So last year, on those weeks when the Tigers weren't in town, we brought Motown Mission teams to a "Hack Night at OmniCorpDetroit." It was great and fun and awesome...but we realized that that doesn't do much to explain what a hack night with OCD is. So we thought we'd tell you about it here!
OmniCorpDetroit (omnicorpdetroit.com) is a hacker/maker space located in an old vegetable storage warehouse in Eastern Market, Detroit. They describe themselves as, "an intense group of designers, artists, engineers, musicians, thinkers, do-ers and makers that get together to build new things as well as share and collaborate within the Detroit community." And we thought that sounded like a fun group to hang out with.
So, during a Hack Night at OCD, Motown Mission teams come in to the maker space, meet some of the OCD members, and are invited to try out any number of project stations set up for the evening. These stations are designed to teach participants how to make something, hack something, or just have fun. They've included:
- Business Card Synthesizers
- Laser Etching
- Bicycle Repair Techniques
- Lock-Sport! (unlocking puzzles that look a lot like padlocks)
- and of course, Potato Launchers!
Throughout the night there is music, projects, and the very special FAYGO FLOATS treat, a real Detroit original.
So, this year we hope you'll get a chance to try out a Hack Night with OmniCorpDetroit with us at Motown Mission! If interested, just note that on your Group Info form and be prepared for some maker fun!