DoC Computing Support Group

Media and Project Lab

The Media and Project Lab is room 210 on level 2 of the Huxley Building.

Equipment in the Media Lab

There are 8 brand new project PCs, to be allocated to individual or group project students (Undergrads or MScs) - please contact if you think you need a project PC, explaining thoroughly why you need one and ensuring that your project supervisor agrees, bearing in mind that Academic Committee stipulated that 95% of all projects should be done on standard lab machines without requiring exclusive or privileged access.

In addition, there are a further 8 "media" PCs, intended to have games consoles, MIDI keyboards etc attached to them, and 7 "cider" Apple Macs intended for Mac-based projects involving iPads or iPhones.

There are then various games consoles to plug into the "medias" and the "ciders":

* 3 Microsoft Xbox360 consoles

* 2 Sony Playstations (but 1 development tool!)

* 2 Apple iPads

When you come to borrow a device you will be responsible for it and you will be asked to sign an internal CSG record book.

Microsoft Xbox360

The Xbox360 SDK is called XNA Game Studio. You will need to register for a (free) Student App Hub Membership. Please follow the steps below:

  • create hotmail account to get a Windows Live ID:

    - click "Sign In"
      - click "Sign Up"
        - tick "No, sign me up for a free MSN Hotmail e-mail address"
          - (I chose
            choose a password (different from the College one!)
  • App Hub Sign-in (for a Student Membership):

  - click "Sign In" (Please use your choice)     <-- WindowsLiveID
    - as a student
      (DreamSpark and Shibolet are a couple of keywords you will read)
      - DoC_CSG (Please use your choice) <- publisher
        SkinlessCircle9 (This will be automatically assigned) <- gametag
  • Activate the account below:

    - (Please use your choice)
      - student
        - check all the data
          - click Finish
            This way you will get an email with a link to confirm your
            student app hub membership
            in the Inbox of
            - (Please use your choice)

My First game

You might want to have a look at FirstGame

Sony Playstation


  • The Apple website Apple website says: "iOS SDK 4 includes a complete set of development tools for creating apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, including the Xcode IDE, iOS Simulator, Instruments, Interface Builder, and more".

  • Please send an email if you want to get registered with the iOS Developer University Program.


facilities/lab/medialab (last edited 2012-11-06 15:59:08 by dcw)