I’m delighted to announce that I’m an applicant to the Open Hardware Scholarship. It’s a grant of over $2000 for the completion of an open hardware project. Without going into boring personal finance details, $2000 will allow me to more rapidly push the Open Source Scanning Tunneling Microscope project to the public beta stage.
The scholarship award will be chosen by votes, so please visit the Open Hardware Scholarship voting page (I’m the fifth one down on the left side of the page) in the next 24 hours (voting ends September 15th 6pm EST) and vote for the project you feel is most deserving of a grant (hopefully this one).
Here is my 30 second application video (no, it’s not easy explaining this project with only 30 seconds and 500 characters):
UPDATE 2: thanks so very much for all the votes everyone! Sadly, microscopes lose to hydroponics. Winners list at openhardwaresummit.org.
UPDATE: fixed the voting link, please go here: http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/scholarship/