This is a project born out of the Creative Fuse North East 2017 Maker Day Event held on Monday, 3rd July 2017.
The team came together at a makers day event organised by Creative Fuse and held at Sunderlands FabLab Venue. Applicants were incentivised by Free Access to the HCI Conference 2017 (worth £350) and potential funding through the Creative Fuse R&D.
Creative Fuse designed a day around bringing together a ‘bunch’ of people and getting them to use the FabLab facilities to develop ideas around a given topic. A number of people chose ‘digital empowerment’.
Each member of the team posessed different skill sets and through discussion it was decided to develop a product that might assist school children to learn programming skills. The team developed the theme into a product called AdaBee. Ada is the first name of a gifted mathematician considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. Bee, is the idea of presenting the product in the form of a friendly ‘digital pet’.
By the end of the day the team agreed a name, EasyBeezy and built a prototype of AdaBee.
After presentation to a panel and submission of a pilot funding application the team was successful in obtaining an award of £5000. We are currently developing the idea…
Here is a video we created on the day which highlights our aspirations for AdaBee
A copy of the final application Approved The final application is attached. Over the development of the project, the CFLaT could help us a lot. When we responded to the CFNE Panel’s advice on engaging with the Centre, we proposed this “Our project team will be actively making efforts to contact the Research Centre of Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cflat/) in the coming weeks to establish broader engagement and fusion activities in North East. We are aiming to invite some researchers of the Centre to support us as a consultant role from the new academic year 2017/18 soon.”
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December 31, 2017
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This phase was immediately set back by the fact that Audrey could not draw down funding as expected and Catherine left the team due to full-time work. Anwar undertook some of the work and has done some research around other products of the market. Audrey has also conducted some research and has identified a couple of compititors to AdaBee
Heidi commenced a literature review on 02/11/2017. Oulu have not yet received funding.
Denise has purchased Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi Zero and Grove Pi. She will be developing her undertanding about Node-RED. Napier have not yet received funding.
Anwar has connected various sensors to the Cloud via Sensor2Cloud(tm) technology. He has setup a Node-RED instance on Amazon Web Services. He has written a document on how the sensors can be connected. He has developed a prototype for AdaBee V2. Anwar has recieved funding.
Ming and students are looking into the software SDKs and software simulator of developing AR app on Android Tablets with larger screen. He has been ordering two tablets and will start the full development from mid-Novenmber when the tablets arrive.
Requested some photos and online docs of the new sensors or chips and teh web interfaces…