3D printing facilities are now available to ZSUT students and researchers. Our design and production workshop is equipped with a workstation running sophisticated 3D modelling software (also accessible from multiple remote terminals) and a 3D printer. The printer’s easily replaceable base plates allow for a “production run” of multiple objects to be efficiently organized. The 140x140x135 mm “build volume” is sufficient for our needs, but much larger shapes can be assembled from the printed parts, should such need arise. The facilities can be used for fast prototyping, giving a finishing touch to students’ diploma projects, and venturing into the realm of cyber-physical systems.
The prototype of the IoT-based system Micromole (a result of our project microMole, see micromole.eu for more information) for aiding in the identification of strongly toxic waste disposals in the sewage was successfully tested by the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany (Bundeskriminalamt) and the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police (Centralne Laboratorium Kryminalistyczne Policji) of Poland during the 3rd and the 5th of December 2018.
The system was able to detect and collect waste of 9 controlled waste spills in the sewage network.
We started work on a new Celtic-Plus project, called FLEXNET. WUT and two other Polish partners (Orange and Blue Technologies) joined forces with partners from Spain, Turkey, France, Belgium, Canada, and South Korea. The international Consortium aims to develop a “flexible IoT network.” The effort combines the areas of the Internet of Things, software-defined networking, and 5G. Read more here.
On November 27th and 28th, the European Horizon 2020 project microMole held its interim review meeting in Berlin, Germany. During the review a number of project prototypes were demonstrated, including the crawler robot for installing the microMole ring system (in the photo). CNSD presented a prototype of a battery-powered 6LoWPAN wireless sensor network that collects measurements from pH and conductivity sensors placed in the sewers, and sends those measurements to a management station.