• 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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    • 3D Printing Multiple Colors and Materials on Prusa i3 Mk2 - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 12 hours ago
      Hackaday caught up with Joseph Prusa at the Maker Faire Bay Area to hear about the multi material upgrade for his Prusa i3 Mk2 3D Printer. The revolutionary system, which is now shipping to custome...
    • Levitating Fountain Uses Bike Pump to Make Drips Fall Up - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
      This levitating fountain was on display in the Crash Space Booth during Maker Faire Bay Area. Water droplets constantly fall into a glass until someone start to work the bike pump. The drops then s...
    • Monster 6502 Now Powers a Retrocomputer - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Eric Schlaepfer has been hard at work over the past year to build an interface board for the discrete 6502 processor he unveiled last May.

      The 6502 is a well-known processor found in all kinds of ...
    • Launching Hard Drive Platters with a Jolt of Electricity - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      Krux from Syn Shop in Las Vegas was showing off his awesome hard drive platter launcher at 2017 Bay Area Maker Faire.

      It uses a microwave oven transformer to charge a capacitor bank. When discharg...
    • Stone Marble Polisher Built from Scratch - Duration: 25 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      Tom Lange was showing off his stone marbles at the 2017 Madison Mini Maker Faire. The coolest part is that he made a set of custom tools to produce these marbles.

      Shown in this video is the final ...
    • Real Time OBDII with AVR ICE - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Look inside of your microcontroller code using an Atmel AVR In-Circuit Emulator (ICE).

      Bil Herd uses ICE to examine a custom OBDII widget he built. The device converts vehicle speed to a pulse str...
    • RISC - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      We found a 16-bit RISC design on the web and decided to simulate it in EDAPlayground.

      See the post at http://wp.me/pk3lN-13Oe
    • Keysight X-1000 Review: Demodulating AM using just the MATH functions! - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Everyone loves getting a closer look at a new oscilloscope. In this video Adil Malik takes a look at the Keysight X-1000 with a demonstration of the math functions applied to AM demodulation.

    • How to Submit an Existing Project to the Hackaday Prize - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      This quick video illustrates how to submit your Hackaday.io project page for consideration in the 2017 Hackaday Prize.

      If you are under 18 and need help submitting your parental consent form, chec...
    • How to Submit Your Project to the Hackaday Prize if You're Under 18 - Duration: 32 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Even if you're under 18 you can still win the Hackaday Prize. This quick video illustrates how to submit a parental consent form for your project.

      Need help finding the "Submit my project" screen ...
    • Using PlatformIO to build Arduino code for STM32 - Duration: 9 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Short demo of using PlatformIO to build and upload a program to the Blue Pill board using Arduino. This is an STM32 board which is becoming a very popular ARM variant for the Arduino ecosystem.

    • How to Use xpra to Run Linux Applications in a Web browser - Duration: 5 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      In a Linux Fu inspired by a Hackaday commenter, Al Williams shows how to run X11 applications in a Web browser.

      Read the article: http://hackaday.com/?p=247843

      This means you can run GUI programs...
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    • Hacked portal gun actually levitates a companion cube - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 4 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...
    • 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...
    • 1-Pixel Pac-Man - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 1 year 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...
    • 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.

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

      • 6 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.

      • 5 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 ...
    • 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...
    • Wrist Mounted Flamethrower - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 2 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
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