Techfest is the Annual International Science and Technology Festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, one of the premier institutes of technology in India. Since its inception in the year 1998 Techfest has grown to become the largest festival of its kind in Asia.
Techfest 2010 is scheduled from 22-24th January 2010. Continuing with the legacy of being Asia’s Largest Science and Technology Festival, we promise you 3 days full of euphoric activity – competitions, exhibitions, distinguished lecture series, workshops, on-the-spot events, and awe-inspiring shows at night – an experience you’ll never forget!!
With prizes worth over INR 15 lacs to be given away, Techfest 2010 invites you to participate in the competitions. The competitions have been broadly divided into 6 categories:
1. iBots: The category which focuses on the Robotics competitions for Techfest 2010:
A.N.T.Z. – The world challenge of Techfest 2010 which has introduced SWARM Robotics for the first time in India. Prizes worth INR 1.1 lacs to be won.
FreeKick – Use Image Processing to play the game of Football. Prizes worth INR 48,000 to be won.
CROSS_OVER – The basic robotics challenge of Techfest 2010. Prizes worth INR 18,000 to be won.
2. Torque: This category is all about speed:
Full Throttle: Inferno – The IC Engine monster car racing challenge. Prizes worth INR 50,000 to be won.
BlackBird – The RC plane racing competition. Prizes worth INR 40,000 to be won.
Solar Splash – The solar power boat competition. Prizes worth INR 22,000 to be won
3. Dimensions: Dimensions comprises competitions testing basic concepts of science:
Bascule Bridge – Make bridges using Popsicle sticks. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
Contraptions – Find innovative methods of making a field goal. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
MechCompute – Build a calculator using only mechanical components. Prizes worth INR 20,000 to be won.
Vorticity – Delve into the depths of CFD. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
Mbedded Logic – Make logic circuits using FPGA. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
4. ArchiTECH: Architecture and Design related competitions. Make an eco-friendly house in Eco-Mansion or design the most efficient parking system in City Racks. Prizes worth INR 46,000 to be won.
5. Robowars: The Vengeance: The Inter-collegiate combat robotics competition. Fight it out to get your college to glory. Prizes worth INR 55,000 to be won.
6. CodeX: The category for all the coders. AIR-O-MANIA from Adobe, HASH_include (coding, networking and reversing competition) and VirtualPro (flash game design competition) await your participation. The total prize money for this section would be INR 1.25 Lacs
Please click on the competition of your interest to get more details.
The last date for registrations in competitions at Techfest is 20th December 2009. Register immediately to receive regular updates about the events from Techfest 2010.
To avail accommodation during Techfest register at http://www.techfest.org/mytf/acco-reg.php
The Techfest workshops have also been launched. You can register for the workshops on www.techfest.org/workshops
In case you have any doubts, please visit www.techfest.org/forum and get your queries answered.
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