SPIN internship opportunity

This summer we’ll be running a four week paid internship for an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, through the University’s SPIN programme. Based in the electronics labs at the Bay Campus the student will develop and build an interactive Lightboard learning system for Swansea Council’s People Directorate.

Developed by Michael Peshkin at Northwestern University, he describes his idea as “a glass chalkboard pumped full of light. It's for recording video lecture topics. You face toward your viewers, and your writing glows in front of you.” 

The City and County of Swansea’s People directorate need to deliver content to a diverse audience that includes professionals from a range of disciplines. A Lightboard would be a great way to achieve this, and would like a Swansea University intern to design and build them their own version!

The project requires electronics to control the LED glass lighting, a frame will need to be designed and commissioned from the mechanical workshop and the AV equipment will need to be connected. Throw in a few polarising filters, some mixers, and a bit of electronics magic and the intern will create a fully-working lightboard for the City and Council of Swansea’s People Directorate.


How to apply

The project will be supported at the University by Dr Richard Cobley and Dr Karin Ennser with Dave Moody and Gareth Evans in the project lab.

Interested students should send a two page CV to richard.j.cobley@swansea.ac.uk by the closing date, below.  Informal enquiries are welcome beforehand.

This is a unique opportunity to build on your practical electronics skills, deliver a working design to an external partner and turbocharge your CV! For Level 2 students, there is plenty of scope to later extend the project in to a third year project, if interested. 

Key Dates

Deadline for applications:           Monday 20th June 5pm

Announce successful student:   Monday 27th June

Project Start Date:                    Monday 25th July, for four weeks