Sustainable Technology and Renewable Energy for Adaptive Management of Disasters (STREAM-D)

This project is open source you can find the all the detail in the link here

The IEEE Try Engineering funded project Sustainable Technology and Renewable Energy for Adaptive Management of Disasters (STREAM-D) was successfully completed on 19th November 2022. The inauguration commenced with a silent prayer followed by a Welcome address by Prof. Reshna S, Design Review Team, IEEE EdSoc Kerala Chapter. The presidential address was delivered by Dr. Bijuna Kunju K, Prof. Muhammed Kasim S Vice Chair, IEEE Kerala Section, did Branch Counsellor, TKMCE Kollam, and the inauguration of the event. They were concluding the inauguration ceremony with Mr. Sarath S, Student Activities Chair EdSoc Kerala Chapter.

After the inauguration, Mr. Abhinav R, Junior Research Fellow at IIT Palakkad delivered a talk on Electronics introduction. He interacted with the students and made the overall education journey for the students much easier. The session was followed by Mr. Harigovind M, YP Chair EdSoc Kerala Chapter, and Mr. Navaneeth M, Graduate Engineer, TKM College of Engineering on the topic ‘PCB Designing and Soldering techniques.’ The amount of experience gained by the student members was measured by a pre and post-questionnaire on the technical topics. The students were also engaged in Soldering PCB and finding quick and easy approaches for the same. The team also delivered a testing and debugging station with volunteers to enhance the experience of product development. The students can approach these stations if at any point they face any issues with soldering or components.

The workshop concluded at 4:30 PM by taking a photograph and student feedback. The feedback provides a good look into the effect of the workshop to the student members. The same initiative will be conducted at multiple hubs in future to enhance the outreach of the project. 

Some of the unique identifiers of the project:

  • In-house developed circuit and PCB for a proprietary product.
  • A circuit capable of taking input voltages anywhere from 6-30V.
  • Circuit tested at laboratories for repeatable usage.
  • The complete project is open-sourced for easy usage by other Organizational Units

The program mainly focused on providing training for Pre-University students on developing portable emergency solar-based mobile chargers and distributing them to the deprived people in flood-affected regions.