MakeMIT promotes innovation that is geared towards those who are excited and passionate about designing and building. Over 250 students will participate in an 15+ hour hardware hackathon on February 13, 2016. The top ten teams will be invited to come back for a second weekend in order to refine their design.


All undergraduate students* are welcome. Though we aren't accepting graduate students as hackers, we would love to have graduate students as event volunteers! Contact us at to get involved.

*non-MIT students must be at least 18 years old due to liability issues


The best hardware hack you can think of, with all the materials in the time frame you're given! See the 2015 winners here.

Any additional rules will be announced at the hackathon!

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,250 in prizes

Top 10 (7)

Finalists from the round 1 hackathon on February 13 who participated in round 2 on February 20!

3rd Place

2nd Place

1st Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Please register for the lottery on our website by 11:59PM EST on January 29, 2016!


Sponsored judges

Sponsored judges
various sponsors!

Judging Criteria

  • Hack factor
    - Wow, Awesomeness - Abnormal techniques - Creative use of limited re- sources - Novel or unique
  • Potential for Success
    - Problem-oriented - Relevant - Wide audience base - Useful or entertaining
  • Functionality
    - Impressive technical achievement - Robustness, Reliability, Works - Complexity

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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