AdaBee Creative Fuse

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Project Description

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 AdaBeeAda 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

Documents

  • 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.”

  • AdaBee Transcript Approved This is the script on the video

Project Progress

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Start Date

October 1, 2017

End Date

December 31, 2017

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  • 100% Our pre-startup meeting was held on Wednesday, 21st September at Sunderland University.September 21, 2017 Present: Suzy O'Hara, Sophie Anderson., Ming Jiang, Anwar Bashir, Audrey Verma, Denise Allan (Skype) Apologies: Heidi Hartkinainen Summary Notes: Introduction: Suzy welcomed the team and congratulated them on their successful project application. Start-up Our main focus must remain 'laser like' on delivering AdaBee Version 2. Each member of the team has been considering how they can deliver this through thier workpacks. I broad terms the following tasks are to be completed.

Project Phases

Phases

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WP1, led by Newcastle University and Northumbria University: User requirement analysis, final system testing, and user evaluation 0 Documents 0 / 0 Tasks 0 Responses

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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

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WP2, led by Oulu University: Pedagogy research on teaching syllabus for programming 0 Documents 0 / 0 Tasks 0 Responses

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Heidi commenced a literature review on 02/11/2017. Oulu have not yet received funding.

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WP3, led by Napier University and Wee Replicators: IoT and sensors-based hardware platform design and development 0 Documents 0 / 0 Tasks 0 Responses

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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.

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WP4, led by Hypersmart Ltd: Cloud-based students learning activity data storage and analysis 0 Documents 0 / 0 Tasks 0 Responses

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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.

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WP5 Led by Sunderland University: Augmented Reality(AR) e-Learning mobile apps design and development 0 Documents 0 / 0 Tasks 0 Responses

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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…

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