Last month, the community members voted on portable electronics project kit a theme idea from shabaz. Because its the holidays, it's we're going to take an intermission from our normal programming to bring you Project14: The Holiday Special.
Three First Place Winners Receive a $100 Shopping Cart Plus a Gift to Give of a $100 Shopping Cart!
Comment below to let us a know why you want a 3D Printer and how you would put the STEAM Kit (approx. $600 value intended for Grades 3-8):
- Simply saying personal use is fine for the 3D Printer, this prize is intended as a reward for the best Holiday Project and to get people to post cool stuff!
- It's preferred that you donate the STEAM Kit to a school, program, or institution of your choice where it can bring the love of STEAM Learning to children!
- If you have a good use for the 3D Printer or STEAM Kit that isn't mentioned then let us know as these details will be taken into consideration when we pick the Grand Prize winner!
Post a blog of your completed Holiday Project in the The Holiday Special space or tag your blog post with HolidayProjectCH
Your comments below will be taken into consideration when picking when awarding the Grand Prize of a RBX01 BK-REFURB 3D Printer and SAM's STEAM Kit to Gift!
A Bonus Shopping Cart of $100 is available for a deserving project that didn't win.
Holiday Projects About You!
Originally, this was conceived of as an homage to an obscure Holiday Special for Star Wars that just about nobody has ever seen.
The special was only broadcasted once in the US because it was so painful to watch, it's been ranked by some as the two worst hours in television history ever. You can find versions or snippets of it online but the real challenge is to actually make it through the part you are seeing.
In the special you learn about Chewbacca's holiday tradition "Life Day", which is an intergalactic equivalent to Thanksgiving.
The movie is utterly absurd, its hard to believe that Carrie Fischer, Mark Hamel, and Harrison Ford went along with making it, or that James Earl Jones gave his voice to the project. It's the kind of thing that could have only come out in the 70s. Now that you too are painfully aware of how a wookie celebrates the holidays, its your turn.
It's since been broadened to be about, the kind of thing that could only come from you. Do a project around your favorite holiday tradition. The more unique and different it is the better.
Think about what makes the holidays special to you and do a project around it. Use your imagination to build something that could only come from you and what makes the holidays unique to you!
If you want to relive the glory days of 1978, or what you imagined life was like living in the late 70s go for it. You could make your own obscure late 70s movie prop complete with lasers, sound effects, and as kitchy as you want it to be.
Or, you can make a fun project in the holiday spirit. You could make a snow globe that warns you of inclement weather, voice-activated ornaments, jazzed up holiday cards, LED decorations - anything that means the holidays to you.
If you celebrate Hanukkah, the community needs more Hanukkah projects!
So, if you don't have a tradition you celebrate, don't want to celebrate the one you grew up in, do what Frank Costanza did, make a project about how the holiday's make you feel. Cause after all, there's always a Festivus for the rest of us!
You can also do it around a favorite movie you watch around the holidays or a tradition all your own.
If you're like me you're excited about the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15th.
Show your pride by making your own Star Wars Holiday Project
Project14 is all about inclusivity and so is Star Wars. The movie was based on Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
In it Campbell took Jung's archetypes and used it to map out the common underlying structure behind religion and myth.
Projects can be whatever the holidays mean to to you!
It can even be a Star Wars project, if you only believe in the Force.
|First Place Winner: Shopping Carts to any of our Stores!|
Your Prize: $100 Shopping Cart (3) to any of our Stores!
An additional $100 Shopping Cart (1) is available for a project that is deserving but doesn't win!
Your Gift to Give: $100 Shopping Cart to any of our stores!
|Come Up With a Clever Name||Stick to the Theme|
|Be Original||Submit Video Proof|
|The Holiday Special|
|Raspberry Pi Perpetual Yule Log||Raspberry Pi IoT Ornament Texter|
Holiday Inspiration from Ben Heck!
|Ben Heck's Naughty or Nice Meter Episode||Ben Heck's Star Wars Christmas Special Episode|
|Naughty or Nice Meter||Star Wars Christmas Special|
|Ben Heck's Holiday Present Protection System Episode||Ben Heck's Holiday Workshop Episode|
|Holiday Present Protection System||Holiday Workshop|
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.
What are Monthly Themes?
What are Monthly Theme Polls?
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: The Holiday Special
You have until January 14th, 12:00 AM CDT to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!