2022 Hackaday Prize Overview
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Sustainability. Resiliency. Circularity
This year's Hackaday Prize represents a chance for the open source hardware community and the electronics industry to go beyond promises and work together to deliver tangible solutions. We are challenging our open source community of engineers, designers, scientists, and hackers to work within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals structure, to tackle our planet's most pressing issues.
Challenge 1: Planet-Friendly Power 3/29/2022 - 5/1/2022
Challenge 2: Reuse, Recycle, Revamp 5/1/2022 - 6/12/2022
Challenge 3: Hack it Back 6/12/2022 - 7/24/2022
Challenge 4: Climate Resilient Communities 7/24/2022 - 9/4/2022
Challenge 5: Save the World Wildcard 9/4/2022 - 10/16/2022
Finals 10/16/2022 - 11/2/2022
Winners Announced on or around 11/12/2022
Grand Prize - $50,000 + Supplyframe DesignLab Residency
Second Place - $20,000
Third Place - $15,000
Fourth Place - $10,000
Fifth Place - $5,000
Top 10 Finalists from each challenge - $500
The Hackaday Prize is in its 9th Year: Our History
In 2014, we launched The Hackaday Prize to our smart, talented, enthusiastic community of engineers, scientists, designers and creatives everywhere. Over 600 projects were created, and the winner, SatNOGS, now has a foundation where they are continuing the work they started here.
In 2015, we challenged the Hackaday community to use their superpowers again. The results told the story of nearly 900 Hackaday Prize entrants using their unique skills to make big changes in peoples' lives. 2015's Hackaday Prize winner, the Eyedrivomatic, directly impacted those living with limited mobility.
In 2016, we had nearly 1,100 entries, and the Hackaday Prize winner was Dtto, a search and rescue robot. It's also an open source project that continues its journey at the Supplyframe Design Lab.
In 2017, the winner of the Hackaday Prize was Alex Williams, with an underwater explorer robot. Alex continued the work on his project at the Supplyframe Design Lab.
In 2018, the winner was Dexter, a 5-axis robotically controlled arm with insane precision. Dexter is now a product and a fledgling business located in Las Vegas, NV.
In 2019, FieldKit won the grand prize, and has continued to push the boundaries of open source environmental sensing with their organization Conservify.
In 2020, The Byte, took the grand prize home with an open-source, mouth-actuated input device for people with physical challenges.
Last year in 2021, FlowIO Platform, took the grand prize home with an open-source, miniature, modular pneumatics toolkit for control & sensing of Soft Robots and Programmable Materials.
It is now time to start the 2022 Hackaday Prize. In keeping with the incredible hardware community, we hope to activate the next generation of innovative open source hardware solutions.
Hi - I tried to submit my project (An SD Card for the Sharp PC | Hackaday.io) to the "Hack it Back" contest, but after clicking the "Submit my Project" button I just get a pop-up saying "Please submit your project to The Hackaday Prize", and nothing more. What does that mean? Is there anything more to be done, to complete my submission? Deadline is 24/7.