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Friday, May 5 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Engineering Hackathon: Build a Race Car!

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When: Friday, May 5 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Polsky Exchange,Promontory Point Room
Who should attend: All UChicago
Hosted by: Polsky Center, Engineering Society, and Edge

About: Leonardo da Vinci designed the world's first self-propelled vehicle in 1478, though it wasn't until 2004 that the design was proven to work! In the intervening centuries, cars have evolved tremendously. Early versions differentiated themselves on fuel source, from from steam (1769) and hydrogen (1807), to gasoline (1864) and electricity (1888!). Later eras were defined by evolution in design, size, and efficiency and safety features.

Come show off your engineering prowess at a Mechanical Car Hackathon! Using common supplies, simple tools, and some personal ingenuity, create a functional race car in just a few short hours. Prizes will be awarded based on your car's performance in various challenges. We'll begin with lunch and a brief introduction to mechanical cars and construction methods, so no prior experience is required.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/car-hackathon-tickets-29998505337
Questions? Steph Avalos-Bock, stephab@uchicago.edu


Friday May 5, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Polsky Exchange North, Promontory Point 1452 E. 53rd St, Chicago IL