H.A.R.D. Hack is a 24-hour hardware based hackathon hosted by IEEE and HKN at UC San Diego. Our annual hackathon challenges college students to collaborate in a fast paced environment to solve real-world issues that our society currently faces.
Theme of this year: Public Utilities
Over the years, there have been numerous inventions, big and small, that have made a significant impact on quality of life. We want you to think of a specific challenge or problem that people face in their everyday lives and develop a solution to that problem. How will your project benefit society?
A valid submission is a software or hardware project created from start to finish at H.A.R.D. Hack 2019.
Up to 5 members per team.
Once you have completed your project, please submit descriptions and images of your project. Remember to include names of all your team members, up to 5.
$3,545 in prizes
H.A.R.D. Hack 2019 Grand Prize
$100 Amazon Gift Card for each team member
H.A.R.D. Hack 2019 Runner Up
$60 Amazon Gift Card for each team member
TI's Winning Team - Best use of TI's Robot Kit
5 x JBL Bluetooth Speakers
TI's Second Place
5 x Ergonomic Backpacks
TI's Third Place
5 x USB Power Bank Carabiners
Qualcomm's Winning Team - Best use of Dragonboard
Dragonboard 410c and power supply for each team member
Linaro's Honorable Mentions - Best use of open source tools
Lab 41's Winning team - Best application for audio machine learning (Creativity, Novelty and Performance)
- $100 visa gift card per person on team up to 5.
- Guaranteed interviews for everyone on the team for Lab41 Summer Internship Openings.
Lab 41's Runner Up Team
$50 visa gift card per person on the team
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Dr. Paul Siegel
Engineer, Staff / Qualcomm
Strategic Partnership / Lab41, an IQT Lab
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Engineer, Texas Instruments
96Boards Community Manager & Engineer
Espartaco Diaz Hidalgo
Creativity and Originality
Is your project original? How creative is your solution?
How will your project make the world a better place? How impactful will it be in real world?
How well designed is the project? Is it user-friendly?
How closely related is your project to the theme?
Is the project technically challenging? How difficult and complex is it to build the project?