With the Enchanted objects challenge wrapping up this week, I am going to mainly focus on the Sci Fi Your Pi Challenge in this update as I have a completely separate wrap up blog post dedicated to the Enchanted Objects Challenge being published this week. This past week we saw several interesting updates to the Sci Fi Your Pi projects, and even some forward progress on a couple of projects that seemed to stall out over the past few weeks.
Sci Fi Your Pi
This week we saw project updates from Training Sphere, PizzaPi, Picorder, Meditech, and PiDesk. We also were clued in on an article series over at Electronic Components News that is centered around the Sci Fi Your Pi Design Challenge. Be sure to head over to that blog post and check out the series! Now lets move on to my favorite updates of the week!
To start things off, Project TraningSphere from Ambrogio Galbusera (amgalbualso an Enchanted Objects contestant) has kicked his project into high gear, and fully laid out what TrainingSphere is all about. Basically the sphere will be a multi-rotor powered hovering sphere that will shoot laser beams at a sword wielding jedi in training. The trainee must use his reflective sword to bounce the beams back to the hovering sphere. This is a very ambitious project, and if Ambrogio can pull it off, he just might win the entire internet!
My second favorite update from the past week is once again project Meditech from Enrico Miglino (balearicdynamics) . While waiting on some parts to arrive to finish out the build, Enrico began the final assembly trial run to see if everything fits in the enclosure where he had planned for it to fit. You can tell how much thought and care Enrico put into this design now that everything is starting to come together. Head over to his blog and check out the latest updates for some amazing photos of everything being assembled!
This past week was the final week for the Enchanted Objects Design Challenge and as you would expect, there were a lot of really awesome project updates posted that wrap projects up. Congratulations to everyone who entered the challenge, and I can attest to how inspired and amazed we are here at Element14 at all of the projects created.
I just wanted to take a moment and mention one of my most favorite projects from this series, and show off a really impressive info-graphic that Andy Clark (Workshopshed) Posted about his Enchanted Cottage. The amount of features that Andy has managed to pack into this cool little cottage is simply amazing! I wont list out everything as the info-graphic does that quite nicely.
Sudden Impact Wearables Design Challenge
Before I wrap this blog post up, I wanted to make a quick mention of the Sudden Impact Wearables Design Challenge. In the last few weeks the contestants shipped their units to Leeds Beckett University in the UK to be tested. Below you can see that all of the projects arrived safely, and are now going through their testing phases!
That wraps up my summary for the week ending in June 27th! Check back next Monday for another Design Challenge Summary! Remember that the Vertical Farming Design Challenge is starting up soon, and there is still time to join the fun!