At the Calapooia Middle School in Albany, Oregon, the Makers Club ordered Arduino bots named Buzz from SolderingSunday.com. When the kids plugged their Buzz bots into their Arduino boards, they knew they would learn about programming. The surprise was how much they learned about music.
The San Jose Museum of Art, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, wanted to add something cyber to an exhibition about Beauty. An HP Sprout, running as a walk-up kiosk, allowed museum visitors to express their own visions of beauty. This story shows how the museum's staff discovered Sprout and why the Sprout has a promising future at the museum.
To discover innovative uses for the Sprout Pro, HP turned to its employees. The company set up the "Sprouts in the Community" program and asked employees to suggest worthy organizations that would benefit from a Sprout. Christopher Huffman helped Mighty Oaks Children's Therapy Center win one for special needs education.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the second generation of the Sprout Pro by HP caught the attention of Melissa Riofrio, executive editor of PC World. She concluded, "HP’s Sprout Pro is here to remind us that Microsoft’s Surface Studio is not the original creativity-oriented PC, let alone the most creative. Now, the Sprout Pro brings an upgraded set of talents to a market that may finally be ready for it.”
It's more than unusual for a Windows PC to make a list of "coolest new tech gadgets," but the Sprout by HP is much more than the usual Windows PC. It's also a projector and 3D scanner -- basically an input device for home 3D replicating. That's why Cool Mom Tech picked the Sprout as one of "the 15 coolest new tech gadgets of the year."
HP unveils Sprout Pro by HP — designed for schools and creative professionals. The collaborative, 2D/3D hands-on experience of "blended reality" offers new ways to transform classrooms and workspaces. In a worldwide press release, HP details the features of Sprout Pro and its place in the evolution of HP's Immersive Computing platform.
The University of Oregon, a school best known for its duck mascot and football play, is making a technology play Jan. 15-17 in association with Major League Hacking (mlh.io), the "official student hackathon league." The HP Developers Program is supporting the 3-day event, dubbed "Quack Hack," by furnishing an HP Sprout and a cloud-connected wireless printer. HP is also making connections between the university program and the local dev community.
When new technologies get applied to old challenges, you know they are coming of age. Sprout is a revolutionary 3D scanner and computer, but Tyler McGahee, founder of Seraphim, Inc. and maker of the Seraph drone for athletes, discovered its power for collaboration.
HP has created a Sprout plug-in for Unity 5.0 developers. In this webcast, Sprout engineers show how you can use Sprout's dual-screen system, 3D image capture, and Intel RealSense camera to create 3D experiences.
The Sprout Tour truck, criss-crossing America to show off immersive computing and "blended reality," parked at the World Maker Faire in New York in late September 2015. Check out the video interview by Makezine.com.