It has been some intense 6 days for me in Las Palmas.
After some minor coordination with the local logistics company, we got a pallet delivered to the informatics faculty.
It cointained the B&R delta robot components.
The catch for me: A robot is not an ikea furniture. Therefore I had to find local suppliers to get the required tools and power supply periphery. That was quite a challenge, since the people I met so far could barely help me on finding a place, that offers emergency-stop-buttons.
At the fourth shop I finally got what I was looking for.
Prof. Hernandez from the informatics faculty was very welcoming and we met for lunch every day so far.
We are given a computer lab inside the faculty, where a lot of students can see our hardware through a window. We hope to attract some informatics students in joining the mi5-project by that.
Despite that, we are given full access to the room anytime, have lots of space and furniture.
Next week, Joan Mauri, a Mi5 student from VIC/Barcelona, will head for Las Palmas and support the Project here.
International Erasmus Dinner:
Yesterday there was an erasmus dinner with about 70 people from all over the world. Everyone took a dish from its origin country, so the buffet was an exciting mixture. Also I got in contact with a lot of students from Germany, Italy, Spain, Korea, Russia and Britain. After that we went to the old town of las palmas, where thursday is the best night to go – but I will explain that next time.
– Don’t try to pay the bus with a 50€ bill. It won’t work and you will have to walk.
– Once you ask for a “café solo” with a german accent, they wont believe you until you reassure, you are not heading for a “americano”.
– If you order something containing “Fish of the day”, you might end up with a raw fish salad.