Intensively using collaborative learning, team work and close cooperation between secondary school and the university we at TUS and TUES reach visible results with great achievements and recognition at the EU level. We are the champions (it was such song) at the largest global line trace type robot competition “Renesas MCU Car Rally 2016”
Preparing for the competition was an excellent learning opportunity for teams from TUS and TUES to work in collaboration on common tasks developing a functioning model rally car that included sensors and a microcontroller. The challenge for the teams was to build a self-guided car from a supplied kit of components and to optimize the hardware/software performance so to win the race against other peers.
We are happy to announce that we are the winners of the MCU Car Rally 2016, which took place on 25th February at embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg. All together 24 teams from 16 universities all over Europe comprising 120 students, supported by 20 professors, participated. The competition targets European University students, but our Secondary School TUES team, supervised by university assistant, was qualified for the finals and took 6-th place beating around 100 university students.
1st Place: Team NEUTRINO, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
6th Place: Team TUES, Technology School “Electronic Systems”, Bulgaria
This video from organizers shows the 2nd European Renesas MCU Car Rally held on 25th February at embedded world 2016 in Nuremberg. Watch the finals and the awards ceremony.
The interviews with the winners were shown in National TV channels and published in many newspapers in Bulgaria. All these emphasize that this great achievement happened because of strong team work in close university-school collaboration.