Written by IEEE | December 1, 2016   |   Updated: July 20, 2017


After reviewing over 180 entries from ambitious and creative “Makers” from around the world, IEEE has chosen the winner of its 2016 IEEE Maker Project.

Please join us in congratulating our first prize winner, Afaq Ahmad, who won for his AmanTron Gaming Console project.

The winning project was in the entertainment category, and is a gaming console made completely out of e-waste. The console is composed of a steering wheel, gear shifter, a brake and accelerator pedal. It was designed to give a gamer the real feeling of driving a race car. The device is plug and play via USB and does not require any software. Since it is made of e-waste, it is inexpensive to produce and helps the environment through recycling.

Our second prize winners are Srujan Panuganti, Pranavi Sura and Gopi Naresh Bukka for their Voice and Gesture Controlled Robot Using Microsoft Kinect Sensor. Their project was in the Transportation category and is a low-cost, accurate robotic vehicle that, when integrated with an electric wheelchair, can provide more control. It can recognize gestures and uses voice recognition.

Other finalists included:

Category               Project Name                                                    Maker

Accessibility Smart Wheelchair System for Assisting Physically Challenged Person Kartik Gupta
Education Easy Scanner Samiul Alam
Sustainability Eheight Vijay Singh, Kuldeep Singh
Health 3D-Printed Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis Jess Christopher Lopez
Entertainment ANDARO Nurani Lathifah, Ristania Fitri Wulandari, CItta Anindya, Anggoro Dwi Nur Rohman
Other The Portable Braille Printer Tanmay Chakraborty, Ranajoy Saha

All submissions were judged based on originality, innovation and potential benefit to humanity.

We’d like to extend our thanks to all who submitted their maker projects!


The Resilience of Humanity

Creating Healthy Spaces Through Technology

Harnessing and Sustaining our Natural Resources

Exceptional Infrastructure Challenges, Technology and Humanity

The Global Impact of IEEE's 802 Standards

Scenes of our Cyber Lives: The Security Threats and Technology Solutions Protecting Us

How Millennial Parents are Embracing Health and Wellness Technologies for Their Generation Alpha Kids

Space Exploration, Technology and Our Lives

Global Innovation and the Environment

How Technology, Privacy and Security are Changing Each Other (And Us)

Find us in booth 31506, LVCC South Hall 3 and experience the Technology Moon Walk

Virtual and Mixed Reality

How Robots are Improving our Health

IEEE Experts and the Robots They are Teaching

See how millennial parents around the world see AI impacting the lives of their tech-infused offspring

Take the journey from farm to table and learn how IoT will help us reach the rising demand for food production

Watch technical experts discuss the latest cyber threats

Explore how researchers, teachers, explorers, healthcare and medical professionals use immersive technologies

Follow the timeline to see how Generation AI will be impacted by technology

Learn how your IoT data can be used by experiencing a day in a connected life

Listen to technical experts discuss the biggest security threats today

See how tech has influenced and evolved with the Games

Enter our virtual home to explore the IoT (Internet of Things) technologies

Explore an interactive map showcasing exciting innovations in robotics

Interactively explore A.I. in recent Hollywood movies

Get immersed in technologies that will improve patients' lives