This is the last weekend to get in on the Open Hardware Design Challenge, the first challenge of the 2018 Hackaday Prize. We’re looking for the boldest idea you can come up with. We want to see the beginnings of the next great bit of Open Hardware, and this is your chance to do it.
The Hackaday community has thrown itself into The Hackaday Prize and so far we have more than five hundred entries in the running to Build Hope and become the next great piece of Open Hardware. Next week, we’ll choose the top twenty projects to advance to the finals. Each of those twenty project will be awarded $1,000 and be in the running to win the Grand Prize of $50,000 and four other top cash prizes.
You still have time. This challenge doesn’t require a specific prototype — it’s all about great design. Demonstrate an uplifting use of technology and show a plan to build it. When you make it into the finals, you’ll have all summer to fabricate and refine your vision. This is your chance to be a hardware hero, so start your entry now.
This challenge ends at 7:00am PDT on April 23rd. We do have more challenges in store as the 2018 Hackaday Prize looks for the best in Robotics Modules, Power Harvesting, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Musical Instruments.