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Thanks to a partnership with Blackstone Launchpad at Philadelphia University, evoHaX is shaping up to be the most tricked-out hackathon in terms of hardware.
Participants will get access to the university’s facilities, including 3D printers, a woodshop and a laser cutter. See the full list of hardware available here. Volunteers will be on-hand to help with the equipment, said organizer and reigning Geek of the Year Ather Sharif.
The third annual evoHaX, a hackathon focused on accessible technology , will be on April 30-May 1 during Philly Tech Week 2016.
“Accessible technology” can mean any number of things.
For example, last year, a Drexel team won evoHaX with a canopy that they built for an eye-tracking device — it was for a girl with cerebral palsy who uses the device to communicate, but the device didn’t work in the sun. (“Sometimes it’s the low-tech hacks that are the ones most needed, and that is why I always remind people that there is a place for everyone at a hackathon,” wrote hackathon judge Leslie Birch.) See the winning projects from the first evoHaX here.
Also, every member of the winning team gets an Amazon Echo, Amazon’s wireless speaker and voice contol device. #justsayin-30-
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