Last summer, we here at Hackaday participated in the Red Bull Creation Contest. Basically, twelve teams were given webcams and instructions to build something cool. The teams live streamed their build process, and the best of the bunch won a trip to the New York Maker Faire. [Jason Naumoff], the guy behind this build-off is doing it again right now. It’s called The Deconstruction and it pits 50 teams on 6 continents to build something cool while streaming their project to the Internet.
The Deconstruction is a little bit different from Red Bull’s contest – first, the teams don’t have access to ludicrous amounts of energy drinks. Secondly, there’s no set theme for the group entries. It’s a free-for-all build off where teams can make anything they’d like.
We’ve really got to hand it to [Jason] for pulling this off. He MC’d the Red Bull Creation Contest live stream – nearly all 72 hours of it – and was entertaining right up to the very end. You can check out the official stream on the main Deconstruction site, or you can check out the individual team streams here.
5 thoughts on “Watching 50 Teams Build Something Cool”
Well that didn’t take long. Server has been HAD!
yep, they expected to run into issues and have a backup plan in action!
I remember when they had the Red Bull soap box derby here in Providence a few years ago. It was awesome.
I no see no TEAM HAD *sad*
But it does look interesting……maybe I will give it a few hours of my sleep time lulz
P.S really screw’d up team names make me Laugh ridiculously loud in an insanely evil way
Hopefully we finish our project in the allotted time. Everyone can look at my giant pretty cnc though.
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