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Third year students in Microcontrollers, presented by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, design and construct an Autonomous Robotic Vehicle (ARV) for the practical component of the module. The ARVs then participate in a racing event to showcase and celebrate the students' hard work and accomplishments. The microcontrollers module, better known among students by its abbreviation EMK310, forms part of the curriculum of all three degree programmes presented by the department and aims to equip engineering students with the necessary skills to survive and excel in today's embedded control driven technological society. Through this project aspiring engineers are guided through a carefully planned process to develop a fundamental set of engineering skills which include hardware and software design skills, systems integration skills, the ability to work and function in a team, time management skills, perseverance, and the good old indispensable “engineering gut feeling”, which comes only with experience in the execution of engineering projects.