Spark the Hardware Revolution

Among over 100 events happening across NSW from October 10 to 27 this year, we are featuring a bunch on robotics, electronics, and all things hardware in the Spark Festival program.

Hardware innovation is being driven by advances in technology, and becoming more and more integral and valuable with software development. The future of hardware promises to transform all the analog data into dynamic information to provide improved experiences in the everyday life.  

But as the promises look bright, so do the hurdles. The challenges of deploying a global scalable commercial design are various, plus hardware products need to adjust costs, robustness and performance.

If you, your company or your children are into chips and compact flash memory, mobile devices, drones, VR, robots, green energy, IoT wearables –then check out these events to get an opportunity of understanding the practicalities of design and manufacture. We promise you will find your spark among hardware innovators, entrepreneurs and investors at Spark.


How to Launch your Hardware Quickly and Cost Effectively

Oct 11, Sydney CBD

Learn how lean startup principles can be applied to hardware product development, how to test customer demand early in the development process to reduce market uptake risks, and how to maximise outcomes from your product development effort.

STEAM for Families: 3D Printing & Modelling

Oct 12, Rhodes

A fun and informative workshop that will get both young and the young-at-heart designing, modelling, printing, and thinking about the many possibilities of 3D printing.

TinkerTank Robotics Workshop for Beginners

Multiple dates, Manly

This workshop is for ages 8 to 14, using EV3 robots to complete a series of challenges and then BATTLE! The program is focused on STEAM learning and team building, without the kids realising that they are learning.

Hardware for Humans

Oct 17, Macquarie Park

We are bringing startups that are at the intersection of really crafted innovation in engineering that's almost invisible to the user in terms of its functionality, even beyond design.

Delivering Smart Products

Oct 22, Bella Vista

This seminar is an opportunity for product developers to understand the practicalities of how to design and manufacture a smart device, ready for global distribution. Even better, the event includes a site tour of state-of-the-art surface-mount electronics manufacturing facilities.

nandin Spotlight: ModularWalls

Oct 24, Lucas Heights

Success doesn't come without challenges so if you are thinking about a startup venture (or are in one), come along and learn about Nick Holden's journey. Nick is the Founder and Head of Innovation of ModularWalls, an Australian manufacturing success story.

STEAM for Educators: Crafting with Electronics

Oct 22, Rhodes

This free monthly meet-up run by The Learning Space, encourages hands-on making, experimentation, and skills sharing. This special edition for Spark Festival is aimed at supporting teachers or educators to get started in this exciting field of emerging tech.

SYD Hardware Day

Oct 26, Darlington

Hardware is not for everyone, but everyone in Hardware will be here! Calling all Hardware founders, funders and friends - this half day event has something for everyone: a panel of experts, an innovation workshop, and discussions on the hardware world. 

TinkerTank Robotics Workshop for Beginners

Multiple dates, St. Leonards

A workshop for 8 - 14 year olds that will have them using EV3 robots to complete a series of challenges and then jump to battle. This program is focused on STEAM learning and team building, without the children realising that they are learning.

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