Eugene Maker Space held our very first Family Hack Day on June 1, 2013. Â We had a decent sized group of kids and families show up to get some work done on their own projects. Â And boy did work get done. Â We also had several EMS members show up to lend a hand and teach some new skills. Â Thanks to everybody who came out to make this event a success. Â It went so well that we intend to put on another one in the not-too-distant future. Â Keep your eyes peeled for updates on that. Â In the meantime, check out what everyone was working on!
Connor showed up and spent some time designing a plastic spoon/fork combination to print on the 3D printer. Â He based his design off of a wooden one he brought with him.
Joshua, Benjamin, and Quinn brought in a few home made airplanes to show off. Â These planes run off a tiny battery and motor and are capable of flying over half a mile.
Joshua worked on a Chaotic Doodler. Â This contraption uses gravity and magnets to generate a random doodle every time you put some energy into the system.
Here’s a video of the doodler in action.
Quinn wanted to work on a robot to help him clean his room. He spent a good deal of time learning new skills to help him build a remote control panel for his robot.
Benjamin spent some time improving his mode made electronic gyroscope.
Ben worked on a Tamiya kit with his son Alex while his other son Marcus was learning how to use the soldering iron.