Hackaday World Create Day 2016

Our first worldwide live event! Teams around the world will enter their ideas in the 2016 Hackaday Prize design concept challenge.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 12:00 am GMT - Saturday, April 23, 2016 11:59 pm GMT Local time zone:
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Create tech solutions for social change on Hackaday World Create Day, our worldwide brainstorming session for the 2016 Hackaday Prize design concept challenge! Join teams from around the globe and submit ideas for projects that solve problems in categories from citizen science to assistive technologies, or anything else that leverages your hardware, coding, scientific, design and mechanical skills.

We’ll be picking the most spectacular design solutions to share on the Hackaday front page, and there will be prizes. But we also want to celebrate the fun of getting together in person with all of the people who make Hackaday a part of their daily ritual, so share your photos and ideas with hashtag #WorldCreateDay!

See our map of worldwide events here:

The Goal:

Form a team (or work on your own) and submit a project to the Hackaday Prize design challenge. See challenge details here:

Need some inspiration for your project? Here are some ideas:

  • Citizen Science - Build a graphene supercapacitor, study the effects of a behavior, build an open source instrumentation device.
  • Automation - Build a device that makes breakfast or buys laundry detergent when you’re running low. Automatically track stuff, automate any process, build a Me-robot to do your every whim
  • Assistive technologies - Build a project that helps others move better, see better, or live better. Whether that means exoskeletons, a better wheelchair, a braille display, or educational software, we want to see it.
  • Or any other idea you have to hack for social change! Leverage your talent and find solutions to address technology issues facing humanity today.

Hackaday Meetup Beyond

Hackaday World Create Day is a single event, but your meetup can live on if you want it to. We can help with ideas for future meetups of your group. This is a great way to show that the Hackaday community is alive and thriving in your part of the world. Maybe our next big event will be held in your city!

Fill out this form to let us know that you’re interested in leading. We’ll set up a page with you as the organizer, add an organizer badge to your profile, and send a swag pack your way. Of course we’ll also help publicize the event so that everyone in the area knows it’s happening.


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Abhijeet Khandagale wrote 04/19/2016 at 10:24 point

Added my project StarkExo - an affordable exoskeleton built under $1000

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Tom Meehan wrote 04/16/2016 at 00:06 point

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Tom Meehan wrote 04/19/2016 at 05:20 point

Still nothing showing up?  Please let me know if there is something I can do myself (register and pay for the meetup page myself,  sending out invites to local members, etc)?

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Liz Krane wrote 04/19/2016 at 18:37 point

Hi Tom, should be showing up properly now: Sorry about that! Our map pulled the wrong coordinates for Plainfield Public Library. Should be the right location now.

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Joni wrote 04/12/2016 at 19:39 point doesn't show up on the map.  No UK events showing.

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Liz Krane wrote 04/13/2016 at 18:31 point

We've added your event, it's on the map now! 

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Zac Zarev wrote 04/08/2016 at 11:29 point

Perth, Western Australia - The event will be hosted by Vortel Advanced Systems' If you'd like to attend and be involved please email

The website will be up within about a week at

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Gene Jordan wrote 04/08/2016 at 11:22 point

In St. Louis, Missouri the Arch Reactor Hackerspace will be hosting the local MeetUp for this event. Check the website for the address and more info on the calendar.  April 23 10:00 am. 

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Paul Scott wrote 04/08/2016 at 09:13 point

We are organising for Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. If there are any interested people, please join the meetup at

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Malhar Deshmukh wrote 04/06/2016 at 09:23 point

What if I am interested in attending a event ?

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shlonkin wrote 04/05/2016 at 14:02 point

Is there a list of the organized meetups? Then we could see if there is already a meetup in our area.

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shlonkin wrote 04/05/2016 at 14:08 point

I guess one could just search at, but there don't seem to be any groups set up yet.

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Liz Krane wrote 04/05/2016 at 19:10 point

We're working on getting a list up. :)

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PointyOintment wrote 04/12/2016 at 01:41 point

Searching there produces only one relevant result :(

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Liz Krane wrote 04/13/2016 at 18:32 point

See our worldwide map at

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Peter Walsh wrote 04/05/2016 at 04:00 point

My space has a group with a HAD prize entry. We started with 10 ideas, mostly interesting citizen-science things.

We've settled on one idea, but there are 9 left that are pretty interesting.

If anyone has a group but no ideas and wants some ideas (and might be interested in having an extra team member) I could be persuaded to make some suggestions. I do a lot of science-related research.)

For example, I'm pretty sure a hobbyist group could make a UV spectrometer out of junk electronics. It would take some development, but if we could pull it off then Hobby chemists would have a way of determining chemical concentrations in liquids. (Google UV/VIS spectrometer for more info.)

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