2021 Hak4Kidz Workshops and Stations

WORKSHOPS AND STATIONS for 2021

Incomplete list – More Details coming soon!

*The escape rooms and Lego Maniacs workshops come with a $2.00 fee per person – to register, click HERE

Escape Room* 

Harrisburg Escape Rooms is bringing their mobile adventure to BloomCon Hak4Kidz! Come investigate the Mummy’s Tomb or break into a secret government research facility in TOP SECRET!

Programming Challenge with LEGO WeDo

Students will complete a challenge by building a machine with LEGOs and programming it to complete a task.

Hack it together –  Soldering project

Learn to solder and make a motorized bot!

Students will learn the basics of soldering. There will be an introduction to the equipment, safety, techniques, and fixing mistakes. Soldering irons burn! Getting burned hurts! Keep safety in mind if signing up for this workshop.

Code Combat Intro to Python Coding

Learn the basics of Python coding while playing a fun game! No experience necessary – students will advance in the game at their own pace.

Codes and Ciphers 

Code and decode messages while learning the basics of cryptology. Students will compete to break codes and be the first to unlock a mysterious box. Kids who break the code in time gets a prize.

Image result for walmart lock box

LockSport

Learn about the engineering of locks. How they work – why we make them better – and learn to defeat locking systems. The more that people know about lock technology, the better they are capable of understanding how and where certain weaknesses are present. This makes them well-equipped to be better consumers in the marketplace, making decisions based on sound facts and research.

Image result for locksport

MacGyver Challenge

What’s a MacGyver Challenge, you ask? Simple. We give you a bunch of duct tape, some raw materials and you show us what you can make!

Duct tape creations | ducttapewonderland

The best project wins a prize!

Snap Circuits

Get a taste of electrical circuit lay-out with this fun and educational activity. Make a music box – a helicopter -or a space invader alarm!

Image result for snap circuits

STEM Reading Corner

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and relax at the Columbia County Traveling Library STEM reading corner. Browse some cool books!

Reverse engineering

The old equipment playground where you can disassemble old electronics, see what’s inside, and try to identify the parts.

Hak-A-Badge with Chibitronics

Make your conference badge light up by creating a simple circuit with a switch!

Lego Maniacs*

(Stop Motion with Legos): It’s time to get your Lego freak on! Every Lego Maniac has an epic movie just wanting to burst out of their brain and into the world. This is the chance to make that happen! Learn Stop Motion Animation. You’ll build Lego sets, use Lego mini-fig characters and learn how to make your vision into an actual animated clip. – 30min workshop.

Lego Forest Nature - Free photo on Pixabay

 

Nerf Modification Club

Come see what Nerf Modification is! The Children’s Museum has a Nerf Modification club that meets every month. Modification is when you change a Nerf blaster or darts to get greater ranges. Other modifications are just for cool looks.

Steampunk Nerf Maverick 07 | Finally done. Leather grip. | Flickr

Hiding in Plain Sight

Columbia Montour United Way program Hiding in Plain Sight, is a simulation of a high school student’s bedroom, to help parents and concerned community members recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight. By walking through a makeshift child’s bedroom, parents learn to identify objects that could provide critical insights about risky behavior. Amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a desk and personal care products on a vanity are items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, and harmful behavior.

Hidden In Plain Sight | Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change

 

TheGeekGrid Studios COSPLAY Hakz

new logo-cosplay hakz

Safe and Secure Online

Join Trooper Anthony Petroski III, Community Services Officer and Public Information Officer of the Pennsylvania State Police to learn valuable information about staying safe online.

Cyber Security Internet - Free image on Pixabay

Financial Hacks

Join the experts from Thrivent Financial and learn how to hack a budget! Spend, save, plan ahead!

 

Hack a Wind Foil

Learn about aerodynamics and engineer an airfoil. How high can you get yours to go? The sky is the limit!

 

Hack A Rocket

To infinity and beyond! Design and build your own stomp rocket and test it out to see how far it will go!

Healthy Eating Hacks

Alterra Life will be at Hak4Kidz to give us tips on healthy eating hacks!

*The escape rooms and Lego Maniacs workshops come with a $2.00 fee per person – to register, click HERE

Hack-A-Pult

Turn recycled materials into a catapult! This engineering challenge is great for STEM learning. Catapults have been around since the middle ages. Create one at this booth and get a chance at a prize!

Allys Air

Stop by this vendor and check out the amazing balloon creations from Ally’s Air!

NFC Treasure Hunt

Eight NFC-tagged Tinker (the Hak4Kidz mascot) images are throughout the conference. Devices are provided to read the NFC tags. Each revealing a clue to find the next one. Anyone who finds all 8 in the correct order wins a prize!

Workshop sponsored by OnePlus

Programming with Edison

Programming with Edison robots. Edison is a programmable robot designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for students from 4 to 16 years of age. Effective and engaging Edison helps students learn to program while having fun. Students will learn how to program Edison to run through a maze in this 50-minute workshop.