KIIT Team Bags Second Position in BITS Pilani Tech Fest

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Team Lonex of KIIT Robotics Society, comprising of Asma Mohiuddin, Vaishnavi Jaiswal, Md Iqbal, Nikhil Kumar and Sahil Anjum, bagged Second Position with a cash prize of Rs. 4000 in the Apogee Innovation Challenge, a flagship event of the 39th edition of the Annual International Technical Fest of BITS Pilani, Apogee ’21. Launched in partnership with Germentor, Impact Life Solutions on 10th November 2020, Apogee Innovation Challenge, which goes with the tagline ‘Minimum Budget Maximum Impact’, aimed to use immense potential of the youth to create and build an idea at minimum cost and solve a problem. The only restriction was in the terms of expense or manufacturing cost which needed to be in the range of Rs. 1500 – Rs. 3000.

The project of KIIT students, titled ‘Remote Plant Monitoring System’, is a microcontroller based embedded system using IoT platform. It aims at monitoring the plant health by observing a few physical factors like temperature, humidity, light intensity, soil moisture, etc. With the help of a solenoid valve, the gadget can be used to water the indoor plants by controlling it from anywhere in the world. All these features have been implemented in a price range of Rs. 800 to Rs. 900.

The credit for their success goes to the Robotics Society of KIIT Deemed to be University, faculty coordinators, Prof. Vimal K. Shrivastava, Prof. Mano Ranjan Kumar and Prof. Nageswara Rao Budipi, and student coordinators, who left no stone unturned to create an innovative and productive ecosystem. Prof. Nirmal Kumar Rout, their mentor, expressed satisfaction over the success of Team Lonex and congratulated the team members for securing 2nd position in the competition. 

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