CycleHack is an events and training organisation which has grown into a global movement, now happening in over 40 cities around the world. The project brings people together to design solutions to barriers to cycling.
For the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, they’re rolling out CycleHack Education, a model aimed at young people, giving them the opportunity to try out CycleHacks of their own.
They’ll be playing with Sugru, laser cutting and card to hack bikes and street furniture to make it easier for people to cycle. When the hacks are finished, they will be uploaded to the CycleHack catalogue for everyone to share across the globe.
Bring your bikes, helmets and other biking goods to hack them with CycleHack at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire at Summerhall on Sunday 19 April.
One of the makers appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, Formula 24 introduces young people to key aspects within engineering, mechanics, design/technology, science and greenpower through the building of a single seater battery powered racing car.
The project works with young people in both F24 (11–16 years old) and F24+ (16-25 years old) categories. Participants gain confidence and skills as they have the opportunity to develop new skills that many young people may not ordinarily have the chance to try their hand at.
The programme provides participants with an innovate and unique insight into engineering, mechanics, science and green power in a fun and interactive way and offers progression routes for those who want to develop their skills further.
Check out some pictures of the project below:
If you’d like to meet the team and learn more about the project head along to this years Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire on Sunday 19 April – click here to get tickets.