Thanks to our 2012 Judges, Nora Young, James MacLean, and Norman White

Thanks to our fantastic judges Nora Young and James MacLean who had the difficult job of selecting winners for each of the Design, Innovation, and Technology categories.  They spent hours reviewing the robot demos and debating in order to make the selections. With so many wonderful robots it wasn’t easy.

Thanks as well to Norman White who shared his expertise with our teams and helped them with their creations.

This event could not have happened without them!

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Get Your Bot On – day one

And so it started! This is day one of the hackathon but really it is day two. We got started on Friday with the planning sessions and workshops. The kits we put together survived the scrutiny and handling of participants and that was great given the amount of planning required to put them together.

Get Your Bot On Kit:

The Get your bot on hackathon was sold out. We started a waitlist and that also filled up pretty quickly. Like Dave McLure said:

The smart wait listed participants joined us on Friday for the planning sessions and workshops. Since that gave them an opportunity to mingle with all participants and mentors, most of them managed to get accepted in an already formed team.

Jen – whom we fondly call General Jen – facilitated an awesome team planning session: we had teams who were already formed and knew what they were going to build, participants who had ideas but no teams, wait-listed participants some of whom had ideas, but not team and no registration and it all resulted in 22 robot building teams! Continue reading

Robot Hackathon Toronto Nov. 23 – 25, 2012

If you tinker in electronics, mechanics, microcontrollers or software, then we have an awesome weekend for you! Get Your Bot On! Robotics Hackathon is a chance for newbies, hobbyists and pros alike to come together, build a robot and have some fun. The hackathon will be held Friday November 23 to Sunday November 25th, 2012 at Mozilla and TinEye. On…