Hackaday Cyberdeck 2023:

After the incredible success of last year’s Cyberdeck Contest, we’re giving all you hackers in the Sprawl another chance to show off the goods. Whether it’s a cosplay piece that looks like it came from the deepest corners of Gibson’s imagination to a practical everyday tool, we want to see your bespoke computing creations.

While a cyberdeck is a very personal thing, and we want to see as wide an array of entries as possible – a contest does need to have some ground rules. So we’re asking that all entries be usable computing devices, which in turn means they have some form of input and output. Beyond that, the only limit is your imagination. 

We’ve covered plenty of cyberdecks over the years if you’re looking for inspiration, and of course the decks that were entered into last year’s contest are a must-see. But remember that building a cyberdeck is all about putting together your perfect computing companion, not trying to replicate what’s come before. A proper deck should be as unique as the person who wields it, a physical manifestation of their skills, interests, and experience.

You've got until August 15 to get your entry in, but these aren't necessarily simple builds, so get going now.


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

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

How to Enter

Document your project on Hackaday.io. Share images or videos 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 the Cyberdeck Innovator Contest:

Judging Criteria 

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

Contest Rules