Tech Week & The STEMM Festival

7th June 2017By Aaron Power3D Printing, Education, Hack Together, Startup Garage, Tech, Workshops

May was a month that filled 1st Assembly with the weird, wonderful and wacky as we hacked our way through Techweek ‘17 and the Hutt STEMM Festival.  The space was taken over by 130 mad inventors and hackers, of all ages, shapes and sizes, as they learnt, shared, experimented during six unique events.   The … Read More

City Smarts with NEC

6th April 2017By Aaron PowerEnviroment, Showcase, Startup Garage, Talks, Tech

On 30th March, 1A was jammed-packed with 40 eager Startup Garagers who couldn’t wait to hear from Tim Packer, Head of Smart City solutions at NEC NZ – and boy he didn’t disappoint. Tim’s talk held the audience’s attention well into the evening as he spoke about the innovative Smart City network NEC is building … Read More

Sumo Bots with NodeBots

5th April 2017By Aaron PowerEducation, Hack Together, Tech, Workshops

1st Assembly was buzzing with a whirlwind of spinning motors, flashing LED and beeping microcontrollers as 40 kids (many of them adults) took part during NodeBots very first SumoBots event at 125 High Street. Nodebots is an international community of tinkers that hack and build javascript robots, with the aim of engaging and upskilling the … Read More