18. 10. 2023. was the last day of the hybrid team meeting! Three eventful days with a lot of the project activities discussed in two locations simultaneously over the Internet: Osijek Croatia and Panevėžys Lithuania ended with two very interesting presentations. First, we had a chance to see a presentation on recent and innovative Smart Touch projects which is always great way to check out what is new in the industry. Other presentation is ELPROS pride and joy; Leon Glogoški and Tomislav Viduman showing off their mobility project results! Students had great support of their mentors at IKNX Ingeneria in Cordoba Spain which helped them to learn valuable skills and share it with us.
Last week from 3rd of April till 5th of April teams from Serbia and Croatia were hosted by Baranya Megyei Szakképzési Centrum Zipernowsky Károly in the wonderful Pécs. During the meeting, teams have presented their smart home model ideas and the progress of the model so far. Especially interesting approach of our Hungarian partners inspired new ideas for application in other VET programs as well since their model offers students hands on approach to learning about home electrical installation and smart homes. Partners from Serbia have presented progress on short education programs. Among other project management topics like budget reporting, newsletter development etc. teams had the opportunity to discuss opportunities and problems in developing cooperation with the smart home industry with Gergely Kalman, representative of the company Okosotthonlabor. Mr. Gergely Kalman presented his company, smart home technology options they are implementing and discussed possible ways of developing cooperation between schools and the companies.
More on the company Okosotthonlabor: https://okosotthonlabor.hu/
Interactive workshop on Smart home technologies with Smart Touch! This Monday we hosted representatives of company Smart Touch who prepared a workshop for ELPROS students and teachers. SInce some of our students are going to be working with KNX during their mobilities this was the perfect opportunity to try KNX and Control4 with some hands on activities. Students and teachers learned about the software that can be used, how to create different scenes, how to integrate the systems and tested out the programed functionalities.
More on the company: https://www.facebook.com/smarttouch.hr
As part of the project Smart Home Models in VET 12.1.2023. representatives of the Smart Touch company visited us. Automation engineer Zvonko Pejaković gave a lecture on smart technologies, their implementation and the projects the company worked on.
During the lectures, students and teachers had the opportunity to hear and see what possibilities smart technologies offer and get to know them more closely. Using technologies such as KNX and Control4, it is possible to automate and optimize all segments in a modern home so that with their help they can make the space more accessible to people with disabilities, safer from risks, more comfortable, and also contribute to a more rational consumption of energy, which is an important aspect of the application of smart technologies.
Since these are open standards, they can implement components from different manufacturers and thus make the systems sustainable in the long term and significantly influence the consumption of electricity both in the household and in various business premises.
He showed finished projects and their functionalities.
Three particularly interesting solutions are T-Com Business Showroom, BRODOSPLIT and the solution for digital marks from the company Shell.
You can read more about the implementation of the solution at the link: https://www.smart-touch.hr/work/
After two online meetings, finally the first live project activity!
From 12. – 15. December 2022, a workshop and team meeting was held in Novi Sad as part of the Erasmus+ KA2 project Smart home models in VET.
The hosts of the workshop were professors from the Technical College of Vocational Studies in Novi Sad, who demonstrated their smart house model and its functionality to the project partners. In addition to the workshop, a team meeting was held where the working versions of the project documents were accepted, future activities were agreed upon and members of the working groups were appointed.
Representatives of the Electrical engineering and traffic school Osijek M. Filaković, M. Jukić, A. Hmelina, M. Sabljić and B. Štulić took part in the workshop and team meeting.
After the activities in Novi Sad, representatives of schools from Lithuania and Estonia visited Osijek and toured the Electrical engineering and traffic school Osijek and the new laboratories of the ELPROS regional competence center.