Hardware hackathon

Make something amazing. Electronics, Robotics or Electro Art project in one day

-> Event Photos Thank you, Carlos Asmat


Robotshop 1st Place: Eric Packman - Project: Li Fi (Data transfer through light)
Spikenzielabs 1st Place: Sean Boyce - Project: FlashMob (A bluetooth spoofer and counter measure)
Spikenzielabs 2nd Place: Murray Pearson - Project: The Jetboy Hawk Boost-Glider (Rocket that turns into a Glider with cameras and flight controller)
Spikenzielabs 3rd Place: Lambert Le - Project: Mechanical Ears (Wearable cat ears that react to the users movement using a gyroscope)
Upverter Winner:
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When and Where?

Saturday August 10th, 2013 9:00 to 21:00+

Suite 33B, 999 du Collège, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4C 2S3


9am - 10am Registration and Team Formation

10am - 7pm Hacking and Building

7pm - 9pm Presentations & Dinner

9pm - 11pm After Party


Its a "hackathon" where you get to build something awesome in one day. Your project will get reviewed by a panel of judges and there will be prizes from sponsors in several categories.

There is no category limit as long as its a hardware build. You can come as a team or try to join a team on the day of the event. You can and should bring all necessary parts and extras which are prepared ahead of time but the project must be built on the day of the hackathon.

The following tools will be available for you to use (with assistance of a pro if necessary):

  • 3d Printers
  • CNC Machine
  • Soldering Station
  • Oscilloscope, multimeters, microscope

True hackers will just come with a box of electro junk and build an awesome prototype during the day.

Prizes and Sponsors

robotics store

Top Prize: Lynxmotion Servo Erector Set V1.1

1st place prize: $250 SpikenzieLabs shopping spree

2nd place prize: $100 SpikenzieLabs shopping spree

3rd place prize: $50 SpikenzieLabs shopping spree

online circuit design
The best board designer wins: $250 cash and will receive 10 of his boards at home within 14 days. More details
energy drinks
Energy is provided by Hype Energy Drinks.

Ideas for Projects

Phone Sensors or Extensions

3d printer for cakes

Robotic table cleaner

Talking lamp

Twitter LED display

Dog Action recorder (Bark, Sniff…)

More Ideas »


Install software beforehand

Bring everything you think you might need

Chargers and Cables

3d sketches done and parametric (OpenSCAD)

Show up on time

Reserve a Spot

Register »

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