Our HackerNest Construct hackathon winners…

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)

 

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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

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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.

 

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Best use of YellowAPI – HEADBANGERS

 

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 Kiwi Wearable, YellowAPI, nodejs/meteorSearch for a location to have a virtual headbanging contest with real streetview perspective.

Klick “Full Mind and Motion Exploit”: GLOVERUNNER

 

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 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

 

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Arduino, laptop, bike: Load a mountain biking 1st person video and ride the trail.

Klick “Most Energetic”: eXistenZ

 

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 Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Android, FitBit: Shirt that shows bar graph battery level for your phone.

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What was up for grabs…

 

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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…

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Here’s some more hacks:

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When you need to sleep, you NEED to sleep:

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Judging

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.

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So these guys won (Go Project ARena!):

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And finally, this guy was THE lucky winner of a single, very rare, reality defying Developer Edition Oculus Rift. Congrats!

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A big thank you to all participants, sponsors, supporters, friends, partners, friends, and volunteers for making this special!

 

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