In terms of theoretical knowledge, mechatronics education in Taiwan is quite mature. However, there is often a lack of opportunity for practical training, which is essential for students seeking employment following graduation. Therefore, the FCU LabVIEW group, in cooperation with the FCU Office of Information Technology, National Instruments Taiwan and Shining Co., Ltd., organized a mechatronics competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage students to use LabVIEW software and NI myDAQ hardware to transform their ideas into finished products.
A total of 12 student teams entered this competition submitting a wide variety of original works. First place went to a team of students from the Department of Aerospace Systems and Engineering that developed the “NI myDAQ vehicle application.” Other products included a portable media station that can transform the user into a DJ anytime and anywhere, as well as a real time building safety monitoring system.
Photo：Members of the winning team from the Department of Aerospace Systems and Engineering receive their award. (Photo provided by the Office of Information Technology)