Hummingbird Makeathon

Guest post by Tom Lauwers, Birdbrain Technologies

Birdbrain Technologies would like to invite Pittsburgh area high schoolers to join us for a free weekend of fun, creative making!

On September 26 & 27 we are holding a Hummingbird Makeathon where teams of teens will join together to create awesome robotic pets. 2 weeks later we will display these creatures to the community at our "Robot Petting Zoo" at the Pittsburgh Maker Faire.

The Makeathon is designed to be beginner friendly; teens do not need to have any experience with robotics or computer programming to attend, just a willingness to be creative and try new things! 

You can learn more and apply at:

If you have any questions please email us at

April 26th Workshop Wrap Up

Twenty-eight participants from ten organizations attended the Spring themed April 26th, 2013 Arts & Bots workshop. Thank you to everyone who participated, it was a successful and inspiring event.

Bots in video: Mystery Box, Corn, Dog, Seascape, Hockey Net, Medieval Shield

Bot in video: Batman

Bots in video: van Gogh, Bird, Missile Alert System

Bots in video: Tree, Baby Birds, Trendy Lady

Bots in video: Chicken, Car

Bot in video: Leopard Print Tie Guy

Bot in video: Bird

Bots in video: Andy Warhol, Leopard, Bumblebee, Ants in the Pants, Lion

Bots in video: Cuckoo Clock, Bee

Bot in video: Chipmunk