Here's my audition; the video is just a little over a minute long, but that's just for the rest of my subscribers who won't be up to date with what's going on. I've also uploaded a shortened version here, if the first video is a problem.
This is the first time I've posted here on e14, so here's my introduction:
I'm ShockSlayer. It's the username I've kept ever since I first signed up on the BenHeck Forums back in 2006, and that's how most people know me. I got into the related engineering because of the early N64 portables, one of the notable ones being Ben Heck's first foray into modding the console. I was entranced by what I'd seen, and shortly after I joined the community there, I started building one myself. Ever since then, I've been building and developing a variety of skills, and have been a part of many different communities as a result. This has led me all over the world to different meetups, conferences, and conventions, all of which have been a huge part of developing my current mindset.
Naturally, as I've learned things, I've also taken the time to teach others what I've learned. This has included a variety of tutorial videos, guides, and other resources that I've helped develop for the portablizing community. Unfortunately, over the years they've become scattered across a variety of different media, but I'd like to think that I've made a positive impact on at least a few people. My approach to explanation has always been from the perspective of an average Joe; I firmly believe that there's nothing I've accomplished that someone else can't learn to do themselves through either my example, or direct teaching.
I'm interested this contest, because it's offering something that I've been looking for: a medium to teach, a theater for entertainment, and a legacy to continue. I'm confident in my abilities to build the unit, and the prizes are cool, but what I'm looking for here is the opportunity to do something important with the abilities I've developed simply out of love for the hobby that got me into this.
Required declaration of intent:
- I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working project
- I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline
- If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video