The 2018 Hackaday Prize launches today. The Hackaday Prize is asking you to Build Something That Matters. This is the fifth year of the Hackaday Prize, and this time we’re challenging you to Build Hope through your designs and projects — show the world all the good that can come from creative use of technology.
Between now and October 8, there will be five challenge rounds that focus on Open Hardware Design, Robotics Modules, Power Harvesting, Human-Computer Interface, and Musical Instruments. There is over $200,000 in cash prizes with 20 finalists from each of these rounds winning $1,000 and a chance at the top prizes, including the Grand Prize of $50,000. Individuals or teams can enter by building a prototype and documenting progress on Hackaday.io. You can find all the details on the official Prize page.
Tindie Project to Product Program
Tindie is excited to be participating in this year’s Hackaday Prize by offering an add-on challenge. Finalists will be invited to enter ‘Project to Product’. We’ll give two selected projects a budget of $5,000 to fund the run and cover the warehousing and logistics costs to become Tindie sellers and get these projects into the hands of makers around the world. We’ll also provide additional support like mentorship to advise on the Design for Manufacturing process, help sourcing parts, and sorting out a production run. The Tindie team will also assist with listing and promoting your item on Tindie. More details will be released in the coming weeks.
You can design your project from scratch or find hardware shortcuts on Tindie to build your proof of concept. We’re proud that last year’s finalists included projects from the Tindie community including sellers: Radomir Dopieralski, Yang Han, Luc Jonveaux, Toshiro Kodera, Radu Motisan, Nick Sayer, Pepjin de Vos, and Ashwin Whitchurch. We look forward to seeing Tindarians projects for this year’s Hackaday Prize!