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    A Question of Scale

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    In the comments below: Tell us about your Question of Scale project ideas!

     

    It can be a Something You Shrink or Grow like the Cartridge-Sized NES Portable Grand Prize (plus a $100 Shopping Cart) or a Data Acquisition project involving measurement systems such as thermocouples, piezos, and other sensors.

     

    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.  While we are talking about great projects from element14's The Ben Heck Show , you could also throw in  Episode 206: Ben Heck's ZX Spectrum 2.0 which Workshopshed won for his entry in Winner Announcement: Ben Heck's Portable ZX Spectrum!  Ben Heck, like many of you, holds a special place in my heart, it was the only program that I was on during my first year on the element14 community.

     

    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 it as the Grand Prize (along with a $100 Shopping Cart 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 that is really big, to make it small, or vice versa. As beacon_dave mentioned data acquisition and measurement 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 prize.

     

    Winners will be chosen by community member judges who will look for 4 things:

    • Is it Original?
    • Did you Stick to the Theme?
    • Did you list the Steps?
    • Video Proof (You are Encouraged to be Creative and Have Fun)!

     

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    Here are Some Question of Scale Projects from Ben Heck to Inspire You:

    A Question of Scale: Inspiration from Ben Heck!
    Episode 336: Yobo NOAC Nintendo Portable "How Small Can it Be?" Episode 225: Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Episode

     

     

    A Question of Scale:  Inspiration from Ben Heck!
    Episode 177: Ben Heck’s Dreamcast Portable Part 1 Episode Episode 181: Ben Heck's Dreamcast Portable Part 2 Episode

     

     

    A Question of Scale: Inspiration from Ben Heck!
    Episode 183: Ben Heck's Dreamcast Portable Part 3 Episode Episode 204: Ben Heck's ZX Spectrum 2.0 Part 1 Episode

     

     

    A Question of Scale: Inspiration from Ben Heck!
    Episode 206: Ben Heck's ZX Spectrum 2.0 Part 2 Episode Episode 165: Ben Heck's Xbox One Portable Part 2 Episode

     

    A Question of Scale: Inspiration from Ben Heck!
    Episode 236: Ben Heck's Hand Soldered Portable Atari 2600 Episode Episode 164: Ben Heck's Xbox One Portable Part 1 Episode

    A Question of Scale: Inspiration from Ben Heck!
    Episode 165: Ben Heck's Xbox One Portable Part 2 Episode Episode 166: Ben Heck's Xbox One Portable Part 3 Episode

     

     

    Your Monthly Theme

     

    The Monthly Theme You Voted For: A Question of Scale
    Temperature Measurement for Lab and Science Projects Jumbo Servo

     

    Your Chance to Win

     

    Be Original
    Stick to the Theme
    • You could come up with a clever name that make's your project memorable!
      • This project is your baby! Part of the fun of bringing something new into the world is coming up with a name.
    • Your project could introduce something new or that is not commercially available or affordable!
    • If you have an idea for a project that doesn't fit the current theme then submit your idea in the comments section of the monthly poll.
    List the Steps
    Submit Video Proof
    • Provide the steps you took to complete your project (text, video, or images).
      • This could be a step by step how-to-guide, vlog, schematics, coding, napkin drawings, voice narration, or whatever you think will be useful!
    • If it doesn't work that's fine, this is more about the journey than the end product.
    • A short video is all that is required but you can shoot as much video as you like.
    • You are encouraged to be creative and have as much fun as possible!

     

    The Grand Prize

     

    • One Grand Prize Winner Wins Ben Heck's Cartridged-Sized NES + a $100 Shopping Cart

     

    Cartridged-Sized NES
    $100 Shopping Cart

     

    First Place Winners

     

     

    Your Project, Your Ideas!

     

     

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    What are Monthly Themes?

    • Every month (around the 14th of each month) a new theme will be posted on Project14.
    • Submit your ideas (proposals) for your projects to get feedback from the rest of the community.
    • Submit a project entry in the Theme space once you start working on it.

     

    What are Monthly Theme Polls?

    • Every month (around the 14th of each month) there is a project theme poll.
    • Vote on which project competition you want to see for the following upcoming theme.
      • The themes voted on during the previous poll decided the upcoming theme.
      • If you submit an idea for a theme that is not used then it can still be used in a future poll.
    • Themes comments and ideas from the comments section of the project theme poll.



    Step 1: Log in or register on element14, it's easy and free.

    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!


    In the comments below: Tell us about your Question of Scale project ideas
    !

     

    It can be a Something You Shrink or Grow like the Cartridge-Sized NES Portable Grand Prize or a Data Acquisition project involving measurement systems such as thermocouples, piezos, and other sensors.