Autocalypse & Robocalypse 2018

AUTOCALYPSE, an automobile workshop for school students, is an extension activity organized by Mechanical Engineering Department every year since 2011. This is the 8th of its kind in continuation. From the last year, along with Autocalypse, a robotic workshop ROBOCALYPSE was also introduced for school students.

The event is coordinated and volunteered by Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA) in association with Nirma SAE Club (for Automobile) and Team Nirma Robocon (for Robotics).

The event is two days interactive workshop for the students of X, XI and XII grades. Every year hundreds of students from various schools of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar districts take part in it. This year the event was held on September 1 – 2, 2018, where total 206 students from 15 schools have participated.

The automobile workshops includes the expert talks related to automobile technology by eminent experts of the field, demonstration of various cut section models of automobile parts, demonstration of cut section of Omni car, Bike maintenance, demonstration of SAE BAJA ATV car prepared by students of SAE club, Automobile Quiz and other informal events.

Robotic workshop, conducted by Team Nirma Robocon, includes the expert talk, hands on practice of Robot building and programming. The participants are given a take away kit for Robot building per team.

The major attraction of the event was Idea Presentation competition wherein the participants have presented their innovative ideas regarding technological advancement with the best of their skills. The H B Kapadia School, Memnagar, Ahmedabad and Mount Carmel School, Gandhinagar won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively for their ideas.

Being an extension activity, no registration fee was charged from the participants. The to and fro transportation was provided to the participants. Food was also served to all the participants during the event.

The event is jointly funded by School of Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University and Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA).