|The Monthly Theme You Voted For: A Question of Scale|
|Project14 | A Question of Scale: Grow or Shrink Something for a Cartridge-Sized NES Portable!|
The theme this month is A Question of Scale and it comes from a suggestion from beacon_dave and a follow up suggestion from jack.chaney56 who thought of projects involving measurement systems such as thermocouples, piezos, and other sensors. The original idea was to take something and scale it up or down like Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy , Ben Heck's Hand Soldered Portable Atari 2600 , or Jumbo Servo by Workshopshed. If there was ever a Project14 contest to tie in with a Ben Heck giveaway, a rarity now that he has officially retired, this would be the one to do it with. The Giant Game Boy lives in the canteen of the Chicago Office and would be a nightmare to ship but luckily we still have builds leftover from Ben to use in giveaways, one of them being, the Yobo NOAC Nintendo Portable "How Small Can it Be?"! It's a Cartridge-Sized NES Portable, that accepts actual cartridges from the original NES system, a system that also holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first game console I ever owned. You can win as the Grand Prize for the most exciting A Question of Scale project that either grows or shrinks something either up or down in scale.
Should you decide to do a data acquisition or traditional measurement type project such as Temperature Measurement for Lab and Science Projects by shabaz , feel free to do that as well. No need to shrink something really big to make it small or vice versa. As beacon_dave mentioned these types of projects are "good for getting the younger generation interested in measuring the real world around them" and "Pico Technology has a list of educational projects for data acquisition type projects". Like all Project14 contests, we'll have 3 First Place Winners and a $100 Shopping Cart that community members will pick for either type of A Question of Scale project.
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Your Chance to Win a $100 Shopping Cart!
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
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Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: A Question of Scale and submit your project blog or tag your blog with questionofscalech!
You have until February 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|Project14 | A Question of Scale: Grow or Shrink Something for a Cartridge-Sized NES Portable! 1 month ago in A Question of Scale||by tariq.ahmad|
|Building a Miniature 300W Speaker Simulator 5 days ago in A Question of Scale||by shabaz|
|Jumbo Servo 4 weeks ago in Movers and Shakers||by Andy Clark (Workshopshed)|
|Episode 336: Yobo NOAC Nintendo Portable "How Small Can it Be?" 8 months ago in element14's The Ben Heck Show||by pchan|
|Episode 225: Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Episode 2 years ago in Ben Heck Featured Content||by tariq.ahmad|