Done – 1st Hackathon!

First of all, thanks to all the students, members and the big support from ITQ – both with hardware and food.

We are proud to announce, that our first Hackathon was a huge success, and the new students felt very welcome in our team. To give you a short overview, here some figures:

  • 2 days
  • 12 Interested Students
  • 6 Mi5 Members
  • 4 Projects
  • Countless: Ideas, Sensors, Raspberry Pi 2, Lego Mindstorms, …

You can find below a video done by one of the students, Dominik Serve, who did a very professional video cut. Great job!


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.




Introduction to MI5 (ger)

In the following video, we will give you a short introduction about the Project MI5. In general, we think of it as a perfect possibility for students, to enhance their practical experience. Since in universities, the focus lies on the theoretical stuff, we additionally learn to apply our newly learned skills.

This practical experience is unique for must of us, and challenges us. We recognize, that it can be a big step, from dry theory, to practical application.