• About ME

    Maker, Tinkerer and Roboticist

    Currently, I am a visiting Junior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying Course 6 – Electronics Electrical and Computer Science. To give you the bigger picture, I am a full time undergraduate student at the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University. My interests lie in the fields of robotics, assistive technology and education.

    I feel education is a right and should be accessible to all those who want it regardless of age, race, gender or financial background. I want to put my technical knowledge to use by providing solutions to existing problems in society.

  • experience

    SRM Team Humanoid

    Vice Captain, Mechanical Domain Head and Power Systems Engineer

    September 2014 - present

     

    Being the Vice Captain, Mechanical Domain Head and Power Systems Engineer of the team, I have to Design the mechanical structure and the power systems of our robot and supervise the work of other members in the mechanical domain.

    DIY Hacking

    Robotics Leader

    October 2016 - present

     

    As a Robotics Leader at DIY Hacking I am responsible for creating robotics tutorials to help simplify the world of robotics for Makers and DIY enthusiasts. I strive to make hands on learning available to passionate learners, and culminate a sense of interest in students toward the DIY and maker culture. 

    Interactive Materials Education Laboratory, MIT

    Visiting Student

    Fall 2016

     

    As a visiting student at IMEL, I am working on a project supervised by Dr. Kyle Keane of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. The project aims to create a robotics education platform for learners of all ages.We aim to inspire a spirit of hacking, to instill a sense of autonomy, and to empower students to see the resources they have around them in the world.

    My Captain, The Climber

    Robotics Captain

    August 2016 - present

     

    As a Robotics Captain in the My Captain initiative of The Climber, I host workshops for High School students to help them explore the field of robotics by exposing them to open source resources and self generated content. These workshops are aimed at helping High School students to discover their passions and show them how to get ahead in it.

    Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, DRDO

    Project Intern

    June 2016 - July 2016

     

    • Designed and tested communication systems for electronic warfare
    • Attended lecture on careers in Defence
    • Attended lecture by Senior Scientist Dr. Anupam Sharma on shaping India's future

    Makers Summit,Shaastra 2016,IIT Madras

    Winner - Social Projects

    January 2016

     

    As a maker at the Summit I prototyped a bone conducting device for the hearing and visually impaired people. The device was designed to be an inclusive wearable unlike the common hearing aids in the market today. The circuitry was concealed in a cap and a small electromechanical device was used to conduct vibrations to the users mastoid. Audio signals were received via a 3.5 mm audio jack which could be connected to a phone or mic and processed by a series of filters and amplifiers.

    ©MakersLoft

    MakersLoft, Kolkata makerspace

    Maker

    December 2014 - present

    • Helped members with electronics and programming concepts for their projects
    • Taught soldering, hand tools and 3D modelling on Sketchup
    • Designed cool DIY electronics kits
    • Tinkered with 3D printers and laser cutters
    • Gave tours of the makerspace
    • Started a LEGO Mindstorms meetup

     

     

    The Project Team, SRM University

    Member

    September 2014 - present

     

    As a member of the Project Team, I have organised workshops and worked on various projects under the supervision of Dr. M. Sangeetha.

     

    • Digital video game on a self-fabricated LED Matrix
    • Organised a 3D printing and CAD workshop during Arduino Day, SRM University

    The Electronics Club, SRM University

    Member

    September 2014 - present

     

    As a member of the Electronics Club, I have worked on a number of projects under the supervision of Dr. M. Sangeetha and Prof. A.V.M. Manikandan of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at SRM University.

    • Take me home - navigation assistant for people with vision disabilities
    • Digital Basketball Scoreboard with RF remote control
    • Active Crowd management System with Piezoelectric mats and Arduino
    • Portable Electrocardiogram
    • Prepaid energy meter - Secure method for Distribution of Electricity
  • ProJects

    Here are some of the cool projects I have worked on

    AaWAAZ

    Low-Cost, Inclusive Bone-Conducting Hearing Aid

    AaWAAZ is unlike any hearing aid that exists today, with a much cleaner and inclusive design. The bone conduction earphones can be connected to your phone which is used to pick up sounds from the immediate environment and relay them to the user's brain as vibrations. This piece of technology can be useful for a lot of other people apart from those with conductive hearing loss because of its open ear design.

    AaWAAZ was born in a makeathon at IIT Madras. Documentation for this project will soon be made open source.

    Take Me Home

    Shoes as a navigation assistant

    'Take Me Home' is a low cost project which helps users navigate their way around a city intuitively. It can also be used as a piece of adaptive technology for users with low vision. The shoe connects to the users smart phone and provides intuitive haptic feedback to the users' feet. A hands free app for android allows users with low vision capabilities to enter their location/ destination using voice over. 

    MarkoV

    Mark IV

    Digital Scoreboard

    An LED Basketball Scoreboard with an RF controller

    The digital scoreboard is a project intended for the Directorate of Sports, SRM University. The project is used during basketball tournaments in the university. The scoreboard was designed with an RF controller which can be easily triggered by the referee to update the scores while they are on the court.

    Muscles

    A 3 DOF, robotic arm to pick and place objects 

    Muscles is a 3 DOF robotic arm designed to pick and place objects, controlled by and arduino board. The arm can be commanded using a GUI on a computer.

  • Education

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Special Student at the Department of EECS

    2016-2017

    SRM University

    B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering

    2014-2018

    • Vice Captain SRM Team Humanoid

    La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata

    Physics, Chemistry, Math and Computer Science

    1998-2014

     

    • Vice President of Science Club - 2013-14
    • Secretary of The Niche - 2013 -14

     

  • Skills

    Software Platforms

    • Eagle CAD
    • NI LabVIEW
    • OrCAD
    • SketchUp
    • Solidworks
    • Unity
    • WordPress

    Hardware Platforms

    • Arduino
    • ESP
    • Makey Makey
    • Neurosky
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Robotis Bioloid Premium
    • Robotis Darwin Mini

    Programming Experience

    • C
    • C++
    • C#
    • HTML
    • Java
    • Javascript
    • Python

    Prototyping Experience

    • 3D Printing
    • Electronics
    • Hand tools
    • Laser Cutting
    • Power tools
    • Soldering
    • Woodworking