INVENTE 2017, SSN College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Symposium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 8th - 9th September 2017

  • Category: Mechanical Engineering Symposium
  • Start Date: 8th September 2017
  • End Date: 9th September 2017
  • Event Mode: Venue
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We remember the story where individually, sticks were able to be broken but combinedly, they were unbreakable. The eight departments have forged their camaraderie for the second time to instil life into INVENTE 2017, SSN College of Engineering’s National technical symposium. Invente, the flag-bearer among all technical symposiums in Chennai, is a concoction of fun and entertainment. All records are meant to be broken, even our own. Invente has returned to defy the records set by our peer symposiums. Crank X, a lionised symposium which commandeered hundreds of Mechons once, imparted the much needed interest to the Mechons. Now as a part of Invente, the AME continues to attract aspiring engineers from all over India.

Be it the air-tearing bottle Rocketrix, nerve-racking Outdoor GP, nail-biting Indoor GP, pioneering Paper Presentation, brain-teasing Mechathlon, spine-chilling Poseidon, surreal Robo-Wars, mind-blowing Project Exhibition, every event titillates the basic innovator hidden in you to bring out your best. Any Mechon who yearns to get a recognition worth his salt are welcome to participate. Every individual gets to explore their inner hidden talents to predominate over others and end up appeasing and inspiring all involved.
Gear up to get yourself driven.



SSN College of Engineering is honored to welcome you all to the Autoquiz. May the best vehicle enthusiast win.
Prelims: 8/09/2017 and 9/09/2017
Finals: 9/09/2017
General Details:
This is a team event. Each team must consist of no more than 3 members. This is a two-stage event. The prelims will be a written round, with 20 questions based on cars and bikes, engines, current news about cars and some additional racing car parts.
Five questions will be star marked and these will be used in the event of a tie breaker. The top five teams will qualify for the finals. The final will be an A/V based round. The decision of the quizmaster will be treated as final, in case of any discrepancies.
Vishwanath Jeyaraman-9791042330
Dileepan M - 8124989414

This is an event that happens in three stages.
All participants who have registered for the event will take a preliminary quiz consisting of 25 MCQs.
The allotted time is 30 min.
The preliminary quiz will be evaluated by volunteers and a merit list will be formed. In case of a tie, the starred questions will be used to break it.
The top 8 to 12 candidates will qualify for the next round, which is a Group Discussion (GD). The GD will be presided over by a professor.
It will either be a GD of 1 group with 8 members or 2 groups of 6 members each. The performance of participants in the GD will be evaluated by the faculty.
On a scale of 0 to 1, the weightage for the prelims quiz is 0.5, and the weightage for GD is 0.5.
A revised merit list will be drafted after the GD; the top 4 - 6 candidates will be eligible for the Final Interview.
The panelists for the interview will be 3 faculty members (one each from the three broad areas of Manufacturing, Design and Thermal).
The panelists will unanimously decide the winner and the runners-up based on the performance in the interview.
Naresh Babu N- 9600009557
Manoranjan - 9840646033

General Details:
Projects must fit in one of the following three streams: Design, Thermal (includes projects related to alternate fuels and renewable energy) or Manufacturing & Production.
Each team can have a maximum of 4 members. Multiple teams are allowed from a college. Participants cannot be part of more than one team. A team cannot exhibit more than one project.
• Every team must submit a two-page (A4 size) abstract of their project work.
• The report should include a brief write up on the following: project definition (problem statement or aim), methodology adopted (should provide basic information on calculations, fabrication method employed etc.) and conclusion (brief on the final outcome of the project)
• Last date for submitting the preliminary report (by e-mail) is 27th August 2017. Email id :
• The teams selected in the prelims will present their project on the event day, in a space allocated to them.
• Teams can use visual aids such as flex banners and charts for presentation. (Maximum Size of Visual aids: 2x2 feet).
It is advised that the visual aids include the following topics:
• Problem Definition
• Design Calculation and Methodology
• Fabrication Process and Method
• Results and Discussion
• Design and fabricated projects are most welcomed.
Jose Rohan Arun Noble - 9840480754
Durga M - 9962716258

Papers under the following three categories are being invited:
• Thermal
• Design
• Manufacturing.
Inter College teams are allowed
Event Details:
Max. No. of members per team: 3
Presentation time limit: 7 minutes
Date: 8th September
Last date for Abstract Submission: 27 August, 2017.
Last date for Full paper submission: 3 September, 2017.
The abstract is to be mailed to the email address:
Subject in the e-mail: Paper Presentation Abstract.
Sai Santhosh - 9444549855
M Aravind - 9626059521

Team of 4 Members are Allowed
• Car Dimensions – 30 × 30 × 30 cm (L × B × H) Dimensions
• 12 V, 7A on – Board Battery
• Track width is 44cm
• Two separate (identical) tracks to compete in the preliminary round
• Track will have sharp turns, obstacles and loops
• If there is a knockout, two teams have to participate simultaneously and those who finish first will qualify to finals
• Two separate tracks will be combined and one or two (extra) obstacles will be added in final round
General Instructions:
• Should bring their own bot and tools
• Readymade Bots (Lego kits) are not allowed
• Extra batteries and other accessories will not be given
• Penalties will be specified on spot
• Same car should be used for all rounds
• This event is a time-based event.
• Any damage to bot during the event, college (or) event Coordinators are not responsible.
• Battery change is allowed only once during the event.
• Event head and Coordinators decision will be final. Violation of rules by any team will be disqualified.
• 1 Tech time out (2 mins) will be given.
• Resets will be decided on-spot.
• Only 2 skips are allowed.
• Wire (or) wireless bot is allowed.
• Of the four in the team,only two will be allowed in the track.
• Knockout round will be conducted depending on number of participants.
• Last date for registration: 5th
K Vetri Selvan -8939001770
Srivatsan K - 9791114934

Track Specification:
The track will be off-road with obstacles, slopes and tunnels. The width of the track will be intimated on spot. Only cars powered by internal combustion engines are allowed to compete.
Electric or solar powered cars will not be allowed under any circumstances.
Maximum allowable displacement for IC engines is 4.6cc. Only nitro-based fuels or gasoline should be used in the cars.
For nitro-based fuels, the amount of nitro compounds in the mixture should not exceed 25%. Fuel will not be provided by the organizers.
Teams must bring their own supplies. Only buggy type cars are allowed. The cars should fit in a box of dimensions 500mm x 400mm x300mm. The antenna used for radio control is exempted from height restrictions.
Participants are advised to have multi-channel radio controllers to prevent frequency clashes.
Transmitters with FHSS - Frequency Hop Spread Spectrum are allowed.
Organizers will not be responsible for any interference in frequencies. Batteries will not be provided.
Contestants must bring sufficient number of batteries.
Both ready-to-run kit cars and custom fabricated cars are allowed to compete.
Special prizes might be awarded for cars with maximum number of custom fabricated parts.
Participants are required to submit an abstract containing the details of the parts fabricated to the email id mentioned below before the day of the event.

The abstract must contain photographs of the parts fabricated. All other technical specifications of the car must be included in the abstract.

• Organizers have the right to stop a car from competing if it is found to be unsafe.
• Time penalties for cars leaving the track are at the sole discretion of the organizers.
• Details of the penalties will be revealed on the day of the event.
• Participants will be given time for setting up their car before the commencement of the first round.
• Each team gets one practice lap on the track.
• Requests for additional trial runs on the actual track will not be entertained.
• Organizers will not be responsible for accidental collisions during the head to head race.
• Teams deliberately trying to obstruct another vehicle are subject to disqualification.
• The final decision rests with the organizers in this regard.
• A pedestal will be provided for drivers to control their vehicles.
• Drivers are prohibited from running around the track along with the car.
• The track may contain challenging blind spots that are not clearly visible to the driver.
• Only two track marshals per team will be allowed on the track (on the outside) to restore the cars leaving the track.
• Participants will have to forfeit the competition if they face any technical issues with their vehicle. Additional time will not be provided once the event starts.
Abstracts to be sent to:
Venkatesh Prasath-9688966528

A minimum of two and a maximum of three members are allowed per team. Water, a compressor and a launch-pad will be provided. Maximum bottle capacity is 2500 ml (violation of which will result in disqualification). Only single stage rockets are allowed, any modifications must be validated by the event head. Information regarding the modifications must be intimated well in advance. (Judge's decision is final). Pressure range is pre-determined (40-45 psi). Time allotted to each team is 3 minutes. Judgement will be based on the distance travelled by the rocket and the deviation from the fixed trajectory. Use of sheet metal for the rockets is prohibited. In case of any discrepancies, the decision of the event coordinators will be deemed final.
Sundar N J - 9790615227
Niranjan - 8870003661

A team may consist of a maximum of 3 participants. Design and construct a remote or wired controlled bot capable of fighting a one on one tournament.
General Rules:
The competition will be played on a knock-out basis consisting of 2 players at a time. The maximum duration of each round will be 5 minutes. Any team that is not ready at the time specified will be disqualified from the competition. The machine will be checked for safety before the competition. Any robot found unsafe to other participants and spectators will be disqualified. The organizers reserve the rights to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. Change in rules, if any, will be highlighted on the website and notified to the registered teams. Violation of any the above rules will lead to disqualification. Judges’ decision shall be treated as final and binding on all.
Note: The bot should conform to the specified conditions.
Safety Rules:
Compliance with all event rules is mandatory. It is expected that competitors stay within the rules and procedures of their own accord and do not require constant policing. If you have a robot or weapon design that does not fit within the categories set forth in these rules or is in some way ambiguous or borderline, please contact the event organizers. All weapons must have a safety cover on any sharp edges
Dimensions and Fabrications:
The bot should fit in a box of maximum dimension 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm (lxbxh) with all mechanisms fully executing motions. Length and width is measured to the extremities of the Robot, i.e. includes any overhanging bodywork, weaponry or protrusions. The external device used to control the bot is not included in the size constraint. Maximum weight of the bot should not exceed 10kgs. (including battery).
All bots must have easily visible and controlled mobility in order to compete. Methods of mobility include: Movement of robot must be rolling of wheels only. Jumping and hopping is not allowed. Flying (using air foil, helium balloons, ornithopters, etc. is not allowed.
Robot Control Requirements:
If the bot is wired then the wire should remain slack under all circumstances during the competition. All the wires coming out of the bot should be stacked as a single unit. The wires should be properly insulated. Teams are suggested to use only rated wires such as ISI marked. Loose connections or improper wiring may lead to direct disqualification even before the event. If the bot is controlled wirelessly, the bot must at least have a four-frequency remote control circuit or two dual control circuits which may be interchanged before the start of the race to avoid frequency interference with other teams. The case of any interference in the wireless systems will not be considered for rematch or results. Remote control systems from toys might be used. Remote control systems available in the market may also be used. Battery and Power: The machine can be powered electrically only. Batteries must be sealed, immobilized- electrolyte types (such as Li-ion, NiCd, NiMH or dry cells). Working voltages must not exceed 24V DC (mean voltage) at any point of time. All power connections must be of an adequate grade and adequately insulated. Cables must be routed to minimize the chances of being cut. All efforts must be made to protect battery terminals from a direct short and causing a battery fire, failure to do so will cause direct disqualification. Battery Eliminators are allowed and power source would be available at the venue for the eliminators.
The robot should move as fast as possible around the arena with the help of motors. DC motors and stepper motors (12V-24V) can be used as per the design of bots. Note: We are not responsible for any damage that your bot may incur during the event.
Score Card: The score card is based upon the arena formulation. It is obvious that the robot with an extraordinary dynamism will succeed by thrusting out its combatant from the Arena.
If a robot is pushed beyond the ring, the round ends and the other team is awarded the points.
The first team to win X rounds will get through to the Finals where X will be intimated on the day of the competition. Ultimately, if any of the combatants rolls out from the entire Arena it will directly be eliminated from the War Field.
Criteria for triumph: A robot will be declared immobile if it cannot demonstrate linear motion of at least one inch in a timed period of 30 seconds. A bot with one side of its drive train disabled will not be counted out if it can demonstrate some degree of controlled movement. If both robots survive the 5 minutes, the robot with the higher scorecard points wins. The winner advances to the next round while the loser is eliminated from the tournament.
Sridhar – 8122374319
Haabishek – 9043042721


• Contestants will be provided with a materials kit which they will be using to build a prototype of a sailboat.
• They will be briefed on the rules on spot. The functionality of the prototype will be assessed in a simulated environment.
• Exciting *_cash awards_* will be provided to the winners and runners-up.
Event Details
• Number of Members in a team : 2 or 3
• Registration fees : Rs 100 per team
• Date: September 9,2016.
• Venue: Mechanical Dept.
• Materials kit will be provided on spot.

Event Details

• Number of Members in a team : 2 or 3
• Registration fees : Rs 100 per team
• Date: September 9,2016.
• Venue: Mechanical Dept.



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Kalavakkam – 603 110
Tamil Nadu, India
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