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Make-a-thon 4.0: ‘Build to Sell’

A Make-a-thon is a 24-hour event that aims to bring the most passionate students, faculty, entrepreneurs and industry experts together for a weekend filled with creativity and innovation. The INK Make-a-thon at NITK-SURATKHAL aims to focus the students’ innovation and creativity to the theme ‘BUILD TO SELL’. Participants will be asked to make products or services with a selling value. The event will be conducted by INK Makers in collaboration with NITK-SURATKHAL.


The registration form will stay open until 31rd March, 2017. Students of NITK-SURATKHAL can register themselves in teams of not more than 4 (and not less than 2) with their project idea. The project they chose to work on should be innovative along with the potential of selling value. Interested students can fill out the form. Applicants are expected to mention all hardware costs accurately, half of which (up to Rs.500) will be reimbursed. The final list of participants will chosen after careful screening of all applications received.

The event

Date - 01,02 April 2017

Location - LHC-B (NTB)

All participants will be provided an air-conditioned and wifi-equipped working space along with food and recreational time. Mentors, who are experienced individuals in various aspects of innovation, will be present throughout the event to help students in the innovation process. The final prototypes or working outcomes will be displayed in the demonstration after the event when the teams will be judged.

Contact us

Drop us a message on our Facebook event page

Amit Dash


Team Name Team Members
Chrysalis Syed Mohammed Yousuff Hussain
Suresh B
Project: Health Monitoring Wearable Device with Fall Detection

We are building a device that can act as a virtual caretaker in the sense that it can monitor critical health parameters like heart rate and body temperature of a person, along with detecting a fall using highly accurate machine learning algorithms, and providing authorised remote access to this information to doctors or caretakers. We believe that this device of ours can be game changing in the field of elderly care since it provides to them the much needed freedom to live independently despite their reduced physical strength and balance.

Siesta Aniket Rege
Radhika Pai
Raveesh Sinha
Vilohit Kaza
Recognizing the importance of sleep in our everyday mental and physical well being, Team Siesta has developed a low cost IoT integrable sensor network to monitor the effect of sleep hygiene on sleep quality. Through a network of sensors controlled through a central raspberry pi zero server alongside a free sleep tracking app, sleep quality information from the app is correlated with environmental data obtained from the sensors (in the form of scatter plots and graph) to obtain patterns and recognize the required conditions for attaining the optimal level of quality sleep, as well as combating well known and often undetected sleeping disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, and seasonal affective psychosis.
Kagad K Akshay Kamath
Devendra Kumar
Gururaj K
Low-cost Handwriting Input Device through Sensor Fusion Devices such as styluses or digital pens require special surfaces to be functional. We develop a prototype in a pen-shaped setup using a fusion of inertial sensors that can digitize handwriting movements without imposing any constraints on the surface underneat
Wheels on Roll Amartya Gupta
Jeshvanth TK Raja
Piyush Naveen Bansal
Pratyush Kumar Giri
“Wheels on Roll” aims at solving the problem of conveyance faced in particular by the students residing in the college campuses by matching the demand with the supplies of cycle to the users equipped with advance technologically developed locking mechanism.

Our main USP is that we are initiating our services in various campuses including College Campuses, Apartment and Residential areas. Encompassing new edge technology we plan at making the bike sharing automatic, economical and app friendly under the project name "Digitally enabled automatic cycle rental with advance locking mechanism".