A 24 HOUR HARDWARE HACKATHON
MARCH 4TH & 5TH, 2017
From the same folks that brought you 2016’s Makeathon and HackOHI/O comes this year’s biggest and best hardware event at The Ohio State University. A makeathon is a 24-hour hardware-oriented hackathon where students come together to create something amazing! MakeOHI/O 2017 will be held on March 4th and 5th and will take place in Knowlton Hall. Free food and over $1,000 in prizes will be awarded! You don’t need to have any hardware experience or materials – just come with a cool idea!
Bring your laptops, any specific hardware components you were planning on using, as well as a breadboard or two if you have them.
We reserve the right to shut down any projects that we deem as unsafe. We want the event to be awesome and electrocution or other physical injury is not so great. Please bring your own fuses if you intend on working with the mains or otherwise high voltage project. Railgun, coil gun or any other projects with weapons are banned. Projects such as an induction furnace are similarly banned for an obvious fire hazard.
You are more than welcome to brainstorm ideas for projects before you come on Saturday. If there are some obvious components that you’ll need, you can order them and bring them to the event. Just be sure the brainstorm stays as a brainstorm until the event day.
Thanks to our sponsors, we will have various sensors, displays and gadgets available to borrow. We also have the essential components for any project including: wire, resistors, capacitors, LEDs, shift registers, and transistors. If you need any of those essentials, you can take them–no returning necessary. A full list of the hardware and tools available can be found here.
|9:30 am||Check-In Opens for Accepted Participants|
|10:30 am||Waitlist Opens. Snacks Served.|
|11:00 am||Kickoff and Team Formation|
|12:00 pm||Making Begins|
|2:00 am||Early Morning Snacks|
|9:00 am||Deadline for Team Registration|
|12:00 pm||Making Ends|
|12:15 pm||Judging Begins|
|2:00 pm||Showcase Begins|