The last full day for our projects. Somehow the presentation on friday came to everyone’s mind more and more. Some teams were affected by this thought more than others. The following post will show the progressing “Panic Level” measured throughout they whole day.

9:00 AM: Let’s get started

Team 1: They took their toaster back home for some fine-tuning. At the lab these improvements should be tested. Also toast was laser cut.



Team 2: Working with another mp3-Player and sewing the poor bears wounds.

Team 3: Getting the last needed switch from the old walkman to work and communicate with the Arduino.

Team 4: Everything technical is working fine. What to do? Develop some funny and entertaining game modes.

Team 5: Finishing the case of the dropbox and finally get on with the logic programmed for the Arduino.

Team 6: One person coding and the other building a case for the Arduino below the ORB they seem pretty relaxed.


Light it!

11:30 AM: First results of the day

Team 1: A method for calibrating the breadcrumb drawer is being developed. Meanwhile the MIDI transmission goes on.

Team 2: Frustrated at the moment -> no comments given

Team 3: Working on closing circuits via Arduino.


Loads of wires for a small walkman

Team 4: Two game modes have been developed and multiple levels are designed by hand.


Sebastian is already testing the game

Team 5: The box case is finished. Hardware and core features work. Yay!

Team 6: Sensor classification on the one hand and updating the output device on the other one.

2:30 PM: After the lunch break



Team 1: Reading spots in the breadcrumb drawer works and it is auto-calibrated at the start. Also functionality to the buttons of the toaster should be added.

Team 2: Another mp3-Player down. (The third?), at least the teddy’s movement is progressing.

Team 3: Toggling keyboard shortcuts with Arduino and transistors.

Team 4: Still working on new levels. Can’t wait to play.

Team 5: The box is working and the plexiglass will be layered. As everything works smooth LED lighting is planned.


Pretty acryl box

Team 6: The input sensors are ready and software is coded. Meanwhile the output device’s contacts are being re-soldered.

6 PM: Most other project days were over by that time

Team 1: The calibrating method is being improved and a MIDI cable is integrated in the project.


Under the toaster’s surface

Team 2: The mp3-Players audio signal is strengthened for better output quality. Next project step is to integrate the stepper with the teddy bear.


Teddy Head

Team 3: Starting to solder everything together, a lot of wires indeed. Thanks to color-coded wires one could keep track of what to connect.

Team 4: After everything worked some problems with the servo motors aroused. Working hard on fixing them.

Team 5: The LED lighting is in progress. The box is coming alive.

Team 6: Changing the LED colours for different settings.


Early at night: Who needs sleep?

Team 1: Getting food and trunks to be prepared for a long night.

Team 2: ” ” ” ” ” ” “


Teddy ❤

Team 3: Big soldering session.


Walkman wired

Team 4: The team has left to buy some new servos and save energy for the last final hours on Day 7.

Team 5: Bringing the box to life. Maybe making sounds?


Turn the lights on

Team 6: Bernhard commented on the team’s status: “Dichter und Denker”

The Panic Level


The evolution of the “Panic Level” curve clearly shows some changes throughout the day. But it gives proof that all teams worked hard on their projects and didn’t give up. The end of the day hints: Everything will be fine for the presentation.