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53 years ago, 100,000 people gathered in San Francisco for the Summer of Love.

Welcome to the Summer of Making.

It’s not an event or program. It’s a theme for the summer, a challenge to every teenager reading this: What will you make?

To support you, we’re distributing $50,000 in free electronics (thanks GitHub!) & building Snapchat streaks for coding—but really Summer of Making is about you. If this will be the best summer ever, it’ll be because of what you choose to hack on & learn from.

Free hardware from GitHub.

GitHub is sponsoring $50k worth of hardware grants for student makers, alongside support from Adafruit & Arduino for gear.

Hardware grants

Make it physical.

We want hardware hackers of any experience and no experience—whether it’ll be your first time soldering or your thousandth. Any 1) Plausible, 2) Cost-Effective, and 3) Inspired idea is eligible.

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Share your daily progress.

As you learn & make projects, share short photo/video updates each day & build a streak. You can even put custom CSS all over your profile & use your domain.

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aaronjcala
@aaronjcala

As this project went on, I realized I was getting a lot more stressed and didn't realize the true scope of the project we were attempting to complete. Some of the resources I tried to find regarding making this game had code I could barely comprehend, and I felt overwhelmed. There are a lot of design considerations and programming considerations that I didn't not think about thoroughly, and I feel bad for having to abandon this project specifically. Even working on the simple prototype felt unnecessarily stressful, and I found myself not looking forwarding to game development. However! I haven't completely abandoned the Raspberry Pi and game development in general, as it is still something me and Jeffery want to try. Starting off on the wrong foot and going halfway through the summer doing the wrong things is disheartening, but I'm glad that we were able to realize this now rather than later. With this, I will be taking a break from everything work-related in my life for a couple days. Both my previous affiliations and this current one have provided me with a lot to think about, and I think I just need time to rest and enjoy a bit of my summer. I've learned a lot through about myself and life through these experiences, even if the lessons aren't tech-related. This time though, I'll keep my streak. Promise you on that one 😉

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tetraoxygen
@tetraoxygen

Typeface designin’

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clayton
@clayton

A little Spanish but mostly research and family stuff today. Thinking about open-source Duolingo app...

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christina695
@christina695

Started practicing JavaScript

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jacobh
@jacobh

I spent way more time than I should've looking into ancestry and came across this document from the 1500s (I think), in what I'm assuming is German.

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fayd
@fayd

Tried to login but...

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isacisboss718
@isacisboss718

Singing Bohemian Rhapsody with @adrianlobo and nobody else because they're all meanies

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isacisboss718
@isacisboss718

I was making an arrangement of the song used in all the deepfake memes because I made a bunch, and it got stuck in my head, but I got frustrated and deleted everything. Here's the product, I guess

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winston
@winston

I will miss @melody for all the work they hv done for hack club sadparrot emoji. I created a discord server, talked abt an event announcement tmr + one w @matthewvandyke08, added to my personal website, did some work for my internship 🙂, and got a pr merged for hack club dns on github Heard that some @staff arrived at their homes rgbdino emoji and I can’t wait for y’all to make this school year super AWESOME!!!!!

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adrianlobo
@adrianlobo

Singing Bohemian Rhapsody with @isacisboss718 in #hack-club-sings!!!!

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saharsh
@saharsh

@luke’s helping me make a slack bot

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marv65229
@marv65229

Bad support. At least it can handle like around a pound before the motor starts to stall

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Friends, mentors, and weekly events on Slack.

You’ll be entering an incredibly welcoming community of over 10K teenager makers. All summer, we’re running weekly live events, including AMAs, coding workshops, show & tells, office hours, and more.

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$50k in hardware grants.

Whether it’s your first hardware project or hundredth, you can have GitHub buy you electronics for a hardware project.

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Show up with daily updates.

Share daily updates of your learning in a beautiful portfolio with your own CSS—and build up a streak.

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Join weekly live events, including virtual community gatherings, fireside chats, biweekly AMAs, and more.

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