Jury input to announcement leaflet:
The contest will consist of the design, realisation and
demonstration of a system containing hardware and software elements in roughly equal portions.
Teams will be judged by continuous assessment, with a demonstration and presentation on the final day. There
will be an element of peer/public assessment.
Teams of four accompanied by a Faculty member as mentor.
The electronic components, tools, computers (IBM PC compatibles) and programming environments will
be provided by the organizers.
A full specification of the competition task will be give on the first day.
The contest topic is one of Remote instrumentation, analysis/control and feedback. The contestants will be
required to design and build an electronic system linked to a PC where data manipulation will lead to system feedback and user display. Some elements of the system will be remote. Contestants will have open
network access but hardware resources will be limited.
Contestant Knowledge Requirements
- Programming techniques, data structures and algorithms
- C/C++, Visual Basic, HTML, Static and Dynamic Web Pages
- Computer Aided Design (PROTEL, ORCAD, SPICE)
- The implementation of graphical applications
- Database technology
- Software development, testing and documentation
- Electronic systems design
- Design with sensors, analogue and digital circuits
- Microprocessor techniques
- The architecture of IBM compatible Personal Computers
- PC interfacing techniques
Timothy HALL, University of Limerick, Ireland
Cathal McHUGO, University of Limerick, Ireland
Kevin JHONSON, University of Limerick, Ireland
Claudine LECOCQ, Sciences and Technologies University of Lille, France