The Hardware Hackathon Comes to Web Summit

Hackathon pre Web Summit? You could be a part of it – Get your ticket now.

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We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with PCH and Dublin City University’s Innovation Campus to host the Hardware Hackathon, a competitive maker event that will run for 48 hours just before Web Summit 2014 – from November 1st-3rd.

Breakthroughs from 3D printers to Arduino boards have lowered the barriers to entry for hardware hackers, but the challenge of designing products that are innovative as well as beautiful and easy to use remains high. This iteration of Hardware Hackathon will focus on just that problem: How makers – with a little help – can hack their way from concept to designing a product consumers will love.

Hardware Hackathon will provide makers, tinkerers, designers, and developers with an incredible list of resources including developer kits, boards, 3D printers, CNC machines, a laser cutter and, of course, whiteboards and markers. We’re also bringing in a group of hardware and design mentors who will help you think through the prototyping process and beyond.

We’re offering 3,000 Euro in cash prizes as well as industry consulting hours and memberships to the teams that our panel of judges determines the most innovative and best designed products. Think you’ve got what it takes to win? Register now and get your game face ready. Just remember that you’ll be competing for these prizes against makers who have come from all over the world to attend Web Summit.

Special thanks to our sponsors CSR, Design Partners, Intel, AIB and Nordic Semiconductor for helping us make this happen.

Time to Hackathon – sign up here.

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