Lee StottTechnical Evangelist, Microsoft@Lee_StottLee.Stott@Microsoft.comhttp://www.Microsoft.com/uk/faculty
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Some Kinect facts Before launch, online retailers (Amazon, Play, Game, etc.) had all announced that they had currently sold out of their first batch of pre order stock More than 10 millions units sold in 6 months. Fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever Microsoft Research contributed to make Kinect a reality
What is Kinect?What does it looks like: What it really looks like:
Beyond Hardware• Software makes magic possible
Natural User Interfaces (NUI)Rethinking ways in which people will interact withcomputers/technologies of the futureRe-evaluating everything from their (non-) physicaldesign to the human needs and interaction modelsRevolutionize the way we think about technology andwhat it can do on our behalf
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A new way to make inspire and stimulate learning
.NET Gadgeteer is a new toolkit for quickly constructing, programmingand shaping new small computing devices (gadgets)
Some HistoryMicrosoft originally built Gadgeteer as a tool for ourselves (in MicrosoftResearch) to make it faster and easier to prototype new kinds of devicesSince then, it has proven to be of interest to other researchers – but alsohobbyists and educatorsWith the help of colleagues from all across Microsoft, we are working ongetting Gadgeteer out of the lab and into the hands of others
GoalsLow threshold Simple gadgets should be very quick to buildHigh ceiling It should also be possible to build sophisticated and complex devices
The .NET Gadgeteer HardwareAt the heart of every Gadgeteer project is a mainboard.A mainboard is made up of a programmable processor, and a number of socketsthat Gadgeteer modules can plug into.
The .NET Gadgeteer HardwareThese are the Gadgeteer modules found in the GHI Spider StarterKit. Touchscreen Display Camera Multicolor LED Button USB Power Supply + Programming Interface Potentiometer USB Host Ethernet SD Card
A Closer Look at the Mainboard Socket Numbers Power LED Debug LED Socket Types Reset Button
Match socket type letters when connecting modules to the mainboard
tConnect modules to mainboard, and connect to PC via USB.
NET Gadgeteer let’s you engage your students with compelling projects immediately using world class tools from Microsoft that they can leverage throughout their careers.
We want to make it easier to give shape to Gadgeteer devices by usingdigital fabrication technologiesFirst step: integration with 3D CAD modelling software (e.g. Solidworks)
MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Hardware configuration (~5 minutes to assemble) Four-way switch to control placement of puzzle piece Knob to rotate piece Colour OLED display (128x128 resolution)USB power sourceand programming socket
Software development in C# (~5 hours) MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL
Enclosure design in MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIALSolidworks(>3 hours)
Enclosure 3D printed (>6MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL hours)