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Mangaluru: SJEC alumnus John Rodrigues featured in New York Times for CoffeeBot invention


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Mangaluru, Jul 29: In a proud moment for Mangalureans, John Baptist Rodrigues, an alumnus of St Joseph Engineering College. Vamanjoor here, from the mechanical engineering class of 2016 has been recently featured in the July 26, 2017 issue of The New York Times, one of world's leading newspapers.

John was recognized in a feature on Collaborizm, a kickstarter-esque website in New York, for his invention - CoffeeBot, a Bot that delivers coffee to people in the workplace or elsewhere. The Bot rolls around the office delivering coffee and delivers office documents to individuals. The Bot is controlled by employees’ cellphones. The product had won the first place in the Collaborizm Hack-a-thon.

Collaborizm works on providing support for companies with ideas in their pre-incubation stage. The website helps inventors connect with mentors, suppliers and early stage capital. John is a multifaceted individual with interests in product design, music, and other creative outlets. He is the founder of designwithjohn.com and is currently preparing for his masters studies in product design. John and his friends are also working on the second iteration of the Bot and aims to see the Bot rolling out Coffee in Starbucks and other places.

John along with his friends Harsha Alva and Claren Martis, also alumni of SJEC, are excelling in the field of product design, coming up with innovative solutions. Harsha Alva and his team had developed a multi-functional CNC machine used primarily for laser cutting during his final year studies at SJEC.

SJEC, expressing pride in John and his friends, has congratulated John on this wonderful achievement, and wished them all success in their future endeavours.

 

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  • Joel Alva, Dubai

    Sun, Jul 30 2017

    Great job .. Congratulations..

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Congratulations to John Rodrigues, Harsha Alva and Claren Martis on your challenging innovations to make human life more easier. Indian youth are filled with good brain and they shine wherever they go and whatever they do. Make your dreams come true with real life challenges. Remember - there is nothing impossible in this beautiful world if you take the challenge and go forward. God bless you always. Twice I had an opportunity to address MBA final year students of St. Joseph's Engineering College and strongly I repeated above words to dream everyday and make it happen in life. I am so proud of you and your achievements.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Kudos to St. John's engineering college for developing talents of young people who seem to come to the forefront for their innovative inventions.. The credit goes also to the management of the college the former Director Father Joseph and the present director Father Prakash.

    John along with his friends Harsha Alva and Claren Martis, also alumni of SJEC have indeed proved their worth.

    To be picked by New York Times is a great credit to the young people. Congrats to them and may the present invention be a forerunner of many more to follow.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Congratulations to SJEC alumnus John Rodrigues. It is a great achievement and we are all proud of you. I cannot forget Harsha Alva and Claren Martis who helped John in this field of product design. Achieve high and make a successful career.

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  • John, Honnavar

    Mon, Jul 31 2017

    Thank You
    I appreciate the support

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Congrats!!!!!!Very great to hear...feeling proud.

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  • H.DSOUZA, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Great ! hope you will be a successful entrepreneur some day!! keep up .

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Though M'lore is in news for seemingly all the wrong reasons.., for a change..., once again M'lore trying to prove its intellectual legacy...,

    keep it up..,
    jh

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  • Francis Saldanha, Bahrain

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Brilliant ! ...Congratulations !

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  • Fr J B Saldanha, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Great Job. Congratulations.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Mangaluru is now a International Name ...

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  • Anthony Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 30 2017

    Congratulations to the boy.

    As long as there is a cow issue all talents will go out of state and out of country. Only cow people will remain.

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