Project of the Week for April 4, 2018

Nominations are open for this week’s Project of the Week (PotW). 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” badge on the forums, a prize from Bar and Hannah, and free admission to the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship events in Houston and Detroit in April.

The approximate weekly schedule is: nominations close no earlier than Saturday, voting Sunday & Monday, announcement Tuesday. 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, the back issues of both the Maslow newsletter and Made on Maslow to appear in a poll of at least three projects. 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.

I am going to try something different this week. Based on a community suggestion, and to celebrate the opening of the community garden website, I will have a special category for projects from the community garden.

What makes a PotW? It can be a project 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. There is also a Maslow Community Contributor of the Week for great contributions to the Maslow community, which is run by TheRiflesSpiral; nominations which better fit that award will be forwarded to him.

Final note: like most things here on the forums, the community is what makes PotW successful. Suggestions for improving the PotW and volunteers to help run the PotW thread are always welcome.

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Lacking nominations from the floor, here are three from the past:

  • rancher’s LP Record Box
  • bar’s Furniture, dish drying rack
  • Backpocket’s EL wire lamps

0 voters

…and from the Community Garden (yes, this is a separate poll; you can vote here, too):

  • Maslow Chain Guide
  • Minecraft pickaxe and sword
  • Rancher’s Letter Box

0 voters

Sorry, no picture. @Rancher, could you post one?
Rancher’s Letter Box

Minecraft pickaxe and sword

Maslow Chain Guide

Backpocket’s EL wire lamps

bar’s Furniture, dish drying rack

rancher’s LP Record Box


I let the voting go on a little longer than I should because 1) it’s not a newsletter week, so I don’t have a newsletter deadline to make, and 2) the PotW voting was really close, so I wanted to give it a chance to resolve. Anyway, we have winners!

Bar won image the Project of the Week badge for his table, chairs and dish drying rack

@madgrizzle won the brand new image Community Gardener badge for the Minecraft pickaxe and sword. I don’t know if it was won for the project or for the super-cute kid in the picture, but a winner is a winner! :grin: