Hack Red Hook will bring together designers, engineers, coders, community planners, and inventors to design, create and install useful and interactive objects around the Red Hook neighborhood. Hardware and fabrication services will be provided. This hackathon is an opportunity for you to use ingenuity and creativity to give life to your brilliant ideas and build creative solutions for an underserved community. It is free to participate, and we will provide food, snacks, and killer prizes.
These services will be staffed and available to you for the entirety of the hackathon:
- Wood and metal fabrication
- Laser cutting and etching
- Vinyl cutting
- 3D printing
Gear provided to each team (as requested):
- Raspberry pi
- LCD screen/LED panel
- LiPo Battery
- Solar Panel
- Waterproof Clear Enclosure
- GSM and/or WiFi enabled Microcontroller
- Soldering stations with basic hardware and prototyping components
- Free access to IoT APIs for your projects
- Friday: 6pm - midnight
- Saturday: 10am - midnight, and we will be open and staffed (including fabricators!) overnight
- Sunday: 10am - 4pm (entries must be submitted by 4pm); judging will start at 5pm
All hackers must be over 18 or provide parental/guardian permission upon check-in, download permission form here
All entrants must sign a waiver upon check-in in order to participate
The projects designed and developed at Hack Red Hook will benefit specific needs in the Red Hook community. Your inventions will be placed in and around these locations. All designs should be centered around solving the problems faced by the community of Red Hook. All inventions will be judged together, but no category will be privileged above another.
Prize categories will be announced at the event and may include but will not be limited to:
- Red Hook Initiative
- Just 4 Kicks: Interactive Public Art/Games/Fun
$2,080 in prizes
1st Place: $1,000 eBay gift card and trophy
The grand prize for the winning team.
2nd Place: $500 eBay gift card and trophy
AdaFruit $200 Gift Card
Category Prize: Red Hook Initiative
INSA $160 Karaoke Party
Category Prize: Just 4 Kicks
Ice House $100 Gift Certificate
Category Prize: Transportation
Fort Defiance and Baked Gift Certificates $100 total
Category Prize: Environmental
Snack Red Hook Grand Prize
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
We are looking for people to get involved and compete on teams during the hackathon. We want coders, builders, planners, inventors, and people who like to take ideas and make them happen.
WE WANT YOU.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below. We want to make sure we get people with a variety of skills, so we will take a look at our submissions and let you know very soon.
Relevance to neighborhood needs
Ingenuity or resourcefulness