Perhaps the most exciting practical thing that the interns were able to do was the Arduino. With the help of this construction kit, they completed small tasks: initially limited to the use of various sensors, displays, LEDs, and input options, they then programmed an access control using NFC cards.
In order to apply their theoretical knowledge to a practical example, the students worked on a self-selected project at the end of their work experience. For a fictitious client who needed a new POS system for his Chinese fast food restaurant, the trainees worked together to create a requirement specification, a performance specification, a process diagram, and source code.
The feedback from our trainees was very positive. They really enjoyed their stay and their activities with us. Working with the Arduino construction kit was especially enjoyable for them.
We can only second this positive impression. Our supervisors also had a lot of fun working with the trainees.