Pioneers: only you can save us
Pioneers, we just received this message through our network — have you seen it?
Only you can save us
We have no choice – we must help her! If things are as bad as she says they are, our only hope of survival is to work together.
We know you have the skills and imagination required to make something. We’ve seen that in previous Pioneers challenges. That’s why we’re coming directly to you with this: we know you won’t let her down.
What you need to do
We’ve watched back through the recording and pulled out as much information as we can:
- To save us, you have ten weeks to create something using tech. This means you need to be done on 1 December, or it will be too late!
- The build you will create needs to help her in the treacherous situation she’s in. What you decide to make is completely up to you.
- Her call is for those of you aged between 11 and 16 who are based in the UK or Republic of Ireland. You need to work in groups of up to five, and you need to find someone aged 18 or over to act as a mentor and support your project.
- Any tech will do. We work for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, but this doesn’t mean you need to use a Raspberry Pi. Use anything at all — from microcontrollers to repurposed devices such as laptops and cameras.
To keep in contact with you, it looks like she’s created a form for you to fill in and share your team name and details with her. In return she will trade some items with you — things that will help inspire you in your mission. We’ve managed to find the link to the form: you can fill it in here.
In order to help her (and any others who might still be out there!) to recreate your project, you need to make sure you record your working process. Take photos and footage to document how you build your make, and put together a video to send to her when you’re done making.
If you manage to access social media, you could also share your progress as you go along! Make sure to use #MakeYourIdeas, so that other survivors can see your work.
We’ve assembled some more information on the Pioneers website to create a port of call for you. Check it out, and let us know if you have any questions. We will do whatever we can to help you protect the world.
Good luck, everybody! It’s up to you now.
Only you can save us.
Fun fact: filming for this video took place in a damp WW2 bunker in London. No natural light. Possible rat babies. Lots of soggy socks and shoes.
Funner fact: we’re SO excited to see the projects that you incredible Pioneers produce for this challenge.
Makes me wish I was 10 years younger to take part in this :( ah well, once my little girl is old enough I’m sure I’ll get to help her with all this kind of stuff
Oh! This looks super awesome :)
Wow! That is an awesome intro for a challenge. I love the theme.
Dang cliffhanger! Does she survive? What is knocking at the door? The pizza guy?
Seriously, that’s a nicely done challenge video. Too bad us old geezers can’t take part. ;-)
This is a great way to present a challenge. Its too bad that I cannot take part in it due to age and being in India.