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.


  • 1pm: Introductions, meet n greet, eat some snacks
  • 1:30pm: Form teams, brainstorm and create your project proposals. See the other entries here:
  • 3pm: Share ideas in a round of lightning pitches and get feedback from the other teams
  • 4pm: Submit your project ideas to the Hackaday Prize design challenge according to
  • 5pm: Wrap up and celebrate!
  • What to Bring:

  • Your laptop and charger
  • Pen and paper
  • A brain ready to generate ideas

  • And if you haven't already, check out the 2016 Hackaday Prize video below!