Good Practice from the The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana
The mission and vision of Peskovnik (Sandbox) is to become the central community of UL FS student engineering engagement and innovation, and for each mechanical engineer to become excellent in his field, a team player, mentor, innovator and socially responsible person who never stops learning.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, in collaboration with the sponsor of the innovative technologies project, has actively entered the technologically and digitally supported society of the 21st century in the form of tools that students and other future innovators will need to develop and realize their ideas. The open laboratory is run by students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FS) for FS students. The set consists of two four-day workshops: The basics of playing in the Sandbox (Peskovnik);From the Sandbox (Peskovnik) to the air.
In the first four-day workshop, students learn more about 3D printing (from idea to computer and then to printer), set up Octoprint, learn about CNC milling, CNC laser, Arduino in practice, KiCAD for mechanical engineering students. The last day of the snack section is dedicated to a fun project. In the follow-up workshop, students learn about the basics of building and manufacturing model airplanes, which is also the basis for completing the education with a built airplane, which also includes optional flying at the end.
The project itself is conceived quite innovatively and actively involves students, future engineers, in developmentally and innovatively oriented thinking models through practical engagement. You only become an engineer when theoretical knowledge is an excellent basis for even better practical implementation. New technologies, especially the needs of Industry 4.0, require a strong research and development potential and the engagement of future employees who can transform the entire society into a high-quality and competitive one with high added value.
Link to the University of Ljubliana: https://www.fs.uni-lj.si/
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