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Visit of Katrin Staffler (MP)

Monday is for many people a boring day. Not for us!

We were visited by Mrs Staffler. She is a member of the German parliament. Mrs Staffler is part of the education, research and technology impact assessment committee and the European committee of the German parliament. There was a lot of anticipation about this meeting. The reason for the visit was our project winning “Lerncomputer”. We explained it to her and she was very fascinated.

Mrs Staffler also asked about our other projects and our connection to universities and if they offer workshops for groups like us. Another topic was how many schools have such teams like us and she was surprised that there is not a huge quantity of them. We were telling her of our small budget and our large degree of initiative to be able to accomplish our goals; furthermore we talked about how we manage school, private life and planning, building, programming and designing our projects.

To sum it all up:

We feel honored that a member of parliament shows interest in our effort, hard work and teamwork. Thank you a lot for your visit, Mrs Staffler!

(author: Christopher)

Projekt Lerncomputer – „Eine Welt für alle“ video clip published

The videos presenting the winners of each category were published during the award ceremony in Berlin. Did you miss this video clip? No problem, take a look:

We just noticed, that our individual video lasting 4 minutes, had been published, too:

We are so happpy and proud! Thank you!

Projekt Lerncomputer – „Eine Welt für alle“ award ceremony in Berlin

We are back from our trip to the award ceremony of the „Eine Welt für alle“ competition. We are arwarded first place in our category! The minister for economic cooperation and development lauded among other things our proactive approach, our thorough research and the sustainability of our project.

The event was scheduled for two days. We enjoyed a BBQ, a small concert, the award ceremony, a ride per ship on the river Spree and the „Eine Welt“ festival.

On an additional day we visited the german parliament.

It was a great and adventurous trip!

Adventures!

Schüler bauen Roboter 2017/2018 – Visit of the Institute for Cognitive Systems and Presentation at the adveisor event

We had an awesome Monday. We visited the TU’s institute of cognitive systems. They showed us robots that move like a human being when you touch them. They were able to detect the touches because of their special sensor skin.

VR was also presented to us and they gave us the opportunity to try it out. The main goal of this simulation was to do stuff in the kitchen like doing the dishes or to set the table.

The last showing was robot soccer. These little robots kicked a ball towards a goal. They had a very funny way of standing up when they fell down.

After this we went to present our team and the competition winning robot to TU students.

Before and after the presentation we wachted some sumo-not-battles. Very exciting and fun to watch. 😉

(author: Christopher)