Steve of Vimby says:
Presented by Scion, "Take On The Machine" is a competition reality series hosted by the "dean of hackerspaces" Mitch Altman. Scion gave 5 hackerspaces across the US a $3,000 grant and a challenge to create a unique project. We just posted the project NYC Resistor created, using a slot machine they bought on Craig's List. We split the action into two parts:
Above, the intro episode where Mitch takes us into the hackerspace world and describes the overall competition.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects