Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chicago Southland Maker Faire - 3rd Annual

It's just around the corner - The Chicago Southland Maker Faire

August 27th 10am-5pm

About Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire:

2016 marks the third year of the Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire (formerly Mokena Mini Maker Faire), held at the Pipefitters Local 597 Training Facility. Organized by SpaceLab and the Mokena Mayor’s Technology Committee, the Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire has established Mokena as a learning community and technology haven in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Hackaday Prize 2016 - I'm a Round 3 Winner

I'm so amazed, overjoyed and honored that my Universal Glucometer project actually made the Top 20 of the 2016 Hackaday Prize - Citizen Scientist Round .

I've got a lot of work ahead of me - primarily on the coding side, but I'm determined and I WILL get it done, along with a fully functional prototype.

Here is a list of all 20 Winners of Round 3 Citizen Scientist  Round:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

2016 Hackaday Prize, moving into round 4

So far 3 of the 5 rounds for the Hackaday Prize 2016 (this years theme is - "Build Something That Matters") have finished:
  1. Design Your Concept (March 14 - April 25)
  2. Anything Goes (April 25 - May 30)
  3. Citizen Scientist (May 30 - July 11) just finished, no results yet
 The top entries for rounds 1 and 2 are listed below:

The top 20 projects of theHackaday Prize 2016 "Design Your Concept" challengeare:

The top 20 projects of the 2016 Hackaday Prize "Anything Goes"challenge are:

The Citizen Scientist Challenge (Round 3) just finished yesterday and that marks the start of the Home Automation Challenge (Round 4), to be followed by the Assistive Technologies Challenge (Round 5) which is the last round before finals.

In the next few days we should have news of the to 20 projects in Round 3, that will be added to the list of the top 100 projects going into the Finals.

My 2 entries to the Hackay Prize 2016 (Universal Glucometer and Train Your Brain) have not yet made it to the top 20 of any round so far ( ;( ), but I continue to work on them both.

Project: Universal Glucometer - in the news (well... sort of)

While trying to show a friend my Universal Glucometer entry for the 2016 Hackaday Prize, I came across this article: Hackaday Prize Entry: A Universal Glucose Meter.
It was definitely a nice surprise,  I must have missed notifications in my feeds.