.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 of over 5,500 innovators in over…

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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 in the .NET Micro Framework and the .NET Gadgeteer work for some…

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.NET Gadgeteer will be at AGU 2012

We are excited to be attending the American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting to join more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 3–7 December. (http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/) If you are attending AGU pop by the Microsoft stand (Booth #801), .NET Gadgeteer is only part of many projects on…

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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:…

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Even more 3D models for .NET Gadgeteer

Those of you who like to build, print, cut or laser cases for your .NET Gadgeteer creations will be glad to hear that Microsoft Research has released even more 3D models. These models are saved as STEP files and are available from Codeplex under the source tree “Main\3D Models\MSR Contributed”. It includes the Mountaineer and…

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.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…

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.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.org/natural-user-interface-con-kinect-e-gadgeteer.aspx.  

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More UK students get inventive with .NET Gadgeteer

  A second UK pilots involved 8 secondary schools using .NET Gadgeteer for around 12 weeks, mostly in extra-curricular groups with some using .NET Gadgeteer in the lower high school curriculum. Teachers were recruited to run the clubs and provided with some initial training. The students attending the clubs mostly ranged from 14 to 16…

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.NET Gadgeteer @ that conference summer camp for geeks

Pete Brown hosted an an open discussion about OSH(W) (Open Source Hardware) during “that conference” August 13-15 2012 at Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI ,on why it’s as important as open source software, and how the two help each other succeed. Mark Nichols brought over a cool .NET Micro Framework-based garage door opener to show…

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.NET Gadgeteer featured in CSTA Voice publication

 “Building with .NET Gadgeteer in the United Kingdom” The CSTA Voice is a bi-monthly publication for members of the Computer Science Teachers Association in the USA. It provides analysis and commentary on issues relating to K12 computer science education issues, resources for educators, and information for members. The newsletter supports CSTA’s mission to promote the…

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