We did it.
We challenged 15 DSU students to solve real-world problems for first responders.
And then we gave them 48-hours to research, prototype a solution, and then pitch those solutions to a panel of first responders
“There are companies spending millions of dollars on solutions that are not this good.” A response from one of the first responder judges.
Teaching Kids About Electronics
Hack Sioux Falls takes kids on a journey that teaches them about electronics, hardware, software, soldering, functional design, user design, and creative thinking. The official challenge will be announced in about a week, but it will be a lot of fun to build and has plenty of room for kids to show off their creativity.
Fifteen kids, seven meet-ups, zero shorted boards, seven blown LEDs, one burnt finger, and two months of fun. That sums up our second Hack Sioux Falls project hosted by Code Bootcamp School. And it was a ton of fun.
When I first launched this project in April, I had no idea what to expect or what the kids would find interesting, but my idea was simple…
What would happen if we encouraged kids to build something cool using electronics, microcontrollers, sensors, and LEDs?
Twenty kids, twenty-one meet-ups, nine completed projects, three shorted boards, one burnt finger, and four months of fun — that sums up the first ever Hack Sioux Falls project hosted by Code Bootcamp School.
When I launched this project in April, I had no idea what type of projects that the kids would come up with, the idea was simple — what would happen if we encouraged kids to build something cool using electronics, microcontrollers, and LEDs?
Another great event for area girls
By the age of 10, most girls have decided that computers, electronics, engineering, science, and math are not cool, too complicated, or just for boys.
On May 26 from 10 am to 3 pm, we are inviting all girls between the ages of 9 and 14 to join us at The Journey Group where we will help demystifying how electronics and appliances work by letting girls explore them by taking them apart in a safe and educational environment. The entire event is completely free, and I would like the moms also to join them. Read more
Last year I had an idea of hosting a girls un-maker day event — I called it Girls Breaker Day. It’s just as it sounds; we’re inviting girls to bring their broken electronics and take them apart to see what makes them tick. In addition to their items, we are going to have a hundred old computers and miscellaneous items that they can disassemble down to the raw parts and then build something creative with the parts. Read more