• 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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    • Ara Kourchians and Steve Collins: Extraterrestrial Autonomous Landing Systems - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      Arko and Steve from JPL explain the history of (soft) landing on extraterrestrial worlds, the problems therein, and the future of landing on Mars and Europa. They worked on the COBALT project out o...
    • Sarah Petkus : the imperfect probe - Duration: 39 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Noodle Feet is the creation of Sarah Petkus, and is a sentient robot that wants to explore the galaxy. Noodle Feet is an example of personally expressive machines and why nonsense matters.

      Read th...
    • Kristin Paget: Interview about IoT Security - Duration: 9 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Kristin Paget discusses IoT Security with Mike Szczys at the Supplyframe Design Lab the morning after her talk at the 2017 Hackaday Superconference.

      Kristin is a world renowned hardware security e...
    • Mathieu Stephan : The Making of a Secure Open Source Hardware Password Keeper - Duration: 33 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Mathieu Stephan heads up the Mooltipass project, a team of developers and hardware engineers that have created the Mooltipass, a secure way to store all your passwords. At the 2017 Hackaday Superco...
    • Michael Ossmann and Dominic Spill: IR, Pirates! - Duration: 8 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Michael Ossmann and Dominic Spill of Great Scott Gadgets bring software defined radio into the range of very ultra super high frequencies by playing around with infrared.

      Check out Great Scott Gad...
    • Erika Earl : Manufacturing Hacks: Mistakes Will Move You Forward - Duration: 37 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Erika Earl, Director of Hardware Engineering at Slate Digital, talks about the peris of hardware development and manufacturing. Her talk at the 2017 Hackaday Superconference teaches how to learn fr...
    • The Engineering and Culture of the Mechanical Keyboard - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Ariane Nazemi dives deep into mechanical keyboard design and its subculture by reviewing the technology behind these typing tools and explaining how he built his own mechanical keyboard.

      This tal...
    • Alex Williams - Prize-winning Designer of the Open Source Underwater Glider - Duration: 8 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Alex Williams won the Grand Prize in the 2017 Hackaday Prize for building the Open Source Underwater Glider. It's an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle that uses a buoyancy system to extend time between...
    • Kitting Up 500 Badges for 2017 Hackaday Superconference - Duration: 49 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      We built 500 custom electronic badges for the 2017 Hackaday Superconference. This video is a time-lapse of us kitting up everything the day before people arrive.

      The video begins with about 160 ba...
    • Hackaday Superconference 2017 - Closing Remarks - Duration: 8 minutes, 34 seconds.

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    • Hackaday Superconference 2017 - Badge Hacking - Duration: 30 minutes.

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    • Hackaday Superconference 2017 - Scotty Allen - Duration: 35 minutes.

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      How I Built My Own iPhone and Other Adventures in the Cell Phone Repair Markets of Shenzhen
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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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