BRAC University recently showcased 57 hardware projects featuring items built and assembled by students to benefit people of all spheres of society, especially those involved in agriculture.
Students of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Robotics Club of BRAC University organised the event, “Project Manifestation”, at the auditorium and Building 3 of BRACU’s Mohakhali campus in the capital on 2 April 2018.
The devices meant for agricultural use were capable of detecting soil nutrition and moisture levels, either on directly being placed in the earth or comparing pictures taken with a drone from above with a colour chart.
Another noticeable device featured an automatic irrigation system with an anti-theft alarm.
Other devices included one on gas cylinder leak detection and location tracking, a bracelet enabling women to send an SMS during emergencies and an automatic braking system and smart safety features for vehicles aimed at reducing accidents.
Besides nanosatellite BRACU ONNESHA, Mars rover Mongol Tori and autonomous underwater vehicle BRACU Duburi were featured at the event.
Registrar Lt Col Md Foyzul Islam (Retd) and other senior officials and students visited the exhibition, organised under the supervision of Associate Professor of CSE Dr Md Khalilur Rahman.