#Adelaide #IoT #Hackathon “Make something that matters”

Adelaide IoT Hackathon 2016

The Smart City Studio, Hackerspace Adelaide, Adelaide Makerspace and Air-Stream Wireless  are launching Adelaide’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Hackathon.  With the support of our sponsors:

Join Adelaide’s maker, hacker and tinkerer community for the launch on Friday night 22nd April from 6.30pm at the Smart City Studio, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide.

InDaily City Mag writes: “The Internet of Things comes alive in Adelaide”

Streamed live by Air-Stream Wireless with our host
Fee Plumley from the reallybigroadtrip

22nd  Launch Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56jpP4kzVxo
23rd Main Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqXsfgDXxm8

We are also running a google hangout and if are running an event in your city, or want to talk IoT contact us and we’ll do a live hookup with you.

On 23rd Saturday – The Main Event

See ideas refined as the hackathon commences on Hackaday World Create Day 2016.

Teams will develop a design concept for “Making something that matters” using a the Raspberry Pi Internet of Things Kit  proudly
sponsored by Microsoft

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team whose design concept best fits the theme: ‘making something that matters’:

  • Citizen Science – Study the effects of a behavior, build an open source instrumentation device.
  • Automation – Build a device that makes breakfast or buys laundry detergent when you’re running low. Automatically track stuff, automate any process, build a Me-robot to do your every whim
  • Assistive technologies – Build a project that helps others move better, see better, or live better. Whether that means exoskeletons, a better wheelchair, a braille display, or educational software, we want to see it.
  • Or any other idea you have to hack for social change! Leverage your talent and find solutions to address technology issues facing humanity today.

With all teams submitting their design concept to the 2016 Hackaday Prize design concept challenge!

Along with other great prizes, the winning team will have access to the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program.  The IBM Global Entrepreneur Program offers startups $24K USD of SoftLayer (IaaS) and Bluemix (PaaS) cloud credits, over a 12 month period. Not only do you get a 12 month subscription to IBM’s cloud, you also receive mentoring from IBM experts, to help you scale, launch, grow and accelerate your business!

IBM helps startups build from the ground up. By offering access to enterprise-grade technology, including a huge depth of services like Watson, IoT, and Mobile and connecting startups to technical and business experts, IBM leads startups through building, launching and scaling new ideas. IBM sets startups up for success by connecting them to business mentors, top-notch technology and a global network of enterprise clients needed to drive growth at any stage.

Take advantage of this great program today! ibm.com/isv/startup


  • Suggestions from the community for ideas that matter if you need them.
  • There will be technical talks and demonstrations to inspire teams on how to use a the Win10 IoT, Raspberry Pi, IBM Apps and other systems.
  • Technical support from for team teams throughout the day.
  • Volunteers to help you enter the
    2016 Hackaday Prize design concept challenge!
  • Great Prizes, gifts and much more…

On 22nd Friday Night
We will coordinate teams to compete. But don’t worry if you haven’t got a team, we’ll also be running a speed-dating round, to help you form a team or match you up with one. We have limited spaces so if you don’t make a team, we are also running Hackerspace Adelaide | Hackaday World Create Day. Your ideas and enthusiasm matter.

Hackaday World Create Day Banner Image

Also on 23rd Saturday | Hackerspace Adelaide | Hackaday World Create Day

The  Hackerspace Adelaide | Hackaday World Create Day is a linked event at 111 Woodville Road Woodville, SA 5011.

Hackaday World Create Day Image

As part of the Hackaday World Create Day 2016 we are inviting the broader community, NGOs and, individuals to brainstorm and submit their ideas that matter.

These can be referenced by teams who are looking for ideas to take-on during the event. The event will be streamed live, online chat and all ideas will be added to an “ideas that matter page” to inspire others.

Internet of things graphic

Just about any technological, scientific, or mechanical device you could imagine would need to be monitored and/or controlled in some way and this is where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes in.


Please contact:
Robert Hart robert.hart@hardhack.org.au
Harry Lucas harry.conor.lucas@gmail.com

Join the Facebook Event click hereJoin the Google Event click here

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