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….

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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…

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.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….

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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…

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.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…

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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…

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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 collaborate by splitting up their project into two…

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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 the lunch break we introduced the .NET…

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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 away on our .NET Gadgeteer kits. The workshop lasted…

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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.

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