Robot Hackathon, Toronto – Stay Tuned for 2014 Registration!
Toronto’s Robot Hackathon is finalizing their 2014 date! Check out this wrap-up from their 2012 event, including the video above:
Preparations for Get Your Bot On! 2014 are well underway but we haven’t even told you which teams won last year and what bots they made.
We had over 60 participants for the 2012 hackathon. Artists, engineers, designers and programmers all came together for the weekend to build prototypes of their robot ideas. The weekend kicked off at the Idee offices where participants had a preview of the kit, shared their robot ideas and formed teams. They worked Saturday and part of Sunday on their bots with the help of our mentors and with help from each other. The collaboration was amazing…
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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