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We are proudly announcing the reached milestones:

VESNA communicates through Arduino Cloud IoT

Mid-term project meeting of students presenting current progress of the Vertical Project.

April 6, 2022

Each team presented solved problems, listed the remaining tasks, and discussed further ideas on how to improve the project. Among other goals, the students introduced an efficient data exchange using the Arduino Cloud IoT service. They also integrated an auxiliary microcontroller and several sensors and actuators to extend the self-awareness of VESNA. The application interface was also improved. The original plan of each team was revisited and updated subject to the remaining tasks and the novel ideas introduced into the project.

Vertical project route map

Initial stand-up of students presenting a route map reaching the goals of the Vertical project.

March 1, 2022

Team leaders introduced hired team members and presented a detailed task- and time-management for reaching the goals of the Vertical project—integrated courses on Project on Process Control and Group Project.

VESNA levels up the format of education

Kick-off meeting of the Vertical Project.

February 16, 2022

Project VESNA was introduced into the unique format of the Vertical Project that efficiently integrates the courses on Project on Process Control and the course on Group Project. The Vertical Project emphasizes the synergic effects of cross-grade student cooperation. The Vertical Project is elaborated by the students at the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics, FCHPT, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

Final presentations of the Project on Process Control

The final meeting of the course on the Project on Process Control, where students demonstrated the abilities of the prototype of greenhouse VESNA.

January 20, 2022

Each team presented the reached goals—CoreTeam established efficient wireless communication between sensors and actuators on one side and the cloud on the other side. The SmartTeam introduced the basic control loops for advanced autonomous control, and AppTeam developed an initial version of a cross-platform and user-friendly application enabling basic remote supervision and control using smartphones and tablets. The DEMO successfully demonstrated the remote control of the greenhouse using a developed app. Students discussed their experience in project development, teamwork, and the improvement of soft skills. The students of the course Project on Process Control also proposed further interesting ideas on how to continue the development of the project.

Development of VESNA goes fully remote

In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, education is realised in a remote framework.

November 22, 2021

The students experience challenging teamwork on the Project on Process Control in an online and remote framework.

Mid-term project meeting

Mid-term project meeting of students presenting current progress of the Project on Process Control.

November 11, 2021

Each team presented reached goals, listed the remaining tasks, and discussed further ideas on how to improve the project. The original plan of each team was revisited and updated subject to the novel ideas introduced into the project.

VESNA got funding

We gratefully acknowledge the Tatra Bank Foundation (Nadácia Tatra banky) for supporting our grant application: Construction of a Smart Eco Greenhouse VESNA.

November 5, 2021

We are proud that our grant application was among 12% of supported projects. This support enables us to significantly increase the performance and technical background.

Project route map

Initial stand-up of students presenting a route map reaching the goals for each task.

September 30, 2021

Team leaders introduced hired team members and presented a detailed task- and time-management for reaching the goals of each task of course on Project on Process Control.

VESNA enters education

Kick-off meeting of Project on Process Control.

September 23, 2021

Project VESNA was successfully integrated into the course Project on Process Control elaborated by the students at the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics, FCHPT, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

Launch web

VESNA homepage has been online since July 12, 2021.

July 12, 2021

We are thrilled to share the ideas of the VESNA project worldwide to inspire the young researchers, students, and their supervisors to come up with smart and innovative ideas.

VESNA was born

Project VESNA was established on July 2, 2021.

July 2, 2021

VESNA was originally developed as an assignment for a student project, but soon after several brainstormings, it grew up into a complex project with a scope far beyond a semestral project.

That’s it.