[hackerspaces] Free money: H_x^2 challenges you!

Matthew McCabe matt at mrmccabe.com
Tue Feb 1 18:38:06 CET 2011

Please for give the dumb Yank, but is this open to hackerspaces world
wide?  Or only in Europe?


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 5:41 AM, Koen Martens <gmc at har2009.org> wrote:
> This is a message for all you BeNeLux hackerspaces and collectives out there! We challenge you! Bring forth your interesting, technically convoluted, intriguing, challenging, baffling, mind-boggling, awe-invoking and awesome projects. Together we will show the world our might, and make H_x^2 a place of wonder!
> Our German and Austrian brethren have dazzled us with their blinkenlights for years. Our Yankee friends have impressed us by sending projects into space. Now it is time for us to show what creative minds can accomplish.
> Your imagination is the limit! Well, that and the total sum of EUR 5000,- that eth0 and the Hxx foundation have brought together to finance your crazy ideas. To give some examples of current project proposals, just to spike your fantasy:
> - A starry-sky led installation for on the bar https://revspace.nl/RevelationSpace/TwinklingBar
> - A wok (stir-fry) burner and cooking session
> - An installation of autonomous and communicating cells with leds embodied in balls
> Some ideas that have not been proposed but would be cool to see:
> - A fully automated churro-extruder and deep-frying installation
> - A mechanical game of some sorts
> - Battling robots with laz0rs
> - Psychedelic and mind-altering circuit-bending hardware
> - A mind-control ray
> - A DIY dna-sequencer
> Here is what to do to claim your piece of the pot. First, think out your project. Write down a plan to realize your project. Don't go all overboard, just provide enough detail to show that you've actually thought it true and that you're convinced it is realistic. Send your proposal, along with the amount of money you need to build the project, to projects at hx2.org. Something. $profit!
> Entries need to be in before February 24th, and you will know on march 1st whether your proposal was selected.
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