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[CALL / NIME community] Call for Participation: Gadgeteer Hack-Fest @ Pervasive 2012

Call for Participation: Gadgeteer Hack-Fest @ Pervasive 2012

Key Dates:
* Application deadline: March 23th, 2012
* Notification of acceptance: March 30th, 2012
* Workshop at Pervasive 2012: June 19th, 2012

Workshop Website (apply to take part here):

Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is a rapid prototyping platform for small electronic gadgets and embedded hardware devices. It combines the advantages of object-oriented programming, solder-less assembly of electronics using a kit of hardware modules, and quick physical enclosure fabrication using computer-aided design (

The Gadgeteer Hack-Fest will teach participants how to utilise this new and exciting platform to develop rich, functional hardware prototypes for use in their research. The day will commence with a brief overview of the key (hardware and software) principles of Gadgeteer. Following this, attendees will be able to get hands on with Gadgeteer, by working in small groups to create a range of exciting prototypes. As the theme of the workshop is “Hack the Conference”, attendees will be provided with a range of Gadgeteer modules and libraries that will allow prototypes to be developed that interact with real sensor data drawn from the conference venue. The best of these creations will be put on display for all to experiment with throughout the remainder of the conference.

To take part in the Hack-Fest, please fill out the application form at, which can be found at

You do not need to have any programming experience to take part; anyone is welcome. We are hoping to bring together a group of participants with a broad range of skills (computer scientists, designers, social scientists, practitioners, technologists, or anyone else!), who will be able to support each other during the collaborative creation of exciting Gadgeteer devices.

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications.

Workshop organisers:

Jonathan Hook, Tom Bartindale, Thomas Smith and Patrick Olivier
Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK