BuildGT is back for its second iteration, and it will be better than ever! More hardware, more workshops, and more time to create!

Feel unprepared? Don't worry! We'll have plenty of mentors on hand to help with projects and tooling. Also, check out BuildGT Week - a week-long celebration of hardware hacking that will feature hands-on workshops from HackGT and our partners.

On the day of the event, the Invention Studio and The Hive will be open to provide you with the tools and assistance to turn your ideas into reality!

Join us as HackGT ventures into the world of prototyping. Create something novel, something hilarious, or something that changes the world!

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  • Any student over the age of 18 enrolled in a college or university is allowed to participate. Teams can be up to four members - you can register with your team when you apply, any time after you’re accepted, or create a team at the event! Anyone can mentor at the event.
  • If you are younger than 18, but a Georgia Tech student, you can still participate.

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$402 in prizes

1st Place

Tello Quadcopter Drone

2nd Place

Samsung Gear 360

3rd Place

Fitbit Alta

Best Beginner Project

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit

Rube Goldberg

Arduino Starter Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Depth
    Did the team approach the problem by learning new technical skills? Was the project solution well thought through? How robust is the project? Does it work beyond hard-coded values? Does the project have the potential to scale?
  • Design/Usability
    Is the project safe? Easy to use? Is the project designed well? Visually appealing? Is the project intuitive? Is it easy to understand how to use the project without explanations? Is the project friendly to its intended users?
  • Presentation/Demo
    Is the demo easy to understand? Is the presentation engaging? Does the team respond to questions well?
  • Novelty
    Did the hackers think of an out-of-the-box solution to a problem? Is the project idea clever or compelling? Does the project address a unique problem? Does the project have a "wow" factor?

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