Hacking It Up in Toronto

Last weekend, Upverter – a design and collaboration platform geared at making it easier to develop hardware – hosted a hardware “Hackathon” in the Mozilla Space.

This BYOC (bring your own computer) event attracted around 90 hackers, who were given early access to the first in-browser and collaborative PCB layout tools. Not only was this a free event, but Upverter vowed to manufacture all of the hacks produced.

At the end of the event, the winners were chosen by vote and awarded some cool prizes, courtesy of the event sponsors.  Winners included:

  • The wireless, micro-controller based, laptop drivable robot
  • The white-noise microphone and generator for securing conversations
  • The solar powered, super capacitor, blinky organic firefly LED

The Hackathon was so successful that Upverter is thinking about running another event this fall.  Follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook so that you don’t miss out on the details.

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