Amateur software and hardware hacker. Like to design and make things using both old-school methods and modern methods. I am a happy owner/user of a 3D Printers, Laser cutter and CNC machine. One of my first big projects van creating and programming a 100 Raspberry PI 3D Scanner. Some of my projects can be found on https://www.instructables.com/member/the_anykey/
This session will go over my journey to hack the Quincy drawing robot. This is a cheap 3-axis drawing robot, that uses a proprietary "closed" system. I wanted to hack this robot to draw Pokémon's for my son. I will explain how I deciphered the file formats, figured out how the robot could be controlled (which needed some very very difficult math!) and the software I made to create your own drawings.
BONUS: At the end of the session you can WIN one of these Quincy Robots!!!
Like programming physical things? How about attending this workshop that will challenge you to program a Robotic Arm. You have the choice between Python or Scratch-like programming language and will we provide you with some cool challenges to complete. For the Scratch-like environment no real programming experience is needed
Need a break from your Keyboard? Join this competition to build a bridge out of popsicles and hot glue. Every team will get a fixed set of popsicles, a hot glue gun and glue sticks. You will have 1 hour to build your bridge, after that the real competition starts. Each bridge will be tested till destruction to decide the who will win.