10 days ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the IoT Hack Day 2018 gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Promethean Prize for open source: Fortnite Helper, an ambient display that responds as you win or lose in the addictive game Fortnite

Business Case Prize: Home Sound Profiler, a connected set of microphones for learning about the noise patterns in a home before you buy or rent it

Artistic Prize: Emote Things, a set of beautiful interactive sculptures that help you ambiently communicate with faraway friends…

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23 days ago

IoT Hack Day Tomorrow! Reminders and Info

Tomorrow is #IoTHackday!

Everything starts at 8 AM, doors open at 7 AM.

Address: Minnetronix, 1645 Energy Park Dr., St. Paul, 55108

Plan on joining a team early tomorrow morning, if you have not yet already found and joined one on Devpost. Every person on a team must register for the Hackathon.

For any questions before now and then, you can respond to this email or contact Justin Grammens: justin@iotfuse.com

We're extremely excited to see everyone and watch all the planning and hard work come together!

- The IoT Hack Day Team


26 days ago

Get Setup for IoT Hack Day 2018

Greetings & Salutations IoT Pioneers,

Things are heating up for IoT Hack Day!  We have 18 teams registered, with almost 90 people registerd so far...it's shaping up to be one of the biggest IoT Hack Days yet!

I want to share some important instructions for this weekend. We're using Devpost to improve community inter-communication, showcase all your projects and support the judging.

IF you haven't already, please register now and submit your projects before the deadline (Sat Oct 27, 2018 at 10:00pm EDT), both at this link:

https://www.iothackday.mn

  1. Have EVERY person on your team go to the link above and…

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about 1 month ago

Reminder: IoTHackDay Meet & Greet this Thursday!

Greetings IoTHackDay Participants!

IoTHackDay is coming up fast on October 27th!

Just a quick reminder - we have a Meet & Greet / Team Formation this Thursday which is going to be a lot of fun:

  • Meet & Greet / Team Formation event this Thursday, Oct 18th at Vandalia Tower. We will be looking for people who are both on a team to share their project AND those looking to join a team to attend. 
  • This is a great, low-effort way to get people to come, demonstrate or just talk about what you have going on with your project, and…

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about 1 month ago

Attend Our IoTHackDay Meet and Greet on Oct 18th

Greetings IoTHackDay Participants!

IoTHackDay is a little over 2 weeks away. With 15 teams already signed up it's shaping up to be another exciting event! A quick reminder:

  1. If you are receiving this message, PLEASE plan to attend our Meet & Greet / Team Formation event next Thursday, Oct 18th at Vandalia Tower. We will be looking for people who are both on a team to share their project AND those looking to join a team to attend.
  2. Please help us to get the word out on your social media networks to anyone and everyone you know about IoTHackDay. We…

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about 1 month ago

Winner of First IoTHackDay (HabitAware, 2014) Wins Minnesota Cup

Greetings IoT Pioneers,

We wanted to send out a quick message to let you know that the first winner of IoTHackDay, HabitAware, which was from the 2014 IoTHackDay, just won the Minnesota Cup last night, which is Minnesota's largest and most prestigious startup event.

We would like to first off congratulate Aneela and Sameer, the founders of HabitAware, and of course all of the rest of the HabitAware team, and commend them on their years of hard work.  It takes an incredible amount of time, hard work and dedication to build a company.

Secondly, we hope that all of those…

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about 2 months ago

IoTHackDay Throwback: How To Build a Kick-Butt Team For IoTHackDay

Greetings IoTHackDay Pioneers!

This is a quick message from the IoTFuse team about IoTHackDay.  We know that people are busy organizing their teams and getting things ready.  We wanted to send some weekly updates to help prepare.  Please feel free to foward this on to others who are considering joining your team or the hackday in general.

Info about the hackday can be found at www.iotfuse.com and www.iothackday.mn

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Here's a little excerpt from some of the discussion that was going on back in 2015 on the IoTHackDay submission, "Colosus" by Ken Chang.  Great advice for aspiring team-builders.

Hopefully…

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about 2 months ago

IoTHackDay Videos Posted

Greetings IoTHackDay Pioneers!

We have just posted a video on the front page of IoTHackDay.MN from last year, "Internet Enabled Drone Home Security."  We have a few other videos linked below in the examples section of the hack day page.  We invite you to check them out!

More than that, if you have a concept that is coming together in your mind, we invite you to set up your team by Friday this week.  Setting up your team early will go a long way toward helping to grow the hackathon as a whole. 

You can participate in the Devpost site…

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2 months ago

Video from 2017: Smart Purse

Oops, here's the video link for Collette Smart Purse from 2017. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


2 months ago

Video from 2017: Smart Purse

Just wanted to share one of my favorite projects from last year: the Collette Smart Purse, by U of M student Joan Dao and team.

Here's the link: https://www.digi.com/videos/iothackday-highlight-high-security-handbag-with-d 

As we get closer to the hackathon, I'll share more of these videos from awesome past projects!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.