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Computer Workstations

The Dyson Centre has a set of 16 'high power' computer workstations, with twin screens, available for use, as well as a few other PCs.

Details of what is installed on which machine will follow here shortly.

(Machine names to be confirmed. Request for labelling of machines submitted.)


To request additional software be installed on these machines, please . In your request, please try to include where to obtain the software from. If the software is freely available, please try to include proof that we are legitimately allowed to install it on our machines.

We have had requests for:

  • Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (CUED Helpdesk ticket 281684)
  • KiCAD 4.0.1: http://kicad-pcb.org/download/ (CUED Helpdesk ticket 281525)
  • gcc-arm-embedded: https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded (CUED Helpdesk ticket 281525)
  • Git / github desktop: https://desktop.github.com/ (CUED Helpdesk ticket 281525)
  • Linux (possibly CentOS 7) is being discussed prior to submitting a request. We do not yet know how this request will be received. If you have views, please contact the Centre Manager on rlr20.

3D Printing Software

Workstation Machines 1-16: on the three machines near the 3D printer benches, Doreware-P has been installed for generating files for the 3D printers.

Two additional ('low power') PCs on 3D printer benches: Doreware-P has been installed for generating files for the 3D printers. Additionally, on the machine nearest the window, Cura has been installed, which can be used to modify STL files before importing them into Doreware-P.

 

Mechanical Drawing & Design Software

Workstation Machines 1-16:

Two additional ('low power') PCs on 3D printer benches:


 

PCB Design Software

Workstation Machines 1-16:

Two additional ('low power') PCs on 3D printer benches:

 

 

Mathematical & Programming Packages

Workstation Machines 1-16: CMake installed.

Two additional ('low power') PCs on 3D printer benches:

 

 

Sundry Other Packages

Workstation Machines 1-16:

Two additional ('low power') PCs on 3D printer benches:

 

 

 

Rich (RLR20), 1 February 2016

“A modern workspace where engineering students can come together outside of the classroom to think, experiment, design, build and exchange ideas.”

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The Engineering Department are delighted to announce a major refurbishment project taking place in the Summer of 2015. 

£2M donation from the James Dyson Foundation, a £2.65M investment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and £0.6M from the University of Cambridge will allow us to transform the workshop and library facilities for hands-on learning, access to information, and the encouragement of creativity and innovation.