From concept to proof of concept, the era of maker mobility is upon us with the debut of the Hackmobile at Maker Faire Bay Area. A makerspace on wheels, the Hackmobile has been months in the making since announcing the winners of the Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge at the end of last year.
Based on a design submission from Twin Cities Maker in Minneapolis, CGS Motorsports in Chino, California were tasked with converting a 2014 Ford Transit Connect into the Hackmobile. The build called for the removal of both rear rows of seats, leaving 130 cu. ft. of space available for interior modifications. The blueprint included two main sliding trays: a smaller one coming out the side door and a larger one sliding out the rear door. On those trays you will find: a drill press, Leapfrog Creatr 3D printer, belt sander, grinder, air compressor, MIG welder, an array of basic hand tools, soldering iron station, projector, laptop station, lots of storage for loose hardware and electronics components, with more room to fill.
Check out the slideshow below for a closer look at the Hackmobile’s offerings, and if you’re here at Maker Faire Bay Area yourself be sure to swing through West Green and see it in person.
And here’s the video that won it all!
Congratulations again to the folks from Twin Cities Maker!