Hack Sioux Falls Final Projects (Spring 2019)

Eighteen kids, eight meet-ups, zero shorted boards, seven blown LEDs, one burnt finger, and two months of fun & creativity. That sums up our third Hack Sioux Falls project hosted by Code Bootcamp School.

When I first launched this project last year, 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?

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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.

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Girls Breaker Day 2018 | Free STEM event

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

Girls Breaker Day Scheduled

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

Huge Shout-out to the Hack Sioux Falls Sponsors

Our Lead Sponsors First Bank & Trust, Trexin, and Code Bootcamp

Pulling off an epic new adventure requires a leap of faith and the right key sponsors and partners. Code Bootcamp School (501c3) is so proud to be launching the first ever Hack Sioux Falls event with these lead sponsors — First Bank & Trust, Trexin, and Code Bootcamp. Read more

Straight from China, Hack Sioux Falls supplies have been ordered! Oops, I think I messed up.

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