Nominations are open for this week’s Project of the Week (PotW) and Community Gardener (CG) awards. You can nominate simply by replying to this thread. Self-nominations are allowed.
The selected project will be highlighted in the Maslow newsletter. The user will receive a “Project of the Week” or “Community Gardener” badge, and tungsten carbide goodness from our friends @MakerMadeCNC.
The approximate weekly schedule is: nominations open right after the previous week’s poll posts, nominations close no earlier than Saturday, voting Sunday through Wednesday, polls close automatically on Wednesday. After nominations from the community have been made, I’ll post a poll for the community to pick a winner. If we don’t get enough nominations, I will randomly select projects from previous weeks’ nominations, other sources, and of course the Community Garden website to appear in a poll. Projects that don’t win in a poll can be renominated on subsequent weeks. Any project can only win once, but any person can win multiple times.
What makes a PotW? It can be a project (old or new) made on a Maslow CNC that shows off the Maslow’s capabilities, or demonstrates a new way of using the Maslow, or just plain looks cool.
What makes a Community Gardener? It can be anyone who creates or contributes to a project on the Community Garden website (http://maslowcommunitygarden.org/). By posting to the CG, you make the project available to the community and you create the opportunity for other users to improve on your design. Vote however you like, but I hope to encourage collaborative projects.
Final note: like most things here on the forums, the community is what makes PotW/CG successful. Suggestions for improving the PotW/CG and volunteers to help run the thread are always welcome.
January 9 has come and I haven’t gotten around to posting a poll. But then again, I don’t have any nominations. I would normally back-fill with old projects, but since I am going to miss the self-imposed-deadline anyway, I am going to redirect this nomination for January 16.
As a side note, we have entered the FIRST Robotics Competition, meaning that my life is dominated by the need to build a robot in six weeks, so I might be less consistent with the PotW for a while. You could think of this as a bad thing, but since robotics is the reason I wanted a Maslow and why I got involved in the community in the first place, think of it as a cost of doing business with me.
For those who may be interested I provide the following FIRST links.
Thank you! As a post script, I just learned today that the Chief Delphi Forums, the go-to place to discuss FIRST stuff–seriously, if you want to see a bunch of people geeking out about robots and technology, this is the place–has switched to Discourse. This is yet another way that my two favorite communities seem to be lining up!
@bar – Yeah I think that would be a great idea with the current volume of projects coming through the forums.
With it being winter, and the maslow project’s evolution slowing down, I think submissions are following suit.
One thought for when/if submissions pick up –
Say we end up with a lot of great projects one month (read: too many), you could always break the competition into sub categories in the future based on community garden organization.
But only if there’s like 25+ entries. And only the overall winner would get an actual prize (the bits).
Thanks for your amazing community work @jwolter, I agree with the idea of lightening your load a bit while things are slower on the forums.
First of all, it’s the most dedicated project I’ve seen, that brings Maslow forward.
But I also want this nomination as a kind of a placeholder, that at same time nominates all geniuses ‘behind the scene’, spending countless hours and brain cells with math that would give me nightmares.