CS194: Senior Project was one of my favorite classes at Stanford, because it was an opportunity to build a project based on societal needs using the coolest technology out there.  My team designed and implemented a project leveraging the Nintendo Wiimote; but today with the Kinect for Windows sensor, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Azure, the possibilities are endless for some truly innovative projects.

Microsoft is happy to provide students in the class with the resources and hardware they need to develop their projects.

Free Developer and Designer Tools

Check out DreamSpark freebies for students and my top 5, including the Robotics Developer Studio.

Kinect

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For inspiration on Kinect SDK projects, visit here for videos on cool projects like a virtual dressing room and interactive CPR training.

Windows Phone

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Kenny Spade is a great resource for any students who want to develop on the Windows Phone.

Windows Azure

Create an app with a backend on Azure!

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And don’t forget to sign up for an Azure Trial!

WebMatrix

download webmatrix

Free, lightweight, easy tool to create, customize, and publish your website.  Learn more right here on my blog.

Developer Events

Check back for upcoming free events to learn more about developing web, phone, cloud, and Windows 8 apps.

April 4th: Reimagining App Development: Introducing Windows 8 Register here!

April 6th: Windows 8 camp in Mountain View Register here!

Date TBD: DevCamps for Phone, Web, and Cloud Find out more here!

Please feel free to contact me through my blog if there is anything you need.  Good luck!