IIT Kanpur students design development board for science projects

  • Rajeev Mullick, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Jul 29, 2016 15:23 IST
Four students of IIT Kanpur have developed evive, the electronic prototyping platform, that transforms the way people want to make anything. (Handout image)

Students of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur have developed a ‘multifunctional development board’that can act as a platform to conduct research and teaching, learning and developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills.

evive, the electronic prototyping platform that transforms the way people want to make anything, has been developed by four students of IIT Kanpur.

Abhishek Sharma, Dhrupal R Shah, Pankaj Verma and Akshat Agarwal, who once struggled with science projects, came together to plug the problems for others.

“evive offers endless possibilities of making a variety of interesting projects in most efficient and user-friendly way. Make whatever you want, robots, experimental setups, home automation systems, electronic devices, industrial automation systems and what not,” Sharma, co-founder of the product, said.

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The developers define three essential pillars to making “learning better, building easier and debugging smarter” and have attempted to transform them with this platform.

“With its interactive user interface, evive makes learning a fun-filled skill development experience,” Shah, CEO and co-founder of the company, said.

Building and prototyping require integrating a wide variety of components together, usually through complex wiring.

“With this all-in-one platform, beginners can take their first step into the world of embedded systems by operating on a variety of hardware using evive’s plug and play interface, hobbyists can make a wide range of projects using its power and communication modules and researchers can analyse their endeavours using its sensing, plotting and logging capabilities,” Verma, CPO and co-founder, said.

With Arduino MEGA at its heart, evive offers a novel way of interacting with hardware using its intuitive visual interface.

“The accurate current and voltage sensing capabilities let you collect and analyse data from your projects. The whole world of IoT, along with power supplies, support for sensors and actuators, a prototyping hub and a lot more is available in one small portable unit. It saves your time and allows you to focus more on creativity and innovation,” said Akshat Agarwal, CTO and Co-founder.

evive is available on Indiegogo, a global crowdfunding platform. You can visit http://igg.me/at/evive to know more about the product.

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