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MakeMIT

March 2nd, 2019

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About

With over 250 hackers and 3524 person-hours hacking hardware, our fast-paced structure promotes an innovative creative atmosphere geared towards those who are excited and passionate about designing and building. Come meet other enthusiastic hackers, work with cutting edge technology, and turn your crazy ideas into reality!

Past Projects

Day Of

Saturday 3/2

7:00 AM

Registration + Breakfast

8:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

8:30 AM

Hacking Begins

12:00 PM

Lunch

6:00 PM

Dinner

11:00 PM

Heavy Tooling Ends

12:00 AM

Hacking Pauses

Sunday 3/3

7:00 AM

Hacking Resumes + Breakfast

10:00 AM

Hacking Ends

10-11:30 AM

Judging

11:30 AM

Top Teams Present

12:00 PM

Winners Announced + Closing Ceremony

12:30 PM

End of MakeMIT 2019!

FAQ

How does it work?

Over a 19 hour period, you’ll work in a team of 3-5 hackers to make anything your heart desires! We’ll provide you with a bunch of prototyping resources and lots of food to keep you fueled. At the end of the night, we’ll have a judging period to choose the winners of MakeMIT 2019.

What hardware will be available?

There will be a fleet of 3D printers, laser cutters, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s, and much more. If there’s something you want to see, feel free to send us an email and we’ll see what we can do!

What size should teams be?

Teams should be groups of 3-5 people. We encourage you to submit your application after you’ve finalized your team. If you already applied but wish to change your team, just contact us. While we recommend signing up as a team, also feel free to register alone! There will be a Facebook group and time before the event to facilitate team formation for individuals!

Who can attend?

All undergraduate students are welcome. While we aren’t accepting graduate students as makers, we would love to have graduate students as event volunteers! Contact us to get involved.

Are you providing travel reimbursements?

We have a limited number of travel stipends available for teams facing difficult circumstances. If you believe your team falls under this category, send us ONE email explaining your situation and why your team should be considered.

What should I bring?

You’ll need your student ID to check in and we recommend that you bring a laptop. If you’d like to bring something off-the-shelf that we are not providing, make sure to shoot us an email!

What's the expo?

Right after the hacking period ends, we will host a public expo where teams can show off their hacks to friends, family, professors, corporate sponsors, and anyone else in attendance! Anyone not participating is encouraged to stop by to enjoy some snacks and check out all of the cool projects.

I'm a beginner. Can I still apply?

Absolutely! We encourage makers of all levels to come build and learn! We’ve got tons of mentors and we really focus on catering to newcomers’ needs by providing tutorials and online resources. We are extremely beginner friendly!

Can I keep what I make?

Generally, yes! However, some components will need to be returned at the end of the event.

How much does it cost?

This event is completely free! We’ll provide food and drinks in addition to a plethora of materials and tools for all hackers. Everything’s on us!

What should I make?

Whatever you want! You can come with an idea in mind, but we ask that you do not start building or coding anything before the event actually starts. But with whatever you choose to make, do your best to sell your ideas to the judges!

How does judging work?

Judges will base their ratings of the projects on three criteria: functionality, real-world potential, and just plain awesomeness. 10 teams will be invited to present at the end of the expo, and 3 winning teams will be selected from this pool!

Other Questions?

Shoot us an email or message us on Facebook!

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