Come meet other enthusiastic hackers, work with cutting edge technology, and turn your crazy ideas into reality!

MakeMIT is back for its 7th year! With over 250 hackers and 3524 person-hours hacking hardware, our fast-paced structure promotes an innovative creative atmosphere geared towards those who are excited and passionate about designing and building. Hackers should have no problem making their dreams come true no matter how challenging the ideas may be.

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Prizes

$6,000 in prizes

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Most Innovative Hack by Infosys

First Place
Astra 3D Active Noise Cancellation Bluetooth® Headphones

Second Place
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch

Third Place
Amazon Echo Plus

Innovative use and incorporation of "5G / IoT / sensors" in prototypes or projects by Verizon

$100 Amazon gift card for each person on this team

Most Contemporary Idea by Paperspace

Projects focused on tackling issues which are particularly relevant in terms of current environmental, health, and social issues, to name a few ideas. Potential examples could include projects focused on issues involving climate change, contagious disease, etc. in light of current/recent events.

$1000 credit on Paperspace's GPU Cloud platform

Best use of Wolfram Language by Wolfram

Use Wolfram Language to build something amazing!

1 year subscription to Wolfram|One and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Use of Cypress Technology by Cypress

Use one of Cypress’ kits (either the ones provided or others that you may have) to make something awesome!

A gift certificate for $100 worth of Cypress kits of winner(s)’ choice from the Cypress website

Judges

Tiffany Huang

Tiffany Huang
MakeMIT Director

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique is your project?
  • Functionality
    Does your project work?
  • Real-world Potential
    How many people will your project affect?
  • Plain Awesomeness
    How cool/impressive is your project idea?