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May 04 2011

Introducing Jigbox: an interactive percussion experience for individual or groups of children

Jigsaw Renaissance Global Hackerspace Challenge

There are many children's toys that make sounds and flash lights. Many teach pitch but few teach rhythm.

Jigsaw Renaissance Hackerspace supports kinesthetic learning of rhythm development and offers a cooperative environment for group performance and play.

 

A child picking up the Jigbox and shaking it will hear the sound of a maraca and see a colorful light flashing. The color of the light will...

The Final Countdown...

thinkhaus buildblog

((Fighting with Element 14   ))

 

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The think|haus entry into the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge sponsored by Element14 is finished. Mostly.

think|tubes are an educational tool for use in a K-12 school setting.  They function as a multimeter for the real world. Learning concepts  such as mechanical advantage is much easier if students can see and  measure the effects of gears, levers, pulleys...

Final GGHC Post

element14 : Blog List - Pumping Station: One

We posted our final project status over on our space blog.  Don't forget to check out our final documentation in the documents section.

 

Thanks so much to Mitch Altman, Mark and the rest of the Silverfox crew, and Element14 for this wonderful opportunity!

ChallengeDownUnder (Melbourne HackerSpace) - Final Blog Post

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CCHS GGHC: CCHS element14 group

 

Team moment of the week

We had a great evening last night rounding out the project, with most of he team members able to join in on the last tasks to complete the project. There were many highlights during the evening, including getting the final product working in its nice shiny enclosure, however the highlight of the night was team member Rob's Ruben's...

ChallengeDownUnder (Melbourne HackerSpace) - Final Blog Post

ChallengeDownUnder

CCHS GGHC: CCHS element14 group   Team moment of the week We had a great evening last night rounding out the project, with most of he team members able to join in on the last tasks to complete the project. There were many highlights during the

Introducing the PsyVision holographic display

element14 : Blog List - Alpha One Labs

PsyVision adds another dimension to ordinary displays by creating a futuristic hologram! A motor turns a crankshaft that reciprocates a LCD screen producing a POV effect in the Z axis, thus creating a holographic “field”. The device we built for the competition can be seen in operation here:<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H-6n3dC34rU" frameborder="0"...

5 Minutes to go.

element14 : Blog List - FAMiLab-GGHC

Steven Johnson gave a great TED Talk on "Where good ideas come from." ( http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_johnson_where_good_ideas_come_from.html )

He talked about the role that coffeehouses played during the birth of the Enlightenment, "liquid networks" and how "Chance favors the connected mind."

 

If the great collaboration I've seen over the past few weeks is any indication, hackerspace...

FAMiLab - Final Post of the Contest Period

element14 : Blog List - FAMiLab-GGHC

The contest period is almost over (30 mins remaining...) and we've had a lot of fun tonight - we've been working hard on various aspects of the project, including TONS of updates to our documentation and the Sensing Platform website, www.sensingplatform.org.

 

I also called in a HUGE favor and we did a little video work in the lab tonight...(thanks Jeff!)

 

 

We hope that this video, in conjunction...

ChallengeDownUnder (Melbourne HackerSpace) Week 6 update

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CCHS GGHC: CCHS element14 group

 

Team moment of the week

Phew! What a crazy, fun-filled and tiring week it's been! And so many great moments too I'll pick a few to highlight.

 

The PCB's arrived! Straight after the Easter break, on Wednesday 27th April, the courier arrived and we were holding our sleek looking boards in our hot hands. We kind of felt like proud parents, and I guess it's true...

ChallengeDownUnder (Melbourne HackerSpace) Week 6 update

ChallengeDownUnder

CCHS GGHC: CCHS element14 group   Team moment of the week Phew! What a crazy, fun-filled and tiring week it's been! And so many great moments too I'll pick a few to highlight.   The PCB's arrived! Straight after the Easter break, on Wednesday

Final Project: TileBot

Artisan's Asylum

TileBot

Artisan's Asylum

The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge

May 4th, 2011

 

 

Introduction

 

We are Artisan's Asylum,  a non-profit community craft studio located near Union Square in  Somerville, Massachusetts.  Founded in 2010, we are a new hacker space.   We had a lot of fun working on this challenge.  This is only the second  hackerspace challenge the Asylum has participated and we are very...

Interactive Quiz - GGHC Week 6

i3Detroit

After 6 weeks, our team at i3 Detroit is unveiling our submission for the GGHC, we call it Interactive Quiz.

 

The concept is simple: a student response system (clicker) that automatically assigns students to groups to discuss questions, but allows them to answer individually, giving them feedback on the performance of their group.  We chose this idea because several of the teachers we...

XinCheJian Telepresence Robot Project Summary

element14 : Blog List - XinCheJian GGHC

DESCRIPTION
The XinCheJian telepresence robot allows teachers or experts to remotely teach classes.
EDUCATION APPLICATIONS
- Teacher can reach out and teach from anywhere to anywhere as long as there is an Internet connection;
- By customizing height and appearance we can make the robotic teacher more appealing to the students;
- A telepresence robot can enable parents to remotely observe their...

Final Chill Box Submission for GGHChallenge

element14 : Blog List - MauiMakers Chill Box

Challenger:  Maui Makers
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Project Name:  The Chill Box:  a chilled soil agricultural demonstration
Short Description and Summary:
The Chill Box is a chilled soil agricultural demonstration created for The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge of March-May 2011 by Maui...

Big Board wrap-up 5: Chips

element14 : Blog List - Hack Factory Global Hackerspace Challenge

To meet the project requirement of using a microcontroller, we decided to develop a giant Atmega328 with an Arduino embedded inside. This would be programmed to provide a jumper-selectable logic training application- various gates, latches, flip-flops, etc, as well as some combinatorial networks to be mapped out using K-maps or other methods. It would also have a zif socket to allow it to...

Getting close to the end

element14 : Blog List - Hack Factory Global Hackerspace Challenge

The final bits are being put together to build a circuit to prove everything out with a real world circuit.

 

It's interesting to see how far we have come,

From early sketches,

 

 

LEDs

 

 

to finished pieces.

Water_clear_red_LED

 

 

I've collected some more shots of the work in progress and people working on it,

Here's Mike feverishly wiring a 10x ATMega.

 

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And Karin the component queen knocking some parts out.

 

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And here's the...

Big Board wrap-up epilogue

element14 : Blog List - Hack Factory Global Hackerspace Challenge

"Done" is a relative term- while we have a functional and complete system, the actual stable of parts is wildly expandable. For instance, if we decided to do a 10x build of a TV-B-Gone, that would necessitate a new set of components- a different microcontroller, infrared LEDs, some transistors and a few other things. An AM radio might require a crystal and an audio amplifier. A real masochist...

XinCheJian wrapping up: technical knowledge acquired and lessons learned

element14 : Blog List - XinCheJian GGHC

It's noon in Shanghai which means we're less than three hours away from the deadline.  We need to wrap up on the project now.  We've burned up too much energy and there isn't much left just to write up on what we've done so far!  We'll probably have something neat in a few days but for now it's time to wrap up for the competition.  We've done really great things given the resources we've had...

OMNICORPDETROIT's <<>>

OmniCorpDetroit

5.3.2011 THE FINISHED PRODUCT OF THE LASER TAG SHIELD

 

Abstract:

 

OMNICORPDETROIT has completed its Lasertag shield for Arduino as part of the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge. We've taken this challenge and taken into consideration our specific location in the heart of the city of Detroit and how learning to create with a microprocessor and a portable power source could impact education, the...

...happily ever after.

[Noisebridge]BioBoard blog

Hello everyone, and welcome back for the final installment of the BioBoard blog! Today is the last day of the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge 2011, and thus our last chance to tell you about all the cool stuff we've been doing on this project over the last 6 weeks. In all fairness, those of you who've kept up with the blog already know most of this, but since this is our last post, please...

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