Back at the beginning of the year I launched a programming contest for using F# with Autodesk products. A few months ago I introduced one of the winning entries showing how to use F# to implement Overrules in AutoCAD 2010. Now I’ve finally got around to unveiling the second winning entry.
And the winner is… drumroll…
Nada Amin, who entered her Master of Engineering project which uses F# with AutoCAD. Here is a description of the project from the MIT website:
Micado: an AutoCAD plug-in for programmable microfluidic chips
Programmable microfluidics, using multi-layer soft lithography, are lab-on-chip systems that can automate biological computations or experiments by integrating a diverse set of biological sensors and by manipulating fluids at the picoliter scale.
Micado is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tool for designing and controlling programmable microfluidics, featuring:
- standard and customizable design rules
- automatic routing between control valves and punches
- automatic generation of control instructions and GUI
The code is hosted here (under which you will find the majority of the code having been written in F#).
Nada is now based over in Zürich, so I hope someday to meet with her to discuss the project in person, but in the meantime I’ll be shipping across a copy of Expert F#.
Congratulations, Nada! :-)