Hacker Field Day
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.
- 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)
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.
- Sean M.