Automatic sugarcane juicer

Five young engineering students Nilkantha Gadakh, Nilkantha Dashrath Gaikwad Ganesh Balasaheb, Jondhale Shailesh Bhausaheb, Anarase Ganesh Raosaheb from K K Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik developed Automatic sugarcane juicer​ with the help of their guide Prof M R Pardeshi. 

 The conventional sugarcane juice machines normally have two powered crushing rollers which do not crush the cane in a single crush, hence providing low juice extraction efficiency. The operators have to continuously handle the susugarcane-juicer1garcane which carries the risk of hand injury. Also, it makes the juice unhygienic Some sugarcane juice extractors allow extracting the juice in a single pass, but the feeding of sugarcane into the machine is again with manual help. In these crushers, the openings provided for the entry and exit of sugarcane. Thes openings remain open when idle. The presented machine provides 20 per cent increase in juice extraction efficiency as compared to the existing machines. The selected methodology and design are very effective in reducing the fiber content in juice, with very little fiber deposition on juice extracting rollers. Cleaning system contributes to improved juice sugarcane-juicer2quality by quick removal of juice from crusher components. Crusher inlet and outlet closures help prevent the introduction of foreign matter while machine is in working state. Manual work is limited to storing of clean sugarcane in the storage box and giving instructions to the machine by operating switches, completely isolating the operator from any injury or accidents.

We have not found any patent or published article in searchable database on automatic sugarcane juicer (both patent and non-patent database). This innovation presents an automatic and compact sugarcane juicer with higher juice extraction efficiency, lesser power consumption and effective isolation to prevent injury to the operator, also producing clean and hygienic juice.

For this innovation Automatic sugarcane juicer, they received appreciation award in Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Award 2016 organized by SRISTI at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi

CHEC Kit: A low-cost mobile OMR system

Two Engineering students Shahwat Sanghavi and Rahul Patel from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Ahmedabad developed A low cost mobile OMR system called CHEC Kit with the help of their guides Dr Mehul Raval Mr Dhruv Gupta. checkit1

In the current exam assessment system, students suffer heavily due to half-cooked evaluation schemes with irregular evaluation. Optical mark recognition (OMR) response sheets are checked manually because of resource limitations and results in infeasibility of an institute to deliver results accurately and quickly. For this, CHEC Kit, a mobile phonebased OMR system is used for automatic checking of the users’ response sheets. CHEC Kit exploits prior information about the OMR sheet layout, which helps in achieving high speed and accuracy. The system incorporates computer vision and image processing, computer communication and networking, and database user interface. The backend is developed in Python and OpenCV library while the front end is done using HTML and Android. The overall system cost is low as software is developed using open-source technology and does not necessitate scanning hardware. The desirability and viability aspect of the system development is done based on extensive market survey and after interviewing several stakeholders.

For this innovation "A low cost mobile OMR system" called CHEC Kit, they received appreciation award in Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Award 2016 organized by SRISTI at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi

Green flexible conducting paper from edible bacteria-derived 3D nanocellulose matrix and polyaniline

A young girl from Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Ms. Divya Anand developed a Greendivya-anand-1 flexible conducting paper from edible bacteria-derived 3D nanocellulose matrix and polyaniline with the help of her guide Dr Mudrika Khandelwal.

A new, greener material for conducting paper is sought for applications such as security paper, actuators and anti-static packaging. It is required that the material for these applications possess low density and a good mechanicdivya-anand-2al integrity. Thus, a way to produce bacterial nanocellulose (BC) polyaniline (PANI) nanocomposites by in situ polymerisation in suspension of cellulose nanowhiskers has been shown here. The advantages of using BC are its ultranetwork structure, sufficient porosity, high purity and crystallinity, good mechanical properties, great water holding capability and low environmental impact. The BC/PANI composites formed by optimised synthesis of PANI within cellulose nanowhiskers possess good electrical conductivity in addition to its excellent mechanical properties and flexibility.

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For this Green flexible conducting paper from edible bacteria-derived 3D nanocellulose matrix and polyaniline, she received appreciation award in Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Award 2016 organized by BIRAC-SRISTI at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi

she is pursuing PhD in Japan through JICA scholarship from the university of Tokyo so on her behalf her parents received her award. divya-anand-5

Design of an innovative retrofitted tricycle for a disabled person

Four young engineers of Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune,  Ajit A Mohekar Tanmay N Shah, Ramkrishna N Patil and Nikhil S Pawar developed a design of an innovative retrofitted tricycle for a disabled person with the help of their guides Prof Pushkaraj D Sonawane & Prof Dr Sandip T Chavan.

The various means of mobility like hand driven tricycles,retrofitted-tricycle1 wheelchairs, retrofitted vehicles etc. assist in the basic functional moving of the disabled people, without considering many important aspects of safety, ergonomics and aesthetics. There has been a focus on improving the mobility of the wheelchair with customized motorized vehicles such as buses, vans, cars and motorcycles.

The existing customizedretrofitted-tricycle2 tricycles used by a disabled person, however, require him to dismount from the wheelchair and be seated on the tricycle – very inconvenient and challenging task for a disabled person. Addressing this challenge, a motorized retrofitted tricycle has been designed and fabricated which allows the disabled person to drive the tricycle without dismounting from the wheelchair. The tricycle is designed to accommodate a disabled person along with the wheelchair with ease and convenience. This was achieved by providing a specifically designed platform and automated ramp, which allowed the wheelchair to beretrofitted-tricycle3 wheeled up or down. The prototype was designed using Computeraided design (CAD) which helps to increase productivity by allowing the visualization of the desired component through the use of a large array of tools for analysis and design. Prototype testing including bump testing and steering testing has been carried out and the results obtained were quite satisfactory. The finalization of the design of the tricycle has been done by performing safety tests as per ARAI scheme. This work targets a unique, cost effective and convenient mechanism in providing smooth transfer and mobility for the people who have disabilities.

For this innovative retrofitted tricycle, they received Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Award 2016 organized by BIRAC-SRISTI at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

A Cart for physically-challenged

Four young engineers of L J Polytechnic, Gujarat Vishrut Bhatt SumanthMudaliar, Joshi Ashay, Dave Kaushal developed a Cart for physically-challenged with the help of their guide Harshul Bhrahmbhatt.

The physically-challenged people having problem in their legs use patla currently, on which they move forward by pushing the ground backwards. Because of using patla, they face probleMs One, they get blisters on hands; two, the hands become unhygienic for eating off them or using them in sanitary purposes.

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Therefore, a vehicle is designed which can be propelled by wiggling the front steering wheel, attached to two pivoting wheels touching the ground. It harnesses natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity, and friction in order to drive the car forward and backward. It does not require a power source such as battery, fuel, pedal or gears. Instead, it simply runs on the person’s ability to wiggle the steering wheel. It can be operated indoors and/or outdoors, though it works best on a smooth, flat surface. The aerodynamic shape gives better speed and more comfort to the user as it has less ground clearance. Children can also ride on it for fun. Sunmica on plywood is provided for sitting. This device is also comparatively cheaper and durable than other vehicles and wheelchair available for the handicapped.

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For this Cart, they received Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Award 2016 organized by SRISTI at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

And after that they felicitated by Shree Kapadvanj Modh Brahman Bandhu Samaj at PolioFoundation.

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