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My Learnings from FTC

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In my journey, in FTC I learned many things and came across many different challenges. I had to overcome all of these challenges and I learnt a lot in the process.  One of the major things that I learnt was 3d designing. Before I had some minor knowledge of using Fusion 360 but I learnt a lot more during this competition. As the only 3d Designer in the team I had to design many of the major parts we needed for the competition. Here are a few of the things that I designed. Battery Holder To hold the battery to our robot, we needed a holder to store it and help us attach it to the robot. To start, I took the battery measurements by the scale and created a sketch to be the base, then extruded the walls and the base. I made a slot for the wire of the battery to be able to come out.  With the rough design of the battery holder down, I started the refinement of the build and filleted down all the sharp edges. However, if I were to re-design this part, I could count this step as a mistake as

Merit Certificate @e-Yantra IIT Bombay - Virtual Museum Competition

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As part of the Virtual Museum Competition, i researched on the Brahma Statue of Goa and my research on the statue and 3D design of the statue earned me a position amongst top 15 entries https://www.e-yantra.org/events/ I was pleasantly surprised to receive a Gift pack with certificate, Tshirt, a bag and board game The certificate given by https://eysrc.e-yantra.org/ is surely one to cherish

Brahma of Goa

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Over the last few weeks, as a part of my participation in the E-Yantra Virtual Museum competition, I have been on a journey to discover the history of one statue and its entire story. I have scoured the internet searching for leads, visited temples, talked to priests and gone around Goa to find out about this one statue. This statue is a sculpture of Brahma, a Hindu god. It is chiselled black stone and originates in the Kadamba era (12th century). It is decorated with many details, stands tall, and is bearded with Kadamba-style designs. The figure carries a ladle in its upper right Hand, The Vedas in its upper left hand. Kamandal in its lower left hand and chanting beads in its lower right hand.  Now let me walk you through my story about this statue. First, I saw images of the statue and then tried searching for information on it online. I found a few excellent articles, but those still wouldn’t give the full details. After a lot of scouring around the internet, I found one article w

Success at Icode Global Hackathon 2022

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After having crossed multiple levels of testing at regional, country and finally at International level, I secured the 43rd rank at the Icode competition in Python category

Press mention for the International success at MAKEX 2022

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Report on ‘The Goan’ https://www.thegoan.net/tg-life/%EF%BB%BFmaking-india-proud-goan-kids-play-robot(ic)s-on-international-stage/92358.html Report on TOI Goa https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/goan-students-stand-second-at-international-robotics-event/articleshow/96207801.cms Report on Goa News https://goa.news/goan-students-stand-2nd-at-international-robotics-event

Goan kids shine at International level Robotics competition

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Team Legogoa Axiom comprising Sai Pranav Gandhi and Viraj Marathe won the runner up(second place) position at the International MakeX Invitational Robotics competition (Starter Category) held in Bangkok, Thailand during 25-27 November 2022. Team Legogoa competed with over 72 teams from 8 countries to clinch the second place. The tournament spanned over 3 days with 4 rounds for qualification and two rounds for the championship section. The qualification round required consistent performance as the scores of all the four rounds were taken into consideration for deciding the team that qualified to the championship round. On the final day of the competition, the team Legogoa Axiom formed an alliance with a ‘TPK Robot 3’ team from Thailand composed of team members Ms Mint and Mast Pomphun to compete with 34 other teams. The day witnessed closely fought matches and Team Legogoa Axiom held its nerve to score 1460 points (just 20 points behind the winning team) to be placed second in the tally

Crowned National Champions @MakeX 2022

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My Team Legogoa Axiom comprising of Viraj Vishwanath Marathe and myself has won ‘Makex 2022 Robotics competition’ Starter category held at Coimbatore on 16th of October 2022. Their team was felicitated at hands of Mr Subbiah Arunan, Project Director Mangalyaan, ISRO. MakeX Starter is a multi-tasking competition program for elementary school students aged 6-13.The competition integrates the automatic stage and the manual stage, which greatly enhances fun and participation experience of the competition. The concept of multiple missions and the alliance cooperation design fully exercises the abilities of critical thinking and strategic planning of contestants, as well as improve the ability of communication and cooperation between alliance teams. We are now selected for ‘International MakeX Robotics competition 2022 ‘to be held in Bangkok Thailand on 25-27 November 2022.