Hacker Field Day

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The Hacker Field Day is a collaborative event between Hive76 and [NextFab Studio] to foster friendship between our groups during [Philly Tech Week] and bring the joy of technology and making to the [Philadelphia Science Festival]. The Science Fest event features hands-on workstations demonstrating a wide range of topics in technology, while the Tech Week event features competitions between individuals and teams in events based on the kiosks from the Science Fest.

EVENT IDEAS

  • Programming tasks (such as [Project Euler])
  • Speed soldering (building an Atari Punk Console, making geometric figures out of jumper wire.)
  • Simple robotics (bristle bot / beam bot / etc.)
  • Mathematics (resistor math, engineering math, etc.)
  • PC Tear Down / Rebuild
  • Music Programming (based on microcontroller, PC, smartphones, etc. Will create base project for the kid's kiosk)
  • Communication embedded project
  • Makerbot / printer challenge
  • Projectile launch (parachute & air time competition)
  • Junkbox challenge (Make:Philly style)
  • Bridge / Tower Building
  • Android/iPhone rapid prototyping (accelerometers, compass, GPS)

ORGANIZATION

In terms of organization, we need to determine team vs. individual events, event timing, coinciding vs. one event after another. Working out a work flow for the event will be a big step forward.

STAFFING

  • Sean M.