On the 23rd of November 2019, BEST Louvain-La-Neuve organized the second round of the EBEC Challenge Preliminaries. Fourteen motivated teams came to compete, show off their skills and win crazy prizes. This was made possible by our partners :
– Netaxis for the Case Study,
– Brico and Westmalle for the logistical support.
The first part of the day was dedicated to the Case Study. Netaxis presented a common problem. It being how to check network availability efficiently in order to be functionable at any time on any device and at any place. Netaxis employees are working on providing integration solutions for Telecom operators installing these networks. The students worked 3 hours on this problem, after which they had to present their solution in front of a jury composed of our partners and some teachers of the university.
The second part of the day was dedicated to the Team Design. We chose the following topic: amphibious machines. The aim was to build a vehicle that could roll down a slope (built by the participants as well) and land while keeping a forward trajectory in a water tank. The participants had 3 hours to build their solutions, after which they were evaluated by the jury. Aside from the couple “splash-full” bloopers, there were some pretty impressive results from the students.
At the end of the day, everyone enjoyed a delicious Westmalle-Drink and shared their opinions on the day. The participants left this event with new experiences, new skills and around 1000€ in gifts.