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  • Blog Post: UK Schools pilot new Gadgeteer kit for education

    In October 2013, a new .NET Gadgeteer kit (REF) was launched specifically for education. It includes a low memory board and key modules that can be used in schools. The combination of modules and mainboard chosen keeps the cost down whilst allowing for sufficient different projects to give a full exposure...
  • Blog Post: New Gadgeteer Book - Learn to program with Visual Basic & .NET Gadgeteer

    .NET Gadgeteer can be used to develop core programming skills that are needed when studying Computer Science at school. It also is an ideal platform for working on creative and collaborative projects. For learning to program with .NET Gadgeteer we have developed our own book, which utilises the Fez...
  • Blog Post: MIT Media Lab & Upper Austria University of Applies Sciences in Hagenberg Gadgeteer Workshop

    Author – Michael Haller From May 14th to 17th, a workshop on Tangible User Interfaces was conducted at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Austria. Taught by Daniel Leithinger, a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab, topics included basics of physical prototyping, sketching...
  • Blog Post: Building a .NET Gadgeteer Module

    Ever wondered how the pro’s physically manage to make a module? Well ok, you can get a fancy pick and place machine or send off for someone to assemble your module, but you can do it by hand. It is not as hard as expected. As part of a .NET Gadgeteer hands on event at the Modern Jago in Shoreditch...
  • Blog Post: Northumbria .NET Gadgeteer Workshop

    Another two day .NET Gadgeteer workshop took place on the 12th and 13th February, this time at Northumbria University. Attendees included a diverse mix of 3rd year students from 3D, Design for Industry (DFI) and Media Design courses. The result was an entertaining mix of craft, design and technology...
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer workshop at TU Eindhoven (TU/e

    22 February 2013 At the end of a long day: workshop participants and helpers at TU/e The biggest ever .NET Gadgeteer workshop was held at TU Eindhoven (TU/e) on 22 February. Around 60 participants of the Department of Industrial Design, including 11 staff members, participated in the 1-day workshop...
  • Blog Post: NET Gadgeteer Experience Prototyping Workshop for Design Students

    Introduction Two lots of .NET Gadgeteer workshops for Product Design students were held at the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) on the 21 st , 22 nd, 27 th and 28 th of January. Attendees included 3 rd and 4 th year undergraduate and master’s students with little or no prior experience of programming...
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer at the BETT Show in London

    The BETT Show is a major event in the Technology and Education calendar in the UK and attracts over 30,000 visitors each year. This year BETT was held in the ExCel arena in Dockyards in London. .NET Gadgeteer was showcased at BETT on the AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) stand, thus attracting...
  • Blog Post: Design is fine: Workshop at UDK Berlin.

    The University of Stuttgart Gadgeteer workshop heads to Berlin. “Last week our Gadgeteer tour lead us to Berlin, where Prof. Gesche Jost heads the Design Research Lab at UDK Berlin . 6 designers and creatives came together for the 2-day workshop next to the waterside of the Spree. Interestingly...
  • Blog Post: Sound, tele-presence and robo tinkering: Workshop at ETH Zurich

    The next stop on The University of Stuttgarts Gadgeteer workshop tour; “Third stop: ETH Zurich. We started off early in the morning and welcomed 11 participants to our first workshop ‘abroad’. When we broke out into groups, among them two 2-people teams were formed who decided to...
  • Blog Post: Etch, Sketch and Angry Oranges: Workshop at University of Ulm

    The University of Stuttgart Gadgeteer workshops continue… Our second stop on our Gadgeteer Tour took place at University of Ulm , where the research groups of Michael Weber and Enrico Rukzio are located. 12 participants found together to hack away over the course of one day. Until...
  • Blog Post: Rapid Prototyping with .NET Gadgeteer: Workshop at TU Darmstadt

    The University of Stuttgart, has written up their first external .NET Gadgeteer workshop… “The tour has begun. We started off by conducting our first external workshop at TU Darmstadt with the Embedded System Group of Kristof Van Laerhoven . 10 participants joined in and hacked...
  • Blog Post: Averting the Looming Computer Scientist Shortage

    In a recent blog by Rane Johnson-Stempson Education & Scholarly Communication Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research Connections she highlights the value of the .NET Gadgeteer Platform in engaging children in rapid prototyping and industrial design. Computer Scientist Shortage .
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer GPS Cat Tracker wins competition at THINK Computer Science

    Sawston Village College were the lucky winners of .NET Gadgeteer FEZ Spider Kit at the recent Think Computer Science Event at Duxford, Cambridge. Richard Coleman a pupil at Sawston Village College won a FEZ Spider Kit for his school by creating a Great Gadgeter Idea. “A GPS Tracker for you...
  • Blog Post: LVS Ascot School win Second .NET Gadgeteer School Pilot Competition with .NET Gadgeteer Football Game.

    Students win prize for .NET Gadgeteer football game Earlier this year, students and teachers at LVS Ascot participated in the second UK school pilot of .NET Gadgeteer. James Franklin, an ICT and Computing teacher at the school, came across .NET Gadgeteer when it was demonstrated at the Think Computer...
  • Blog Post: Trainee teachers run .NET Gadgeteer Workshops at Microsoft Research Think Computer Science Event

    Trainee teachers assist at Microsoft Research Think Computer Science Event Think Computer Science is an annual event held by Microsoft Research at Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridge each December. This year, over 600 secondary school students and their teachers attended to hear inspirational...
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer Supports Random Hack of Kindness Again….

    Last weekend saw the 4th edition of the global Random Hacks of Kindess (RHoK) event where 30+ cities and 3000+ participants all over the world dedicated a weekend of their time to work on problems related to humanity and the environment. A rapidly growing global initiative encompassing a community...
  • Blog Post: New Gadgeteer book by Simon Taylor

    I just received my copies of ‘Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer: Electronics Projects for Hobbyists and Inventors’ by Simon Taylor. Simon is the founder of Systech Designs LTD , a consulting company that specializes in embedded and M2M communications applications. Simon has be an active participant...
  • Blog Post: Free Webcast - Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 1PM PT, San Francisco 9pm - London | 4pm - New York | Fri, Nov 9th at 8am - Sydney | Fri, Nov 9th at 6am - Tokyo | Fri, Nov 9th at 5am - Beijing | Fri, Nov 9th at 2:30am - Mumbai Presented by: Simon Monk Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free If you like...
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer to reduce Utility Bills

    With Utilities bills rising Peter Robinson of Tiny Gadgets blog has come up with a unique and safe way of monitoring your gas meter using a Gadgeteer kit to periodically read a gas meter, and send the data to a server for further use. This project uses five Gadgeteer elements: the Sytech Nano main...
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer Event, Pisa, Italy

    A new event about .NET Gadgeteer organized by Marco Minerva will take place in Pisa, Iltay, on November 10. During the day, we will talk about how to assemble a Gadgeteer robot and control it using Kinect, with gesture and speech recognition. You can find more information here: http://www.dotnettoscana...
  • Blog Post: Pulse

    Pulse is a great example demonstrating the use of .NET Gadgeteer for prototyping: “Pulse seeks to visualise information in the simplest and most elegant way possible. By using mathematical processing, a wireless internet connection and six servo motors, Pulse converts online informations...
  • Blog Post: Gadgetab – the Gadgeteer Tablet

    We’ve recently come across a really creative Gadgeteer project by an active member of the gadgeteer community Ian Lee and think it’s an excellent example of what can be achieved with the hardware. Not only does it make use of new modules from GHI Electronics the CP7 a 7” capacitive...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer Book

    Many people have been asking where to start with .NET Gadgeteer and so we thought this a great opportunity to remind people about the ‘Getting started with .NET Gadgeteer’ book by Simon Monk which was released a few months ago and is available as a includes free solutions for download. ...
  • Blog Post: Beta Driver for GHI Electronics Bluetooth Module

    Eduardo Velloso has implemented a beta driver for the Bluetooth module . The driver makes the Bluetooth module discoverable from Windows Devices & Printers and other Bluetooth devices. The source code can be found at https://gadgeteerbluetooth.codeplex.com/ . The solution includes the driver implementation...
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