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1 - 2 August 2023

St. George's College

Harare, Zimbabwe

During the 18th century, steam engines transformed production and anchored the First Industrial Revolution.

The world has moved on since then. Today nothing is as influential as STEAM in shaping the present day and the future.

TeXpo creates opportunities for audiences to develop STEAM skills and contribute towards a digitally enhanced future.

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What to expect

At TeXpo Steam On  you can expect generous discounts on tech and merchandise, micro trainings, physical computing challenges, demonstrations of tech in use across sectors, new product introductions, and a whole lot more.

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The TeXpo Steam on hackathon which runs from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August 2023 provides participants the opportunity to acquire new skills as they build solutions to real world challenges. The hackathon will run in-person at St. George's College in Harare, Zimbabwe.

 

Teams are tasked with designing and developing solutions to one of two specified challenges. They will build a physical product, “the solution”, which functionally addresses the challenge. In addition to the functionality criterion, teams are required to use a Raspberry Pi Pico as the ‘brain’ of the solution.

Through the hackathon teams undertake the engineering, business and user experience aspects of product design and development which are required to take a product to market.

 

Complete entries will be judged according to the adjudication criteria and the entry which scores the highest number of points will be the winner of the hackathon.

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Smart Power Management

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Smart Greenhouse Management

Using a Raspberry Pi Pico as the brain of your system, develop a smart home power management system. Install the system on the model home supplied, connecting the system appropriately to demonstrate the functionality.

Get involved

Using a Raspberry Pi Pico as the brain of your system, develop a smart greenhouse management system. Install the system on the model greenhouse supplied, connecting the system appropriately to demonstrate the functionality.

Download the Info Pack for full details.

Enter a team

Submit an entry to participate in the hackathon. Entries can be submitted from 0001 Hrs on the 1st of July 2023 to 2359Hrs on the 14th of July 2023.

Click the link below to find out more and to submit an entry.

Volunteer

Volunteer your time and service to make the hackathon a success. Adjudicators, mentors, and many other volunteer roles need filling and you could make a big difference and help the cause by volunteering.

Exhibit

Exhibit your tech-related products and services at TeXpo Steam On. By exhibiting you provide audiences opportunities to engage with technologies in different applications, and when you sell your products and services at TeXpo, you contribute towards sending someone to Cape Town for the Technology Immersion.

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