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VUB-student designs intelligent estafettestokjes for 12-hour run
Brussels graduate student in Civil Engineering at the VUB, Cedric Baijot, designed digital estafettestokjes for the annual 12-hour run. “The match promises to be more exciting than ever.”

The 12-hour run, which today between 10 and 22 hours, is the slotevent of the UAB sports trophy, and since 1983 organised. The goal is as many laps as possible around the campus to walk. Per round to earn the circles, points that they can boost during fun rounds such as the onesie-round, the plateau-round, the ad fundum-round or the naaktronde.

the count of the number of laps correctly, smoothly, is this year for the first time, made use of intelligent estafettestokken which were developed by a VUB-student Civil Engineer. Cedric Baijot came up with the idea of estafettestokjes of the annual 12-hour run to digitize. Where students in the past with a simple wooden stick, with a number of their circle represented, walked around, they do that today with a 3D-printed stick with a chip.

“For my master's thesis I came up with the idea of an electronic counting system, to develop the 12-hour run at the VUB to revive and again become more competitive,” said Civil Ingenieurstudent Cédric Baijot.

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