The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge
As some of you may have already known, HSKL is one of the thirty hackerspaces from around the world participating in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge.
What is the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge?
Thirty hackerspaces around the world will be chosen to participate in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge to create something cool and useful for education. Each of the thirty spaces that complete their project will receive some nice soldering setups so that they can better teach how to make cool things with electronics. These thirty hackerspaces will each get $900 and two months to finish their project. Three finalists will be chosen to show off their projects live (in person, or virtually) at the San Francisco Maker Faire May. A panel of geeks will pick the one they think is coolest, and the winning space will win a handmade trophy and bragging rights, and perhaps some other way cool stuff.
What are the prizes?
- For participating and completing the project: USD900 and a set of soldering equipment
- Semi finalists: Fluke 233 DMM (worth US$300) , Fluke 381 Clamp Meter (worth US$500), Tektronix PWS4205 Power Supply (worth US$865), Agilent HH DMM (specific model TBD)
- Winner: Tektronix MSO2024 oscilloscope (worth around US$5,600)
Who are the 30 participating hackerspaces?
We are one of the four hackerspaces from Asia. The others are: Hackerspace Singore, Tokyo Hackerspace and Xin Che Jian (Shanghai).
What are we building?
Our project for this challenge is called The Story Box. It is a simple battery-powered device that display random word, and students create sentence containing the word.
How do I participate?
Be a member!
As part of the challenge guidelines, we are required to document our journey at the element-14 community portal. So here goes:
- Our Great Global Hackerspace Challenge Entry
- A short but concise description of the Story Box. It is also documented in the wiki.
- Our make process
- The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge at element-14
- The participant packet
Initially, the were supposed to be 10 participants to be shortlisted for the challenge. In order to participate, each hackerspace had to write a short description on why they should be selected. Wearing our creative caps, we decided describe HSKL in pantun style:
Arduino, Freeduino, LEDuino, Seeeduino
But our first was a Severino
Resistors, capacitors, LEDs, and diodes
At HSKL, the blinkenlights will run riotWe got workshops, we got meetups
At one year old, HSKL is going up and up
Security, electronics, open source and tinkering
We can’t dance and sing, but we sure love lepakking