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.
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.
This week, our hacker brethren in Los Angeles bring their ear for music to the game. Their motion-sensing synthesiser gets plenty of attention from passers-by in their storefront space. Props to them on tuning flowerpots and empty bottles of Carlsberg!
Our episodes have just gone live on VIMBY and Here they are below. We haven’t been able to talk about our project much before the release, but now the door is wide open.
By far the coolest part of the project was making UV reactant ice cream. The secret ingredient in this is Fluoroscine, whose only side effect is turning your urine neon yellow. The whole project was completed by no small effort thanks to Jordan Bunker, Jim Burke, Tim Saylor, Patrick Callaghan, Bike Man Dan, Camo, Tomerica, John Stoner, Geoffrey Topham, Shawn Blaszak & Ishmael Rufus.
There are still 3 more teams to go and we’re just as excited to see what awesome things they’ve made, so check back here to see Crashspace’s project up next.
P.S. to Zach Hoeken: Let’s start a V-neck shirt wearer’s club.
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?”
This summer PS:One participated in a secret project. VIMBY contacted us and told us to be prepared to receive an envelope from Mitch Altman one Wednesday with our challenge inside. The above video is the first in a series called Take On The Machine. Each participating space, NYC Resistor, Artisan’s Asylum, The Transistor, and Crash Space and us will have an episode airing with their project featured.
Stay tuned to find out what we did with our VIMBY money.