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Before moving to sunny SoCal from the UK, I managed the V&A Museum Exhibitions websites and the British Red Cross Online Shop. In 2012 I also completed a diploma in Theatrical Costume Making.
I love being around people who make things, reuse and re-purpose items. Projects allows me to see what people are up to, and will let me collaborate and document.
In 2007 we helped http://www.magnificentrevolution.org take the Cycle Powered Cinema to the Big Chill festival (UK) and other events. 10 volunteers pedal to power the projector and sound system.
Sewn on Playa for Burning Man 2004. Includes parachute lining and EL wire in hood. I bought the long pile faux fur after seeing similar (non-glowing) coats on SF's Haight Street selling for $$$. This coat has kept me warm year after year.
Illuminatrix is a one meter square LED matrix that has been shown at BurningMan festivals and other events in 2010. See http://cwd.co.uk/illuminatrix/ for more info and to create animations in the web based editor.
An interactive light installation originally conceived for Burning Man 2013. 300+ individually controlled LEDs, a beautiful cover over an 18ft geodesic dome creates an interactive 3D surface of light. https://www.facebook.com/diodomeart
I asked Mike this a few days back, after his HAD prize email was sent out, but I have heard nothing back from him. I figured I would try asking you instead... if this is a Mike question, and I should just be patient, feel free to ignore me and / or just delete the question :-)
"A question about the email you sent out to Hackaday Prize entries today... I know it was supposed to clarify questions, but it just raised more for me. The last point, the "artist's rendition" image... for those of us who have a functional, working object, is there a need for this? Or is a picture of the object fine?
For my project (Stubby), when making a commercialized version, the materials would likely be different (plexiglass vs. MDF, for instance), but a drawing wouldn't really show that anyway. The shape / size of the object is not going to change.
Is there any penalty from the judges if a real picture is shown instead of an artist's interpretation?
Hi [The Big One]; may I just call you Big? ;-)
Sorry I missed your message earlier. I just looked through email and can't find it anywhere so I'm glad you reached out here.
The artist's rendering is meant to show judges what the final product will look like. So if you had just a bare PCB, but intended to have a case eventually a drawing of how it would look is important. If your prototype is already in the basic form that the final product would be then I think it is fine to use a photograph. Just make sure to explain that this is how it will look except a final version would use different materials (basically the same info you included in your question).
You asked about a penalty for not having an artists interpretation. No, there is no penalty. As I said above, just make sure to mention in your writeup that this will be the look of the final design so that the judges don't have to poke around looking for the rendering.
Does that make sense?
Hi Jasmine, Stage 3 is getting closer Yayyy!! I now should have everything in place: http://hackaday.io/project/1662--Global-radiation-monitoring-network
Could you please my Wide Format Plotter project (https://hackaday.io/project/713-Custom-wide-format-plotter) to the Hacker Art list and my Network Amplifier project (https://hackaday.io/project/187-Network-Amplifier) to the Home Automation list? Thank you!
I have submitted my project "My Off-grid Solar System Monitoring" for the Prize.
Regarding the "Design document", I think that I provide enough information in the "The Monitoring System" chapter included in the DETAILS section of the project description.
Are you OK with this ?
If not, what should I put in this document ?
They will have so many videos to go through, I think that is why they put a 2 minute limit. I had to cut about 30 seconds out of mine to fit inside two minutes, but it's worth it and causes you to evaluate the amount of detail you need to get your idea across.
Just wanted to pass on a big 'thank you' on behalf of my daughter Princess Sparkle... she is the one who had requested the extra small Sci Fi shirt. She was thrilled when she saw the package, not with one, but with two shirts, and the personalized note from you explaining that the other shirt would likely fit better. Thanks a million for helping to encourage the next generation of hackers!
FYI: My HaD project "FPGA Computer/Eval board" is also a homebrew computer. Please add me to that list. :)
We are really excited that you are part of it, otherwise we wouldn't have featured you on http://hackaday.com/2014/06/05/thp-hacker-bio-flc/. Keep up the good work.
Hello Hari. Thanks for the thanks. It's lovely to hear. We're glad you found us and are really happy to see your projects.
Regarding reply - We need to put the reply under all comments, but for the time being you can use the reply under the original message (in this case your original message). We will fix this soon.
Thanks for the comment on the MeArm! Was able to add it to the contest ok. Just need to make it connected now...
The Science Museum was great and the Antenna Team looked after me well. Don't know how much cross pollination there was between the V&A and science museum but it must have been great to work in that area. That said not sure I'd ever get anything done with so much amazing stuff within so little space with the Science Museum, V&A and Natural History so close together!