Backyard Brains at A2 Tech Trek!
On June 17th, the A2 Tech Trek took place in downtown Ann Arbor hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK. The purpose of the Tech Trek was for ‘Downtown Ann Arbor technology companies opening their doors to the public’. Over 50 companies participated in this event with close to 500 people pre-registered. Backyard Brains participated in this year’s Tech Trek, and tried to get more involved with the community.
For the Tech Trek, we set up products including The RoboRoach, Human-Human-Interface for the public to enjoy. “Neuroscience for everyone”, indeed.
— Chrisp35aa (@chrisp35aa) June 17, 2016
A son controlling his father’s arm, and his father looked so excited with our Human-Human-Interface.
Controlling my friend @yamamoto_yosh at @BackyardBrains #A2TechTrek pic.twitter.com/PtRMQCGyYk
— Zi Yang (@ziyangZY) June 17, 2016
Can you imagine controlling your friend’s arm? Make it reality with our Human-Human-Interface.
Roboroach @backyardbrains on demo. Stop in and se. So cool! #A2techtrek pic.twitter.com/IlJnD4L0oR
— AAPS Partnerships (@FergusonAnnette) June 17, 2016
How cool is our RoboRoach? The RoboRoach is for everyone, too!
Our interns also prepared and presented their on-going projects. More than 300 people came to All Hands Active where most of the interns’ projects were set up. The interns spent their time explaining their projects to small groups of people who were interested in their project works. Most of the visitors were high school students interested in either neuroscience or tech and their parents. We hope it has helped people get closer to neuroscience!