As part of Hutt Valley’s annual STEMM Festival, 1st Assembly launched the very first Hack Together – a quick-fire day of solving problems, forming teams and ‘hacking things together’.

The day began by getting to know each other over Weetbix and Coffee. Ideas were then shared and discussed within the group until it was decided to tackle a scratch built v-plotter (an automated drawing machine for the 99% of us who have never heard of a v-plotter before). The group then divvied up set tasks and got to work. Ten hours later the day was concluded with a working prototype and pizza.

One participant described it as “brilliant … a crack team of friendly geniuses”.

Hack Together is all about using your hands and brain to experiment, hack and have fun. If you’re a creative problem-solver who loves to learn and collaborate or have a hardware itch – join us next time via our MeetUp group! All ages and stages are welcome.

Hutt City Council - Hack Together - 1st Assembly at Assembly, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Masanori Udagawa. www.photowellington.photoshelter.com.

 

Hutt City Council - Hack Together - 1st Assembly at Assembly, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Masanori Udagawa. www.photowellington.photoshelter.com.

 

Hutt City Council - Hack Together - 1st Assembly at Assembly, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Masanori Udagawa. www.photowellington.photoshelter.com.

 

Hutt City Council - Hack Together - 1st Assembly at Assembly, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Masanori Udagawa. www.photowellington.photoshelter.com.

 

Hutt City Council - Hack Together - 1st Assembly at Assembly, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Masanori Udagawa. www.photowellington.photoshelter.com.

 

Hutt City Council - Hack Together - 1st Assembly at Assembly, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Masanori Udagawa. www.photowellington.photoshelter.com.
Thanks Masanori Udagawa from photowellington