Engineers, electronics enthusiasts and students celebrated Arduino Day 2014 at Basecamp Peshawar. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years.
At a panel discussion, Dr Ali Mahmud and Ali Raza shared their views and work on Arduino and tech based solutions to local problems. Dr Ali Mahmud, who is an assistant professor at the University of Engineering & Technology encouraged engineering students to take local problems head on and invent solutions using tools like Arduino. Dr Ali’s research area is smart cities and wireless technologies. The event also hosted a show-and-tell project exhibition where Mukhtar and Faheem, engineering students of CECOS University presented their Arduino based projects. Mukhtar and Faheem are also working on a flood monitoring system that will be powered by an Arduino circuit. The event was organised by Peshawar 2.0, a social enterprise aimed at building a healthy tech ecosystem in the city.’
Source: The Frontier Post.