The Hackaday Prize Sends a Hardware Hacker to Space

Build something awesome. Go to space.

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We want to see the next evolution of hardware happen right now, and we want it to be open.

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014

SupplyFrame, a company dedicated to helping people build better hardware products faster, is launching The Hackaday Prize, a challenge to the global hardware community to change their world by creating open connected devices. The call for competition entries is now open.

The Hackaday Prize boasts the richest and most compelling prize pool ever available to hardware hackers. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to space on their carrier of choice, or US$196,418 cash. Other prizes include team skydiving, an all-expense paid trip to the Akihabara electronics district in Japan, and essential hardware hacking tools such as milling and tooling machines and 3D printers.

“We launched The Hackaday Prize because we want to see the next evolution of hardware happen right now, and we want it to be open,” said Mike Szczys, Managing Editor of Hackaday.com.

In keeping with The Hackaday Prize’s community focus, the following hardware hacking notables have been confirmed as judges:

Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, Ronin, @bunniestudios
Jack Ganssle, The Ganssle Group, ganssle.com
Joe Grand, Grand Idea Studio, @joegrand
Sprite_TM, Spritesmods.com, @SpritesMods
Limor “Ladyada” Fried, Adafruit, @adafruit
Dave Jones, eevblog.com, @eevblog
Ian Lesnet, Dangerous Prototypes, @DangerousProto
Elecia White, Logical Elegance, @logicalelegance

"One of the reasons I got my start in embedded systems development was because of a contest I entered when I was in college,” said Bunnie Huang. “I hope this contest will encourage more engineers to 'get out the hack' and build more open hardware!"

Preliminary submissions via Hackaday Projects are being accepted now through June 28, 2014. The Hackaday Prize welcomes entries from contestants over 13 years of age. To learn more, visit http://hackaday.io/prize, email prize(at)hackaday(dot)com to receive newsletter updates, or follow contest news on Twitter at @hackaday or #thehackadayprize.

About The Hackaday Prize

The Hackaday Prize challenges hardware hackers to change their world by innovating in connected devices. In keeping with the community values of Hackaday.com, The Hackaday Prize encourages use of open-source technologies and reuse of submissions by the hardware hacking community. With the richest and coolest prize pool in hardware hacking history, and expert judges who are notable within the community, The Hackaday Prize inspires hardware hackers to bring their best to the table. To learn more, or to watch cool stuff get created, follow The Hackaday Prize at hackaday.io/prize and @hackaday or #thehackadayprize on Twitter.

About SupplyFrame

We're a technology company that exists to make life better for electronics professionals. And by making life better for electronics professionals, we can help move hardware development forward.

SupplyFrame’s mission is three-fold:

> Create meaningful connections between manufacturers, engineers, distributors, and buyers
> Build tools to help engineers design great products faster
> Foster communities that promote idea sharing and feedback

SupplyFrame believes every new design pushes the world forward. And we’re excited to play our part.

For press inquiries, contact:
Kathy Astromoff
Program Director
The Hackaday Prize
+1 (626) 793-7732
prize(at)hackaday(dot)com
@KathyAstromoff


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