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 to physical computing and…


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 Cerberus Tinker Kit made by GHI…


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 user experiences and an introduction to .NET Gadgeteer….


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…


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.  The tutorials included the coding…


.NET Gadgeteer Core 2.42.700 released

We are really happy to announce that .NET Gadgeteer Core 2.42.700 was released today! This contains a few new features: Visual Studio 2012 support This release supports Visual Studio 2012 (all editions including Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop) and as well as retaining support for Visual Studio 2010 (and express editions). To…


.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 to widen the existing collaboration….


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 21st, 22nd, 27th and 28th of January. Attendees included 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and master’s students with little or no prior experience of programming. Hosting the workshops were Tommy Dykes, a…


.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 many teachers interested…


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, for the first time we had people…