It started with 130 participants, 33 teams, 16 sponsors, >$20,000 in cash and prizes. Many of these teams lasted the weekend, heads down in a fury of keystrokes, and produced the best hacks out of 17 demos over the weekend. Check pictures on Facebook. Here’s how they ranked:
1st Place: PROJECT ARena (formerly Team Josh)
Raspberry Pi, iOS, web app, RC car, camera phones: Two sites, two RC cars. ONE unity gaming platform, crowdsourced web-based driving controls.
Runner Up: THE AXIOMS – 3-in-1 musical instrument
Raspberry Pi + 4 sets of ultrasonic sensors, custom-built violin: Stringless 3-in-1 musical instrument using ultrasonic sensors to play and pluck the strings.
Best use of YellowAPI – HEADBANGERS
Kiwi Wearable, YellowAPI, nodejs/meteor: Search for a location to have a virtual headbanging contest with real streetview perspective.
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.
Klick “Most Healthy”: GAMBLING BIKE
Arduino, laptop, bike: Load a mountain biking 1st person video and ride the trail.
Klick “Most Energetic”: eXistenZ
Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Android, FitBit: Shirt that shows bar graph battery level for your phone.
What was up for grabs…
This is over $20K in cash (you can’t see it), online services credits, 113+ device prizes and pre-production pre-orders (say that twice really fast!) that were for the taking over the weekend. And what our hackers were building – just inspiring…
Here’s some more hacks:
When you need to sleep, you NEED to sleep:
With a very technical judging panel from the likes of SendGrid, YellowAPI, our very own, right up to the good folks at GestSure, we were guaranteed to have a flight of innovative winners.
So these guys won (Go Project ARena!):
And finally, this guy was THE lucky winner of a single, very rare, reality defying Developer Edition Oculus Rift. Congrats!
A big thank you to all participants, sponsors, supporters, friends, partners, friends, and volunteers for making this special!
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