4 IITK Students Have Built ‘evive’ to Make Hardware Prototyping Easy

“Technology Innovation” - The magical phrase transforming our world every minute, attracts curiosity and lures everyone to be a part of the revolution. Making things is fun, but it needs a brave heart to ride along. It needs too much time in developing the relevant skills, too much hard work in actually building your project and when it faces a glitch, too much patience in debugging and finally making it work.

What if there existed a way to learn quickly and efficiently, what if you never had to use extensively complex circuits to build the simplest of prototypes, what if there is something to effortlessly analyse and debug your project. In order to fulfil this same goal, evive came into existence.

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What is evive?

evive is an open source embedded platform for novitiates, amateurs and veterans alike to help them learn better, build easier and debug smarter. It will soon be available on Indiegogo (www.bit.ly/evive1)- a global crowdfunding platform.

Evive Team

The product launched by Agilo Technologies, which was founded by four students of IIT Kanpur- Abhishek Sharma, Dhrupal R Shah, Akshat Agarwal and Pankaj K Verma in Aug 2015 with the vision: “Agilo is driven by the force of technology and innovation to make a better future with simplicity, sustainability, and collaborative growth.”

The company started off as a robotics and automation company which did several projects including mechanical design, control systems and software for a Catalyst Unloading Robot with Reliance Industries Limited. Co-founders also have a patent pending on a manually operated Trash Compactor for public places. Agilo Technologies has introduced evive as its first product.

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With Arduino Mega at it’s heart, evive is equipped with various modes and controls for interacting and learning with hardware. Hardware, which can easily be connected to the plug & play interface and can be controlled using on-board interaction module. Accurate sensing, plotting and data logging capabilities are provided on this Internet of Things ready platform. It also supports collaborative project development with various other platforms like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Odroid etc. It’s modular, compact, portable and weighs lesser than an iPad mini.

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Business Model

evive will first make use of the crowdfunding model to gain publicity and build community interest around it. After the crowdfunding campaign, evive will be made available to various research institutions, maker hubs, hobby clubs etc. through proper distribution channels. 

Sometimes the missing ingredient you need to bring your creation to fruition is right in your pocket. Agilo Technologies, with the help of evive aims to help Tech communities, IoT and research kits. It’s a device for quick prototyping. The team aims to boost hardware development projects at all levels.

Future Goals

“Arduino estimated 0.7 million official boards in sales and an equal amount of clones in the market in 2013. 5 million Raspberry Pi boards were sold till 2015. We estimate approximately 10 million sales with all development boards combined. The market size is huge, but evive is primarily about building a strong community around to spread robotics better.” says the team. If evive succeeds, it can transform the robotics landscape in India and South Asian regionCould this Indiegogo project really replicate Raspberry Pi’s success?

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