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H4H at Tech4Africa 2014

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We have submitted two sessions to Tech4Africa – please vote!

A. Build your own drone

You cannot open a tech/news site without reading about a drone, UAV, UAS, multi-rotor, quad copter or flying robot. The headlines tend to be combat heavy, but the real applications is just being discovered – surveying, agriculture, photography, art, search-and-rescue, medicine, infra-structure etc. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to build a working multi-rotor based drone. The demonstration will explain each of the components, sub-systems and showing step-by-step assembly. We hope to enable participants with a deep technical understanding of the technology and demystifying to the point where anyone can build their own drone.

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B. 3D print a flying robot

3d printing is changing the way we think about manufacturing, design, construction, medicine and the list goes on. The best way to get into 3d printing is to 3d print! And we are planning a hands-on masterclass that will teach you how to 3d print, using the frame for a flying robot as the example model. We will explain the technology used in most desktop 3d printers, the materials that can be printed with, some 3d design basics, how to prepare the design, slice it, send it to the printer for materialization and then fly it.
http://vote.tech4africa.com/session-328/#.UyItAqF1XyU

 

Micro H-Quadcopter by ukarmy04 on Thingiverse

 


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RoboBeast launch and House4Hack open day

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Robohand prints 3d mechanical devices to aid amputees (upper limbs).  The creator of RoboHand decided to create RoboBeast – a robust, efficient, Africanized 3d printing beast. 

RoboBeast

When: 15 February 2014 – 10:00 to 17:00
Where: House4Hack, 4 Burger Ave, Lyttleton Manor

The venue is now Elardus Park Primary School, 548 Alberton Street, Elardus Park.

 

 


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House4Hack visits Linden High School 2013 Geek Week

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House4Hack joined Linden High School in Johannesburg for a day at their 2013 Geek Week. Post invitation from the resident Linden High Computer Class teacher, House4Hack moved into formation to create an interactive day outing which closely resembled lots of geeking out in a flash-mob style. One of the objectives was to foster curiosity under the students regarding technology and to expose the students to the concepts and openness of a Hackerspace.


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