Join us for a night of toy hacking! This is a theme night of socializing and having fun taking toys apart, seeing how they work, and trying to put them back together in weird and wonderful ways.
This is a theme night, not a workshop so instruction will be limited to learning how to solder. However, there will be some resources to help you play around with toy hacking. Expect to have fun! If you’ve been thinking about checking out VHS, this is the perfect night for you! So come on down and say hello, hang out with us, and play!
WHO CAN COME
Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a member. No experience is necessary.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring your own toy and batteries. Remember there are no guarantees, so your toy should be one you won’t mind accidentally frying. Unless you are a pro, it’s best to stick to battery-operated toys that run on 9 volt, AA, AAA, or C batteries. Also bring snacks, drinks, your own cup, and any previously hacked toys you’d like to show off at the space.
WHAT WILL BE THERE
- some toys that have already been circuit-bent so you can check them out
- door prizes! (we’ll be giving away two Arduino Unos)
- access to hack space tools, soldering irons, glue guns, precision screwdrivers, etc.
- soldering help if you need it
If you have questions, please contact Janet.