The first day of lectures is over and it was quite a success because more people than expected wanted to hear our talks…
next time we probably have to double the space…
The new semester starts in the next week and there will be several information events. One of them will be presented by Samuel and me.
If all happens as we plan it, it should be an entertaining event ;)
Since some days Google Maps has my university town (Ilmenau) available for searching and viewing… and when I found the place where I live… well I can see my car… it’s about 4 or something pixels … but well there it is…
On 1700 the second FeM e.V. FIWAK started. To explain it short what that is:
Around 40 people go into the forest. Take a power generator and a huge number of network and computer equipment with them. 3 big tents and several small ones… of course Wireless LAN Internet access everywhere…
It’s rite at the TU-Ilmenau to make a movie when you have “Bergfest” (half time to make it simple)… so it’s time for a new one:
Am 10. Juni 2005 veranstalten die Fachschaftsr
Because namenlos is managing the media storage array we had to visit the video cutting room. There were some teams cutting their videos and I was impressed by the number of G5s available there…
You can watch the ISWISION broadcasts via live-stream or even better: Live at in the audience in MKR 102.
Enjoy the beautiful pictures of the campus. The pictures were made my Tibor Kerekes.
You can get a panoramic view of that place here.
I couldn’t write about the arrival of the guests, so I do it afterwards and post some pictures with permission by NYBlog who took the pictures:
You can access the statistics here. There’s even a WIKI.
Source 1: ISWI 2005 statistics
Source 2: ISWIWIKI
There are some more new pictures of the laser in action available:
a little bit to the left
approx. 2km distance to the laser
view from the lasers positon
Source: Star Wars is ein Witz!
The 2nd Student Technology Conference starts tomorrow morning in Kassel. For two days students are invited to discuss interesting and new technologies from Microsoft. There will be several Workshops and a Fun-Part.
As a special highlight the national finals of the Imagine Cup 2005 will be held parallel to the talks.
Sounds like fun, doesn’t it. So there it’s going to take place: Kongress Palais Kassel:
From Ilmenau it’s approximately a 2 hour trip. So more fun to come ;)
Here is the final agenda (on the website it’s not up-to-date):
Source: STC 2005 Homepage
This evening the “Bergfestfilm”-Team is going to celebrate the Title and Trailer-Release-Party.
The party takes place in the BC-club. So don’t miss the event!
The admission price is 50ct/1eur
Only 3 days to go: From 20th to 29th May 2005 the Ilmenau Campus will be the place to be. It’s ISWI time. Under the slogan “one world one vision” participants from all-over the world come together to discus, act and get to know each other.
The ISWI team describes it better:
There’s a quite packed schedule for the participants.
Of course there will be a lot of live and ondemand coverage from the ISWI 05. The daily ISWISION-Live-Show will be the fixed-must-see event of every ISWI-evening.
I likely will have access to the ISWI media server. So expect some articles these days.
This evening the grey sky of Ilmenau was illuminated by something similar to Yodas green light saber. Actually it IS a laser of unknown power which seems to be used to “draw a straight line” above the roofs of the sleepy Ilmenau citizens.
And now cheer for the great pictures that where taken this night. They show the impressive skyline of Ilmenau and the even more impressive light saber by night.
Stay tuned for more light saber action…
reply2all VJ Justus Rogman wrote about the premiere of “OPERation Rossini” in which he took part in:
It was just great!! They even forced me to come on stage while applause, so it’s me in background on the very right of following pic. But the applause of course is due to the actors infront. They really earned it! Like the orchestra. Was a great performance, especially in this cultural less-developed town :-p…”
text: Cesare Sterbini / Music: Gioacchino Rossini
musical adaption: Juri Lebedev
text adaption: Maximilian Ponader
staging: Maximilian Ponader, Hamburg
conductor: Juri Lebedev, Weimar
At the moment I’m reading several technical books in preparation for the exams. Especially the Communication Systems and the Digital Signal Processing exams are known to be very hard. My mate Christian gave me the hint for this outstanding Digital Signal Processing eBook:
You can download the eBook for free. So if you want to know (or you’re expected to know) anything about Digital Signal Processing, get this eBook.
Uhh it seems that there’s some racing stuff going on at my university:
“Formula Student is the biggest and best of its kind in
Today evening (1900) there will be a meeting in ZHS201. I hope I can make some good pictures.
Source 1: http://www.stud.tu-ilmenau.de/~fegr-ii/
Source 2: http://www.imeche.org.uk/formulastudent/index.asp
Okay. It’s done. I’ve managed to create the perfect working environment for me.
From left to right:
All three machines are hooked up to the FeM-Net which connects over 1500 machines across the campus with 100 Mbit and is connected to the university uplink with 1 Gbit.
One floor below in the server-room is the fileserver located where I store most of my data(about 800 GByte at the moment). This machine is connected with 1Gbit to the P4 and 100 Mbit to the other machines.
The best of this: it’s absolutely silent.
PS: okay it’s a bit of a show off… but I needed it because I really like my working environment now
As written before here are some pictures of the effecTV setup in action. It’s quite
“EffecTV is a real-time video effector. You can watch TV or video through amazing effectors.”
Ghostalker is going to party tonight… for his intermediate diploma…and well.. 30 liter of beer… muaaahh ;)
After the EIB installation is working the next step is to documentate the whole stuff as detailed as possible. So I start the game with this little article:
Whats the EIB
“European Installation Bus (EIB) is the world’s leading system for “intelligent” electrical installation networking. The bus cable installed in addition to the supply cable combines devices and systems (e.g. heating, lighting or ventilation), which previously functioned separately from one another, into an economical system optimally adapted to individual requirements. Both now and in the future, this domotic network provides new functions which previously were either very difficult to implement or could not be implemented at all. For example, a turn of your house key can switch off forgotten basement light or the power supply to the iron. The result: EIB improves customized home living, security and efficiency – day for day – an entire life.”
Well and what we are doing with it is:
and we want to do this via
So we got this requirements so deka started to get a schema of what’s needed:
TLN: the number of the module
AT/S: the switch itself, in our case 4-way
SA/U: is an actor+sensor module integrated into a switch
BA: is a bus coupling module
SU: is the uninterruptible power supply
UD: dimmer module for the light
And now let me show you a floor plan of the office itself:
Each cross is a light that can be controlled over the EIB you can see power outlets, ethernet ports and switch modules.
We even made some sort of drawing on the whiteboard to make clear what this is all about and how it’s structured.
And because this is just part 1 ;) Iam stopping right now. So tune in when EIB comes back for more.
Source 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Installation_Bus
Source 2: working EIB
Source 3: EIB research
Today Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Knauf gave the first AI lecture. A lot to say obviously and very interesting.
After some fiddling with the EIB software ThamThon and Deka got the EIB installation working. At the moment you can control four light-groups with four switches. As you can see on the picture below three lights are on and one is switched off. When you just hit the button the light goes on/off. If you press and hold the button it will dim on/off.
When you remove the switch-module from the bus coupling module it will look like this:
and this is the actor-module, manufactured by ABB
I will post a complete description and some schematics shortly. If you want to ask something or want to have something described in detail just comment this article and I’ll see what I can do.