MakeMIT

2.24.2018




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about

MakeMIT is the world’s premiere hardware hackathon.

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!

This year, MakeMIT will be happening on February 24th, 2018 at the MIT Student Center, with a full week dedicated to tech talks and demos leading up to the main event called Make Week.

Check out past projects and a recap of last year's event!

PAST PROJECTS     2017 RECAP

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Lightning

day-of

7:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am
Opening Ceremony
8:45 am
Hacking Begins
12:00 pm
Lunch
6:00 pm
Dinner
11:00 pm
Heavy Tooling Ends
12:00 am
Hacking Ends
12-1 am
General Judging
1:00 am
Top 10 Present
1:30 am
Closing Ceremony
2:00 am
End of Event


frequently asked
questions

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 Make 2018.

What hardware will be available?

There will be a fleet of 3D printers, laser cutters, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s, and much more. The 2017 materials list can be viewed here. 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! Email 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!

2018 sponsors





Solidworks
Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.
8020
80/20 Inc. is the originator and manufacturer of “The Industrial Erector Set®,” a modular aluminum framing system for every industry or application. From light to heavy-duty, 80/20 modular framing is a perfect solution for machine frames, guarding, enclosures, displays, workstations and the DIY home hobbyist. With a catalog of over 8,000 products to choose from, free design assistance and value-add support, 80/20 Inc. will ensure your project is completed to the highest standards.


AirLiquide
The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.
Nvidia
NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU computing ignited the era of AI. NVIDIA is a “learning machine” that constantly evolves by adapting to new opportunities that are hard to solve, that only we can tackle, and that matter to the world. Our life’s work is to amplify human imagination and intelligence.


Verizon
We’re problem-solvers, engineers, technologists and innovators. Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world. Every day, we connect millions of people, companies and communities with our powerful technology. We’re using our award-winning networks to make breakthroughs in interactive entertainment, digital media, the Internet of Things and broadband services for customers. Whatever the future looks like, whatever the digital world promises, we will deliver.

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