The 2022 Hackaday Award Challenge (Opens in a new tab) Is in progress. This means that there are many great innovations to check out, created by smart and creative athletes. This year’s Hackaday Awards are properly focused on helping the planet, and the second challenge in this year’s series is on the reuse of materials going to landfills.
The projects in this round had to be made primarily from recycled materials or designed to support the reuse of other materials. This has brought a wide range of innovations to the judges, and the last 10 selected are all really cool in many ways.
There was a lot of focus on plastics, which definitely makes sense given the recyclable challenges. Reusing plastic rather than disposing of it is a good and important theme to look at. Kickstarter is constantly working on 3D printing innovations to help you print faster. (Opens in a new tab)Or save filament (Opens in a new tab)So it’s no wonder that Hackaday had some of these like-minded entries.
For this purpose, there have been several projects specifically targeted at 3D printing. This is Make jewelry and sheets from scrap (Opens in a new tab) this A 3D printer that only prints using garbage plastic (Opens in a new tab)..
Other neat innovations included this Plastic scanner (Opens in a new tab) Developed to distinguish plastics. This allows the plastic to be properly recycled on a large scale and looks good. You can then jump sick on the remaining landfills we are planning to eliminate one of them. These recycled plastic skateboard decks (Opens in a new tab)..
There were some pretty cool developments, especially when it came to PCs.Some people were fed up with the constant death of laptops used in the technical department of the school they work for and designed a new one. PC shape from wreckage (Opens in a new tab).. These units have been redesigned to be more suitable for their school role and are activated with potential e-waste.
Another very cool project Pew Pew LCD (Opens in a new tab).. It’s a small card-sized handheld device reminiscent of a Game Boy, designed to help you learn Python on your feather light device. It looks like a device made for a simple purpose with a lot of neat potential. Besides, it’s super cute.
The Hackaday Challenge has a lot of great projects and we have the potential to add more in the future. All finalists around here will earn $ 500 to achieve that so far. By November, we will know which finalists of all challenges will win the $ 50,000 grand prize.