HackGT + Invention Studio presents:


March 10th, 2018

Love Manufacturing Building

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The Event

During the 12-hour hackathon, students will have the opportunity to hack on an expansive list of hardware. Feel as if you're not ready? No worries! We will have a myriad of workshops and crash courses put on by Invention Studio Prototyping Instructors (PIs)!


Main Schedule

Check-in 8:00 - 8:30AM
Event Kickoff 8:30 - 9:00AM
Hacking Starts 9:00AM
Team Formation Session 9:00AM
Invention Studio Opens 10:00AM
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00PM
Dinner 6:00 - 7:00PM
Invention Studio Closes 8:00PM
Hacking Ends 9:00PM
Expo 9:30 - 10:30PM
Closing Ceremony 10:30 - 11:00PM

Invention Studio PIs will be holding Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Oculus Rift, and Pebble workshops. There will also be crash courses on some of the Invention Studio’s tools, including laser cutters, 3D printers, and more.

Workshop Schedule

Design Bloc Ideation Workshop 9:30am
Oculus, Pebble, Arduino, Raspi Workshops, Session 1 11:00am
Crash Course #1 12:00pm
Oculus, Pebble, Arduino, Raspi Workshops, Session 1 1:00pm
Crash Course #2 2:00pm
Crash Course #3 4:00pm


What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are events where teams of students spend a period of time utilizing resources and support that we provide to bring their ideas to life. These projects range from mobile applications to drones to embedded hardware and more!

What if I don't have a team?

We will have a mixer at the start of the event to help you find a team! Additionally, we have a Facebook event for attendees to share their ideas and find a team before the event.

How long is the hackathon?

This year's event is from 9am to 9pm on March 10th.

Can I keep what I build?

Checked out hardware such as Raspberry Pis, Oculus Rifts, etc. are the only things you cannot keep.

What hardware will be there?

We'll be providing lots of hardware, including Arduinos, Oculus Rifts, Raspberry Pis, and more! You can find a full list of available hardware at hardware.hack.gt

How does judging work?

During the expo, projects will be judged on a variety of factors such as technical prowess, usability, and creativity.

Who can attend?

Anyone 18 years or older can attend! With the resources provided and beginner-friendly workshops, students from any background can come and enjoy!

What size should teams be?

The max team size is 4 people.

About Us

HackGT is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit and student organization consisting of Georgia Tech undergraduate students focused on being the drivers of computer science outreach in the Georgia Tech, state, and national communities. Through throwing large-scale collegiate hackathons of upwards of 1000 people to small-scale hackathons and workshops, our organization aims to spread the spirit of application, innovation, and creativity in computer science education.

The Invention Studio is a student-run makerspace open to all Georgia Tech students. To support and foster the demand for creative, self-initiated learning on the Georgia Tech campus, the Invention Studio creates environments for students to make their ideas a reality by providing resources for designing, prototyping, and sharing ideas through workshops, vendor networks, experienced guidance, and access to cutting edge machines.