Build a physical project from scratch through the integration of hardware, software, and the cloud. This year's theme is connectivity!

This year, IEEE UofT is teaming up with Major League Hacking to bring you MakeUofT, Canada’s largest makeathon!

In this 24-hour event, teams of 3-4 members will build a project of their choosing from scratch through the integration of hardware and software. Afterwards, the teams will present their projects to a panel of industry judges to compete for prizes. This year, the theme for MakeUofT is connectivity - including bluetooth, radio, internet, and anything else you can think of!

Featuring workshops hosted by representatives from companies such as Microsoft, Twilio, and Telus, our makeathon caters to beginners and veterans alike.

For more information, please visit our official website at https://ieee.utoronto.ca/makeuoft/.

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Prizes

$CAD9,252 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Oculus Go (32 GB, white) and Qualcomm DragonBoards 410c (sponsored by Qualcomm) for each winning team member

2nd Place Overall

Echo Spots and Qualcomm DragonBoards 410c (sponsored by Qualcomm) for each winning team member

3rd Place Overall

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablets (16 GB) and Qualcomm DragonBoards 410c (sponsored by Qualcomm) for each winning team member

Best Unconnected Hack

As much as we love connectivity and staying connected, we recognize the value of power autonomy. Show us your best hack that doesn’t use any form of wireless connection and win some Bose Sound Sport Headphones for each winning team member!

Best Use of TELUS Devkit and Network for IoT (Sponsored by TELUS)

Use the TELUS devkit and network in your IoT project. The winning team will receive Apple watches with LTE!

Best Use of Azure (Sponsored by Microsoft)

Use any Microsoft Azure service in your project. Each winning team member will receive an Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle.

Best Use of Twilio Technologies (Sponsored by Twiliio)

Use any of Twilio's APIs or technologies in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Wio Link Developer Kit!

LIGHT (Laboratory in Innovative Guidance of High Technology) Award

This prize will be awarded to a project that has real-world applicability, is feasible to implement with regards to cost and production, and aligns with Huawei's overall vision of a "better connected world." Each winning team member will receive a Huawei Band 3 Pro fitness watch.

AMD Innovation Award (Sponsored by AMD)

AMD is powering innovation and building partnerships to transform embedded experiences. This prize will be awarded to a team who makes an innovative, risk-taking hack. The winning team will receive RX 550 GPUs!

Best Use of Particle IoT (Sponsored by Particle)

Use any of Particle's IoT technologies in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Particle Argon Development Board!

Best Documented Hack on Hackster.io (Sponsored by Hackster)

Document your project on Hackster.io (in addition to Devpost). Winning team members will each receive a Grove Arduino Starter Kit!

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: Students of any professional learning institution are eligible to enter. Individuals must be the age of 18 or over.

 

  • Teams of 3-4 are required to participate in MakeUofT. Individuals or teams of only 2 members are ineligible. Further information on team formation can be found in our information package.

Requirements

In order to submit your project, you must submit the following items through Devpost:

  1. Team Number
  2. Team Member Names
  3. A short description of your design and a demo video must be submitted as part of the submission package.

Pictures are always welcome, but we do NOT need to see your code for the submission. Please ensure that you select all of the prize categories that you wish to be considered for!

How to enter

Applications for MakeUofT 2019 are now closed. Check out our website in the future for information on applying to MakeUofT 2020!

Judges

Danny Zhang

Danny Zhang

Judging Criteria

  • Idea Originality
    Idea is original and described with great detail. Idea is useful in that it solves a problem, provides a service, or enables a significant function.
  • Hardware Technical Complexity
    Multiple peripherals are used to provide the necessary functionality required. Interfacing circuits are created with no problems.
  • Technical Integration
    System is well-designed and all components with their respective interfaces are working and well-designed. No bugs are present and there is some handling of non-ideal components.
  • Working Demo
    Demonstration works flawlessly, is repeatable, and impressive. Demonstration is clear and presents the underlying design principles.
  • Presentation
    Presentation is convincing and summarizes learnings, troubles, and deep understanding of technology used. Presentation is well rehearsed, demonstrate contributions by individual members, and reflect how the team was able to work effectively together.