Do you like robots, fashion AND helping our planet? You're in luck! Tech Dump is teaming up with some incredible organizations to bring you a unique runway competition.
Each team will model a runway robo-look they've created ahead of time using at least 25% repurposed electronics. Teams are encouraged to get creative and think outside the box. The audience will then vote live for their favorite bot-couture and the winning teams will take home some amazing prizes!
KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.
KEYSTONE'S BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER
Keystone’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a free after-school program for youth ages 14 to 18 where they can explore a wide variety of technology in a self-directed fashion. Located just two blocks south of Central High School at 1150 Selby Ave., this space allows teens to become more familiar with graphic design, video editing, 3D modeling and printing, laser engraving, audio production, robotics, coding, and much more. This drop-in program has no scheduled curriculum or required projects; just come in and work on ideas that you are passionate about! Open Monday – Friday, 2 pm to 7 pm
IT CAREER LAB
As a Cisco Networking Academy and Microsoft Imagine Academy, IT Career Lab is always on the cutting edge, with the most current offerings for career pathways in information technology careers. Our Cisco-certified instructors offer working-world scenarios inside the classroom, optimizing preparation for the work environment. IT Career Lab blends classroom instruction, online coursework and live practicum in a state-of-the-art lab as part of its pioneering instructional approach. Our next class begins in late May, and will be held in Golden Valley.
Post-modern style for a post-human world.
MINNESOTA POLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education.
Metallic shaman princesses representing the age of the anthropocene, rising waters, and technological refuse.
The good irreverent doctora Lolita Cabrón - la profesora de propaganda, tragedia, y cosas lindísimas - is a Miami-based drag queen whose work explores sun, fun and revolution. Occasionally she performs as an Assistant Professor of Art History at Grinnell College.
Ama Nusakio was formed when three empty ink cartridges sank to the bottom of Lake Superior and were swallowed by a magical eelpout. She floated up from her watery womb, and now crosses the country soaking in hot springs, and braiding the hair of other bathers.
TECH DUMP FOR BUSINESS
It's us! Our business division are throwing their hat in the ring this year.
Computer refresh program? Upgrading IT equipment? Moving or Downsizing?
Whenever you find yourself with many IT assets that still have use, Tech Dump can help you recover the most value from them while keeping you compliant with data security and other regulations.
We are currently accepting submissions for Robot Teams!
Teams and motivated individuals are encouraged to sign up to make their own bot-couture for the runway! Each team will have between now and April 22nd to make their own robo-costume incorporating repurposed electronic materials.
Contact us and we will send you more info on signing up and participating!
Tech Dump, launched in 2011, is a fast-growing social enterprise providing ex-offenders and those recovering from drug addiction stable jobs and a learning pathway to self-sufficiency.
Our secure recycling services are available for both homes and businesses, and with certain items we’ll even offer you a free pick-up! All donations are tax-deductible and data destruction is guarateed.
We offer a wide variety of high-quality refurbished electronics through our Tech Discounts retail stores. Locations in Bloomington and Golden Valley.
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N St. Paul, MN Phone: 651-925-2261
Our 2nd annual Robot Fashion Show will be held at Can Can Wonderland! Located in St. Paul’s Hamline Midway neighborhood and the Creative Enterprise Zone, Can Can Wonderland combines art and play to create a one-of-a-kind arts immersive environment for people of all ages to enjoy.
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Live Drone Racing with HYDRA FPV
Hydra is a new drone racing entertainment engine that enables dynamic live streaming of FPV flying action, turning today’s pilots into tomorrow’s sports stars.