OpenEVSE would like to announce the first Annual Steampunk Charging Station Build Off. This contest was inspired by an OpenEVSE builder Alex who built a Charging Station around a piece of Telephone test equipment from the 1960s. His project includes a working current meter and LEDs. More info on Alex's project...
1 - Build a SAFE Charging Station, be creative and have fun
2 - Can be built with inspiration from the past or future, must use OpenEVSE hardware with all standard safety features enabled. The only exception is countries/localities that require circuit level protection rendering the OpenEVSE feature redundant.
3 - Charging Stations can be a past build, rebuild or a new build.
4 - Enter by posting photos at the OpenEVSE forum or send via email to email@example.com
. Photos may be used by OpenEVSE on the Store, Guides or other material.
5 - Judging will be based on creativity, with bonus points for functionality (example working buttons, gauges, switches, LEDs, etc. Charging Stations deemed unsafe will be disqualified.
6 -. External devices are permitted such as additional microprocessors, small computers, power supplies, displays...
7 - You may use OpenEVSE firmware or noSpark firmware and remote communications.
8 - Enter any time between now and August 1st.
9 - Prize winner will receive a $500 credit or refund for parts purchased.
10 - Anyone, Anywhere may enter unless prohibited by local laws.