This is a day of hacking on hardware. It's for anyone who is interested in learning about hardware and there are no minimum entry requirements, other than an inquisitive mind.


Lights, sensors, wheels, buzzing things…? It's all fair game!


✨ Who should come?


Anyone interested in hardware! Even if you've never touched a breadboard before, that's fine. We’re bringing some starter packs, complete with wires and components and all the fun gizmos and doodads. We'll also have plenty of plenty of helpful people to guide you. If you're a bit more experienced that's great too, as you'll get to play with some new kit or hack on a project with like-minded people.


Summer of Hacks and the library are particularly interested in welcoming people from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, women, people of colour, people with mental and/or physical disabilities, LGBTQ, and non-binary people.


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In the previous hardware hackdays, we've seen pizza box cars guided by light, automatic sound machines and even robots that do something in response to human voices.


✨ What do I need to bring?


You'll probably want to bring a laptop (and its charger) and you're welcome to bring any other tools and components you have. We'd recommend marking them up somehow so it's easy to check you're taking the right things home.


If you don't have a laptop, get in touch with us in advance on Twitter or the #soh channel on Digital Oxford and we'll do our best to sort you out.


We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and drinks available throughout the day. The location is right in the heart of Oxford so there are plenty of places to pop out to for lunch / coffee.

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