Tech Week & The STEMM Festival

7th June 2017By Kelly Dare3D 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

Sumo Bots with NodeBots

5th April 2017By Kelly DareEducation, 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


20th December 2016By Kelly Dare3D Printing, Education, Hack Together, Workshops

On 17th December 1st Assembly was filled with festive cheer as we made and stop-motion animated our very own snow globes during Snow-Motion. The day long event was nothing short of light-hearted charming fun which nicely rounded off the year. Attendees of all ages and stages joined us, many of which created multiple snow globes … Read More

Hack Together

15th June 2016By Kelly DareHack Together

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 … Read More