CONSTRUCT: hackathon!!

HackerNest Construct is a hardware hackathon focused entirely on creativity and the innovative use of technology. No business plans. No monetization. No commercial viability. Whoa.

Just hardware.



Coming Spring 2016.




Ever thought of just getting together with a few people and just building sh*t? Yeah, this is what it is all about – flexing creativity and know-how to its max. Enter a hardware hackathon that shuns the rule of having rules.

Sponsorship packages will be available Winter 2015.


Why Sponsor? Endorse our hackathons and showcase commitment to strengthening tech communities. Get direct access to diverse, passionate, and innovative talent with eager, goal-oriented developers and technologists. Evangelize and recruit through down-to-earth, laid-back engagement across the ramp-up, sessions and workshops, and of course, for the entirety of the weekend hackathon. Our flexible Sponsorship Packages offer various levels of investment for companies to have distinct and visible local brand positioning tailored for visibility and sustained buzz.

Email [email protected] to chat.




This will be a non-traditional continuous day/night/day hackathon which includes science-fair-style shortlist judging.





Keyur Shah Deloitte
… provided strategic direction & tactical support throughout the program … valuable perspectives … very committed to our success. They continue to enhance the program with deep insights … helped support our drive to a changing culture within Deloitte …. confident in their abilities.
Dr. John Preece British Consulate-General Toronto
no hesitation recommending HackerNest who managed DementiaHack – an international hackathon to create new tech for the self- and community management of dementia … a great success, and we certainly could not have achieved it without their involvement.
Sunil Sharma Extreme Venture Partners
… without question, one of the highest caliber networks of accomplished and up and coming developers, designers, and entrepreneurs … Shaharris & team put together a strong and committed community … helping to build the next big idea startups.
Alan Lok YellowAPI
Your team + volunteers did an amazing job keeping sponsors and participants up-to-date. It’s nice that I don’t need to sweat over the details and be guided on what to do next….
Raff Paquin Frank & Oak
…amazing weekend … really good opportunity to connect with Toronto’s startup and tech scene … a great success and really well organized…




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HackerNest Construct: Mind & Motion: Weekend recap here and photos on Facebook


1st place: Project ARena – Raspberry Pi, iOS, web app, RC car, camera phones, Unity:crowd-sourced, web-based, live-streamed remote control car driving controls with augmented reality overlay

2nd place: The Axioms – Raspberry Pi, ultrasonic sensors, custom built device: Stringless 3-in-1 (violin, cello, drums) musical instrument using ultrasonic sensors to let you manipulate sound using hand positioning

Klick “Full Mind and Motion Exploit” – Gloverunner: Arduino, Leap Motion, Node.js: Glove that lets you play Half-Life using only hand gestures; initial application was to help people learn sign language

Best use of YellowAPI – Headbanger: Kiwi Move, YellowAPI, Node.js, Meteor: Search for opponents based on location and have a virtual headbanging contest using real Streetview images as the ‘setting’

Klick “Most Healthy” – Gambling Bike: Arduino, laptop, bike: Load a mountain biking 1st person video and ride the trail; entertain yourself while on a stationary bike

Klick “Most Energetic” – eXistenZ: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Android, FitBit: Shirt that shows your phone’s battery level, your heart rate, etc.

Seriously though. We all won. This was a blast. Thanks so much for everything – organizers, volunteers, sponsors, participants, press, everyone!

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Email [email protected] to chat.

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