Support energy hackers: SunnyDay team launched crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

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This year in August we are organizing a big international hackathon aimed at scaling up the success of SunnyDay – 2014. Engineers and hackers will be competing to design best solar concnetrator solutions which will be released under open-source licence. We think it is good idea to reward those awesome teams. So we have launched our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to provide great prizes for our teams!

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EnergyTorrent team participated in Mini Maker Faire

Team    Design-It-Together (DIT) approach is at the core of the existence and functioning of EnergyTorrent community. In this approach as well as in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) we have much in common with makers – people who (just as we do) think that each of us can do many things. Both using just own hands and brains as well as using them in joint effort for bigger projects. That is why we were not hesitating when they invited us to participate in Kyiv Maker Faire – one of the events gathering people like us – hackers, tinkerers, engineers and tech enthusiasts. Continue reading

SunnyDay registration is now open!

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We are more than happy to announce that from now on you can register for SunnyDay international solar challenge. So, if you are solar hacker/engineer, volunteer, spectator or journalist – just fill in this form for preliminary registration for SunnyDay!

Registration form for SunnyDay 2015: https://goo.gl/uLz2kn

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SunnyDay Solar Challenge invites solar hackers!

SunnyDay_logo_no_frame_SMALLEnergyTorrent / Greencubator team is happy to invite hackers/engineers to participate in international solar challenge SunnyDay 2015. It will take place on  August 15-20th in Ukraine and gather solar hackers teams competing in developing the best solar concentration solutions.

This year we decided to scale up the success of our last year’s hackathon. So now SunnyDay is an international solar challenge welcoming hacker/engineer teams from around the globe. What does not change from last year is that there will be lots of tech creativity, fun, informal communication and interesting people.

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Diversity concentrator blueprints and assembly instructions are now available in English

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Diversity solar concentrator at hackathon SunnyDay – 2014

EnergyTorrent team is happy to announce the availability of blueprints and assembly instructions of “Diversity” concentrator. We have released them under open-source license at EnergyTorrent Wiki.

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English video report from SunnyDay 2014

We’ve just published an English language video report from our previous open-source solar hackathon — SunnyDay 2014. The hackathon dedicated to development of solar concentrators turned out to be a challenging, entertaining and truly innovative event. 8 teams, 34 hackers/engineers, 3 days of intensive tech creativity and fun made it truly unforgettable. Now English-speaking audience globally can not only see the atmosphere of the event but also understand what our hackers are talking about:
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Most interesting open hardware projects from opensource.com

Opensource.com team has published a list of the most interesting open hardware projects of 2014. From descriptions one can clearly see that the tendencies are the same as before – now besides the open-source software there arrives more and more open projects which focus on making different equipment. The article lists already well-known projects such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, RepRap at the same time pointing at the newcomers like DIY Oscilloscope, LittleBits and others.
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