Demo Exhibition

  1. Robots, Cannonballs and Other Essential Gismos

    The Cambridge Science Centre and partner MathWorks will be showcasing fun hands-on MATLAB based education activities. From building predictive models with the new 'Go Ballistic!' workshop to robotics activities including a vertical robotic plotter. Come along to see it sketch faces live during the day.

    Presented by Cambridge Science Centre and MathWorks

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  2. Picco: A miniature device for animated messaging

    Picco is a tiny display for drawings and simple animations, which are created on a dedicated tablet app. Picco was designed to support playful messaging in the workplace through a desktop device that would place minimal demands on users.

    Presented by Microsoft Research

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  3. ‘Hands On’ with HackLab

    HackLab offers a wide range of computing education opportunities for students and teachers. Come and take part in some of the activities we offer and learn more about what we do.

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    Presented by HackLab

  4. Biological Programs in Stem Cells

    You started out life as just single cell – a stem cell - and now you have just shy of a quadrillion adult cells. So, how did you get your heart, your liver, your lungs and your hands? Come and see how Microsoft Research are uncovering the biological program in each and every stem cell.

    Presented by Microsoft Research

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  5. Modelling our Planetary Life Support Systems

    Our group of ecologists has built simulation models of different parts of the ‘Earth System’ –virtual forests, virtual soils, virtual fish, even virtual people. Come and interact with our planetary projector, which shows everything from our predictions for future deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, to the future of soils in the arctic.

    Presented by Microsoft Research

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  6. Stop Scratching that Computing Itch: Apply Kodu for instant relief

    Come and learn about Kodu, Microsoft’s visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It’s about computational thinking not just programming!

    Presented by Microsoft

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  7. The Magic of Computer Science

    See how computer scientists really are wizards. The cs4fn team will do magic tricks, teach you how to do them yourself and at the same time you will learn some linked computer science.

    Presented by cs4fn

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  8. Computing with Emotions

    The ability to display and recognise emotions is an important aspect of social interaction between humans. Come and see how computers can interact in the same way, recognising people's facial expressions and responding appropriately.

    Presented by University of Cambridge Computer Lab

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  9. Netboards

    People in businesses working away from their offices often use whiteboards on the door to leave messages for visitors or for visitors to leave messages for them. Netboards are touch sensitive screens that replace these whiteboards so that messages can be passed between a visitor and the missing occupant's smartphone.

    Presented by University of Cambridge Computer Lab

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  10. Microsoft Imagine Cup

    Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition, aimed at solving some of the world’s toughest problems. Come and meet competition finalists, interact with the technology they developed and find out how you can take part in future competitions.

    Presented by Microsoft

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  11. Where it All Began

    Our display gives you the opportunity to experience the machines that started the home computing revolution way back in the seventies! Play Space Invaders and Pacman or try your hand at programming the computers of yesteryear...

    Presented by the UK Centre for Computing History

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  12. Computer Science and Diversity in Education

    We are a group of teachers, academics and professionals who are passionate about giving ALL students the opportunity to study computing. Come and learn more about what we do, including the ‘Hack in a Box’ activity.

    Presented by CAS #include

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  13. Your Digital Image: Making predictions from social network profiles

    Come and try out our system that makes predictions, based on social networking profiles, about personal attributes such as gender and age, intelligence, happiness and personality traits.

    Presented by Microsoft Research

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