That Hackaday Prize Challenge 2022 (opens in new tab) is underway, which means there are many wonderful innovations to be discovered developed by the clever and creative participants. This year, the Hackaday Prize aptly focused on helping the planet, and the second challenge in this year’s series is all about reusing material that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Projects for this round had to either be made largely from recycled materials or designed to contribute to the reuse of other materials. This presented the judges with a wide range of innovations and the last ten selected are all really cool in different ways.
There was a fair focus on plastics, which definitely makes sense given the recyclable challenge. Reusing plastics instead of disposing of them is a central theme that is easy to see. Kickstarter keeps popping up with 3D printing innovations to print faster (opens in new tab)or save filament (opens in new tab)so it’s no surprise that Hackaday had some of these like-minded entries as well.
To that end, there have been a few projects that specifically target 3D printing, including a way to do it Make jewelry and tin from scrap (opens in new tab) and the 3D printer that simply uses plastic waste to print (opens in new tab).
Other nice innovations include this plastic scanner (opens in new tab) which is developed in order to be able to distinguish plastics from one another. That would make it a lot easier to properly recycle plastics in a big way, which would be nice to see. Then we can do a sick jump over the rest of the landfill we hope to one day clean up on one of these these skateboard decks made from recycled plastic (opens in new tab).
Best AIO cooler for CPUs (opens in new tab): All-in-one and one for all… components.
The best CPU air coolers (opens in new tab): CPU fan that does not go brrr.
There have also been some developments that are pretty cool when it comes to PCs specifically. A person fed up with the constant death of laptops used in the technology department of the school they work at designed a new one form of PC from the rubble (opens in new tab). These units have been redesigned to better serve their role in the school and to take advantage of potential e-waste.
Another very cool project is the Pew Pew LCD (opens in new tab). This is a small, card-sized, handheld device reminiscent of a Gameboy, designed to help people learn Python on a featherweight device. It looks like a simple, purpose-built device with a lot of decent potential. Plus it’s super duper cute.
There are many great projects in the Hackaday Challenge, and more are likely to come. All finalists from this round will receive $500 for making it this far. It’s not until November that we’ll find out which finalist across all the challenges will take home the grand prize of $50,000.
This article was previously published on Source link