The VDE Institute took part with the E-LAB live. Supported by students from Freiburg University, the pupils could make an electronic circuit in the form of a VDE guardian angel. It had touch sensors that made the eyes blink, as we as a temperature display. The children enjoyed soldering the individual components onto the circuit boards and screwing on the casing made by the 3D printer. If their circuits passed the function and safety tests, the pupils received a VDE junior test certificate.
The aim of this initiative by VDE, which again sponsored the Science Days, and the VDE Institute was to interest children and young people in technical careers. Staff from the VDE Institute also informed pupils about safety when handling electricity and how important it is when buying electrical products to choose not necessarily the cheapest, but to look for quality and safety labels.