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Last year The Hackaday Prize began a movement, this year we're solving problems that matter to everyone.

The creative energy and years of experience found in our huge community of Hackers, Designers, and Engineers is waiting to be unleashed. Let's use that potential and move humanity forward. This doesn't mean one giant solution. Thousands of people, each lifting one stone, moves mountains.

Solve a problem that matters in your community and you can win a trip into space or hundreds of other prizes. You can claim The 2015 Hackaday Prize!



As pretty much every project here is solving a problem, why not post it and see if you can win a prize? If nothing else, you will be sharing your solution with a lot of other people.
 
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Wow, this looks like an amazing competition! It looks primarily for hardware engineers/hackers, though I suppose other things (like a shippable core?) might fit, too. I did a screen capture for the main goals of the competition.
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If you want an idea of what kind of things they consider worthy, here is a list of the 50 semifinalists from last year, when the theme was "You Build the Future."

2014 Prize intro:

The devices that inform our daily lives were science fiction in decades past. The barriers that once required giant companies to produce such marvels are starting to crumble. Now, one person with one idea can revolutionize the way we live our lives. Be that person.



About Hackaday:


What is Hackaday?

Hackaday is a vigorous community of Hackers, Designers, and Engineers who enjoy building it rather than buying it, fixing it rather than trashing it, and letting no challenge stand in the way of doing amazing things.

Hackaday.com publishes a steady stream of intriguing articles every single day. These include project features from around the community, our own original content, and new developments on the hardware scene. We are the gold standard of Hardware show and tell.

Hackaday.io is one of the many ways that we support Open Design. The hands-on site provides a place to post about projects, connect with others, and collaborate on the next big thing.

 
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Looks like the official due date for entries is 8/17/2015. Just an fyi.
 
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http://permies.com/t/44357/energy/Heat-Dummies-Flow-chart-Function
I'd love more input an help with this, and to enter it for next year. Ultra-low-tech, but with powerful benefit potentially, if it saves people making really poor decisions when they could easily make better decisions with a little more context.
 
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