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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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…

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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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.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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