As part of Dr. Stetter ITQ commitment with education and new technologies for Industry 4.0, and considering the big success of our previous “Smart Green Island Makeathon” held in Gran Canaria, we are proud to announce our next major event: February 2017 Makeathon. This time, we have decided to do things a little bit differently. Thus, we will be holding different workshops during the whole event. Some of this workshops are conceived as an introduction to the Makeathon itself, such as the Robotics Workshop, where participants will learn tons of cool stuff for their projects, whereas others are more oriented to current industry professionals.

We would like you to come and experience our next Makeathon. Professionals and students from all disciplines & all semesters are invited!




Plattform Industrie 4.0

We are happy to be accepted as one of the outstanding projects for the Plattform Industrie 4.0. It is a selection of projects in the realm of Industry 4.0 (or Connected Industries). Our Showcase Mi5 shows the practicability of our approach.

Together we are not only working on better machines, but also to work as a european team. Machines can be seen as the men and women who built them. If the people don’t get along very well, the machine most often doesn’t either. So we are working together, to build machines, that funciton together.

Have a look: Plattform Industrie 4.0

We hope to see some of you on our hackathon in only 9 days.


New Video from sps ipc drives

About two weeks have passed since the sps ipc drives. We have had a lot of positive feedback for our trade-fair demonstrator both from our sponsors and interested people. Many said, that our exhibition is the closest anyone got to the topic “Industry 4.0”

There was also a camera-team from elektroniknet.de that posted a very nice video and an article on their website. Click on the image below to see the video.


Simulation of the Cookie Module with Industrial Physics

We are working with Industrial Physics to generate our HIL setup. Starting with the first parts of the setup we are developing a digital representation of the cookie module.

The cookie dispenser works in the way, that the rotating disc is moved by a stepping motor. Whenever the cookie comes to the yellow ramp, it falls down by gravity. The simulation uses the same effects. The friction and other details are as close to reality as possible.

We will keep you posted about other modules and simulations.

Please feel free to comment below.

Industry 4.0

As we are actively working on the subject, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems, we investigate existing projects in Germany.

Industry 4.0, as we understand it, is based on the connection of technology. Thus it is possible to create completely new user stories, simply by combining two acting members. As an example, imagine to be the only person having a cell phone. You can’t call anybody. When there is a second person that has a cell phone, you can then start to interact with this person. It is then the link between this person and yourself, that is enhancing your overall capacity. With that picture in mind, it then becomes clear, what effect it will have, once you have internet on your cell phone, now smart phone. You can start to interact with the whole world, and countless possibilities become reality.
The German Government is funding Industry 4.0 efforts. On the following pages you can find additional information about how they see Industry 4.0, what their interest is, and find some inspiration:

Please let us know what you think about it in the comments or write us an email.

We are looking forward to an open discussion.




Kompetenztag Mechatronik

Bericht über den Kompetenztag Mechatronik, Schätzung: 100 Gäste, 30 Aussteller, 5 Stunden, und ein 3 Gänge Menü. Das sind die Randdaten des Kompetenztages Mechatronik. Aber nicht nur mit diesen Zahlen lässt sich dieses Event beeindruckend beschreiben.

Die Vorbereitungen für die Ausstellung von unserem Projekt hat uns mehrere Wochen beansprucht. Für dieses Event konnten wir unseren ersten Prototypen vorstellen. And now, i will just continue in english. Everything we had done so far, we documented in a folder for all the visitors to see. We improvised with LEGO Mindstorms to immitate the real-event triggered behaviour of not yet existing hardware. With that approach it was possible to let the whole system work, while most of the parts were not yet finished.