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…

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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 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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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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.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 cat that takes a…

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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 Science event held by Microsoft Research…

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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 speakers and view a variety of demonstrations and workshops. The aim…

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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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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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