Thanks to the rise of portable computing power, deputy director David Rowlands has been able to turn our engineering laboratories on their head using a quad core processor based platform that costs less than $50. We’ve been able to substantially lower the capital infrastructure and operating costs of running technical laboratories, have greater flexibility than our existing SOE (standard operating environment and can let our students get into the subsystems too (no we are not breeding hackers). Additionally we can push to the cloud for remote based experiments and distance education offerings too.
In consultation with SABEL Labs partner James Lee at CDU we are looking to provide sports science experiments for his online cohort to, all without losing the practical hands on skills needed…exciting times!
Keep an eye on SABEL Education for more details to come