iLabs@MAK is a CEDAT based research project that develops remote Laboratories on the iLabs Platform to supplement the conventional Laboratories under the Electrical Engineering Department. An iLab system links three computer stations: a Lab Server which runs the laboratory hardware, a Client – the graphical user interface customized to remotely access the laboratory hardware and a Service Broker which manages access to the laboratory and mediates information flow between the Lab Server and the Client.
iLabs@MAK is carried out in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and the University of Dar-es-salaam. The fundamental hardware and software used is provided mainly by National Instruments (NI).
Every year, the iLabs@MAK project organises the Science & Technology Innovations Challenge.