Mobility in Lisbon

This mobility was focused on Robotics and Arduino. Students from INETE organized workshops about Arduino Open source platform and how to use different sensors with Arduino UNO. We also had an impressive visit to The Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory (VisLab), part of the Institute for Systems and Robotics of Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon.
In Quinta Regaleira

Coding with Arduino

The main topic for this mobility was learning to code with Arduino. Arduino is an open-source hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control both physically and digitally.

The Portuguese students presented the Arduino UNO board, as well as different sensors and explained how the programming platform works. The students made a small project with LEDs of different colours. After that, we held a second workshop on Arduino: students had to make a more complex project to build a traffic light in which the lights were turned on and off at varying intervals.

Awesome projects

On Wednesday, Portuguese students presented some robotic projects that they had developed the previous year. One of them was an Unusual Glove for People with Disabilities; a robotic glove that allowed to transform the body language made by hand into sounds to be able to communicate with the blind We found it a fascinating project and all the students could prove how this glove worked.

Another awesome project presented by the students was INETESAT III, a satellite where all the hardware is in a capsule similar to a can of soda. The Inetesat III  captured images taken 1 km high on the Island of Santa Maria, Azores.

Autonomous car race

On Wednesday afternoon we had a race competition with the autonomous cars that each international students team had prepared in the morning. The competition consisted of a robot race (each robot had two engines and three wheels) in two circuits in which the robots had to avoid obstacles along the way to the finish line.

the first of them we learned to use the ultrasonic sensor to measure the length of the elbow and verify that the Vitruvian proportion was fulfilled ie 4 times the length of the elbow is equal to the height of a person. The results of the measurements coincided to a large extent with the proportions of Vitruvius, which caused a great surprise among the students