Final Take On The Machine: Winners

It’s finally here, the last episode of Scion’s Take on the Machine with Mitch Altman. In this episode all the teams are given a recap over their success and failures, and the clear winner is placed on top. We’re not ones to spoil the surprise so you’ll just have to click the link and watch to find out.

But lets take a moment to remember each team, The Transistor and their live action zombie game. Crash Space and their musical building. Pumping Station: One and their ice cream maker. Artisans Asylum and their breakfast machine. And lastly, NYC Resistor and their drink mixing slot machine.

Who’s ready for next season? There isn’t a next season you say? Perhaps a new influx of sponsored hackerspace competitions will spring up, or the whole concept will die out as quickly as it came. Either way, it’s all about the money fun and educating experience, right? And that’s all that matters.

[Thanks Deven, sorry you guys didn’t win.]

8 thoughts on “Final Take On The Machine: Winners

  1. “We’re not ones to spoil the surprise so you’ll just have to click the link and watch to find out.”

    That’s cute. But if you are going to try and turn HaD into a tech news site, you could at least report the news without being coy. Not everyone reads this site from a device capable of playing the linked video.

  2. You could have just done the writeup on the winner ‘after the break’ as you always call it, would have saved me alot of time trying to watch a video. Although what I dont get is that is the $3000 in supplies the reward for the winner or were they each given $3000 for participating? I know the latter makes less sense bu thats jsut what I got from the opening :/.

  3. The $3000 was given to each hackerspace; $1500 up front and $1500 a couple months later. There was no prize for ‘winning’ other then the title. Hope that clears things up a little.

    I think most of the hackerspaces used $1500, or a portion of that on the project.

  4. I really enjoyed the videos / projects. I think that the challenge really limited the creativity of the hackerspaces. Either the challenge should have left off the ‘Must reference a major motion picture’, or it should have been much more constrained. Seamed like lazy / last minute planning to me.

    If the challenge would have presented a specific problem (I think) the solutions would have better utilized the creativity of the different hackerspaces. On the other hand, if it was more open I think that each space would have focused more on what the members do well and we would have seen much crazier / technical projects.

    I think it went to a place where the hackerspaces didn’t know whether to start looking for a project with a movie or start with a specific problem. I feel like a lot was lost in that process.

    Again, that’s just my opinion. Overall I am pleased with the projects and hackerspaces that participated.

    P.S. While Mitch does have insane hair he is also an insanely awesome guy. ;)

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