1 January 12:00 AM

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Perhaps this whole thing feels a bit daunting and you want to learn more before starting to create your event. No problem! Just CLICK HERE and see when Kids Hack Day's Event Catalyst Carl is available for a chat.

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Branding 

Our event page template contains all branding material you need make your event look as awesome as it will feel for the kids (see sample image).

Get started

Watch the below 3-min video to get a brief overview of important things to keep in mind when organizing a Kids Hack Day event. 

 PLANNING YOUR EVENT 

STEP BY STEP


STEP 1 (READY)

 Go through this entire page, including reading our license agreement at the bottom of the page. Then create your event.

STEP 2 (SET)

Meeting: In this step we will contact you to set up a first online meeting.

Access: If our first meeting goes well and you decide to go ahead with your event we will make you admin for your own event page, based on our event page template. This template is hosted on an event service platform called Confetti Events, from our Swedish friends at Confetti Technology. It's pre-filled with suggested content, branding materials and tips for finding sponsors (such as venue, material & cash sponsors) to get you started. 

STEP 3 (GO)

Confirm:  Once you have filled in all the details about your Kids Hack Day Event and adapted the template to fit your local context you simply send a confirmation email to hello@kidshackday.com so we can review your page before publishing it to the world.

Publish:
 In this step we will publish your event page, link it to your own subdomain [yourcitynamehere].kidshackday.com and put it up on our global website under the Upcoming Events section.

AMAZING! Your event has now been made available to the world.

HAPPY HACKING!

/Team Kids Hack Day

Recommended Activities

So what can the kids do at the event that's both engaging and that triggers learning? Below are some of our recommendations, based on the Strawbees Learning Platform and our own experience. For further recommendations on how to offer these activities during your day have a look at the "Designing Your Event" section further down this page.

Welcoming activity & Collaboration challenges

 To make the kids feel welcome and activate them it's great with simple free building challenges such as "Who can build the tallest Strawbees hat?", or add a collaborative challenge to build a decorative Sierpinski Fractal for your space (EXAMPLE VIDEO). 

Engaging builds
Moving on to the electronics station you can use the factory program that comes with your Quirkbot to let kids build robots that can participate in a robot race (EXAMPLE VIDEO). Competition is fun but don't make it too serious.

Massive collaboration challenge 
If you want to combine engaging individual projects such as the moving robot with a collaboration exercise such as the Sierpinsky Fractal and also include a programming station we highly recommend you to challenge the kids to do a Rube Goldberg Machine. See example video below.

For more fun activities and challenges with Strawbees check out: https://learning.strawbees.com

Designing your event

Simply put there are 2 types of events. Moderated workshops or station-based drop-in. We recommend the latter as it is less resource demanding, both when it comes to planning and implementation.

The station-based drop-in format

Station 1: Welcoming & registration

Station 2: Free building & crafts (+ Strawbees material)

Station 3: Robot race (intro to Quirkbot material)

Station 4: Programming (program your robot, requires laptop)

ADD AS MANY MORE STATIONS AS YOU WANT

It's always good if all stations are in one big room and that there is a connection between them. For example, if you add a 3D printing or laser cutting station you could focus on printing or cutting personalized eyes and feet for your robot or special levers for a Rube Goldberg Machine (see the Recommended Activities" section above. Remember, this is just a recommendation for an event setup that we know works. Feel free to experiment as much as you want with it.

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Possible Outcome 

Watch the below video to get a taste for how a Kids Hack Day event with the above event design could look like in real life. 

KIDS HACK DAY LICENSE AGREEMENT

1. KHD License definitions

1.1. License: The License starts upon the acceptance of the KHD License Agreement and terminates upon the completion of the Licensee’s (see below) organized Kids Hack Day (“KHD”) event or after 1 year from purchase, if the Licensee have paid for annual subscription, upon which the License must be renewed if the Licensee wishes to organize another event.

1.2. Licensee: The Licensee constitutes the individual or the legal entity represented by the individual in legally binding agreements including the License.

1.3. Transfer of rights: The Licensee may not transfer the License Agreement or any of the rights contained therein to a third party.

2. General terms and conditions

2.1. General terms: The License contains the terms and conditions for the Licensee’s usage of the global KHD brand, owned by the legal entity SparkliTech AB. By organising a KHD branded event the licensee agrees to the following: SparkliTech AB declines all responsibility for any activities run by the Licensee under the KHD brand. The Licensee bears full responsibility for any damage caused to individuals or property. Any litigation costs occurring due to damage to individuals, property or misuse of brand is borne by the Licensee.

2.2. Use of the brand: The Licensee agrees not to modify the KHD brand in any way, with the exception of adding city and country name as explained in the video guidelines. The Licensee is not allowed to use the KHD brand in any other digital medium, with exception of the Licensee’s local website, local facebook page, local twitter account and on the websites of local partners to the Licensee, conditional upon the local partners being featured on the Licensee’s local partners site. The Licensee must apply the following format when naming its facebook and twitter: “KHDCityname”. For guidelines on graphic material for social media outlets, please refer to the KHD graphical profile.

2.3. Ticketing terms: The Licensee must at all times provide free tickets to participants or their guardians for an officially approved Kids Hack Day event. A free ticket has to give access to the full event and the Licensee is not allowed to add separate charges for activities run during the event day. The Licensee is however allowed to offer voluntary payments such as donations as an added feature to the free tickets, as well as reserved tickets to paying partners  as long as these tickets are sold through the Kids Hack Day Confetti Event Platform and does not exceed 50% of the total amount of tickets offered. If the Licensee wishes to make such partner- or voluntary-payment-tickets publicly available on his/her official Kids Hack Day Event Page, the Licensee must also always offer Free Tickets. As other sources of funding the Licensee should aim to get another party, such as a company, foundation, science center or school, to pay for all other costs related to the event. The Licensee is allowed to use a different platform than Confetti for ticketing only if all event tickets are free-of-charge and the Licensee has got prior consent from SparkliTech AB.

2.4. Event accessibility: All KHD branded events must be public events with a public event registration page so that anyone has the chance to attend. If the Licensee wishes to host a private event exclusive for people in the Licensee’s network, the event will not be listed on the Kids Hack Day website and permission must be granted first by SparkliTech AB. 

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