Beach Office!

Throughout this week, our Team made progress in all the modules related to the VDMA Demonstrator.

Our German guys, Johannes and Paul, set up the hardware for the Image Recognition Module putting into place the methacrylate glass, the powerbanks and our new amazing camera.

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In addition, they fixed  the camera position to detect the specific area where the powerbanks are placed. They also started testing the robot to determine the extreme values for the X and Y coordinates to decide which would be the working area.  The reason for this is to establish how many powerbanks we are able to place on the robot working area.

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The highlight for our German Team Members was to print some hardware material in front of the beach to fix the methacrylate glass.

 

Due to this new setup, our Image Recognition Module works even better as now everything is in a fixed position. Moreover, our Team is working on the calibration of the image recognition to increase the quality of the picture and avoid light contrasts.

 

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After an exhausting day until 11pm of work our German members decided to fly back to Germany, but only in their dreams!

 

 

We are connected!

During this week,  the Mi5 Student Team Gran Canaria worked on several modules concerning the VDMA Demonstrator.

 

Firstly, we bought a methacrylate crystal for the image recognition of the powerbanks.  The benefit of the crystal glass is, that we can place the powerbanks on top of it and the camera beneath it. Moreover, with the crystal glass the image recognition is more independent from the background because the robot is now less clear for the camera. This allows us to detect easily the powerbanks and the colours which are required: red, orange, blue and black.

 

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Additionally,  concerning the image recognition module we established an OPC UA Server connection with MATLAB and we were able to read and write variables on the PLC.

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In relation to the simulation module, we defined more than 200 inputs and 200 outputs between our Siemens NX MCD Model and values from the PLC Server.

We also ran a Performance Test to ensure that there will not be any breakdown in the system during the fair.

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Mi5 in Shanghai: International Sourcing Fair

Last September we had the amazing opportunity to showcase Mi5 in China, the farthest it has travelled until now. We were invited by IAIT (Institute for Automation and Industrial Technology) to join their stand in the International Sourcing Fair in Shanghai together with several other companies working in the field of Industry 4.0.

IAIT is an institute that aims to connect the German industry with china by bringing state of the art production and educational methods from Germany to China.

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Our role in the fair was to present Mi5 as an educational best practice in providing hands-on experience to students as well as integrating them in the industry early on. To do so we decided to bring the cocktail module with us and virtually simulate the other modules to provide the complete hybrid demonstration.

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Already in Shanghai we were greeted by the representatives of IAIT in China (Thomas and Marco) as well as the organizing team of IAIT’s section in the fair. The days prior to the fair we spent some time with team in their offices arranging everything we needed for the fair. It was really interesting to see the different working dynamics present in Chinese workspaces and in particular experience in our own flesh how the German approach can come together with the Chinese.

During the fair our main role was to convey the concept of Industry 4.0 and Education 2.0 to visitors, which ranged from Chinese industrial company representatives to university students. The demonstrator, the Kinect and the Mindstorms did the trick to attract the curious visitors who were fascinated when they discovered it had all been programmed and built by students.


Apart from the working culture we also got to experience Shanghai and the tremendous cultural variety that it has to offer, the gastronomy, architecture, art, teahouses and some of the best leisure activities in town 🙂

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This opportunity not only allowed us to make a big number of connections that can allow ITQ and Mi5 to expand to China, but it also broadened our vision and the Chinese visitors vision by showing each other different approaches to manufacturing and educating students. China has proven to be a huge emerging market not only for Industry 4.0 but also for Education 2.0.

New offices, Yaay!

During this week, Dr. Stetter visited us to check on the project. We explained and showed him all of our achievements so far, as well as all the inconveniences we have faced. Additionally, we spoke about the next steps in the project for the following weeks.

He told us about the importance of this project as a way to prove ourselves as a good, working and productive team to encourage other companies to bring new projects to Gran Canaria.

Our teammate, Carlos Uziel, has been working on a marketing campaign for the last two weeks. He has been involved in tasks such as designing posters or writing brochures’ content. The objective of this campaign is to promote the project on the different faculties of the university.

As an important milestone, we have finally accquired our new office at the Parque Tecnológico.


The Mi5 Student Team Gran Canaria had to disassemble the B&R delta robot to install it in the new office. As a result, we spent the whole morning in the process, transporting all the parts by car, in addition to the rest of the hardware that was lying around in the laboratory.

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We welcome a new member to our team, Johannes Vater, who will focus his internship on automation driving.

 

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Since July 2016, the Mi5 Student Team Gran Canaria has been working on the B&R delta robot.

 

As a result, several tasks have been completed during these months:

  • setting up a Simulation of the VDMA Demonstrator.
  • implementing an Image Processing Module for detecting coloured pieces, using MATLAB/Simulink
  • setting up a connection between our 3D B&R delta robot model and the real machine

 

Our next challenges are:

  • welcoming motivated students who would like to join our Mi5 Student Team Gran Canaria
  • getting known by contacting more professors from other faculties
  • making further progress in the development of the VDMA demonstrator
  • ensuring the availability of our new office/lab soon

 

And now, we would like to welcome Lars Bornecke to Gran Canaria, who will help us in accomplishing our next steps.

We also welcome Paul Eichinger, who has joined our Gran Canaria Team.

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Despite his short stay, the Mi5 Student Team Gran Canaria had the opportunity to work and learn with Jonas Fischer.

 

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Not only has he given us organizational patterns, but he has also taught us how to work as a team and has always provided us with all the resources we needed for our tasks. Additionally, he has always been there to help all of us.

Thank you for all these enjoyable and productive months.

We will miss you!

Hope to see you soon back in Gran Canaria!

 

 

The Mi5 Green Island Makeathon 2016

Wow - what a week!
From 27. to 30. September the first “Mi5 Green Island Makeathon” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria took place. More than 50 Students from Spain, Germany, Austria and Italy participated in our 4 day event with the moto: “How can digital technology and connected devices help to build a smart and green island?”

Check out our aftermovie here.

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SPEGC and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria provided us with an awesome event location @Infecar Gran Canaria

What is a makeathon?

A makeathon is an event, where young programmers and engineers stick together for a few days to be creative and develop new ideas and prototypes together. Especially the connection between the digital and the real world causes new interesting challenges because you build and construct physical prototypes and combine them with digital and web technology. It is about passion for technology and having fun within a young and creative community.

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The hardware:

The students could use a lot of hardware to implement their ideas: Lots of Raspberry PI Computers, Arduinos, Sensors, Shields and Motors were provided, as well as an Electrical Car, an electric “TukTuk”, a Drone, 3D-Printer and many more “geek toys”.
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Our Drone + we got provided by sweets from local schocolate manufacturer “Tirma Ambrosias”

4 Days of making:

We started our event at the Escuela De Ingeniería Informática, where Prof. Daniel Hernandez welcomed the students and some further introduction presentations were given. After that, we moved to the buildings of Infecar, where the SPEGC provided us with a nice location. After having lunch together, the students were given time to exchange ideas and form groups before their first team pitches.
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Prof. Daniel Hernandez welcoming us at the EII ULPGC for our start and final presentations

The next two days, we programmed, brainstormed and built prototypes. The ideas went from a Smart Farming Robot, a Public Parking Assistance System, a Bike Sharing Plattform or the Integration of our Electrical Cars to a Database Solution. Parts were printed, Circuits were soldered and Servers were set up. Some students kept working 13 hours or more each day.
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Professors from the ULPGC Civil & Industrial Engineering, Informatics and Telecommunication Faculties came to visit our event, as well as two Professors from Aalen, who joined their students for the Makeathon.
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Professors from different universities and faculties exchanging

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Our brand new Twizzy got checked out by all the students

On the last day, the students had to present their results, which lead to some morning stress – but at the end the results were worth the effort. Everyone had fun and was satisfied about some great days of working together.​

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greentripgrancanarias.com supported us by giving us an electrik “TukTuk” for the Event – not only for Transport but also to dick into the vehicle’s data.

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Thanks again to all our Sponsors and Supporters for making this event possible!

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The Coffee-Maker: A new module for the Mi5 Demonstrator

A new module for the Mi5’s “food factory” is being build. A team of students coming from Barcelona are working on the new Coffee-Maker Module that is thought to deliver coffee and sugar, if desired, to the user.

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The most characteristic features of this new module are a pick-and-place robot of 5 axis made out of 3D-printed plastic components, an image recognition software that provides positional data of the desired coffee capsule to the robot and all the flavor of a freshly brewed Nespresso.

This Mi5-Project has been developed in collaboration with SIEMENS and will be used as a benchmark for this company as the whole simulation of the project has been developed in NX, what permitted to import all data to the PLM Software of SIEMENS: Team Center.

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The Spanish Team: Antonio Salazar, Jaume Delclòs, Guillem Icart, Alex Pagés, Adrià Bigordà, Ferran Perutxet-Olesti

Mi5 in Berlin

This weekend, Mi5 presents itself at the open house of the federal government of Germany. We are located at the inner yard of the federal press office to give the visitors an understanding of what Industry 4.0 means.

The hot weather brings a lot of thirsty visitors to us who want to cool themselves with a refreshing cocktail. And we deliver. As a novelty we also cool down our beverages.

Additionally, young and old are delighted by our children’s zoo. New animals await our visitors. Thanks to the digital revolution it is now even possible to encounter predators completely risk-free. Our crocodile and cobra will not mean any harm to anybody although they might behave like real ones and try to bite you.

See also the article about us on the homepage of the federal government:

https://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/DE/Artikel/2016/08/2016-08-25-innovation-showcase-mi-5.html

 

 

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Mi5 Announcing the “Green Island Makeathon 2016”

Mi5 Green Island Makeathon 2016

Students from all disciplines & all semestres invited!

27.-30.09. – @EII ULPGC & Infecar

  • Start Presentation: Tuesday, 27.09. – 10:00 – EII Edificio de Ingenería Informatica, Sala de Grados
  • Tuesday afternoon – Friday morning: Ideas & Making @Infecar
  • 14:00 Final Presentations – EII Edificio de Ingenería Informatica, Sala de Grados

For better planing please register here.

 

Reto: ¿Cómo pueden los dispositivos interconectados y la tecnología digital ayudar a crear una isla más verde e inteligente?

Información:

  • 4 días llenos de ideas, invención y creación.
  • Tema: Crear una isla más verde e inteligente.
  • 27.-30.09.2016, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Descubre y aprende: Ponemos a tu alcance toda clase de hardware como Raspberry Pi, impresoras 3D, Arduinos, Drones, robots, coches eléctricos…
  • Conoce gente nueva: Conoce a otros estudiantes de países como Alemania, Austria o España.
  • Evento internacional: ¡Practica tu inglés!
  • Organizado por Project Mi5 Student Team.
  • La comida y la bebida corre a cargo de ITQ.

¿QUÉ ES UN MAKEATHON?

Hackathon + Making/Prototyping = Makeathon

Un Makeathon es un evento donde ingenieros y programadores jóvenes se unen durante varios días con el objetivo de ser creativos y desarrollar nuevas ideas y prototipos. Todo gira en torno a la conexión entre el mundo real y el digital, pues el unir elementos físicos con tecnología web y digital supone un reto nuevo e interesante. Se basa en la pasión por la tecnología y las ganas de divertirse junto a una comunidad joven y creativa.

The challenge:

How can digital technology and connected devices help to build a smart and green island

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The facts:

  • 4 intense Days of Ideas, Inventing & Making

 

  • ƒƒMotto: Make a smart and green island

 

  • 27. – 30.09.2016, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

 

  • ƒƒPlay and try out: We support you with all kinds of geek toys and hardware like
    Raspberries, 3D Printer, MakerBeams, Drones, Robots Electrical Car, …

 

  • ƒƒNetworking: Get connected with other Students
    from Germany, Austria, Spain and other countries

 

  • ƒƒOrganized by Project Mi5 Student Team

 

  • Food & Drinks are provided by ITQ

 

What is a Makeathon?

Hackathon + Making/Prototyping = Makeathon

A makeathon is an Event, where young programmers and engineers stick together for a few days to be creative and develop new ideas and prototypes together. Especially the connection between the digital and the real world causes new interesting challenges because you build and construct physical prototypes and combine them with digital and web technology. Also is about passion for technology and having fun within a young and creative community.

 

Agenda:

Tuesday, 27.09. Infecar & ULPGC Tafira

10:00:
Welcome & Introduction – EII Universidad Tafira
12:00:
Transfer to Infecar
12:30 – 19:00:
Brainstorming, Teambuilding,
Prototyping & Making
– lunch –
19:00 – 20:00:
Team Presentations

Wednesday, 28.09. – Infecar

10:00:
Coffee & Day Planing
11:00:
Morning Pitches
12:00-19:00:
Developing Prototyping & Making
– lunch –
19:00 – 20:00:
Team Presentations

Thursday, 29.09. – Infecar

10:00:
Coffee & Day Planing
11:00:
Morning Pitches
12:00-19:00:
Developing Prototyping & Making
– lunch –
19:00 – 20:00:
Day Resumee Presentations

Friday, 30.09. – Infecar & ULPGC Tafira

10:00:
Coffee & Day Planing – Infecar
11:00-13:30:
Finalizing Prototypes & Preparing Presentations
– lunch –
13:30:
Transfer to EII ULPGC Tafira
14:00:
Final Presentations with Professors & Sponsors

16:30:
Get together
18:00:
End of the Makeathon

Note for ULPGC Students: If you have Classes during the Makeathon, you can still take part in the Event. Just tell us the times you are not attending when registering.

Reto: ¿Cómo pueden los dispositivos interconectados y la tecnología digital ayudar a crear una isla más verde e inteligente?

Información:

  • 4 días llenos de ideas, invención y creación.
  • Tema: Crear una isla más verde e inteligente.
  • 27.-30.09.2016, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Descubre y aprende: Ponemos a tu alcance toda clase de hardware como Raspberry Pi, impresoras 3D, Arduinos, Drones, robots, coches eléctricos…
  • Conoce gente nueva: Conoce a otros estudiantes de países como Alemania, Austria o España.
  • Evento internacional: ¡Practica tu inglés!
  • Organizado por Project Mi5 Student Team.
  • La comida y la bebida corre a cargo de ITQ.

 

¿QUÉ ES UN MAKEATHON?

Hackathon + Making/Prototyping = Makeathon

Un Makeathon es un evento donde ingenieros y programadores jóvenes se unen durante varios días con el objetivo de ser creativos y desarrollar nuevas ideas y prototipos. Todo gira en torno a la conexión entre el mundo real y el digital, pues el unir elementos físicos con tecnología web y digital supone un reto nuevo e interesante. Se basa en la pasión por la tecnología y las ganas de divertirse junto a una comunidad joven y creativa.

 

Sign up now!

Questions?

Can I attend only to the presentation?

Yes! In case you sadly cannot attend the event as a participant, we are happy to invite you to the final presentations on 30.09. – 14:00 @ Escuela Informatica

If I cannot attend every day, can I register for the Makeathon and be a part of a team?

Yes, you can take part in the Event without attending all the time. We don’t want you to skip university due to the Makeathon.
Within the registration form, you can tell us the days/times you can attend in the “I want to add something”-section.

I don't have any concrete idea about the proposed topic, can I take part?

Yes! During the first phase of the Makeathon, we will do some brainstorming to find ideas for your prototypes. If you don’t have any idea, we can help you there.

I am a first year student, can I participate?

Yes you can! 😉

Is it necessary to have a team for participating?

No, you don’t need a team. Most of the people register without a team. The first day we will create teams with the participiants, also regarding their availability during those days.

I speak very little English, can I register?

The Makeathon is an international Event, so most of the presentations will be in english language. To work in a team though, you will probably get along with some basic english, especially since you will have other spanish students to help you.

What background knowledge is necessary?

First of all: Motivation & Self-suficient work – if you have that, you can learn everything you need.
Apart from that, skills of all disciplines, such as MATLAB, CAD, C++/C#, Simulation, Construction or manual or soft skills, such as soldering and a good team work are useful.
Don’t be afraid of any lack of skills, we are doing this event to learn from each other.

Will I earn university credit or some certificate for participating? Will there be an attendance register of the enrolled students?

The Makeathon is a private and free time event in cooperacion with the university. Therefore there will be no attendance registration and we are not able to offer credits. If you like, we are happy to give you an attendance certificate, after attending the event.

I have subjects of different courses, which semester should I choose in the registration form?

Take the highest one.

Is it necessary to bring any device or hardware?

You should bring your laptop if possible. We will provide Materials, such as Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, robots, 3D Printer, Electric Car and many more. Apart from that, feel free to bring additional hardware if you have something special in mind, but it is not nececarry.

Who's organizing the Event?

We are a mixed student team from Germany and Spain in collaboration with multiple companies and unisversities – the Event is “from students – for students”.
If you have any questions left, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or write a short informal message to Jonas: jfischer@itq.de



In collaboration with:

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Connecting universities

Starting from last weekend we had visits from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Professor Markl and Professor Jacob from University of Applied Sciences in Kempten, who stayed in Las Palmas a few days together with Dr. Stetter.

Besides enjoying Las Canteras Beach and the nice view from Cruz de Tejeda, we used the visit to get those universities in contact with Professors of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, aswell as responsibles from local politics.

One topic was the makeathon we’re planning to do at the end of September, where teams from Gran Canaria, Germany and Austria will join.

As a result, we enlarged the cooperation relations and derived some common ideas, on how to proceed in the future.

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Also the professors visited our Mi5 Lab, where we were able to present the progress we made on the delta robot app connection, simulation and image processing.

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