Hackaday Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals Contest:

Join Hackaday and Digi-Key for the Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals Contest! Just as the Jedi youngling would have to build their light saber, so is it a rite of passage for a true geek to build their own computer interfaces. And nothing makes a personal computer more personal than a custom keyboard, a bespoke mouse, an omnipotent macropad, a snazzy jog wheel, or a fancy flight yoke. 

In this contest, we encourage you to make your strangest, fanciest, flashiest, or most custom computer peripherals, and share that work with all the rest of us. Wired or wireless, weird or wonderful, we want to see it.

Hackaday and Digi-Key have partnered on this contest to offer three winners an online shopping spree to the Digi-Key warehouse!


Thanks to our partner Digi-Key, three top projects will be awarded a $150 shopping spree to Digi-Key.

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Need some inspiration? Here are some projects to check out that should get your ideas flowing:

How to Enter

Start a new project on Hackaday.io. Share images of your project and tell the story of how you designed it and built it in the description of your project.

Once you have published your project, look in the left sidebar for the "Submit project to..." menu to enter it in Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals Contest:

Judging Criteria 

Here are some criteria judges will have in mind while reviewing entries: 

Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals Contest Rules

To get started, start a project on hackaday.io and upload your project.

A big thanks to Joe Kim for the amazing art!