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Purdue team wins 2014 ASME Student Design Competition

A team of four Purdue students from Mechanical Engineering:  Devarajan Ramanujan, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Jeff Ackerman and Scott Calvert won the ASME 2014 Student Design Competition in Buffalo,  New York.  The design challenge, held as part of the ASME IDETC/CIE conferences, was to envision and pitch ideas for advancing the maker movement.  The students developed an idea for a web-enabled collaborative platform called makerBASE aimed at integrating DIY knowledge from multiple sources such as YouTube,  component suppliers and maker blogs. This year's design challenge had a participation of twenty teams with students from various national and international universities.