These are the Basic questions about Project P.I.W.O. If a question you want to ask is not here ask in it in the comment section.
Q: Who are you?
A: We are students of the Wrocław University of Technology and members of the MOS Student Scientific Association.
Q: Why are you doing all this?
A: Because we want and we can ;-)
Q: Where do you get your funding?
A: We are funded by the Wrocław University of Technology as well as other sponsors.
Q: Is all this a Master’s dissertation subject?
A: No, this is strictly a scientific project realized by MOS Student Scientific Association.
Q: You’ve stolen the idea!
A: The very idea to use a building as a display panel is nothing new, however all the technical arrangements and the entire setup of Project P.I.W.O. are our own ideas.
Q: What do you get from all this work?
A: Mainly satisfaction. Apart from that, Project gives us a unique way to expand our knowledge and abilities in the fields of electronics, programming, promoting, fundraising and logistics.
Q: Why are you still using light bulbs? It’s an ancient technology.
A: Thanks to Farnell this year’s show will reach a new level. Because we’ll be switching from light bulbs to LED diodes.
Q: My university has a cool dorm, can you do a show there?
A: Of course! As long as your university or its student government will help us with the organization.
Q: How much did my university pay for the show on P.I.W.O. Tour?
A: Beacause we’ve combined our tour with marketing campaign, Your university didn’t have to spend a dime!
Q: This project is a waste of money!
A: We beg to differ:
1. Project P.I.W.O. has been a source of entertainment and good fun for many students during student carnivals (Project P.I.W.O. can be compared to a concert in this respect);
2. Project P.I.W.O. is one of the trademarks of Wrocław University of Technology and has encouraged many pupils to enroll on the technological studies;
3. 3. For the students who are engaged in the development of the Project it is a great way to earn valuable experience that will help them become full-fledged engineers one day;
Q: Who will pay for all the electricity that you’ll use up?
A: The lighting system itself doesn’t use more power than the dorm does on a normal day with approximately half of the lights in the building being turned off. This year, thanks to new LED diodes, we will use even 10 times less power, so it could be said that our show actually helps to conserve energy! ;) :-)
Q: Scientific project? You have to be kidding – you’re playing like little kids!
A: The theme of the project may seem trivial, however working on it means overcoming a great deal of technical and practical difficulties. The very same problems you can encounter while working on “serious” projects.