FSE Students win prize for Most Outstanding Student in Engineering!

Congratulations to Nilson Mabika (@nilmab) and Luvick Otoka (@otokaluvick), who won the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2018 in the category of Engineering! Luvick and Nil were recognized for creating the noninvasive Glucometer and Pulse Oximeter.46523976_1924179147695289_7637527011451207680_n

The Ghana Tertiary Awards are given to university students with the potential to impact and change Ghana and its society for the better. We at FSE are honored to be working with Nil, Luvick, and many other driven, intelligent, and creative students who are using their skills and knowledge to create a better world.

Excellent job, guys! We are proud of you!

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2 FSE members nominated for Most Outstanding Students in Engineering

We are so excited and proud to share that two students at the Accra Institute of Technology, who have been involved in FSE from the beginning, have been nominated by the Ghana Teriary Award in the category of Most Outstanding Students in Engineering! Nilson Mabika (@nilmab) and Luvick Otoka (@otokaluvick) have been recognized amongst thousands of students at Ghanain universities for their work  creating the noninvasive Glucometer and Pulse Oximeter. Screenshot_20181023-190657~3.png

The aim of the Ghana Teriary Award is to support students whose work has the potential to impact and change Ghana and its society. According to the GTA critera, each nominee has proven to be “a significant achievement holder, a change maker and one that demonstrates ethical and socially accepted principles.” We think that’s a pretty accurate description of Nil and Luvick, and we are so honored to be working with them!

They got to the nomination level with their hard work, but you can help them to win the award for Most Outstanding Students in Engineering! To cast your vote for Nil and Luvick, just text GTL18 to 1736!

 

AIT Robotics Club workshop at Pinnacle College

The AIT Robotics Club is at it again! After a successful seminar at Pinnacle College in Achimota on 9 July, 2018, the founder of the university was so impressed that called the Robotics Club members to come back to do a workshop with Pinnacle students on 14 July.

The Robotics Club members introduced the Parking Distance Controller system, also known as PDC, to the 10 students. During the workshop the students learned:

  • The basics of python programming and Arduino microcontroller
  • How to program the Ultrasound Sensor using Raspberry Pi and Arduino microcontroller
  • How to program RGB LED using Raspberry Pi and Arduino microcontroller
  • How to program the buzzer using Raspberry Pi and Arduino microcontroller
  • How to program the PDC system using Raspberry Pi and Arduino microcontroller

The workshop participants were amazed to be able to program the various components! Students asked a lot of relevant questions that created a great dialog between the Robotics Club members and the workshop participants. We can’t wait to see what the Robotics Club will be up to next!

Here are some pictures of the workshop for you to enjoy. The whole album can be found here.

Expanding our FSE team in Europe

Full Stack Embedded is growing!

Thanks to our dedicated, ambitious team in Africa, FSE has not only been active in Ghana and Togo, but has even started to expand into new countries. This growth means that we will need some more members in our European team to keep up!

With that goal in mind, we’ve set up a group on Meetup.com to try to find like-minded people who are excited about the opportunities that modern tech offers to the world. Anyone who is interested in helping us with communications, planning, sponsorship, hacking, or teaching, or just wants to learn more about the work that FSE is doing, is welcome to join us. We’ll meet every two weeks to have some drinks and work on helping FSE expand and thrive. We hope to be introducing some new members of our team soon!

AIT Robotics Club July Seminar

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It’s been a busy year for the Robotics Club at Accra Institute of Technology! After successful robotics seminars at both the Sea View and Catonment campuses of AIT, the Club members have now reached out to work with students at a new university: Pinnacle College in Achimota.

The Robotics Club members introduced Full Stack Embedded’s Raspberry Pi Autonomous Car, also known affectionately as Alfred, to 30 students plus lecturers at Pinnacle College on 9 July. During the seminar, the students and lecturers:

  • Learned the basics of the Raspberry Pi microprocessor and how to use it
  • Learned about the RPi customer board and its various integrated circuits
  • Tested the ultrasound sensor by measuring distance
  • Controlled Alfred themselves on their phones

The seminar participants were amazed to be able to run a robot right from their phones! Both students and lecturers asked a lot of relevant questions that created a great dialog between the Robotics Club members and the seminar participants.

We at Full Stack Embedded are proud and excited to see the AIT Robotics Club taking agency over the skills they learned during our workshops last year, and bringing those skills to others in West Africa. Keep up the awesome work!

Here are some pictures of the seminar for you to enjoy: