Hack a thing

The aim of the Hack-a-thing workshop is to give everyday things a new use. Based on the principles of open source and social design, teams of designers, artists, code doctors and hackers set to work with youngsters living near C-mine.

Hack-a-thing comprises two weekends. The first weekend is aimed explicitly at local youngsters and starts with an introduction to electronics and technologies such as Arduino and laser cutting.
These two days end with the conception and creation of a number of prototypes based on objects (a hair drier, washing machine, games console, …) the participants brought themselves.
The second phase works with an ‘open call for participation’. Hacking experts continue working with local youngsters on the hacked objects from the first phase.

A selection of objects will be shown in the exhibition space of ‘The Machine’ in the C-mine Designcentrum.

Hack a Thing – Workshop from The Machine on Vimeo.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, from 10.00 to 17.00
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, from 10.00 to 17.00

FabLab Genk
Media, Arts & Design faculty (campus C-mine)
C-mine 5, 3600 Genk

Register at http://twikilist.com/Hack-a-thing. More information via www.fablabgenk.be or www.facebookcom/FablabGenk

This workshop is organised by FabLab Genk. A FabLab is an open research, experiment and ‘make’ area where everyone is able to use the available equipment to put his/her ideas into something tangible.