The Cube Satellite (CubeSat) project has started inUniversity of Khartoum Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in October 2010 with the main objective to design, build and launch a fully functional satellite (KN-Sat1). KN-sat1 is the first Sudanese educational Cube satellite complying with the CubeSat specifications. I worked in developing KNSAT prototype which succeeded in operations and able to take photos at certain GPS location and send it to the ground station. It also succeeded in sending RTTY signal for tempreture and GPS location (more details are available in arduino sending RTTY via HX1 radiometrix)
Open Door, Microsoft’s biggest I.T. event organized annually in the Middle East and Africa region was held on 12/3/2014 in AbuDhabi. Microsoft is seeking toward developing platforms and applications in many new trends such as social, cloud, big data and mobility.
In social trends, Microsoft presented the Yammer platform for social enterprise. They also have platforms for private and public cloud having tools such as Azure and office 365. Microsoft platforms can help extending organizations' data centers easily Moreover, Microsoft presented the new Microsoft office excel tool for big data that can process large amount of data in high speed. It can also visualize data in graphs and maps by connecting different tables in business intelligence technology.
On the other hand, Microsoft partners presented their devices for mobility. For example, Dell, Intel, hp, alpha data and others.
lastTuesday 4/3/2014 we had the marshmallow challenge at university and our group had a high score of 23 inches comparing to the other group of 16 inches. :)
The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity.
The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top.