• The 2017 Hackaday Prize

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    Hackaday is calling for the curious, the creative, the determined. The Hackaday Prize is for creating for social change in order to transform the world. Using your hardware and programming knowledge on top of your scientific, design, and mechanical abilities, you will innovate to make an impact in peoples' lives.


    Prizes total over $250,000:

    $120,000 goes to top 120 finalists ($1,000 each)
    $50,000 Grand Prize
    $30,000 Best Product Prize
    $20,000 2nd Place
    $15,000 3rd Place
    $10,000 4th Place
    $5,000 5th Place

    It's time to leverage your talent and find solutions to address a problem facing humanity today. Show less
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    • Alan Yates Hackaday Superconference Interview - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      At the 2016 Hackaday Superconference, Alan gave a talk about the technological feats that went into creating the Lighthouse system for the HTC Vive. There's a surprising amount of new and fancy tec...
    • Ben Krasnow Hackaday Superconference Interview - Duration: 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Ben Krasnow is a rapid prototyper. He built his own electron microscope, his own ruby laser, a liquid nitrogen generator, and a cookie robot. At the 2016 Hackaday Superconference, Ben gave a talk a...
    • Akiba Hackaday Superconference Interview - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      Akiba sat down with us for an interview after his talk at the 2016 Hackaday Superconference. Akiba's most obvious expertise is in sourcing and manufacturing in the Shenzhen area. But as founder and...
    • How to Program a Vintage PDP-8 via the Front Panel - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Instead of a monitor and keyboard, computers used to be controlled with panels of lights and switches. Learning what that was like is easy, thanks to some very nice emulation software that even giv...
    • Sprite_TM Hackaday Superconference Interview - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      Sprite_tm sat down with us for an interview after his talk at the 2016 Hackaday Superconference. Sprite is a hardware engineer par excellence, who can install Linux on a hard drive the hard way, pl...
    • Custom Fiberglass for Car Audio and Everything Else - Duration: 41 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      Ever want to make your own custom speaker pods or just make a big mess in general? Bil Herd leads you step by step on how to make a mess and end up with your own custom fiberglass construction.

    • Samy Kamkar Hackaday Superconference Interview - Duration: 9 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Samy Kamkar sat down with us for an interview after his talk at the 2016 Hackaday Superconference. Samy is a security researcher who has built his own hardware to demonstrate vulnerabilities in cre...
    • Hands-on the 2017 Hacker Warehouse Unofficial DEF CON Badge - Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Hacker Warehouse has developed an unofficial conference badge for this year's DEF CON. It's a fantastic tool for shutting down WiFi and blinding yourself with blinky goodness.

      Read the article on ...
    • Hands-on the 2017 AND!XOR Unofficial DEF CON Badge - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      The AND!XOR team has been hard at work trying to outdo themselves with a new hardware badge. It's Bender from Futurama cosplaying as Raoul Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

      These badges ma...
    • 2017 Hackaday SuperConference - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Be part of the greatest gathering of hardware hackers, builders, engineers and enthusiasts on the planet. the Hackaday SuperConference is November 11th + 12th in Pasadena.

      Get your tickets now!
    • Hacked Inspection Microscope Timelapse - Duration: 55 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      At first, I hacked a remote control onto a cheap inspection scope in order to be able to take non-blurry photos. But once I had control, the power went to my head. Here's a quick time-lapse video, ...
    • Battle Tank R/C Teardown - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      The electronic toy market is highly competitive which means margins are often razor thin. A ton of creativity goes into making awesome toys with the least amount of parts and manufacturing effort.
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    • Hacked portal gun actually levitates a companion cube - Duration: 102 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      hackaday hacks a prop portal gun to actually levitate a companion cube.

      I was out to lunch with a couple friends, brainstorming ideas for fun projects when one of them says...
    • DIY high voltage Thor's Hammer: Mjolnir at 80,000 volts - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      I wanted Thor's hammer (Mjolnir), but I wasn't going to accept any old boring plastic prop. I needed something with a little more POP.

      I worked with Staci Elaan to build this hammer that has a so...
    • Top 10 real hacking videos - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Here are the top 10 best videos about real hacking. We've already covered the absolute worst that hollywood has to offer, twice. Then, we did the best that holl...
    • 1-Pixel Pac-Man - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      What can you do with just 32x32 pixels? Why not write your own version of Pac-Man? The logic of the original coin-op game divided the board up into tiles that were 28x31 which works perfectly on th...
    • Top 10 Movie Hack fails - Duration: 6 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Check out part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMCs8HSWoyQ

      The movie industry is nearly incapable of portraying hacking realistically. Here's our top 10 hacking fails in movies.

      Music by Kev...
    • Home made 6 foot tall, fire breathing piranha plant from Super Mario Brothers - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      I always thought it would be cool to build a giant fire breathing piranha plant. I never really came up with an excuse to do it though. Eventually, I just decided I didn't really need an excuse, an...
    • real life Bugzapping light saber - Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Bug zapping light saber hack. Music by Kevin MacLeod
    • DIYDTG - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      HackaDay Direct To Garment printer. The orange was a test print, as you can see if your platen isn't 100% flat and level relative to the head, you'll get some smudging and general print errors. The...
    • Rewinding a DC motor - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      n this Hackaday.com original video, [Jack] points out the various parts of a DC motor and then explains how you can modify its torque/speed profile by rewinding it.

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    • Top 10 best hacks - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Geeking out and complaining about inaccuracies is fun. But it is like junk food. Too much is bad for your health. We've done the Top 10 worst portrayals of hacking in movies/TV as well as a Part 2 ...
    • Wrist Mounted Flamethrower - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      [Stephen] shows off his totally-not-a-ripoff of something from a comic book at Maker Faire. Read the post: http://wp.me/pk3lN-yGf
    • First 3d printed gun timelapse - Duration: 3 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Read the entire article with detailed pictures here: http://hackaday.com/2013/05/16/timelapse-of-the-3d-printe...

      Once the DoD requested the 3d printed gun files be removed from th...
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