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22nd April 2023 – VHS Garching

In the workshop, a Cleaning Robot is assembled within 6 work steps and moved independently with the help of an integrated DC motor. The Cleaning Robot consists of a brush and a self-built attachment by the tinkerer Bastian Dolde from Dolde Engineering. Once the batteries are inserted, the electric circuit is closed and the little machines immediately start moving.

Who can participate? Children from the age of 7. Registration is required for the workshop.

Registration and more Information: VHS Nord

When: 22nd April, 2023, 10:00 – 12:00 am

Where: Volkshochschule Garching


Lego Mindstorms Workshop –
Robot programming

20th May 2023 – VHS Garching

After a short demonstration, the workshop coaches will introduce the participants to the development environment of a robot based on a kit of the Lego Mindstorms EV3-System, using a graphical user interface to program the robot itself. The participants will work together with models and laptops brought along by our LEGO Coaches.

Prerequisite:  Familiarity with the PC, programming knowledge not required.

Who can participate? Young people from 10-15 years. Registration is required for the workshop.

Registration and more Information: VHS Nord

When: 20th May, 2023, 10:00 – 12:30 am

Where: Volkshochschule Garching

News and Press Clippings

“Robolympics” – technology with fun

 – Duisburg 
At the beginning of February 2023, the Robolympics robot competition took place in Duisburg. Together with the mechatronics department of the University of Duisburg-Essen, ITQ engineers have trained around 35 students to become LEGO coaches. Using the snowball principle, they taught more than 100 secondary school students LEGO Mindstorms and prepared them for the Robolympics. The participants competed against each other with the LEGO robots in four exciting disciplines. The winning teams were awarded a trophy by the Foerderverein fuer Ingenieurswissenschaften... Read more

6. Smart Green Island Makeathon on Gran Canaria

 – Gran Canaria 

After a two-year break, the 6th SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON takes place from March 1st to 4th, 2023. This year’s innovation festival on Gran Canaria focusses on training future engineers to become innovative and creative specialists and bringing them into direct contact with companies...  Read more

LEGO Mindstorms workshop inspires kids

 – TCW Nördlingen 

20 curious children attended the LEGO Mindstorms workshop on November 9th, 2022 at the Technologie Zentrum Westbayern. As part of the robotics elective at the two secondary schools, Maria Stern Nördlingen and Maria Ward Wallerstein, the LEGO coaches from our foundation introduced the pupils to modern technology in robot construction and robot programming... Read more


Although climate change and environmental protection are discussed, talked about and protested about in many places, the responsibilities are mostly just shifted back and forth.

To counter this perceived self-paralysis, we launched the “SMART GREEN ISLAND” project at the end of 2016 to drive sustainable projects forward.

Solar Golf Car


Students work on solutions against plastic pollution of the oceans.

Make­athon 2020

At the innovation festival “SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON” students meet international companies to jointly solve sustainable Industry Challenges.

... and much more

More Information about our sustainable Technology Projects can be found here.