What is Kids Hack Day?

Kids Hack Day is a global series of free creative tech events for kids. We give kids tools to express their creativity, be curious and empathetic towards each other and the world around them. We empower kids to take control over their own future and not just passively consume what someone else has designed for them. We believe this is what hacking is all about, which is also why we created our own hackable toy in the process. We call it Quirkbot. It's a toy to make toys, and the perfect tool for your local KHD event. 

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Hack your old toys, or build your own!

At Kids Hack Day we give you the opportunity to build and program your own toy robot. Give your robot life by applying lights, sound and movement. 3D-print masks for them and see how they perform against other robots in the BotBattle Arena or at the BotRace Track. To your support there will be a whole bunch of experienced robot builders at the venue and you will get to borrow all the materials you need. Now, all you need is a big dose of imagination!

Every hour there will be an introduction in toy hacking (changing or altering toys). Bringing a computer is recommended, but not required. Bring an old radio-controlled toy, and you could try hacking it too!

Address: Hyper Island Stockholm, Telefonvägen 30, floor 5. Subway: Telefonplan

When: Saturday, March 19:e, 10.00-16.00 hrs

For whom: Children 7-15 years old, under 10 in company of an adult

 

San José

The capital city of Costa Rica was taken over by mini hackers

Valencia

The first time our robots invaded Spain

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Curitiba

Our robots didn't play football but they amazed Brasil

Team Members

CARL BÄRSTAD

Co-founder, Lead instigator

SIMON  & Marzieh

KHD hacker club (Stockholm)

ERIk THORsTENSSON

Content developer & Educator

GREG CARNIEL

Co-founder, Global Brand Manager

MURILO POLESE

Content developer & Educator

Paulo Barcelos

Co-founder, R&D

Sanne Bolten

Communication Wiz

Previous Team Members

ALISSA LORENTS

Co-Founder

DANIEL MASCARENHAS

Co-founder

 

Our Beginning

Inspired by the global hackerspace movement and the lack of technology-related play and creativity in the classroom, Kids Hack Day is a means of closing the gap between education and technological creativity. We aim to revolutionize how we immerse children in emerging technologies.

Kids Hack Day is a 1-day event format where children and adults come together to "hack" and make new uses of every day items and new technologies.  

The idea sprung out of a first series of workshops run by lead instigator and former TEDxStockholm organizer Carl Bärstad under the name Hackerspace In A Box as an attempt to strengthen the collaboration between schools and local hackerspaces in the region.