University of Minho holds an exhibition of Electronic Engineering projects

29 de January de 2024

This degree lasts three years and presents, in addition to basic Engineering training, very strong components in the areas of Electronics and IT. Its main differentiating characteristic is a high practical component, starting from the 1st year, with laboratory work, which involves the knowledge acquired in the different curricular units of each semester.

Throughout the course, several individual and group projects are carried out, involving multidisciplinary knowledge, which develop students’ creativity and skills in the search for innovative solutions to Engineering problems.

These projects, which will be exhibited in Azurém, in the nave of building 1, between 10am and 12pm and between 2pm and 4pm, were developed by students throughout the semester, in groups of 3 to 5 students, putting the their creativity, innovative capacity and skills in the semester’s learning areas, culminating in the presentation of a prototype focusing on the following characteristics:

  • Features that make it useful and competitive;
  • Possibility of being produced at affordable and competitive costs;
  • Safe use;
  • High reliability;
  • Certification study, if oriented towards areas that require certification;
  • Adequate documentation for the production process, maintenance and subsequent development.

Each group of students will exhibit the work carried out, with public and functional demonstrations of the prototype. A poster, videos of the project’s operation, and all supporting material will also be on display. During the day, the public and teachers from the curricular unit will visit the exhibition, asking the necessary questions to evaluate the projects.

These are some of the projects on display:

  • Distortion pedal for guitar and amplifier
  • Battery analyzer
  • walkie talkie
  • Robotic arm
  • Servo motor robotic hand by 3D printing
  • Line follower car
  • Wired Hand Controlled Robot
  • (macro)particle accelerator
  • Home Automation
  • Smart Windshield Automatic System
  • Induction charging
  • Umbrella with humidity sensor
  • Greenhouse with refrigeration and sensors
  • Temperature control
  • Remote controlled car

This exhibition is an opportunity for students to showcase their work and skills to teachers, other students and the general public.