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GGHC Rewards arrived (Updated)

Lead Cutter and Solder Wick

Well its been a while, but we are receiving the promised rewards for participating in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge (GGHC). You might recall all participating hackerspaces were going to get a license to CADSoft Eagle (electronic design/layout software), 10 solder stations, 10 lead cutters and 10 rolls of solder wick. There had been little progress reported on the GGHC ... Read More »

April 30th Final Day of Chill Box Build

New Micro-pump

On April 30th, Cole and I met at my home in Haiku to try and get the Chill Box operational. This was to be our last attempt, as we are down to the last days of The Challenge and need to at least get the project documentation complete so we qualify. The original water pump was a cheap one completely ... Read More »

April 28 Chill Box Build and Meeting

3-pin CPU Fan Connector

Our regular Thursday meeting this week was pretty much exclusively a Chill Box Build.  Cole and I arrived a bit before 5pm. We spent about 20 minutes walking the grounds and looking for places on which to put Our Container.  There are not many places with enough space and access for the trucks to drop off.  Rai would like it ... Read More »

Acrylic Chill Box Build

A Handful of Elementary Particles

This past week saw a few major steps in the chill box. This post describes building the acrylic container holds the parts and the plantings.. Cole came over to my (Jerry) home on Friday to work on the container.  I had a couple long (8×2′) sheets of 1/4″ acrylic.  We picked one and then cut it in half with a ... Read More »

April 21 meeting and Chill Box build night

Sony HIP-205NKHA5 solar panel

We had another build night on April 21st at CWD Puunene.  We are progressing slowly. Cole and I arrived before 5pm to take over from CWD people.  They are putting in a security system in a week or three, and we should have our own access after that.  Meanwhile they are continuing to upgrade the building. There were a couple ... Read More »

First meeting in Pu’unene space

MakerMeeting4-14-2011

We had our first meeting last night (4/14/11) in our new temp space in Pu’unene. Although there was a small turn out (5 total), I consider it a success. We did not so much talk about Makers, finding space, etc as we worked on projects! Attending were myself, my son Brian, Cole Santos, Gabe Mott, and Matt Lane. Matt works ... Read More »

GGHC Chill Box V0.1 Build

Laura and Devon showing Chill Box v0.1 at Maui Agricultural Festival

On March 30th, Laura Burkhart (of SLIM) came to my home and we built Chill Box V0.1.  This is the version she will be showing at the Maui Agricultural Festival this saturday (April 2). It is a simple, no electronic control version. It consists of a styrofoam ice chest filled with cold water, a small fountain pump, a short length ... Read More »

GGHC Chill Box Prototype at Ag Fest

Laura and Devon showing Chill Box v0.1 at Maui Agricultural Festival

[Update: it worked well!! See blog post for build documentation. and picture below] Our first prototype/demonstration for the Chill Box is under construction and will be shown this week Saturday April 2, at the Maui Agricultural Festival in the Educational tent. The Chill Box is our project for the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge The prototype is a small styrofoam ice ... Read More »

GGHC Chill Box week 2 (or 3?)

Our first post to the element-14 site is up.  This is a Group Blog on the element-14 site.  You can comment, etc there by joining the element-14 site, then joining the Group. Basically it gives a background on our space and the Chill Box project.  Here is the summary I posted for the project: Our project for the Great Global ... Read More »

Great Global Hackerspace Challenge – Chill Box

Its official – Maui Makers has been selected to participate in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge (Spring 2011 edition)!! Here is the brief summary of The Challenge: Your hackerspace will create a project to help with education, using US$900 (or equivalent) provided by Element14. The project must use a microcontroller and a portable power source. You have 6 weeks to ... Read More »

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