Cereal Hack 3 Winners
Congratulations to the winners of CH3
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We are developing a motion capture exoskeleton. Which will provide an intuitive and precise control for complex machinery. Our project consists of the exoskeleton hardware and the interface software.
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Below is a quick summary of Cereal Hack's competition rules. We use the Angel Hack rules because we figure they're one of the biggest and baddest hackathons around. All participants are expected to work on the honor code and respect the rules below. In general, if you have a great idea, build something on the spot, and present us a meaningful new hack that can improve lives (even if only in a humorous way) then we are impressed. If you have questions, feel free to email us.
1. Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. Prior to this time you may work on your design, logo, wireframes, idea validation, digital mockups, you name it. But no coding can be done beforehand. This allows you to spend your time at AngelHack doing what you love best — HACKING!
2. Code Review
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event. This will be to ensure everything was built at the hackathon.
3. It’s okay to Hack!
Feel free to use any tools, tricks, gems, shortcuts, or workarounds you’ve discovered over the years to help you build quicker. Use any frameworks, hosting service, etc. you please.
4. Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
5. Team Size
Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg or Furby.
6. What to Build
Create a prototype of a solution to a problem that can’t be easily found anywhere else.
Each hack will have a unique hackathon.io page and each team must list their project on hackathon.io by 1:00pm on Sunday.
8. Have fun
It’s a hackathon! Use whatever languages or hacks you have in your arsenal. Show us hardware. Show us new concepts. Show us anything you’d like.
Two days of intense competition and fun
- Registration at
- 9:00am July 27th 2013
- End of day one
- Go home or stay as late as you want and work
- Event ends
- 5:00pm July 28th 2013
1715 I st, Sacramento
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What is a Hackathon?
Step 1: Meet People
Step 2: Form Teams
Step 3: Build Product
Step 5: Pitch for Prizes
We have several sets of oscilloscopes, bench top power supplies, soldering irons, multi-meters, breadboards and many tools commonly used for electronics development. We also have several computers setup with the Arduino environment and eagle cad software.
We are also targeting having a rep-rap style 3D printer available.
YES! Although we have a few random components that you MIGHT be able to use, please bring everything you need for your hardware hack. There is an Ace hardware that will be open both Saturday and Sunday a block away, but they obviously do not have any electronics. Fry's electronics is about a 10 - 15 minute drive from the HackerLab in an emergency.
Absolutely! Hardware hacks are especially tricky due to the nature of relying on physical things. We recommend you bring all your components that you think you just MIGHT need (and even the ones you don't think you need for that matter!). You might be able to barter with other hackers, but no guarantees. Coming into the hackathon with an idea of what you want to build will save you precious time.
There are many great tutorials online at adafruit.com, sparkfun.com, instructables.com and bildr.org. We recommend you watch/read the tutorials that are anywhere closely related to your hack so your knowledge is as fresh as it can be. There are many other useful online forums and websites where people post circuit snippets and basic circuits that you can build on for your hack. Just like the software guys, if the circuit is "open source" such as posted online or declared open hardware, you are free to fork or modify the design and incorporate it into your own project.