Saturday, August 9th, Hackforge brought Robot Sumo to Bridgeview Library. Teams Rocket Tusk went head to head with Team Power Miner trying out their designs and techniques. Big thanks to our mentors, Aaron, Paul, and Kevin.
This event was part of Windsor Public Library’s summer Eureka programming.
Click below for more photos (taken by Sarah Morris) and video (thanks to Paul Anderson) of the event :
On Tuesday, August 5th, teen volunteers from Windsor Public Library stopped in Hackforge to get a lesson in robot sumo. Going head to head against each other, they worked on building and programming the best robot. This spawned some creative adaptations including a spear, tower of tires, and a robot that only goes in reverse. They will be returning with some younger library enthusiasts next week and assist them in competing with the robots. Many thanks to Hackforge mentor Paul Anderson for leading the teams!
This Saturday, August 9th, Hackforge will be hosting a Robot Sumo event at Bridgeview Library (1295 Campbell Ave) from 1-4PM. Registration is still open for this event for kids and teens age 10-18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Click below for more photos from the Robot Sumo at the Hackforge Headquarters.
Last weekend, Maker Faire Detroit brought together over 400 makers, showcasing their work at the Henry Ford Museum. Hackforge couldn’t miss the opportunity to check it out! Many of our members made the trek across the border to check out what kindred spirits were up to.
Hackforger Terry McAlinden reported: “From watching a two-ton safe get dropped on a car (life-sized Mousetrap game) to an endless stream of Arduino enabled projects, to robots playing basketball, to artists and craftsmen hand making art that ranged from recycled tin kitchen appliances to meticulously detailed miniature working engines.” He was joined by JoAnne, Paul Anderson, and Rob Caruso. “Suffice to say we spent nearly 7.5 hours there and only absorbed a fraction of what was offered.”
Maker Faire Detroit was an inspiring event that brought together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Hackforge is a small organization of smart, talented people within a larger world and Maker Faire was the hub.
Click below to see more of Terry McAlinden’s photos:
Last Saturday, July 26th, Hackforge lead over 20 kids age 10-18 in building, programming, and competing in robot sumo. According to mentor Paul, the participants took to coding like ‘ducks to water.’ With a little guidance, they were able to run wild with the Lego Mindstorm kits.
Thanks to all the Hackforge mentors Aaron, Paul, and Kevin. We also thank Forest Glade Library and the Windsor Public Library for hosting our event during their summer Eureka program.
The next Robot Sumo event is Saturday, August 9th at Bridgeview Library (1295 Campbell Avenue). The event starts once again at 1PM and goes until 4PM. We welcome kids age 10-18 to participate. This is a free event but registration is required. Register now by contacting email@example.com.
Follow below for more videos of the Forest Glade Robot Sumo day!
Tuesday, July 29th, Open Data Windsor Essex is meeting at Hackforge (850 Ouellette Ave) at 6:30PM.
We’ll be talking about some exciting projects and giving you an update on the progress from last meeting. Help us plan the next steps and determine the future of open data in our community.
This is an open meeting, so if you are interested in open data in Windsor, please join us.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Mita@hackf.org.