The labs started with some simple tasks as warm-up, and then advanced into a small project. The project related to the topics in the lectures. Assignment was interesting and clear enough.
It seems that the biggest challenges are about programming itself. This cannot be stressed enough in the course requirements and during the labs. This could be helped with increasing focus on the documentation and showing where to find the relevant info.
The labs are possible to complete with one's own computer and editor, but some extra work is needed then.