Maker Faire ends on a high note
Hyderabad: The Maker movement received a major fillip at the Hyderabad edition that concluded on Sunday as thousands headed tot eh venue to get a glimpse of innovations. Maker Space veteran Atul Yadav from Heramb Maker Lab from Pune talking about Maker Movement in India said, ‘To become an innovator and to make your innovation to happen you have to break, make and innovate.” Visitors were interested to know about the innovation from Tinkering lab, IIT Hyderabad has come out with gesture keyboard. This may replace in future the conventional computer key board. With the help of gesture keyboard, which will be very small in comparison to the conventional one, you can write in air and the same gets typed on the computer screen.
Another innovation that caught the imagination of people is Fox Lab, a Maker Space from Malabar in Kerala, built a very tiny computer called Single Board Computer with a dimensions of 8.5cm in length and 6.5cms in breadth. It costs just Rs 3000. They also showcased Long Range Lora, a Wide Area Network, with the help of which WAN network can be accessed remotely from 10km distance. India has always been a Maker Country. There is a Maker in every one of us said Anupama from Workbench Projects, which is a co-host with T Works to host the India’s largest Maker Faire event.
Startups like Fogrtech, Flowrhex Hugg Innovations, Centaur Automotive, and Qtpi. Restyro, Potential labs, Voice Wine, Futuristic labs, Tera Drone, Wozart and yzThings shared their start-up journey for the information of visitors. Maker Movement is booming in India since 2013, he said and explained various processes of Making such as Curiosity, Tinkering, Maker, Innovator and entrepreneur. About Maker Movement in the city Tarun of MakersHive, a Hyderabad based start-up which is into developing Prosthetics arms, Drone Technologies and Augmented Reality based interactive books said, Engineering College students before they enter into job market must be oriented in new wave of technologies. MakersHive built many Scrap Models, Installations such as Unicorn, Terminator, Walls Robit, Lantern, Hand, Tree Built out of Industrial Scrap etc for Maker Faire.