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.