The Maker Faire is a celebration of local maker culture and community. It is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. India is yet to host such a celebration on a grand scale as a Maker Faire but is headed for one in 2016. As a precursor to it, Workbench Projects in collaboration with NASSCOM is hosting the first ever “Mini Maker Faire” in India.
The Mini Maker Faire will be held at Taj Vivanta, Yeshwantpur Bangalore on 15th October 2015 and will host a HUGE bevy of makers and tinkerers who will be displaying their inventions, creations and products for everyone and anyone to feast their eyes upon! From science and technology to the arts and culinary, the BMMF is a platform to showcase the innovations which people have made, prototyped or developed as a product. It is a chance to show the world that INDIA is INNOVATING as well.We aim to make the Mini Maker Faire a community-based learning event that inspires anyone and everyone to become a maker, an event which is engaging, active and above all fun!
We have gotten a lot of interesting applications to exhibit at the Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire. Over 200 to be precise! We have selected around 20 to exhibit, 20 projects by school children and the remaining 20 (out of the 50 shortlisted ones) for you guys to decide!
We will be putting the applicants and their exhibit projects through a funnel so that people can vote on which one they would like to see at the Faire. So please lend us a hand and start voting. Remember, whether they can showcase or not depends on you! Last date to vote is on 30th September.
The proposed product falls under internet of things
The proposed product falls under internet of things. Apart from providing power savings, the same product also features office space automation/scheduling
Saves atleast 10% (Average savings > 20%) of the energy consumed in office spaces. The product saves energy by controlling power consumed by lights, computers and Air Conditioners (HVAC systems).
Affordable at very less price (costs <Rs. 200/employee and lesser if mass produced for lighting & computer solution) in comparision to high cost (~USD 85) for a reliable occupancy sensor. (http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-OSC10-M0W-Ceiling-Occupancy-Sensor/dp/B001U3Z4AW). The proposed product cost breaks even within 1 year.
-Under similar circumstances, saves significantly more power than occupancy sensor or any other commercially available solution
-Invention protected by international patents:
- Initial prototype ready for exhibition