Imagine an India, where children instead of panchayats or politicians find the solution for community-level problems. Well, if you think it’s too far-fetched, think again — courtesy innovative start-ups like Bibox. Also known as Brain in a Box, Bibox is a programmable electronic platform that helps students from Classes V to X to build smart machines, robots and other real-world gadgets. It was during an interaction with a batch of students that founder Sandeep C Senan, began to think about how to get a 10-year-old kid to convert an idea into a working model without waiting to become a scientist or an engineer.
“Building a machine involves not just assembling hardware, but also software — usually computer coding or a syntax. This is where the Bibox kit, which comes pre-loaded with android software, is helpful. All you require is a smart phone. The kit comes with a hardware board along with basic components like motors, sensors and LEDS, among other things. Bibox enables external units to be attached to it, allowing the user to make machines,” says Sandeep, who has technological expertise in robotics, virtual reality and haptics...............Read more