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48-hour European Embedded Systems Marathon now under way!

Published: 1 February 2013

Students at the Universities of Southampton, Trondheim and Kaiserslautern are taking part in the EMECS-thon 48-hour Embedded Systems Marathon competition this weekend.

The three universities are all part of the prestigious European Masters programme in Embedded Computer Systems. The participating teams of up to three students have 48 hours to develop an embedded systems project from scratch. Each team has the flexibility to choose a project topic of their own interest.

The event takes place simultaneously in the fully-equipped laboratories of each university, with the Southampton event taking place in the Zepler Building computer lab. The students think, build, and even 'eat' embedded systems - since all meals are provided to enable innovation to take place uninterrupted!

Sponsors of this year's event are: ARM, Xilinx, Fachschaft EIT, the Electronics and Computer Science Society at Southampton, and the University Consortium.

The final gala event with prizegiving takes place across Europe on Sunday 3 December at 5 pm (UK time).

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