ride-on walking machine propelled via eight steel legs in a walking motion utilizing the Klann Linkage.

The first power source was two petrol two stoke engines (150cc) one is for right four legs and another is for left four legs. the power transmission from the engines to the legs will be done by chain drives provided for each leg. controlling of this robot is very easy and it walks farward, backward and takes turn just like an excavater.The vehicle has a carrying capacity of one person and a maximum speed of around 4 feet per second (1.2 m/s), a "brisk walking speed". it was made in just 45 days(March & April-2014) as a final ...

The Mosolver - a combined Motor and Resolver - senses position by adding a patented passive sensing circuit to the interior of the existing motor magnetic structure. The ripple current from the existing motor PWM drive provides the flux variation that allows this sensor to continue operation even when the motor is stationary.

The sensor consists of a novel sense coil pattern on a polyamide flex circuit, and provides position feedback at 32,000 counts per revolution. The polyamide flex circuit material covers a wide range of temperatures, and is available in low out-gassing as well as radiation resistant formulations. The sensor is embedded within the structure of the motor stator, reducing the size and weight of the package while ...

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