Ready. Set. Build.

During the 12-hour hackathon, students will have the opportunity to hack on an expansive list of hardware. Feel as if you're not ready? No worries! We will have a myriad of workshops and crash courses put on by Invention Studio Prototyping Instructors (PIs)!

View full rules

Prizes

$1,528 in prizes

1st Place

Apple Airpods (one for each team member)

2nd Place

Amazon Echo 2nd Generation (one for each team member)

3rd Place

DROCON Drone (one for each team member)

Best beginner project

Raspberry Pi Starter Kits (one for each team member)

Judges

TBA

TBA

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    How well does the product perform its intended purpose?
  • Plain Awesomeness
    Is it cool? Are you wowed? Do you want to show your friends?
  • Creativity
    Is the project an out-of-the-box solution to a problem? Does the project build an existing product in a different way? How unique is it?
  • Use of Hardware
    Is the project predominantly hardware? Is hardware a necessary component of it?
  • Usability (Bonus!)
    Is the project designed well? Is it safe, and easy to use?