IEEE Exhibition 11th Edition
This year’s exhibitions mainly featured IT and renewable energy.
A few of the demonstrations I got a chance to look at:
- Hybrid Power using Solar and Biodiesel – combining both Solar and Biodiesel Energy to ensure that a household (or village) has power via Solar or Bio energy regardless of whether the sun shines or not.
- Developing Energy from Gravity – looked intriguing – it would be interesting to see this fully developed
- Synergistic Hybrid Energy
- SCADA system
- A solar based mobile charger (more than one variation) – quite useful for those without electricity
- Automatic headlight dimmer for two approaching vehicles – I’ve ranted about headlights before – would be very useful and potential could reduce some accidents.
- Automatic traffic offence checking system – reduces corruption maybe ?
- Electrical Biogas production (process monitoring and control)
- Market Decision Support System – This looked quite interesting – A business intelligence tool that allows a farmer to choose where to sell his produce based on price, and location. Some of the obstacles that the developer Andrew Owuor mentioned include the need for real time market data from markets round the country, for the system to be of use.
- iLocator @ Makerere University – provides a virtual tour of the university. Next for the two ladies from Makerere is making it mobile and GPS enabled.
- Online Farm information system – providing useful info for farmers round the country
- Online Farm Equipments and Machinery hiring system
- Building Materials Management – quite useful when putting up your house .
- Keeping in mind the events that occurred earlier in the year, several students had voting/tallying systems.
- Thermo cooking – using a regular thermos
- Mpesa Online Shopping – Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph was especially interested in this one for obvious reasons.
- The Dullu Game Project – It looks like more developers are following Wesley in the development of games.
- Mobile Real Time NSE data – A very well done user interface on the mobile phone, portfolio management, hourly data.
- Using Piezo Electric energy to charge a phone – very interesting yet practical.
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