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We have been accepted onto the "Great Global Hackerspace Challenge". This is a challenge to build a piece of equipment for the classroom.


More details in the original announcement.

Code can be found here.

Mailing list for team can be found here.


Official updates will be posted via our profile page on Element14's website, here.

Judging Criteria

  • How reproducible is the final project
  • How easily can the parts be sourced in locations around the world
  • How low cost is the final output
  • How well are the plans documented
  • How relevant is the project to helping education today
  • How inventive and creative is the design and build of the project






Put down what you are interested in working on


Member Language
Eb4890 Any
Ciarán Python
Solexious Arduino c++
Mark Any


Member Skills
Ciarán Basic soldering
Solexious Electronic Fu


Member Skills
Ciarán Happy to design, and cut stuff on laser cutter.

Time Table

We've got to give two reports a week, so I'm going to make a tentative timetable based upon that. Feel free to mod.

Week Deadline First report
1 25th March Create your profile and submit first blog update
2 1st April Hackerspace Challenge Blog Post 2
3 -- status of your build and quick summary of obstacles encountered
4 15th April Hackerspace Challenge Blog Post 3
5 -- provide a review of the challenge to date. Is the pressure on? What have you learned?
6 30th April End of Build Date
-- 2nd May - 5th May Judging Period
-- 6th May 3 Semi-Finalists Announced.
-- Week of 16th May San Francisco....
-- 22nd May Grand Finale


We have to have bios. Foolishly they didn't specify they had to be serious bios.

Solexious: An advanced robot sent from the future for turning pizza, chips and Cola into circuit boards and lulz.

Mark: Well known Tom Cruise impersonator ms7821 takes breaks from his busy impersonation schedule to hack assembler, C, python and troll people on IRC

Ciarán: One day this chemist wandered into the hack space, a lair of programmers and electronics geeks. So far he has managed not to arouse the suspicion of the natives.

Eb4890: This overly dreamy coder/CNCer tried to organise an application for a global hackspace challenge. Too late did he realise his mistake. In revenge for his heinous crime of organising he was crowned leader of the challenge. An empty title, but now he has to relearn little used cat herding and electronics skills.

Monkeyjam: The youngest member of the group, he will make sure that the old guys can communicate with young people and not go into endless monologues about how back in the day we only had 50 MB storage and 4MB of ram. And no that was not in our phones, it was in our computers. Having spent the highest percentage of his life in education, he is well aware of its cravats and current technological weaknesses.

Others: Please to be placing yourself


Original Proposals