The Ybox is an open hardware and software spec for an IP-enabled set-top box in a candy tin. Josh and Tarikh will give away 80 Ybox kits and lead 4 free workshops teaching folks how to build them. Josh Rooke-Ley and Tarikh Korula are the founders of Uncommon Projects, an interactive design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. They created the YBox for Yahoo’s Hackday 2006 where it placed 2nd. Yahoo has sponsored them to gift their project to Maker’s Faire attendees through free kits and workshops – Link.

Photo by Kent Brewster.