Are you a member of your local Hackerspace? Do you want some free stuff? Then you need to become one of the Hackaday Hackerspace Henchmen.
Hackerspaces are amazing places full of smart people pulling off delightful hacks. But often the outside world doesn’t hear about them. When a member completes a project they show it to the other members, quenching the need to share the awesomeness and ridding them of the drive which normally prompts someone to publish a post about it. We want to see what you’ve been up to at your Hackerspace, and making it public will help in sharing ideas between Hackerspaces. Send us the details and we’ll thank you with some swag in return, and with a few special rewards for the most exception hacks. Keep reading for prize details and how this is all going to work.
First, the prizes: We’re planning to send Hackaday stickers to every qualifying entry. We’ll pick up to five exceptional entries who will receive Hackaday T-Shirts for sharing their hacks. And there will be one top dog who will get a $50 gift card to the parts supplier of their choice.
Each time we call for Hackaday Hackerspace Henchmen submission we’ll announce a theme. You need to put together a few pictures, and a description of the hack (its inception, build process, and what did and did not work). We’ll use these to feature the better entries on our front page. If you’ve already written extensively about the project that’s just fine. We still want you to tell us your story narrated like you were standing around at the hackerspace talking with your friends. The experience is what we think is the most interesting. If you want to make a video, great — please post it to your favorite hosting service (YouTube, etc.) and send us the link along with any other reference links you may have.
Who will win? The editors and writers at Hackaday will make the final decision on who gets T-shirts and who gets the gift card. We’ll make the decision based on the hack itself, the quality of the information you send our way, and the popularity of the features posted on our front page. Pandering is highly encouraged ;-)
The Current Theme and Entry Deadlines
The theme is Most Radical Machine Tool hack. One of the biggest draws for hackerspaces is the machine shop. Did you have a mill so large you had to blow out a wall to get it in the building? What about a CNC retrofit/replacement? Any hack that is machine tool related is game.
You have until October 31st to get your submission to us. They will be judged on completeness (did you tell the whole story and send us some pictures about it?), ingenuity/effort of the hack itself, and popularity of the posts with the Hackaday readers. The top entries will be announced on November 11th.
It should go without saying that Hackaday writers/editors, SupplyFrame employees, and their relatives are not eligible for prizes.