2015 Hackaday Prize

Semifinal judging has begun!
Join us for the prize announcement and more at the Hackaday SuperConference
November 14th and 15th in San Francisco California.

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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 Full Spectrum Laser Cutter

3rd Prize

Builder Kit (pcb mill, 3d printer, cnc router, bench lathe)

4th Prize

Tour CERN in Geneva, Switzerland

5th Prize

Explore Shenzhen, China

Solve a problem that matters in your community and you can win a trip into space or hundreds of other prizes. You can claim The 2015 Hackaday Prize.

$100K Best Product Prize

New in 2015! Dream of launching a product? We think $100k will help make that a reality.

Whether you're a Product Engineer, a Hardware Startup, or just love seeing a design all the way through, we want to showcase your work, there is a lot that happens between working prototype and selling serial number 1. This year we want to see that journey.

As an official entry in the 2015 Hackaday Prize you may choose to compete for the Best Product award. Deliver three working beta test units, prove your design can be manufactured, and you can win $100,000 in cash, a six month residency at the Hackaday Design Lab, and help with introductions to the partners you need to reach market.

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The 2015 Hackaday Prize Entries

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