Supplyframe DesignLab: 2023 Hackaday Prize

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2023 Hackaday Prize Overview

Main Website :: Official Rules :: FAQ

10 Years of Innovation

For ten years, the Hackaday Prize has offered a chance for the open source hardware community and the electronics industry to step into real global issues and engineer designs that make an impact. For this 10-year milestone, we are challenging our open source community of engineers, designers, scientists, and hackers with a set of challenges that call back to some of the most impactful themes our community has addressed over the last decade.


Launch 3/25/2023

Challenge 1: Re-engineering Education 3/25/2023 - 4/25/2023

Challenge 2: Assistive Tech 4/25/2023 - 5/30/2023

Challenge 3: Green Hacks 5/30/2023 - 7/4/2023

Challenge 4: Gearing Up 7/4/2023 -8/8/2023

Challenge 5: Save the World Wildcard 8/8/2023 - 9/12/2023

Finals 9/26/2023 - 10/10/2023

Winners Announced on or around 11/4/2023


First Place - $50,000 + Supplyframe DesignLab Residency

Second Place - $20,000

Third Place - $15,000

Fourth Place - $10,000

Fifth Place - $5,000

Sixth Place - $5,000 Protolabs Manufacturing Grant

Top 50 Finalists - $500 

The Hackaday Prize is in its 10th 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. 

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.

Last year in 2022, 3D Printed Portable Wind Turbine, took the grand prize a diminutive turbine could be perfect for the developing world or off-grid applications.

It is now time to start the 2023 Hackaday Prize. In keeping with the incredible hardware community, we hope to activate the next generation of innovative open source hardware solutions.

Thank you to our Sponsors: 

and our Green Hacks Challenge Sponsor:

Hackaday Prize 2023 Official Rules.pdf

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Garra wrote 10/24/2023 at 23:35 point

Have they said when the final winners will be announced?

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JP Gleyzes wrote 10/02/2023 at 16:34 point

BTW do you know if the challenge#5 has announced the 10 finalists ? Was supposed to be 9/26 but I can't find a communication on this.

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Anton Khrustalev wrote 10/03/2023 at 03:58 point

As I understand the results of the contests are announced on and they haven't been announced yet. If you look at the history of announcements, you can see a delay of 2 weeks between the announcement deadline and the actual announcement. So I expect the results to be between the 6th and 12th of October.

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John Loeffler wrote 10/03/2023 at 18:34 point

So the Wildcard finalist will be announced after the Final Round ends.  

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JP Gleyzes wrote 10/04/2023 at 11:29 point

They have been announced this morning (here in France!) !

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Vijay wrote 09/26/2023 at 16:35 point

Just wanted to get clarity on the deadline for the final submissions as inferred by "Finals: 9/26/2023 - 10/10/2023" mentioned in the post. Do we need to complete everything by the 10th of October, or the 26th of September?

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tinfever wrote 09/17/2023 at 22:16 point

The rules say that the finalists are required to have the additional requirements for a YouTube video. BOM, build instructions, and design documentation ready by September 26th, but that's the same day the finalists are announced for the Wildcard Challenge. Is this correct? It's very confusing because it also says the final round project snapshots are conducted on October 10th. I contacted the email but haven't gotten any response. Could you please help clarify this?

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Paul McClay wrote 09/17/2023 at 22:43 point


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Kevin Santo Cappuccio wrote 09/26/2023 at 16:10 point

I asked and got a reply, it seems that the September 26th date was just a previous date that they missed when updating the rules. It's still October 10th.
I'm just relaying what I was told, but if it was actually September 26th, it's too late now anyway.

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Mark B Jones wrote 07/19/2023 at 20:54 point

Great to see the assistive tech finalists have been announced on

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Mark B Jones wrote 06/20/2023 at 15:05 point

@Elliot Williams Hi Elliot, can you confirm when the Assistive Tech finalists will be announced?

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Lutetium wrote 06/29/2023 at 15:10 point

Hi Mark,

There was a SNAFU in judging and we're doing it _all_ again.  Should be soon, but I can't give a fixed date yet.

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Mark B Jones wrote 07/03/2023 at 17:23 point


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Mark B Jones wrote 07/17/2023 at 14:51 point

Hi @Lutetium , I had an email from hackaday which said that the finalists would be announced the week of July 10th. A week on and I haven't seen an announcement on or Wondering if there is any news on this? Cheers

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Don Mitchinson wrote 07/11/2023 at 14:54 point

@Mark B Jones - I think I saw a notice go out that it should happen this week

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Tim wrote 06/17/2023 at 07:21 point

When are the finalists for the Assistive tech being announced. 

The page said 12 June but no updates to be seen.

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Don Mitchinson wrote 06/17/2023 at 14:47 point

I think it said "around June 12". Anyway it looks like they post contest finalists to the website blog. That's what I'm watching.

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hayden wrote 05/30/2023 at 20:50 point

Does hackaday take a save of your entry at the close date, or can you keep making changes once entered by the closing date fro your category ?

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Richard Hogben wrote 05/30/2023 at 23:08 point

There is a snapshot of the projects entered at close date, I believe to make sure they have met the requirements for submission at the end date. So you should feel free to keep working on your project.

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wanyanzhou wrote 05/28/2023 at 21:56 point

Hi, does anyone know how to edit or delete project logs?

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hayden wrote 05/30/2023 at 20:49 point

open the full project log and then ad top there is link "edit xxx"

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hayden wrote 04/22/2023 at 08:11 point

In the submissions, where does it say what challenge they have been entered in ?

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 04/25/2023 at 12:14 point

Hi @hayden -  On the project page, under the project image in the "THIS PROJECT IS SUBMITTED FOR" section. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck on the Prize!

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hayden wrote 05/30/2023 at 20:50 point


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Saul wrote 04/13/2023 at 01:00 point

the link to the Official Rules at the top of the page is broken...

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 04/13/2023 at 17:33 point

Thank you for reporting. It's fixed now.

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John Loeffler wrote 04/08/2023 at 16:09 point

is a GitHub link required if all the design files are uploaded to hackaday?

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ChengDanguo wrote 04/19/2023 at 08:59 point

据我所知,有很多开发项目在 github 或其他开源平台上同时更新,如有必要我个人认为你可以留下你的 github 链接,这将有助于你增加开源项目的社区影响力,但相应的,你可能需要更多的时间和精力在多个平台上维护你的项目,做出权衡,来自非官方回应

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Elliot Williams wrote 05/16/2023 at 20:12 point

Not at all required!  If it's documented here, that's good enough. 

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