“Get Your Bot On” (GYBO) is a 34-hour hackathon focused on the design and prototyping of innovative ideas and solutions in robotics. Each team is given basic hardware to build a robot and supported by mentors and technical experts to ensure their demo is ready for judging on the final day (Sunday).
The theme for GYBO 2015 is “Healthy: People and Environments". Teams will be encouraged to prototype their robot ideas for healthier people, homes, schools, workplaces, the environment and play.
In 2015 we have a number of hardware partners and participants will be able to integrate wearable devices for control of their robot, try out gesture recognition technology, and explore a new robotics harware platform. Details coming soon!
Prizes will be announced in the coming days.
We require participants work in groups of at least 3. Each team will receive a basic hardware kit.
Children under 12 must register with a parent or guardian as a family team.
Each team will present on stage at MaRS on Sunday September 13, 2015 2-4pm. In order to be elligible for any prize category the team must demo at the hackathon.
$4,005 in prizes
The original app-enabled robotic ball.
A learning connected thermostat.
Memberships to Toronto Tool Library (5)
The members of one team will win a years membership to the Toronto Tool Library.
Smart LED lighting kit
A kit with Smart LED bulbs and networking equipment so you can control your lighting from your mobile device. Capable of millions of colours.
From Linxee Wireless
littleBits Smart Home Kit
Set of Sensors
(1x) Tri-Axis Gyro Breakout (L3G4200D) (Digital) (http://www.canadarobotix.com/accelerometers/sparkfun-triple-axis-gyro-breakout-l3g4200d)
(1x) 3D Compass and Accelerometer (LSM303D) Carrier with Voltage Regulator http://www.canadarobotix.com/accelerometers/1133-pololu-3d-compass-and-accelerometer-lsm303d-carrier-with-voltage-regulator)
(1x) Venus GPS with SMA Connector (http://www.canadarobotix.com/gps/1314-sparkfun-venus-gps-with-sma-connector)
(1x) GPS Antenna Magnetic Mount (3V SMA) (http://www.canadarobotix.com/gps/antenna-gps-3v-magnetic-mount-sma)
1 hour of laser cutting time and free set up fee
One 6 Hour Group Workshop
6 hr group workshop,covering mill use, lather use, and a cnc demo. One day of build time in the shop on your bot project.
Cash Prize (3)
Beginner Components Kit (4)
A sensor kit for beginners to use with your Arduino.
Prize from Creatron Inc.
This is a kit that gives you all of the basic thru-hole components you will need to get started playing with embedded projects. These are the ‘bubble gum’ parts that are often used in any electronic projects. A good starter assortment of caps, ICs, regulators, diodes, and good-for-blinky LEDs.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
YOU MUST PURCHASE TICKETS BY SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 MIDNIGHT (deadline extended) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HACKATHON AND BUILD SOMETHING.
Sr. Director of Research, Autodesk
Host and Creator, CBC Spark
Venture Lead, Cleantech and Physical Sciences, MaRS Discovery District
This category is for the most novel or compelling concept.
Category: Technological Excellence
This category is for the best technically executed robot.
Category: Design for Human Interaction
This category is for prototypes that have considered how humans will interact with the robot.
Category: Family Team Innovation
This category is for our family teams.