The people have spoken. Hackaday has won the Redbull creation challenge by popular vote. Despite a few bumpy spots in the voting process, our project, the Minotaur’s Revenge (gameplay footage around the 2min mark in the video), got the most votes from the public winning us $5000 for our hackerspace and a trip to the World MakerFaire in New York.
Thanks to everyone who was able to actually vote, and we totally understand about those who didn’t.
55 thoughts on “Hackaday Has Won 1st Place In The RedBull Creation Contest!”
Way to go, guys!!!!
Job very well done!!!
Way to represent.
Wow! Gratz dudes!!!
Fuck, congrats!! Well deserved, guys. Enjoy and make! :D
Excelsior!!! j/k :D
Congrats guys. Now the question becomes… will you have something better for maker’s faire?
Take that money and get this! Virtual Reality Headset!
I’m glad those 72 hours paid off.
Kudos in Haiku
Hack-a-Day Minotaur Maze
Great job Team HAD! Now don’t go spending it all on coffee/energy drinks – booze, tools, or toys!
Congrats guys! Well done!
Now go have a nice long nap, you all deserve it!
Congratulations, HaD Team! See, you didn’t need my vote anyway…
So im just curious do you get life time free redbull in the office now? I could probably work for free if so. :P
Yay, well done!
Congrats. I didn’t vote on anyone, only because I felt that no one used the bullduino to it’s full potential, but that just my opinion.
what? we didn’t even use the bullduino… it wasn’t even in this part of the contest!
Oh. I thought it was. I could have sworn that was the whole purpose of this.
Either way, I still wouldn’t have voted bc I don’t use FB for ordinary things, I strictly use it for just 4 people that I have added as friends.
Still, congrats to you guys. You guys worked hard.
I had the privilege of watching the live video stream and chatting with a bunch of cool people. Man, I got really drunk that night.
So you guys didn’t need my vote anyways. You had it all in the bag. Especially with your team of people, and the audience from this site, I knew that there was no way you could lose.
But, this brings up the question, what was the bullduino for in the first place? Why did they send it out to you guys ahead of the contest if it was not meant to be part of it? I’m so confused.
the bullduino was necessary in teh first leg of the competition. We built a redbull firing cannon and used the bullduino as our security device.
Nice job Team HaD! You’ll have to make a post about what you buy with the prize.
Very, very cool! Congrats to everyone involved!!!
Ok I will send you my paypal address for the votes
Far out, congratulations, your hakaday army pulled through for you, after your work marathon. Interesting thumby wars was the choice team’s choice, because that could have been a strong contender for second place people’s choice in my opinion. I’m curious has does 5K break down given the man hours put in. Actual work time? $69.50 per. including the initial party time along with sleep time ain’t bad wages for a small crew.
The funds are going to the hackerspace for better tools and most likely, rent.
Woohoo! Go Hackaday!!
FUCKYES! Go you beautiful hackers, go!
Congrats! And have fun with your prize
Congrats. So now you get to go to Maker Faire (which pt runs) seems like ya would have gone either way lol. Have fun!
I voted to support, but glad ya’ll won!
way to go!
WOOT – Congrats !! (even tho I didn’t vote because of the FB thing)
Amazing result, considering they pissed away the first day goofing off, eating pizza and drinking. ;)
hey, that’s not wasted time!
HELL YEA!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Thanks again for the awesome 72 hour spree. All the events & fun seriously made it an unforgettable event! Can’t wait to spend some quality time on cam with you all again. ;) Much <3 HaD/SF!!
Congratulations on obtaining the most votes for your creation. The Centrifury ended up being a runner up, so we will be going to Maker Fair as well. We are now pulling over 5 G’s on it, and you will be more than welcome to come try it out. See you there!
-North Street Labs
oh man… I used to be able to do that stuff no problem, but just watching that thing makes me want to puke… CANT WAIT!
It’s not as bad as it looks, we edited it to make it look terrifying! You’ll enjoy the CentriFury, lets see if we can beat you at your game, and if you can beat me at our game! I’m the one that got up to 5.19 Gs recently. Also, nice filing tag for this post!
So, my votes weren’t in vain :-)
NSL, and a very well deserved position it is … you both will give maker fair new perspectives on a lot. I look forward to it :) Everyone in RB gave great presentations i wish NSL all the best and bring it :)
I’ll be watching both teams :) You guys are awesome:)
Gratz Guys!! Go Middle USA :)
That’s really walking the walk, not just talking the talk.
Now maybe some of the snottier locals will hold back on the snarky comments at you… No, that won’t happen… :)
Yeah HAD Rules!!!!
Congrats! You should go to OHW summit too, its just few days before MFNYC. I’m speaking there and it would be very cool to meet you IRL if not, I’m hitting MF too!
Damn like I had doubts……they should have just given you the money at the beginning of the competition forget about everything else. I enjoyed the 72 hour madness though, lets do it again real soon, lol.
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