Development of a Practical Trainer and Simulator Production Center for the Light Vehicle, Autotronic and Motorcycle Engineering Department

West Pasaman – For the first time, Lecturers from the Department of Automotive Engineering, FT UNP, through the Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM), succeeded in carrying out Community Service activities through the Campus Intellectual Product Business Development Program (PPUPIK) scheme, which in this first year the product promotion was carried out at SMK Negeri 1 Melintang Valley, West Pasaman Regency. The PPUPIK Service Team is chaired by Wawan Purwanto, S.Pd., M.T., Ph.D. with members Hendra Dani Saputra, S.Pd., M.Pd.T., Dwi Sudarno Putra, S.T., M.T., and Zainal Abadi, S.Pd., M.Eng. The instructors for this activity are Toto Sugiarto, S.Pd., M.Si., Nuzul Hidayat, S.Pd., M.T., and Ahmad Arif, S.Pd., M.T. and assisted by several students in its implementation. This activity was carried out on 29 to 30 August 2023 and was attended by teachers and students majoring in Light Vehicle Engineering at SMK Negeri 1 Lembah Melintang totaling 20 people consisting of 5 teachers and 15 students which was opened directly by the Principal Hardimentis, S.Pd ., M.Pd.T.

Figure 1. Discussion and opening of activities.

This activity was motivated by the Automotive Engineering Lecturer who always carries out research related to the field of automotive engineering which produces a trainer or simulator product which can be used as a learning medium, developing teaching materials, and perfecting a learning method. So far, the service team has carried out research related to control systems in the field of motorbikes and engines. However, the process of using trainers or simulators has not been optimally disseminated to technology schools, especially those with departments in Light Vehicle Engineering or Motorcycle Engineering. The main obstacle is the lack of initial capital to package products that are planned to turn research results into products with high selling value that can generate income for universities. Furthermore, the product produced by this service team is still a prototype so it does not have a high selling value, and the publication or advertising process for schools that can buy the product resulting from this research is still not optimal.

Figure 2. The trainer or simulator product produced.

The activities carried out in the first year through this service were making products from research results in the form of electronic control systems. The resulting product is a trainer or practical simulator for light vehicle, motorbike and motorbike engineering which was created based on the results of research by lecturers and students from the Department of Automotive Engineering, FT UNP. Furthermore, the products that have been produced are socialized and donated and given training to schools as an advertising effort to attract their interest in buying products that have been made by the research team.

Figure 3. Implementation of training.

The Head of SMK Negeri 1 Lembah Melintang expressed his gratitude to the PPUPIK Implementation Team, Department of Automotive Engineering, FT-UNP and LPPM UNP for the knowledge, skills and contributions of simulators or trainers that have been provided and hopes that this activity can be continued again next year so that the simulators or trainers can be Schools continue to grow and can be used as a learning medium, developing teaching materials, and perfecting learning methods by teachers and students. This activity closed with a group photo and the handover of a simulator or practical trainer for light vehicles, motorbikes and motorbikes from the Head of the Implementation Team to the school, represented by the Head of the Light Vehicle Engineering Department, SMK Negeri 1 Lembah Melintang.

Figure 4. Closing activities and handover of trainers or simulators.

[News by : Wawan Purwanto, S.Pd., M.T., Ph.D. – Chief Executive]

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