Previous events

[Volundr] 3D Design workshop

Mon, 2019-10-07 09:00 to 12:00

The 3D-printer of Thor has been running for more than a year now. Students of the department can use the printer for their courses and projects for a small cost to compensate the materials used. Volundr will host another 3D-design workshop using OpenSCAD, which is script based 3D design software. OpenSCAD is free and available on many platforms. During this workshop you will design your very own case for the NodeMCU or for the another project and afterwards you can get it printed for free!

[LANCo] Pizza during Mario Kart

Sun, 2019-10-06 21:05

You can get pizza during the Mario Kart event 5 euros, by enrolling in the list before 17:00!

You can pickup your pizza in the Board room around 18:00-19:00, you can also pay there by either cash or pin.


Vanavond kan je pizza krijgen tijdens Mario Kart 5 euro, door je in te schrijven op de lijst voor 17:00!

Je kan je pizza tussen rond 18:00-19:00 ophalen in het Bestuurshok, betalen kan met cash en met pin.

Congratulatory lunch

Fri, 2019-10-04 12:30 to 13:30

At the annual GMM the candidate-board is installed as the 63rd Board of e.t.s.v. Thor. To celebrate this with all the active members, a lunch, on the 4th of October, is organized to congratulate the new Board with their installation.

Constitutional drink

Wed, 2019-10-02 16:30

At the annual GMM the candidate-Board is installed as the 63rd Board of e.t.s.v. Thor. To celebrate this, on the 2nd of October the Constitutional Drink is organized, where the new Board can be congratulated on their installation. There will be free beer and soda!

[Kvasir] Sioux Lunch lecture

Wed, 2019-10-02 12:40 to 13:20

Electronics in vacuum, how low can you go?

Designing electronics for use in vacuum comes with a special set of requirements.

Dissipation, outgassing, failure rates, contamination, etc. all become critical.

In a recent project, Sioux faced the challenge for such a design.

The target for most specs was (almost) zero, so how low can you go?


About Mark Overdijk, principal system designer electronics:

Mark studied power electronics at the Tue and Fontys. Combined study with a board membership at student union ‘Demos’.

He graduated in 1992 and a few months later started working Sioux CCM in Nuenen. Yes, already for more than 27 years, in various high-tech projects, always challenging and most of all: working together with multiple disciplines.

From the development of power converters (400A, 1600V) for a flywheel system for public transport vehicles to the design for electronics used in vacuum systems for two completely different customers.

A versatile job where you never stop learning. With in-depth knowledge of analog, digital and power electronics Mark his current role at Sioux is principal system designer electronics.

You can sign up for the lecture here or by sending a mail to (not possible after subscriptions are closed).

Open Wand borrel

Thu, 2019-09-26 16:00 to 19:00

Have you always wondered how the other side of the wall looks like? You can get to know this during the first Open Wand borrel of this year!

Heb je altijd al willen weten hoe het aan de andere kant van de muur eruitziet? Komende donderdag kun je het te weten komen tijdens de eerste Open Wand borrel van het jaar!


SportCo Dodgeball tournament

Thu, 2019-09-26 12:35 to 13:20

Course work got you down? Do you miss the simple times of high school dodgeball, where you could let out your frustrations? Well, come join SportCo’s dodgeball event to relive those memories and show us who’s boss! The winner will get a nice prize!

Ben je het studeren weer even zat? Mis je de simpele tijden van trefbal tijdens gym, waar je je frustraties op alles en iedereen kon uiten? Doe dan vooral mee met SportCo's trefbal toernooi om die gevoelens weer te herleven, en om te laten zien wie nou echt de beste trefbal speler is! De winnaar krijgt naast alle eer ook een leuke prijs!

[62] Cantus

Thu, 2019-09-26 07:00 to 12:00

Op de ThEW is het concept ‘cantus’ erg in de smaak gevallen bij de eerstejaars en het 62e Bestuur.  Helaas heeft het huidige Bestuur deze cantus niet mogen meemaken. Daarom organiseren wij deze ochtend een ochtend cantus in Het Walhalla. Hoeveel nummers van de vorige cantus weet jij nog?

244th GMM day 3

Wed, 2019-09-25 16:00

On Monday September 23th, the 244th General Members Meeting of e.t.s.v. Thor will commence. The meeting will start at 18:00, will take place in Flux 6.154, and will be suspended no later than 23:00. Due to the number of topics on the agenda, we suspect the GMM to continue on Tuesday September 24th in the same place at the same time and on Wednesday 25th September it will also be in Flux starting at 18:00. We aim to address topic 1 to 11 on Monday, topics 12 to 25 on Tuesday and to continue with topic 25 on Wednesday.


We will create a possibility to eat before the GMM. For the details you can come by the Thor Board room (Flux 6.184).


  1. Opening
  2. Determining agenda
  3. Mail in/out
  4. Announcements
  5. Memorandum
  6. Minutes 243rd GMM
  7. Annual report ongoing committees
    1. Ivaldi
    2. ACCI
    3. Aegir
    4. CoCo
    5. FoodCo
      1. Discharge FoodCo member
    6. FotoCo
    7. Kvasir
    8. LANCo
    9. SkelThorCo
      1. Discharge SkelThorCo member
    10. SportCo
      1. Discharge SportCo member
    11. Tillit
      1. Decharge Tillit member
    12. Volundr
  8. Budget SnowCo
  9. Update Education
  10. Update Sponsoring
  11. Update VAT
  12. Annual report master associations
    1. Waldur
    2. Odin
    3. Eir
  13. Update ReisCo
  14. Annual report Thor
  15. Revision participant’s contribution regulation
  16. Update privacy policy
  17. Update roof terrace
  18. Report ExpertCommittee 2018-2019
  19. Election ExpertCommittee 2019-2020
  20. Budget Dies 2019
  21. Annual financial report Thor
  22. Annual financial report Het Walhalla
  23. Report KasCo 2018-2019
  24. Election KasCo 2019-2020
  25. Presentation policy Board 2019-2020
  26. Budget Thor 2019-2020
  27. Budget Het Walhalla 2019-2020
  28. Election Board 2019-2020
  29. Report Board 2018-2019
  30. Other Business 1
  31. Invitation of questions 1
  32. Discharge Board 2018-2019 and installation Board 2019-2020
  33. Discharge KasCo 2018-2019 and installation KasCo 2019-2020
  34. Discharge ExpertCommittee 2018-2019 and installation ExpertCommittee 2019-2020
  35. Determination minimum number of GMM’s for 2019-2020
  36. Other business 2
  37. Invitation 2
  38. Closing

[Kvasir] Prodrive Technologies Lunchlecture

Wed, 2019-09-25 12:30 to 13:20

This lunch lecture discusses a new three-phase rectifier topology, named the Dutch rectifier, which is an AC-to-DC converter that enables a performance breakthrough in terms of system efficiency and especially power density (compactness). It is seen as a high potential candidate for the use in multiple high-performance power products developed at Prodrive Technologies, which need to be supplied with power from the AC mains. Examples of such products are gradient amplifiers for MRI scanners, industrial motor drives and on-board electric vehicle chargers.

Before going in depth, the talk will start with a short company presentation showing the key focus areas of Prodrive Technologies. Thereafter, a general overview of the requirements for three-phase rectifier systems is given, and the history of different topological implementations is briefly discussed in order to provide a basic understanding of the topic area. Then, the operating principle and key features of the Dutch rectifier are introduced and compared against conventional approaches. Experimental results obtained with a recently built hardware demonstrator will be shown, clearly indicating the substantial performance improvement that is made possible by the Dutch rectifier.

You can sign up for the lecture here or by sending a mail to (not possible after subscriptions are closed).


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