Yantra 3.0 connecting technology, art and science.
Presenting a different take on the third Yantra event, the Robotics Association of Nepal and Karkhana have now collaborated with Siddhartha Art Foundation.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Presenting a different take on the third Yantra event, the Robotics Association of Nepal and
Karkhana have now collaborated with Siddhartha Art Foundation.
Yantra 3.0 will be an art, tech and science festival with exciting events and competitions for tech
and art enthusiasts.
Beginning from November 8, the event will continue for seven days in three different locations.
The Nepal Art Council at Babar Mahal will hold the art tech exhibition and a children’s
workshop while the robotics competition is being organized at the Army Physical Training
Center in Lagankhel. On November 12, the library at Pulchowk Engineering Campus will host
national and international speakers such as Jyoti Tandukar of Alternative Technology, Masakazu
Takasu from teamLab and Tom Igoe, co-founder of Arduino.
Artree Nepal and Karkhana will showcase a prayer wheel (mané) which Artree states is an effort
‘to create art that is a connection between technology and tradition’. In creating the mané, the
creators used Arduinos, xBee wireless, processing and sensors.
The children’s workshop, organized by Srijanalaya, will be conducted for two hours. The
children will be making ‘their own mané out of tin cans using collage, paint and LED light
technology’. So every time a visitor turns the wheels of the mané, they will see stories from the
Eight exhibits will be showcased at Nepal Art Council. One of the exhibits, Artlab’s Prasad
display of seven feet will be exhibited for visitors. The exhibit will include a video mapping.
Yantra 3.0 will also have their regular robotics competitions, like Yantra Racer for high school
students, Yantra Akhada where two robots wrestle on a raised platform trying to push the other
out, and Bridge to Lanka, the main attraction for robotics students.
Sunoj Shrestha of Karkhana says, “We want participants for Bridge to Lanka to come up with an
Android app which will actually be controlling their robots.”
According to Shrestha, around 40 teams have already registered for Yantra 3.0. The registrations
are open till November 1.
For more information, log on to www.ran.org.np.