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Technological Festival at Pulchowk

 -  The Kathmandu Post

(Jan 30 07) - For three days from January 31 to February 2, the Locus 2006/07 technological festival at Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering in Lalitpur will be the center of attraction for techno savvy people with its lineup of various formal and informal technology-related events.
Initiated by the students of the Electrical, Electronics and Computer departments of Pulchowk Campus in 2003, the annual technological festival has been acting as an ideal platform for all technology students vying to showcase their technical skills and innovations as well as share ideas and bolster their entrepreneurial qualities.

Along with the different exhibitions and competitions, the festival will also have food and book stalls as well as stalls of different computer and educational institutions.

Along with the formal competitions for bachelor's level engineering and technology students, the festival also has informal events like online cryptography and technical drawing for +2 level students and other interested persons.

According to the organizers, they have nearly 50 teams from seven colleges participating in different competitions this year. The competitions will be judged by people from different institutions like Institute of Engineering, D2 Hawkeye, National Academy of Science and Technology, Beltronix and Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya.

This year's Locus festival has been supported by a number of groups like HLCIT, NTA, NT, NITC, ACEN and Chilime Hydro Power along with Pulchowk Campus and D2 Hawkeye.

The event will be inaugurated at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 31 at the Library Hall of Pulchowk Campus and will continue throughout the day with the demonstrations and exhibitions of different projects designed by the participating teams.

The competitions and paper presentations will take place on the second and third days of the festival. The event will be held at the B and C blocks of the campus from 10am to 5pm.

For more information, log on to www.locus.com.np.

LOCUS 2006-07

Open software competition & exhibition

The participating teams can create any non-commercial software of practical use on their desired topics and areas of interest.

Open hardware competition & exhibition

Same as with open software, this category also lets participants design hardware for daily life on any theme of their choice.

Electrical event

A new competition introduced by Locus this year, it will involve model preparations and paper presentations of electrical projects. It focuses on the utilization of alternative energy sources, and it will have a demonstration of a 3-phase system micro hydro power.

Sensor Maze competition

The competition is about the arrangement of sensors where a sensor triggers the other one in the series. This event targets the economic use of sensors and their implementation.

Multimedia competition

This section includes 3-D animation where the participants will be required to make advertisements of minimum 30 seconds, web page designing with contents to educate students from class one to ten, and the competition of the network game, Counter Strike.

Technical Quiz

This quiz will have questions related to electrical, electronics and computer topics. Each college can have maximum three teams with three members each for this contest.

Seminar and paper presentation

The seminar will be held on "Implementation of Emerging Technologies" with presentation on Rural Electrification Issues and Implementation by Deepak Gyawali, on Optical Fiber Communication by Vesh Raj Kandel and on Implementation of Digital Signature by Raghu Nath Dhungel. Students can make paper presentations on any theme they like. The participation fee for the seminar is 50 rupees that includes certificates and refreshments.

Robotics exhibition

This section will have exhibition of robots made by the top four teams of this year's Robo Cup Nepal competition.

Informal events

This section includes the Online Cryptography where anyone can participate by signing up on the event's website from January 28 to February 2. The Technical Drawing competition, meanwhile, will be held on the spot.

The Kathmandu Post

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electronics projects with sensors were the most interested .and the small helicopter was one new invent on that festival..... automatic path finding projects made people enjoyful..
software projects such eye sensor mouse pointer , animation ,etc were also interestd ... as a whole that was interested as well as knowledgeable
om prakash lamicchane

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