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The global hackerspace cupcake challenge is a great idea for a contest. Hosted by Alpha One Labs (Brooklyn, NY), the contest rules are pretty simple: each participating hackerspace has to ship a cupcake to a different space, as far away as possible, in whatever manner they deem appropriate. To me, it exemplifies some of the best things about hackerspaces- the strong sense of community, willingness to not take themselves too seriously, and the audacity to do ridiculous things like gluing a cupcake to the side of a box and shipping it oversees.

The contest is still going on, however I’m digging the submissions that are already in:


The Artifactory (Perth, Australia) opens TOG’s (Dublin, Ireland) cupcake.


Revelation Space (Den Haag, Netherlands) judges the cupcake sent from Hackerspace Charlotte (Charlotte, NC, USA)
Favorite quote: “what was the method? Sandwiched between the cupcake cups.. glued to the bottom of the case”


Hackerspace Charlotte receives a cupcake from Protospace in (Calgary, Canada).


Makers Local 256 (Huntsville, AL, USA) opens the cupcake from Santa Barbara Hackerspace (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)

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Finally, Makers Local 256 attempted to ship a cupcake inside another cupcake, however they were thwarted by the post office.

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  1. Kate Bolin says:

    Sadly, the Nottingham UK Hackspace’s cupcake (top left) hasn’t yet arrived at LVL1 in Louisville, KY.

    It’s sad to see that a cupcake can get from Dublin to Perth, but ours has disappeared in the USPS.

    1. Matt Mets says:

      Oh, that is a bummer!

  2. John Maushammer says:

    Here is Nesit (south of Hartford Connecticut) unwrapping a Darth Vader themed cupcake from Denhac (Denver, Colorado):

    http://www.nesit.net/denhac-cupcake-unveiling/