At the Maker Faire this weekend, at the Pumping Station One area, we’ll have the Micro-Hebocon first public playtest.
- Participants must be 16+
This is part of my “STEM for adults” series. Children can advise their parent or caregiver, but anything with a glue gun or messing with the tiny (super fragile) wind-up engines … that’s off limits. It also helps enforce the message that PS1 is not a family makerspace (Hack Studio is)
- Every 15 minutes, 2 players (lottery if necessary) will each get a wind-up motor and key. You may also get one that’s enclosed with a 3D printed chassis and a few gears. (below)
- Then the 2 opponents take turns picking pieces from the micro-junkyard (see 5)
- The STL files are here, so you can print, carve, cut or mod in advance.
- There will be a miniature junkyard
- The mini-junkyard also has older designs which the participants can use, hack and compete with
- You have 15 minutes
- The sumo ring is on a warped piece of wood.
- The ring will change, as will the rules, as the playtesting session goes on
Questions: Wait, I hate you and your contest. I want to buy those gears and do a better version. One where my kid can participate, you jerk.
Answer: Great. The link is here. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221389562412
They are the only place on the planet that sells these, as far as I can tell.