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SHD Mentors Curious Brains

Kushal Das

Red Hat, Python Software Foundation

A well known name in the Python community of India. CPython core developer, currently working as Fedora Cloud Engineer at Red Hat.

Kushal has been elected as a Director at the Python Software Foundation. He has been a mentor and an Ambassador at The Fedora Project. Along side his contributions to CPython, Kushal has also been contributing to a wide variety of upstream projects.

He started 'dgplug' - Linux Users Group of Durgapur and wrote a book titled "Python for you and me". Kushal has been coordinating the DGPLUG summer training program for many years to help new participants take their first steps in contributing to Free and Open Source Software.

Hack Idea : NodeMCU and Sensors

Hitesh Dharamdasani

Informant Networks

Hitesh is MS in Science in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. His interests lie in the intersection of Computer Security, Economics of Cyber crime and Machine Learning. He is also a part of the Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR). Founder Informant Networks, a company that focuses on solving problems in Network Security particularly against insider theft.

Hack Idea : Crash and Burn

Saptak Sengupta

Student Developer at FOSSASIA

Open Source enthusiast and full stack developer who loves anything in Python or JavaScript

Saptak was a GSoCer in year 2016 with FOSSASIA. He has also been a mentor in Google Code-in 2015. He is an organizer in Google Developer's Group, Allahabad and has been an active contributor in many open source organisations.

He is presently an undergrad in Information Technology doing his final years in IIIT Allahabad. Apart from development he is hugely interested in research topics like Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science using EDA signal.

Hack Idea : Auto UI

Jithin B P

Cspark Research

Young Scientist in the making. Masters in Physics from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali.

Jithin is working on instrumentation for labs and has independently developed severel python powered versatile lab tools, latest one is SEELABLET - An instrumentation cluster for science and engineering experiments.

Jithin has been awarded Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE) Scholorship and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) Scholarship. He also has many awards in the field of robotics, football and volleyball.

Accomplished flautist, guitarist and Sangeet Bhushan awarded by Pracheen kala kendra for vocal classical - A multidimensional young genius, indeed!

Hack Idea : SeeLablet and Solar Lantern

Akshai M


Friend , Programmer , Teacher , Amateur musician , Social entrepreneur, OSH / FOSS advocate.

Akshai is Research assistant at FOSSEE, IIT Bombay, Co-Founder at Microhope Foundation, Former OSH Developer at ICFOSS , Govt. of Kerala. Former Fellow at Kerala Start-Up Mission. He Studied Electronics and Communication engineering at College of Engineering Kallooppara.

Hack Idea : ESP12 Module

Praveen Patil

For the love of Physics!

A Physics Teacher who loves FOSS, Fedora, Python and believes that 'A Clean House is a Sign of a Wasted Life !'

Praveen has been a Fossasia-GSoC :Google Summer of Code alumnus (internship for three years,2014, 2015 and 2016). He is also mentor for Google Code-In and proud Fedora volunteer. Actively involved in ExpEYES project, teacher training programs and currently working on Pocket Science Lab along with Jithin B P.

He is currently pursuing PhD in Physics from VTU, Belgaum. E-content developer for National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER) for School Education by Central Institute of Education Technology (CIET) and a member of committee for “Development of ICT Refresher Course for students and teachers” @ CIET-NCERT, New Delhi.

Hack Idea : Patterns using Lasers

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SHD Belgaum Hack Ideas Let's go hacking with science :)

Project: Hacking with NodeMCU and Temperature Sensors

Mentor : Kushal Das

NodeMCU is an open-source firmware and development kit that helps you to prototype your IOT product within a few script lines. Join Kushal in this hack to create amazing science tools with NodeMCU, Temperature Sensors and power of Python Programming Language.

Project: Crash and Burn

Mentor : Hitesh Dharamdasani

We will use a BananaPi-R1 board running debian to build a small home Firewall. Utilizing various linux utilities to hack together a tiny device that can apply parental controls

Tools/APIs used : BananaPi-R1, Flask, iptables

Project: Auto UI

Mentor : Saptak Sengupta

In today's world one of the most important thing is user interface. Everything from a website to a desktop software to a mobile application, a good user interface is very important for users to interact with your product. As much as it is important, it is equally a painful task for the creators since there is no definite formula and lot depends on trial and error. Making of a UI goes all the way from sketching down ideas of wireframe, to creating photoshop/illustrator version of that idea and finally converted to the website or application. Auto UI will help you convert the wireframe sketches to frontend websites to help understand how it is gonna look finally

Project: Visual Assistor

Mentor : Suryadeep Pal

Tools used : Raspberry Pi, Web Cam Module, Microphone, Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services, Heroku, Imagebin, MongoDB

This device uses the power of a regular web camera, which takes pictures and then after processing describes the whole scene to the user. This utility basically describes the front scenario thus helping a visually challenged person to get the view in front without getting any additional help.

Project: Mechanical Spider

Mentor : Neel Shah

Mechanical spider by Klan mechanism which can be used as a Robert at boders and hidden camera over them which can directly inform to Delhi if anyone enters from another nation and a gun n explosive thing on them which are remote control can be used during emergency they can easily move on mountain and hilly areas.

Project: Velocity Measurement with Photosensors

Mentor : Jithin B P

Velocity measurement with lasers and photosensors . Jithin will be using the SEELablet, an awesome instrumentation cluster made by our own young scientist Jithin himself

Seelablet can be used to measure time intervals between successive obstructions to a laser beam that is incident on a photo transistor. We can measure speeds of athletes , or other things like the speed of a karate chop.

Project: Solar Garden Lamp as a Sensor/Detector

Mentor : Jithin B P

Hacking the solar garden lamps to automatically detect human/animal presence using Passive IR sensor

We are making solar lanterns as a part of 'Science Toys and Soldering' Workshops for highschool kids, to be conducted at SHD Belgaum. The concept and design of the solar lantern is by Jithin B P and Praveen Patil with support and inspiration from Akiba @freaklabs

Lets hack these solar lanterns to make them useful as beautiful detectors lamps in the garden.

Project: Physics of Dazzling Patterns with Laser Light and Sound

Mentor : Praveen Patil

Let's create mesmorizing patterns with Light, Music and PSLab.

"Lissajous Figures, Spirographs, Harmonograms and Cymatics" - Recreating the unseen into seen art and science!

Nature has been a perennial source of inspiration for many! Artists, architects, designers imitate the design patterns of nature; poets describe its beauty and scientists try to unravel the mysteries of nature. A deep look into nature unlocks imagination, and inspires creativity. Here, we will try to create few amazing patterns and mashups with Light, Sound and Physics!

Project: Building a Sound Visualizer

Mentor : Praveen Patil

Use your voice to transform laser light into amazing patterns..

By talking, humming, or singing into the Sound Visualizer, you’ll be able to see sound as vibrations (or pressure waves) and experience beautiful patterns and resonant vibration modes.

Lets make the device from available resources, innovate and add better safety features to enable it to be used by kids.

Project: Hacking with ESP12 Module

Mentor : Akshai M

Add Internet to your next project with an adorable, bite-sized WiFi microcontroller, at a price you like! The ESP8266 ESP12 processor from Espressif is an 80 MHz microcontroller with a full WiFi front-end (both as client and access point) and TCP/IP stack with DNS support as well.

Akshai is an expert in microcontroller programming. Join him to learn and hack with ESP12

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