24-hr Embedded Systems Hackathon

2nd January - 21st January, 2024


What is Embedathon?

Embedathon is our flagship task-based Hackathon challenge hosted by IEEE NITK student branch in association with CAS Society. It presents you with an interesting problem statement to ensure a fun-filled learning experience. This is the sixth edition of the event promising to be bigger and better. In addition to the problem statement, resources, workshops and talks will also be conducted prior to the final event to enhance your experience with us!


Prizes for the winners will include exciting hardware components and circuits, with the specific kits chosen in accordance with the prize distribution.

  1. The winning team will receive a kit worth Rs. 5000.
  2. The 1st runner-up will receive a kit worth Rs. 3000.
  3. The 2nd runner-up will receive a kit worth Rs. 2000.

These hardware kits serve as both recognition for the participants' achievements and valuable tools to further enhance their skills in the field of Embedded Systems.


Image Processing using OpenCV

10th Jan, 2024 at 6:30PM

Introduction to Embedded Systems

15th Jan, 2024 at 6:30PM


P.V. Ananda Mohan

Light Weight Cryptography for IoT

By P.V. Ananda Mohan Technology Advisor at Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) 3rd Jan, 2024 at 6:00PM
Surinder Sood

Design and Validation of Hybrid Systems

By Surinder Sood Principal Engineer at ARM PhD in Cyber Physical Systems, University of Auckland 5th Jan, 2024 at 6:00PM


  • Week 1
    Expert Talks and Round 1 online test.

  • Week 2
    Workshops and Software Subtask

  • Week 3
    Hardware Subtask, and final hackathon at NITK Campus.


Who is eligible to register?

This is going to be a pan-India event so all the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc students from any college can register for the event.

Is there a registration fee?

Free registrations for teams that have at least one IEEE student member, and for all teams comprising students from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.

Registration fee of Rs. 200/- for teams with no IEEE student members or do not belong to the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.

Is there a necessity for students to be from EEE or ECE backgrounds?

It is not necessary to have any previous background in EEE or ECE. Students who are curious about embedded systems and want to get hands-on experience with hardware are welcome to apply.

What is the selection process for the round 1 online test?

Round 1 online test would be conducted over HackerEarth. The test would be covering topics such as aptitude and basic electronics.

How will hardware subtasks be made accessible for students outside NITK?

Hardware kits would be made available to the students outside NITK via courier delivery. We expect kits to be handled very carefully throughout the competition and sent back after the completion of it.

How many members per team?

Students can apply in a team of 2 or 3. Only one hardware kit will be provided to each team.

Will the final 24-hour hackathon be conducted in offline mode? Will there be any accommodation arranged for students coming to NITK?

Final hackathon is in hybrid (both offline and online) mode, teams need not come to NITK campus for final hackathon and kits will be sent. If you choose to come to campus, travel and accommodation will not be arranged. Students have to make the travel and accommodation arrangements themselves. Refreshments will be provided.

How can we prepare for the event?

Brush up on your knowledge of basics of popular microcontrollers, and basic electronics.

What benefits would I get by registering for the event?

Expert talks conducted during the competition are open for all registering participants!

Will students be given participation certificates for the event?

Yes! Participation certificates will be given to students who clear round 1.


For any queries, you can contact Jalak Kamdar, IEEE NITK CAS Secretary. You can reach out with your enquiries at embedathon@gmail.com.

Those who are taking IEEE/Renewing membership can add CAS membership for 2024 for FREE. Please encourage more students to get the benefit. Please note its only applicable to those who have never been CAS Member before.
Check out this link to learn how to become a CASS member!

CASS Poster