Last Friday was the Hack Holyoke 24-hour embedded systems hackathon, held at Mt Holyoke College. Of the 200 participants, well over half were women from the Seven Sisters schools and many were attending their first hackathon.
You can read @HackHolyoke twitter stream and read on for some photos of a few of the teams.
Most of the teams were using the Arduino in some way. This team combined it with a Myo armband to create a virtual cornhole game. They had to learn about quaternions and rotating reference frames to get the physics right.
This team from Olin College used the Spark Core to make an internet controllable RC-car. They modified the servos to be continuous rotation and were integrating the range finder when time was called.
Another team from Olin College was amazingly organized and even had an agile scrum with a wall of post-it stories.
Eva Snyder and Katie Ho organized a great event! I was honored to spend the night helping to mentor so many great teams with their hacks and really impressed with what they accomplished over the twenty four hours of non-stop creating.