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?
I clearly have ordered too many parts but the kids will enjoy them, it is going to be epic.
Hack Sioux Falls will hold a quarterly electronics hacking contest for kids in grades 6th-12th, complete with workshops, working sessions, and components for them to learn the fundamentals of electronics and software engineering. Read more
Over a dozen kids are already signed up, this might sell out.
These challenges will take kids on a journey that will teach them electronics, hardware, software, soldering, functional design, user design, and creative thinking. While it will be run as a competition, it is meant to be a cooperative challenge where teams are encouraged to help each other with their projects.
I want to teach kids to build electronics so I’m launching a 90-day electronics challenge in April. Are your kids up for the challenge?
I had this crazy idea…I know, most of my events, projects, and business start out with me having a crazy idea. But hear me out on this one.