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Saturday, September 25, 10AM - 7PM at MoSE

Get Ready to

Think Outside the Box

Join us for Prototypical, a cardboard make-a-thon, to build fun cardboard prototypes, make great friends, eat free food, collect swag, and win awesome prizes.

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A Make-A-Thon for the Engineer Within Us

We are all born with a fascination and excitment to imagine, design, and build the never-before-seen. Embrace your inner engineer and think outside the box for HexLab’s first cardboard prototyping make-a-thon.

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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Featured Speaker

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Brainstorming Workshop

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Workshop 1: Package Design

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Mini Event 1: Paper Airplane Competition

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Mini Event 2: Packaging Competition

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM


06:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

07:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Swag Collection

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Prototypical?

Prototypical is HexLab's newest event for engineers and designers.

2. When is Prototypical?

Saturday, September 25, 2021 10AM - 7PM

3. Where is Prototypical?

Molecular Science and Engineering Building (MoSE)—901 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

4. What happens at Prototypical?

Participants may attend workshops, join us for mini-events, and compete for prizes by creating original cardboard prototypes.

5. Are materials and supplies provided?

We will provide box cutters, x-acto knives, cutting mats, tape, and hot glue for each team. We have also partnered with the Hive and Invention Studio; participants may use any machinery or supplies at these makerspaces for their projects.

6. Will there be prizes?

Yes, there will be prizes for the top teams and raffle prizes for all participants.

7. How many people are needed to form a team?

We accept teams of up to 4 people.

8. Does it cost money to sign up?

No, this is a free event.

9. Will there be swag?

All participants will receive swag while supplies last.

10. Will there be food?

Yes, we will be serving lunch during the event