STEAMLabs Hosting Anti-Discrimination Clock Hackathon

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Digital clock readout on electronics board
STEAMLabs in Toronto will be hosting a Clock Hackathon in support of Ahmed Mohamed. Photo credit: Michael Hicks on Flickr.com

Toronto-based STEAMLabs is continuing an effort witnessed around North America in bringing a positive spin to the events surrounding Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest. This Thursday, September 24th, a Clock Making Hackathon will be hosted at the Mozilla Toronto office. Everyone interested in creating is invited; young and old, beginner or expert.

STEAMLabs is a family-friendly Makerspace that launched following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The focus of their programs extends beyond STEM-based learning to include artistic creativity. Rather than simply building clocks, the event this week will challenge Makers to discover and solve new problems.

There will be a discussion about discrimination at the beginning, specifically the events surrounding the recent arrest of Ahmed Mohamed. The event is free, but the material is still supplied. Along with old clock parts and basic electronics, tools like 3D printers and Arduino boards will be available to power imaginative devices.

Tickets are sold out, but STEAMLabs will be opening in their new location at the end of October.

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