After we hosted Kids Hack Day Hyper Island a lot of people came to us to ask about Kids Hack Day Club and other events. We noticed a lot of parents, educators and curious grown ups asking about event they could attend as well. Since Kids Hack Day was mainly focused on the younger ones, we decide to create a special event, more adult-oriented.
At the time I was working at Quirkbot, developing content and curriculum activities. So we decided to use some of those Kids Hack Day for adults sessions to test activities, materials and analyze how inspiring they would be for that audience. Since a lot of the participants were educators and parents, Kids Hack Day for adults was also a great opportunity to test how comfortably grown ups with that background handle the product's instructions.
After Hyper Island bought Quirkbot kits for prototyping and development of projects, students organized a Kids Hack Day with it. I joined the event with my friend Carl Bärstad as volunteer and consultant both training the students and helping to design the space.
Joe Coppard invited my friend Paulo Barcelos and me to give a lecture about techniques and tools for rapid prototyping to another class at Berghs School of Communication. This time we updated the content and tools to focus even more on how to integrate and hack new technologies introduced into students creative workflow.