Events

Wired 2015: Next Generation

WIRED2015: Next Generation is set to be an incredible event for young people and Fire Tech Camp are delighted to be taking part in it. Read on to find out more about the event, what we’re doing in it and your chance to win tickets.

About the Event

The event consists of a packed day of talks and workshops bought to you by the folk from WIRED. Seeking to inspire young people aged 12 to 18 with state-of-the-art science, tech and innovation, contributors are comings from the European Space Agency, Google, and tonnes of different start-ups and academic groups. The workshops include ‘space training’, ‘how to build a robot arm’ and ‘how to cook with science’. Fire Tech Camp are giving a workshop too in association with the Fab Lab London and Barclays – see more about that below.

The event is being held at London Tobacco Docks on Saturday 17th October 2015.

Fire Tech Camp at Wired

You can see from our pics that we are prepping hard for our own Wearable Tech workshop at WIRED2015 Next Generation. We are screen printing electronic paint (from Bare Conductive) onto bandanas so that they are ready for workshop visitors to customise with batteries, lights, tilt switches and more. This is where electronics meets fashion meets your imagination – we are looking forward to seeing some creative designs on the big day!

Jessica Cobb from the Fire Tech Camp team silk screens in preparation for WIRED2015: Next Generation

We are proud to be working alongside some amazing groups at the Wired event. We are part of a broader series of workshops hosted by the ever-awesome Fab Lab and featured partners include Barclays (who have been making huge strides in the world of tech with their Digital Eagles initiative), littleBits and Trotec laser printers. We already talk about littleBits all the time; they have some truly marvellous kit for keen hobbyists and tinkerers, and previous Rapid Prototypers and Vinyl Cutters on our camps will already have used Trotec when laser-cutting their own designs. So come along and enjoy some taster sessions across a range of making and electronics specialisms.

This Wearable Tech Bandana Pack is ready to get wired up!

Win Tickets

We are giving away two tickets to WIRED2015: Next Generation. To be in with a chance of winning, you simply have to recommend a friend to Fire Tech Camp by sharing their email address. We will then get in touch with them to let them know a little bit about us and give them the option to sign up to receive our newsletters. Click on the link to enter, the competition closes this Friday 9th October.