2015 Hackaday Prize

The 2015 Hackaday Prize challenged people to build something that matters.

Patrick Joyce, Steve Evans, and David Hopkinson, developed a way to control an electric wheelchair using eye movements. The team will receive their choice of a Trip into Space or $196,883.

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Build Something That Matters

Last year The Hackaday Prize began a movement, this year we're solving problems that matter to everyone.

The creative energy and years of experience found in our huge community of Hackers, Designers, and Engineers is waiting to be unleashed. Let's use that potential and move humanity forward. This doesn't mean one giant solution. Thousands of people, each lifting one stone, moves mountains.

Grand Prize

A trip into space or $196,883

2nd Prize

90 Watt Laser Cutter

3rd Prize

Builder Kit

4th Prize


5th Prize

Explore Shenzhen, China

$100K Best Product Prize

The winner took home $100k in funding, a six-month residency at the Supplyframe Design Lab in Pasadena, and help turning a budding product into a full-grown success.

The product that won Best Product is simple, but very well executed. It’s a hand-held soil moisture sensor reader that couples with a DIY soil probe design to create a versatile and inexpensive system.

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