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We are delighted to offer some brilliant workshops at Culture Hack Scotland. They will run on Sunday morning for those on the Insights ticket. Each workshop runs for two hours, lunch will be provided, followed by the show and tell of the main hack weekend. The workshops are aimed at beginners with no previous knowledge.
3D Printing Workshop
A 3D printing workshop for a group provide an introduction to using the CAD software and then using the 3D printer to make the model they have designed on the GSS' in-house printer.
The rapid prototyping workshop will be provided by Fearsomengine - a team of product designers with passion and flair for creative thinking. Morven Shearlaw is a founder and director of Fearsomengine and will lead the workshop. As well as a decade of experience in product design Morven involves herself in textiles and interiors and is looking forward to engaging with the Hack participants.
This workshop is charged at a higher price to facilitate costs and 50% of the actual cost is subsidised by Sync.
Introduction to Game Design Workshop
Run by Swallow Tail Games - Sophia George and Kristian Francis
This workshop will start with discussion on different types of platform, genre, and monetisation, will get you to start to come up with game ideas, just using pen and paper. Participants will discuss story, character, and setting, gameplay and objectives and game engines that have high accessibility.
Sophia and Kristian are the co-founders of Swallowtail Games. Their iPad game Tick Tock Toys, was the Dare to be Digital finalist that won the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in 2012, while the pair were studying at Abertay University. Tick Tock Toys was released in late February of this year and scored over 100,000 downloads in its first week.
Sophia has also recently been announced as the first ever Gamer in Residence at the V & A, and will be one of our judges at Culture Hack Scotland.
Introduction to Arduino Workshop
Run by Maklab - Nicola Hume and Roy Shearer
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
This workshop will start off with an introduction to what an Arduino is and how they can be used. We'll show you how to get one up and running with some basic code and hardware. Next we'll show you how to use an input to control an output and then help you experiment with different digital and analogue sensors. We'll get together at the end to see what everyone's made and to show some examples of more advanced projects so you can see what Arduino's are capable of.
For the arduino workshop, please bring a wireless enabled laptop on which you are able to install a small software package (support to do this will be on hand, you just need to know the admin password).
Nicola is a product designer who uses technology like Arduino's to make working prototypes and interactive user experiences. She was recently an intern at Whitespace design agency where her work won two Scottish Design Awards. She now works with MakLab helping people to develop and prototype their idea's.
Roy is a designer, maker and musician specialising in open design and other shared methods of design. He runs his own freelance practice and tutors at various Scottish universities and at MAKlab.