MakeMIT is back for its 6th year! 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. Hackers should have no problem making their dreams come true no matter how challenging the ideas may be.


We accept all hardware hacks, which must be submitted on Devpost by the deadline.

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$12,350 in prizes

First Place

$3,000 cash + Lulzbot 3D printer + the option of printing your design on Stratasys 3D printers by AET

Second Place

$2,000 cash + Lulzbot 3D printer + the option of printing your design on Stratasys 3D printers by AET

Third Place

$1,000 cash + Lulzbot 3D printer + the option of printing your design on Stratasys 3D printers by AET

Infosys Most Innovative Hack (3)

Are you an innovator? Do you have an idea which could make life easier, simpler or better? We want you to use your imagination, to think creatively. This is a chance to ask “What if?” or even build a fun example of what this might look like. Judges will evaluate the projects and pitches based on their build quality (how awesome it is), engineering (does it work), and entrepreneurship (how was it pitched and what is its real-world potential). Good luck! Prizes: Amazon Echo, Fitbit, Bluetooth Headphones for each team member.

Paperspace Best Machine Learning Hack

Prizes: GoPro Hero 7 Black and $250 in Paperspace Credit per team member.

Best Twilio Hack

Create an innovative IoT hack that incorporates 2 or more Twilio products! Prizes: Arduino MKR 1400 + Twilio SIM, Ball of Whacks, Backpacks, Google Home per team member.

Best Design Demonstrating Xilinx PYNQ Technology

To the team that demonstrates best use of PYNQ framework! Prizes: Pynq-Z2 board per team member.

Jane Street Functional + Functional

The winning team will receive a keyboard, and the prize will be awarded to teams that built products that work, and for which we would like to see in the real world with bonus points for demonstrating the value of functional programming. Prizes: Keyboards - Constructed by hand with the help of a few Jane Street engineers. The code on the bottom of the boards represents Jane Street’s three-circle logo. To see more about what went into the building of these keyboards read their blogpost!

Philips Most Impactful Problem to Solve in the Healthcare Domain

Does the idea your are working on solve a significant, difficult real-world problem in the Healthcare domain? Does the work during the event demonstrate that your approach could be developed into a real, working solution? Prizes: Sonicare toothbrush for each team member.

Righthand Robotics Best Use of Takkstrips

RightHand Robotics makes highly sensitive tactile sensors called TakkStrips. There are several available for hackers to use. We will be awarding a prize to the team that makes the best use of the TakkStrips in their project. Prizes: $100 Amazon gift card.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    Does your project work?
  • Real-world Potential
    How many people will your project affect?
  • Plain Awesomeness :)
    How cool/impressive is your project idea?

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