Posts Tagged ‘Hackerspace Challenge’

Take on the Machine: The Transistor

Who doesn’t love a good zombie hunt?  The Transistor made what looks like  a carnival style shooting game to the style of Shaun of the Dead.  Wonder who their crack shot is?

That’s the last of the 5 Contenders in this hackerspace challenge, but there’s still at least one more video where Mitch Altman will be crowning the coolest project.

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11 2010

Take On The Machine: Artisans Asylum Starts The Day Off Right

New kids on the block, Artisan’s Asylum are out to make waves with their Wallace and Gromit inspired breakfast making Rube Goldberg Machine.  Take note of their egg cracking contraption which worked beautifully so long as you’re not picky about having yours sunny side up.  I should mention that there was some goading by our own president about Artisan’s project stealing the show.  While I’ll wait for the official word on best in show, I’ll also take a moment to compliment those Boston folk on a job well done, truly a noteworthy hack.

That’s not all the action VIMBY’s got for us though.  The Transistor in Provo, UT is our last contender coming up and I smell some pandering for the zombie enthusiast vote.

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10 2010

Take on the Machine #2: NYC Resistor

This week our friends at NYC Resistor open up the competition with their drink dispensing slot machine.  The amount of polish they were able to put into their project is impressive, especially the mouthy monochrome LED display in the drink dispenser.

Stay tuned for next week for Pumping Station: One’s feature episode where we ask, “Would you like that á la mode?”

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10 2010