From Ken Olsen of the Makers Box:
It is hard for me to believe that it has been seven years since my first ChichTech.org workshop, and five years since I started with the Turtle Robot workshop. The Open Source Turtle Robot I designed specifically for this workshop has gotten better and better. My workshops leader skills have gotten better and better. And this workshop was the best so far. It was designed to introduce high school age girls to engineering, mainly electrical, mechanical, and firmware. I tell them that engineering is all about problem solving. The trick is figuring out which problems you like solving!
The high-light of these events is when the parents and siblings come in for a “tech show” and you get to hear the girls explain how they built and programmed the robot. It is an amazing feat to accomplish in just a few hours. I predict great success for these girls in what ever they decide to pursue in their lives!
Teardown hardware hacking con starts today in Portland! Follow @oshpark on Twitter for updates and look for our Drew Fustini in purple. Check out the sessions page to see all the exciting people that will be presenting and running workshops!
Just the Facts
||Anyone interested in hardware: engineers, designers, artists, students, teachers…
||A three-day line up of talks, workshops, demos, installations, and puzzles
||Friday – Sunday, May 11 – 13, 2018
||Beautiful Portland, Oregon on the campus of the Pacific Northwest College of Art
||Shipping great hardware to you is rewarding, but we miss seeing you in person
||With lots of help from our friends, including our partner, Make+Think+Code @ PNCA
Teardown runs from the afternoon of Friday, May 11, 2018 through the night of Sunday, May 13, 2018. We encourage all participants to attend the entire time – plan to arrive Friday around noon and leave Monday morning. Below is the preliminary schedule.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Registration opens at 11:30 AM.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Ongoing Demos and Installations