Do it yourself projects



In the autumn semester of 2016 / 2017, the Student Association established a project team to develop an energy demonstration tool. Within the framework of the project, the aim was to establish a LED panel to display a power unit consisting of a bicycle, generator and battery and a display of the power output of the generator. The LED panel control was implemented using a microcontroller. In addition, we have installed an inverter in the system to connect an electrical consumer equipment to the circuit, thus illustrating, among other things, the loaded condition of the generator.In the spring semester of 2016 / 17, this initiative came to a phase of implementation after the principal ideas had been made. The project team, cooperated with several university organizations, prepared the bicycle. In order to acknowledge our supporters and to indicate the performance of the main consumer devices, stickers have been added to the LED panel. The first time to be presented to the public was in the freshman camp of students admitted in 2017. During the semester, our demonstration tool has found positive welcome in several places.



Solar panel

Encouraged by the success of the previous project, the members of the Student Association decided to launch another Do It Yourself project. A project team was formed during the autumn of 2017 with the aim of creating a device to illustrate solar energy production. The solar panel module is now complete and working properly. The main sponsors of the project were Manitu Solar Kft. and Hofeka Kft. The devices of the project can be used to make measurements and to observe processes of similar equipment used in the industry.




Mobile High Voltage Laboratory

During the spring of 2018, the Student Association created a project team with the purpose of building a Mobile High Voltage Laboratory to demonstrate and popularize high voltage technology, which is an essential part of electric power engineering.With the help of this device we would like to present interesting experiments with educational purposes. Our main intention was to promote high voltage technology to secondary school students, and to inspire university students towards power engineering. The Mobile Laboratory is placed in a small sized metal cage, which is grounded to protect the audience from electricity. Firstly the Jacob-ladder was constructed, which is an experimental tool to present the behaviour of electric arcs. The metal cage is designed modularly, so it can be improved with several other experiments in the future, such as Lichtenberg figures, and equipment capable of demonstrating the heating effects of electric current. The public already had the opportunity to admire the Mobile Laboratory and the experiments realized in it, during the BME Open Day, the Educatio exhibition, and several other events organized by variable Faculties. In 2020, a short video was made about the project for the online BME Open Day.