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The OpenEngineering Laboratory

Practical lab-based teaching at a distance covering engineering, electronics, control, materials and robotics.

  • Lab bench equipment accessed in real-time.
  • Ultra-low latency for instantaneous experience.
  • Students explore and learn as if the equipment is on a bench with them.
  • Capacity for over 300 individual bench stations available simultaneously.
  • 5 collaborative robot stations.
  • Video and data streaming from test grade engineering rigs.


the OpenEngineering Lab is a fantastic way to add the additional dimension of 'hand-on' to the module. With distance learning it is notoriously difficult to supply students with hardware kits - the OEL is a great solution. I have found the experiments illuminating and interesting - they have added to my understanding of the excellent course material. It also offers a safe environment. It has allowed me to continue with the module even though I am on holiday in Barbados - truly offering a global reach. Great stuff!

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