Its the first ever THS (possibly world wide?)
A Hack-a-long is like a sing-along, or a more accurately, like a DO IT barcamp.
The idea is this:
Throughout the evening, several presentations will offer you the chance to do something you may have never done before. Each presentation will be between 5 and 20 minutes. You will get the chance to:
* look inside something you have never looked into
* take something apart
* put something together
* learn something strange and wonderful
The August Hack-A-Long time table:
7-30-7:45 - settling in, prepare for first activity
7:45-8:00 - Activity 1 (15 minutes) - 100 yen shop Geiger Counter (Kalin)
8:00-8:05 - Activity 2 prep
8:05-8:20 - Activity 2 (15 minutes) - Intro to Arduino (MRE)
8:20-8:25 - Activity 3 prep
8:30-8:50 - Activity 3 (20 minutes) - Felted Beads (Lauren)
8:50-8:55 - Activity 4 prep
8:55-9:15 - Activity 5 (20 minutes) - Sound Effects (Taylan)
9:15-9:30 - Cleanup / over time
Attention hackers! Would you like to demonstrate something at the next Hack-A-Long?
* Tear something down and explain how it works. Afterwards, we can choose parts to keep in our parts inventory, and sort out the scrap for disposal. We have lots of objects waiting for a tear-down
* Do a short class on building a "hello world" application in your favorite language
* Do a cool art and craft project
* Teach everyone how to play an easy tune on a musical instrument
* Demonstrate a cool scientific principal
* So many other cool ideas!!
The nature of the event is to DO as much as possible. So, if you want to do a tear down, pull out the screw drivers and GUIDE a few people in the tear-down process, but dont do it for them.
If they can take home a cool project or kit, that is so much more memorable than a PDF sent via email.
If you need computers for your activity, I will be making 5 iBook G4 laptops available for groups. Meet me before hand to assure we can install the necessary application/s.