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The 2018 Hackaday Prize has launched

The Hackaday 2018 Prize has launched

The 2018 Hackaday Prize has been announced. This is the fifth contest of the annual Hackaday Prize series and is jointly sponsored by Digi-Key and Supplyframe. This year’s challenge to the hardware hackers across the globe is to “Build Hope” through open source hardware projects. Over the past 4 years, the Hackaday Prize contest has already given away nearly $1 million to the innovative makers who contributed towards building awesome stuffs to make this world a better place. This year has following 5 themed challenges that run in series:

    • Hardware Design Challenge: 3/12 – 4/23
    • Robotics Module Challenge: 4/23 – 6/4
    • Power Harvesting Challenge: 6/4 – 7/16
    • Human – Computer Interface Challenge: 7/16 – 8/27
    • Musical Instrument Challenge: 8/27 – 10/8

      The Hackaday 2018 Prize has launched

      The Hackaday 2018 Prize has launched

The first round of the competition is the “Open Hardware Design Challenge,” where entrants are encouraged to design the boldest plan they can dream up. Prototypes are not necessary for this challenge – only pictures, charts and theory are required. The Open Hardware Design Challenge kicks off today and runs through April 23.

The remaining rounds are the “Robotics Module Challenge” (April 23-June 4), “Power Harvesting Challenge” (June 4-July 16), “Human-Computer Interface Challenge” (July 16-Aug. 27) and the “Innovative Musical Instrument Challenge” (Aug. 27-Oct. 8).

“We’re excited to partner with Hackaday for another year of challenging inventors to be curious, creative and determined. The Hackaday Prize contest aligns with Digi-Key’s vision to encourage and enable innovation in technology that will solve problems and advance civilization. With the amazing projects we’ve seen in previous years, we can’t wait to see what the entrants create this year, ” said David Sandys, director, Business Ecosystem Development at Digi-Key. 

 

The top 20 entries from each challenge will win $1,000 and be considered for the Finals Round. The top five finalists, including the Grand Prize winner, will be announced at the Hackaday Superconference taking place Nov. 2-3 in Pasadena, California. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $50,000 and considered for a residency at the Supplyframe DesignLab in Pasadena, California. The second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place winners will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

 

 

In addition to cash prizes, participants will compete throughout the competition for most impressive, outlandish and otherwise notable projects. Although there is no cash value associated with these accomplishments, they do come along with bragging rights. Examples of possible Achievements include the Diva Plavalaguna Achievement (most unexpected musical instrument), the Sonic Screwdriver Achievement (hacks that seemingly do everything) and the Ender’s Achievement (most incredible student submission).

The official rules and other details about the 2018 Hackaday Prize can be found at the Hackaday Prize page.

2016 Hackaday Prize is here

2016 Hackaday prize's been announced today

The 2016 Hackaday Prize has been announced today and its time to leverage your hardware skills and creativity to build something awesome that could change people’s lives and win one of 105 cash prizes totaling over $300,000. This year, they are doing this little bit differently. Instead of one big contest, there are five different challenges, each runs for five weeks, and participants can enter their design project to one or more challenges.

2016 Hackaday prize's been announced today

2016 Hackaday prize’s been announced today

The Hackaday Prize is a competition synonymous with creating for social change. Using your hardware, coding, scientific, design and mechanical abilities, you will make big changes in peoples’ lives.

It’s time to leverage your talent and find solutions to address technology issues facing humanity today. With a new technical design challenge every 5 weeks, you are expanding the frontiers of knowledge and engineering.

Design an impactful project that suits you, or collaborate with someone else to do it. With our global collaboration platform, your project can be moving forward at all hours of the day. Create things like a better radiation monitoring system, a better calorimeter, open source instrumentation, digital logging scales and exercise trackers. Or go beyond that and create something that has never been seen before.