The annual ‘Supercomputing in Engineering ‘ course organised by The Smallpeice Trust and delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Engineering and the Environment (FEE) and Microsoft opened up the eyes of twenty 16 and 17 year-old students, showing them how computers influence how we live, what we do and where we travel.

gadgeteers

The students were introduced to rapid prototyping, which began with a talk on 3D printing and .NET Gadgeteer, including a live coding demos. The students then had the opportunity to get their hands on the .Net Gadgeteer kits, and each team was given their own sensors to program.

Two other lucky students were selected for an outstanding achievement during the week, each received a .NET Gadgeteer kit courtesy of Microsoft Research UK.

For more info:  http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~astra/diary.html