#Scintilla #Internship #Afterlife

Afterlife

Let’s start of a little philosophical: where does time go when it passes? Of course it goes in the past, but it seems that it doesn’t always get in our memories in a linear fashion. It seems like a couple of weeks ago when I was working on my graduation assignment, attending almost all of Scintilla’s activities and doing many helpful things at Scintilla. However, I’ve been working already over one and a half year (and scarcely present at Scintilla gatherings), and as such, many things happened. ...

#Bachelor Thesis #Sensor #Thesis

Modelling and characterisation of a pressure sensor implemented in surface channel technology

*One of the easiest pressure sensors to design is a resistive pressure sensor. A structure under pressure changes in geometry which causes the resistance of the structure to change. This change in resistance can be measured with an electronic readout circuit. But, how does this sensor precisely work? In my bachelor assignment I made a theoretical model of the working principal of a resistive pressure sensor. * It all starts with taking a trip into the domain of a mechanical engineer. ...

#PhD

Robust motion control

My Phd research has started almost three years ago. These years have been rich in lessons and experiences. In this article I give an overview on these three years. I will show some of my research lines and some of the results of this research, but first, it is time for some introductions. I started as a PhD student at the Robotics and Mechatronics group (RAM) in September 2017. Fresh from my master in Electrical Engineering, which I finished at the same group. ...

#Feynman #Icons of EE #Module 4

Icons of EE: Richard Feynman

After following module 4, you probably wondered, “why is there an image of Feynman playing the drum on page one?” Well, you’re in good company, he didn’t get it either. Richard Feynman was, however, an avid drummer. He was also a safe cracker, a nude model painter and a world-renowned lecturer. Oh, and he also won a Nobel Prize in physics, but, considering his personal life, one could argue that’s not his biggest achievement. ...

#elfbierentocht #activity #on location #datasheet

The Elfbierentocht

The yearly tour for the real student. Beer everywhere, tropical temperatures, huge amount of fun and ofcourse a medal. Hundreds of students go from pub to pub at the campus in the so called Elfbierentocht. Together with travel companions Sjoerd, Lisanne and Lonneke we go on this adventure, rate all the pubs and give advice to the reader. First of all, I will explain how the Elfbierentocht works. On your personal ticket there are 11 boxes, which will be ripped for beer. ...

#eating contest #activity #on location

A Word with the Eating Contest Winner

What started as a fun idea a few years back has grown out to become an annual contest with participants from all outreaches. In fact, this year’s winner does not even study Electrical Engineering! Being an editorial member of the Vonk provides many advantages and can create great opportunities. As such, I got the opportunity to meet up with, and ask questions to, the winner of the 3rd annual eating contest: Cas Sitvast! ...