A Two Day Workshop on emerging technologies of “Internet of Things (IOT) AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS” was organized by Roing Startup Hub under the aegis of Community Innovtors Forum on 19th and 20th January, 2019. The workshop was conducted by Shri Prashant Thapliyal and Shri Brijesh Meena PhD. Scholar from IIT, Guwahati at the recently developed Creativity and Innovation Lab and Start Up Hub at Roing. The hub is intended to introduce students to get skilled on emerging technologies and develop innovation and entrepreneurship. The students work in team and are being guided to develop projects benefitting local communities. The Roing hub is voluntarily mentored by professors from IIT Guwahati and is open to all citizens and community of Roing and nearby areas to develop their ideas as prototypes and take them to market with guided handholding.

The workshop was intended for Teachers and Students of Class 9- 12 from different schools of Roing Circle. 70 Students and Teachers from Intaya Public School, Vivekandanda Kendriya Vidyalaya, Govt. Higher Secondary School were trained on the latest technologies.

Shri R K Paul, Secretary AMYAA and President Community Innovators Forum, formally welcomed the dignitaries and experts from IIT, Guwahati in his opening address. He also gave the introduction to the workshops with schedule and contents to be covered in the workshop.

The main objective of this workshop was to provide the fundamental knowledge of Arduino Processor with hands on training on developing working models and prototypes. The topics covered in the first day of workshop include – introduction to Internet of Things (IOT), development of electronic boards and Hardware and Software Programming. The outcome of the workshop was in the form of implementation of a sample working project.

Second day of workshop included demonstration and hands on session for screen printing for printing the conducting electrodes and introduction to preparation of Conductive Ink and pastes and making of flexible electronic devices such as pressure/force sensors, heaters etc.

The participants of the workshop had a wonderful learning outcome and the workshop imparted a basic introductory knowledge to upcoming workforce in the field of IOT and Flexible printed electronics.

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