Oldmachar Academy Visit 14th Nov 2012

On Wednesday the 14th Nov 2012 a dozen students from Oldmachar Academy spent the day at School of Computing Science and Digital Media. We kept them busy for quite a few hours with a series of talks covering everything and anything from Digital Media to the Raspberry Pi and what it’s like to do a 1 years work placement.

After a short break we carried on to some more practical workshops focused on iPad programming and Building a PC. Following a quick pit stop for lunch we then took a look at the Optitrack 12 camera motion capture system recently purchased by the school as well as the Libec Swift Jib 50Kit & REMO 30 and threw in spot of portable green screen folding for some fun too.

We finished off the day with a little bit of computer networking in the form of setting up a simple star configuration wired network and looking at some aspects of file sharing.

The general timetable of the day may be seen below, as can a number of videos that were featured during day.

09:30 09:45 Arrival
09:45 10:00 Talk on Digital Media
10:00 10:50 Student Talks Raspberry Pi, Work Placement
10:50 11:05 Break
11:05 12:00 Codea Programming on iPad
12:00 12:50 Build a PC
12:50 13:20 Lunch
13:20 14:00 Motion Capture / Jib / Green Screen Folding
14:00 15:00 Networking

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