The government has announced open source policy which is applicable to all
Government organizations under the Central Governments and those State
Key highlights of government’s open source policy include:
– All future Requests for Proposals (RFPs) of eGovernance projects shall
include a mandatory clause for considering Open Source Software (OSS) as a
preferred option in comparison to Closed Source Software (CSS). Suppliers
shall provide justification for exclusion of OSS in their response.
- Government Organizations shall ensure compliance with this requirement
and decide by comparing both OSS and CSS options with respect to
capability, strategic control, scalability,security, life time costs and
– GoI shall establish suitable support mechanism for the available OSS
that includes Institutional Mechanism, Partnership with Industry, Academia
and OSS Community.
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Date : March 28, Saturday
Venue : Maker's Asylum
Some of the Arduino projects up for display for show and tell tomorrow:
1. StethoCardiogram - device which measures Heart beats and ECG at same
time. Digital pendulum - accelerometer attached to the simple pendulum bob,
helps to study mechanical vibration by Sameer Meshram
2. A gaming console to play games from the multiple smartphones by SaiKiran
3. ARDUINO as analog to digital converter for signal acquisition module,
transmit digital signal via Bluetooth to the computer for further
processing by Pravin Shende
4. Controlling of the robotic limb by MATLAB via Bluetooth. Image
processing for detecting the human hand and its movement which then control
the robotic limb by Pankaj Lengare
5. WAND (Wound Analysis Device) is a low cost portable, non invasive
perfusion measurement device which produces blood flow maps by imaging the
wound by Indranil Chandra
6. Badminton playing ROBOT Arduino is used to Drive the motor (wheel) of
robot and it is also used to control the pnuematic control of bot. Two bots
are created to play the game of Badminton in Robocon game by Prashant
7. Vehicle Data logger cum tracker with help of arduino, gps receiver and
GMS shield. With just a miss call any one can track their respective
vehicle. It can be also used in public transport tracking (especially bus).
Can be also used to track logistics by Swanand Sapre
8. Interfacing the arduino to an android phone via Bluetooth using the hc05
Bluetooth module, thereby enabling a remote robot to be controlled via your
phone. Accelerometer from the phone to send real time orientation to the
arduino, thereby enabling to control the robot using only phone tilts by
9. A bot which moves in any directions using android phone's bluetooth
technology.The bot had Arduino DUE mounted on it which along with HC 05 and
a motor driver circuit which made it a car which can be controlled by any
andriod phone having Sensoduino App installed in it. This app can render
the accelerometer and gravtity sensors to show the co-ordinates and
acoordingly these are sent to the bot via HC-05 to help the bot move by
Venue : 4th Floor, Tower 2A One Indiabulls Centre, Senapati Bapat Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012
3pm-7pm Saturday 21th March
Hackaday and Maker’s Asylum are bringing the Bring-A-Hack tradition to
Come hang out with friends in Hardware, Making and Hackaday! We will have
soft-drinks and pizza and hacks.
Bring your blinky demos and sign up for a lightening talk *(5 minutes or
More details and registration visit : http://www.makersasylum.com/events/
Date: 15th March, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 10:00 to 19:00 IST
Venue: Directiplex, near Andheri Subway, Andheri (E), Mumbai, India
We are planning on focussing on Big Data and Data Science at this meetup.
If anyone is interested in conducting a session about the same, please do
Entry is free of charge and anyone can attend.
Apologies for the late announcement. I will put up the RSVP link soon.
Hope to see some of you there!
Venue : Maker's Asylum
Date : 28th March, 2015
Visit http://www.makersasylum.com/arduino-day/ for registration and other
About Ardunio Day
Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s birthday. It's a 24
hours-long event –organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino
team– where people interested in Arduino get together, share their
experiences, and learn more.