Project performance stages
Step-by-step development required to create microcontroller devices. Technical design specification development and equipment selection.
Controller periphery application fundamentals
Application overview and programming methods for different peripheries of micro-controllers (parallel input/output port, timers/meters, digital-to-analog converter, analog to digital converter, serial input-output port).
Controller programming fundamentals
Fundamentals of software development processes: planning, encryption, formatting, debugging and testing.
Fundamentals of CAD program application
Learning the basic principles of printed circuit board creation, from circuit development to the production file.
(In progress of studies the program may be altered depending on the level of participants’ background).
Age restrictions: 18+
Level of English proficiency - А2 (Pre-Intermediate) and higher.
Elementary knowledge of electronics.
Ability to express your thoughts explicitly and defend you opinions well-grounded reasons and critical thinking.
Proactive students taking 3-5 courses and an interest in the sphere of embedding will be given priority.
It’s not mandatory to have your own idea for robotics projects, however, it may play a role in selection prioritization.
During the lessons we will use state-of-the-art equipment and program participants will have an opportunity to operate microcontroller devices in practice.
Our mentors will share their knowledge and experience and instruct students on the practical use of microcontrollers when solving different tasks.
The program consists of three key stages.
Duration: 5 weeks
Format: theory + practical classes
What is going to happen? Mentors will teach the basic concepts and principles of several specific devices development from microcontrollers. At this stage participants chose a project for further implementation, build a team and draw up technical design specifications.
At the end of this stage participants will acquire: Methodological recommendations on operations with individual microcontroller components. Advising on program planning, debugging and testing. Acquiring the skills to independently development a basic electric circuit and printed circuit board for a particular device. Templates for self-guided work.
Duration: 6 weeks
Format: practical classes
What is going to happen? Each team’s objective is to implement their own idea or one suggested by their mentors.
Each team develops a program structural circuit and choses the specification and elementary basis for the device to be created. They develop the electric circuit and printed circuit board and assemble an experimental model of the device. Then they generate the program code and at the end they test the device.
At the end of this stage participants will acquire: A ready-to-use device and presentation displaying the results of their project.
Duration: 1 day
Format: Project pitches
What is going to happen? A representative from each team will give a 20 minute presentation on the results of the whole team’s work. 10 minutes will be allocated for presentation and 10 minutes is for answering questions from the judges’ panel other teams. The speaker will be selected by the team. Strict compliance with the time limits is mandatory and influences their evaluation.
At the end of this stage participants will acquire: This stage is the final stage of the program, therefore the participants with the highest scores over all three program stages will be awarded a Certificate.
Who will this program be most useful for?
The program has been developed mainly for electronics or computer system faculties students. Anyone who wishes to learn something new about the application of microcontrollers in science, engineering and everyday life may participate in the program provided that he/she has the necessary background to complete the course.
Will I get any document confirming my participation in the program?
Yes, you will. Program participants who score high enough through all three stages will get a certificate confirming the successful completion of the program. The student with the highest class rank may also get a written recommendation from their mentor (optional).
Why do I need it?
The program will help to systematize your knowledge of electronics, to acquire practical skills in micro-controller development and to hone your teamwork skills.
What kind of things will I be able to create?
You will be able to create applications for intelligence houses, basic robots, to design semi-automation of technological processes, and to design and control car and aircraft models.
I was late submitting my application to participate in the program. What should I do?
The program is not a one-time event. It will be carried out on a periodic basis. Watch for announcements for the next intake of students on the official website of the Engineering School as well as on School webpages in social media.
I submitted an application but was rejected. Can I apply for participation in the next program?
Yes, for sure. However, please, carefully look into the reasons that you were rejected. You may be rejected again if you are not a suitable candidate or if you have not addressed the reasons that you were rejected the first time.