YC Hackathon

3/01/2013 0 Comments

This past weekend we provided mentorship and technical support at the YC Hackathon, hosted by Upverter, along with some fellow YC alums from Pebble, Octopart, Lockitron, Double Robotics, and Boosted Boards.

The event had a fantastic turnout with more than 130 attendees, many of whom stayed the entire long, but exciting, day. We got to know many of the talented people in the room and had a great time handing out our CircuitHub swag ;-)

Many of the hackers expressed a willingness to contribute to the CircuitHub library and we were so grateful for the show of support. This hackathon was a great example of how a collaborative creation model can significantly reduce the frustration of electronics design.

At the end of the day 30 groups presented their designs. The high caliber competition included designs for a circuit checker, an automated blind controller, and a tweet enabled M&M dispenser.

The first place winner was Tactilous, a haptic feedback glove, followed by a smartphone-controlled baby rocker in second place.