UtraHacks is a Hardware Hackathon where students will have 13 hours to create a design, prototype, or product of their choosing.

UtraHacks is a Hardware Hackathon where students will have 13 hours to create a design, prototype, or product of their choosing. Following UTRA’s mission, the team started planning for this event with a mindset of “Design, Build, Inspire”. By not limiting the design scope, we believe this event could bring creative minds together, and bring a variety of brilliant ideas to life. We hope to provide hackers with the best hardware and APIs on the market, as well as with the support and mentorship they need create innovative and useful designs. At the end of the event, hackers will have the chance to present (“demo”) their projects to the judges. The designs will be evaluated and judged based on functionality, innovativeness, and most importantly, real-world potential.

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Prizes

$2,550 in prizes

First Prize

1st prize includes:

-1 Monoprice Select Mini 3D printer per member
-2 Particle Electron kits
-2 Particle Photon kits
-1 QualComm DragonBoard per member

Second Prize

2nd prize includes:

-1 Leatherman Wingman per member
-2 Particle Photon kits
-1 QualComm DragonBoard per member

Third Prize

3rd prize includes:

-2 Particle Photon kits
-2 QualComm DragonBoards

Best Pure Mechanical Design

1 Leatherman Wingman for each member of the winning team

Best Food Related Design

$50 dollar gift card to The Pint for each member of the winning team

Best use of Leap Motion product

1 Leap Motion Kit for each member of the winning team

Judges

Khaled Khalil

Khaled Khalil
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Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Project addresses a problem from a unique perspective, combining an innovative mindset with strong technical skills