Minnesota Makers Gear Up For IoTHackDay This Weekend

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screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-9-43-49-amIoTHackday, the fourth annual hardware hackathon hosted by IoTFuse, is descending on Minnetronix next Satruday, October 28th, from 8am-9pm. 

Over one hundred makers from across the state — and beyond — will gather once again to conceive and create new internet of things products, perhaps even start a new company like HabitAware (winner 2014) or Termi (2015 participant).

Over 100 hackers joined in last years event and formed on some 20 teams to bring their ideas to life, with nearly 200 participants there all in for final demos.  At the end, it’s all about rolling up the sleeves and getting hands on with a bunch of like minded individuals. Learning is inevitable.

“Everything about IoTHackDay is free,” explains co-organizer Patrick Delaney, adding “We fund this for the community based on surplus from our annual conference, intentionally eliminating any financial barrier.”  Opportunity knocks.

There will be a cash prize for the winning teams with additional hardware offered up sponsors, including: Particle, Digi International and Arrow Electronics.  Registrants can even get a head start by signing up this week to receiving advance info on what kits will be available going into Saturday morning.  Preparedness is half the battle.

2014 and inaugural IoTHackday winner HabitAware, now operated by Aneela and Samir Kumar has continued in the process of commercializing for their wearable device originally invented during IoTHackday 2014.  Another previous team, Termi, has also pursued further development of their ‘intelligent rodent platform’.

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  • http://www.patdel.com Patrick Delaney

    Looking forward to seeing people there! If anyone has any questions, I’m happy to answer them here.

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