In the spirit of friendly competition, RadioShack challenged two DIY enthusiast groups known as hackerspaces—one on each coast—to build something cool out of everyday stuff. The rules were simple: use parts from RadioShack, including an Arduino (an inexpensive programmable device that can be used for all sorts of interesting interactive projects).
Our two teams come from the Ace Monster Toys hackerspace in Oakland, California, and Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville, Massachusetts (just outside Boston). Each team was given a $250 RadioShack gift card and one month to dream up, design and build their project. They both did an amazing job and used parts they found at RadioShack in unique and creative ways…. The winning team will receive $1000 and one lucky voter will receive a $1000 RadioShack Gift Card!