[hackerspaces] hackerspace awards

Georges Kesseler georgeskesseler at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 9 23:10:44 CET 2010

Does this qualify for the "make it cheaper" cateogory?



Yves Quemener wrote:
> Jeff Cotten wrote:
>> Something that not only demonstrates innovation, but is something that all hackerspaces could benefit from.
> I would be interested in a "make this thing cheaper" award. The idea would
> be to replicate for less than, let's say $200, the functionality of an
> expensive machine in a DIY way.
> Does it need to be a competition ? I think that awarding meritant project
> is good enough. Let's say that the cheapening factor has to be around x20
> for instance (replicate for $200 the functionality of a $4000 machine) at
> the moment of the award.
> If there is competition, I would suggest to make the prize of low financial
> value but of high moral value. That would help keep a cooperation spirit.
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