Participating in the hackweek is not restricted to coding only – everyone can realize his ideas of improving workflows or just build amazing tools to make the work life more easy.
To support the engineers during their daily work and especially for the hackweeks XING offers some nice toys to play with – and if you need something new or special you can place your order and XING takes care of it.
A short overview of the XING techpark:
Ultimaker 2 3D-Printer
The Ultimaker 3D-Printer enables you to think up and create real things and bring them to life.
The Ultimaker 3D-Printer has a maximum printable area of 223x223x203 mm
The Tinkerkit by Tinkerforge is a kind of ‘electronic lego’ that makes it simple to get started with sensors and actors.
It’s core are the 4x4cm ‘Bricks’ that can be stacked to towers. Each Brick fulfills a specific function:
- the RED Brick is a miniature Linux Computer (comparable to the Raspberry Pi)
- the Master Brick is the Base for connecting “Bricklets” == Sensors and Actors
- other Bricks provide a power supply or network connectivity (see list for details)
The nice thing about the system is that you can quickly get started using the BrickViewer software to inspect individual Bricks or to see the output of sensor values directly onyour machine by hooking up the sensor via a MasterBrick connected via USB.
All parts of the Tinkerkit (hardware and software) are open source and could/can be modified or extended if necessary.
Raspberry Pi 2
We have two Raspberry Pis in the TechPark.
Both are RPi 2 with 4 cores and ~ 1GB of memory which should be enough for most applications.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 educational