Recently I was given the opportunity to spend some time with a fairly selective group. Autodesk sponsored a hackathon at Harvey Mudd College and I was asked to help mentor during the event. For those of you that may not know, Harvey Mudd is a science, engineering and mathematics college in Claremont, California. They are consistently ranked among the top schools in the country and their students are among the best and brightest.
Initially I wondered how much help I could be, I mean my experience is in hardware and manufacturing and hackathons are all about software and coding right? It turns out this was MuddHacks, an annual Hardware Hackathon, and the use of Fusion 360 and 3D printing was definitely encouraged. OK, this was starting to sound like something more within my wheelhouse.