Computer Science and Engineering

Boffin Factory Informal Student Learning Environment

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The Boffin Factory is a lab reserved for doing cool projects. We call it an informal learning environment where you can use a wide variety of resources. Personal and group projects support you furthering your education outside of the classroom.

Boffin: [bof-in] noun, British informal

  1. a person engaged in scientific or technical research: a computer boffin

Factory: [fak-tuh-ree] noun

  1. a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine


In Room Resources

  • Arduinos
  • Computers
  • Raspberry Pi
  • 3D Printer
  • Sensors
  • Electronics
  • Soldering Stations
  • Oscillosopes
  • and more

Online Resources

Trello, a free (or paid), online project and task management tool allows us to communicate when working on projects outside of the Thursday night meetings. Find us on trello @

Github, another free (or paid) online tool for version control and collaboration on code. If you haven't yet, sign up for a github account and request to join boffin factory @


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