[Code, Play, Eat, Talk, Make, Code]
This group is for Teens who are interested in game development, playing with hardware, robotics, web development and other random technology related activities. Running: Thursdays 6pm to 8pm from the Whangarei Club (Rust Ave)
For some the goal is to learn how to make games and code in a relaxed environment with others doing the same thing. For others it is about working together on questionable projects (current examples include, modifying a vending machine to be vend the unexpected, developing a water tank sensing/reporting device, adding muscle stimulation to a VR game, etc). This is not a teacher/student environment, we are all in it together to learn. We help each other and generally just have fun as we ramp up our skills. Sometimes this is a disaster and confusion but sometimes it’s brilliant. Both are important.
Kevin coordinates and runs the sessions. We get a pile of pizza for a shared dinner (plus drinks and fruit) so bring $5. If you would like to join us here is the sign-up form.
Other useful information:
- You do need your own laptop (or lug in a PC).
- We are using the Whangarei Club in Rust Ave. This is across the road from the old Library. There is parking for dropping off to the left of the building.
- The name “Technohackers” was created by the members. “Techno” is short for technology while “hackers” is shorthand for those of us that create, make, and generally modify technology to solve problems. There is no negative connotation to the word in our context.
- We are supported by membership ($10/week automatic payment):
- Membership of Technohackers means you can attend any or all events that are appropriate.
- Membership will include a holiday event and discounts on extra events.
- Everything is also open to non-members but at a casual rate ($12 per session and full day events are typically $45 to $55).
- Automatic direct deposit can be setup to this account: 38-9005-0061268-00. Use your initial and last name as the reference.
- We will be looking for sponsorship to enable more expensive equipment or activities to occur or to support individual participants.
- And finally, it’s important to note that it’s not about the money. If something is too expensive or tricky to pay, just let Kevin Waugh know and join in anyway.