Today we’re excited to announce the winners of the Design Your Concept phase of The Hackaday Prize. These projects just won $1000 USD, and will move on to the final round this fall.
Hackaday is currently hosting the greatest hardware competition on Earth. We’re giving away thousands of dollars to hardware creators to build the next great thing. Last week, we wrapped up the first of five challenges. It was all about showing a design to Build Something That Matters. Hundreds entered and began their quest to build a device to change the world.
There are still four more challenges to explore over the next few months. So far the results have been spectacular. But we’re only a fifth of the way through the Hackaday Prize. So as you celebrate and congratulate the twenty projects below, there’s ample opportunity to get in the game with your own project.
The winners for the Design Your Concept portion of the Hackaday Prize are, in no particular order:
Design Your Concept Hackaday Prize Finalists:
- 3D printed manual mini Lathe
- Elephant AI
- Earthquake validation gadget
- Open source underwater glider
- Analysis and control of hand tremor
- EVPR: Electric Variable Pitch Rotor
- Early and low cost detection of Heart Failure
- HeartyPatch: A single-lead ECG-HR patch with ESP32
- Braille Compact Printing Press
- S1G RF: Sub 1GHZ Radio Modules 915MHZ and 433MHZ
- Refugee reuniter
- Cell Phone Signal Repeater / Booster / Femtocell
- Printing bones on a DIY powder bed 3d printer
- ScottCar A Go-Kart for a special child
- Cosmic Array
- BreatheDot: A Portable Meditation Aid
- Affordable Water Level Measuring Station
- CEMN – Community Engagement Mesh Network
- Device for Seismic Noise Analysis
Entry is Still Open for the 2017 Hackaday Prize
If your project didn’t make the cut, don’t worry. There’s still an opportunity for you to build the next great piece of hardware for The Hackaday Prize. Right now, we’re neck deep in a challenge to build the Internet of Useful Things. This is the second challenge for the 2017 Hackaday Prize, and we’re looking for useful connected devices that hopefully won’t become nodes in a botnet. If you think you have the chops to build something more useful than an Internet-connected toaster, get your project started.
The Internet of Useful Things phase runs until June 12th, after which we’ll select 20 projects to win $1000 USD and move onto the finals of The Hackaday Prize. From there, one project will be awarded the grand prize of $50,000 USD and five other top finalists will receive prizes ranging from $30,000 to $5,000.