Announcements

Timestamp Announcement
01/20
10:19 AM
Judging will starts roughly at 11 AM. We will start from the 1st floor and go up. Please stay at your table during judging!
01/20
7:04 AM
Breakfast is ready in the lobby! :)
01/20
5:40 AM
Make sure to register for Devpost for submission! We recommend reading the requirements for submission carefully and prepare for submission early. No late submission accepted after 11 AM!
01/19
11:31 PM
Please use the access code 879074 to access the building and make sure you don't leave the door open!
01/19
10:58 PM
If you need access to a monitor to configure WiFi for the Dragonboard, then come to 4307 or 4309 (the computer labs). This will only be open until midnight!
01/19
10:10 PM
Come to the lobby for snacks, including donuts, coffee, chips, fruit snacks, and more!
01/19
3:40 PM
Go to the Qualcomm Room for all building materials (arcylics, cardboard, wires, soldering, etc.).

You can create a ticket with questions on HELPq and a mentor will come by to answer it. Ask anything from bouncing ideas off of mentors to asking for help in resolving a specific bug.
Username: Email ID (bobc@ucsd.edu → username is bobc)
Password: Password submitted during check-in
01/19
2:00 PM
We hope you are having an exciting time at H.A.R.D. Hack so far. We just wanted to quickly summarize some of the key elements and resources at the hackathon. Lab 41, Qualcomm and TI have generously provided us with a lot of equipment, data and hacking material. They want to see what are some of the creative uses of this equipment. Make sure to think about how you can use these parts in your hack. We are judging based on the application of the resources provided on the theme: Public Utilities and how it can help society. Each company will focus on a specific subset of this theme so think about this as well.

Some of the key resources available:
Qualcomm-Dragonboards and audio mezzanine
Linaro presentation - Dragonboards
TI: Robot Kits
Lab 41: VOiCes Data Set and access to GPUs
IEEE SSCS
Additional Resources only available today: 3D Printing and Lasercutting (until 9pm today)

Access HELPq at help.hardhacksd.com. You can create a ticket with questions on HELPq and a mentor will come by to answer it. Ask anything from bouncing ideas off of mentors to asking for help in resolving a specific bug.
Username: Email ID (bobc@ucsd.edu → username is bobc)
Password: Password submitted during check-in
01/19
12:45 AM
Access HELPq at help.hardhacksd.com. You can create a ticket with questions on HELPq and a mentor will come by to answer it. Ask anything from bouncing ideas off of mentors to asking for help in resolving a specific bug.
01/19
11:39 AM
Parts distribution starts at 12 PM. Parts list can be found here. We will be assigning parts by waves, where each wave corresponds to your room assignment. Find your wave here.
01/19
08:00 AM
Hacker's Code of Conduct

About

H.A.R.D. Hack is a hardware hackathon that HKN holds annually in collaboration with IEEE. We provide the materials and the tools needed to make a hardware hack. Come out and build something cool! Anyone can attend, regardless of skill level, major, or university. Make sure to also check out the Facebook event!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a hackathon?

    A hackathon is a gathering where people collaboratively build a project from the ground-up over a short period of time. While working on a particular project, the idea is for each group member to have the ability and freedom to work on whatever they want.

  • Is it free?

    YES! There is no fee associated with H.A.R.D. Hack. In fact, there will be food, water, and hardware provided at the hackathon. Just make sure to bring yourself! (And check out the next question to find out what's suggested to bring.)

  • What do I bring?

    These are some highly suggested items to bring: laptop, blanket, resuable water bottle, layers of clothing, comfortable clothes/shoes, change of clothes, toothbrush, deodorant, energy drinks, and extra snacks.

  • Do I need a team?

    Teams are up to 5 people, so feel free to work by yourself, in a pair, or with a full team of 5! However, it is recommended to form a team of 5 just because it's you and 4 other people working on one project versus just yourself.

  • Where is it?

    It will be at the Qualcomm Conference Center at Jacob's Hall in UCSD (map).

  • When is it?

    Plan on arriving there at least 8:00 AM on January 19th (registration starts at 8:00 AM). The hackathon Opening Ceremony starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM the next day (January 20th).

Schedule

Event Time Location
Friday, Jan 18th
Pre Check-in 6 PM - 8 PM Henry Booker Room
Company Workshops and Tech Talks (Tentative) 2 PM - 12 AM Henry Booker Room
Saturday, Jan 19th
Check-in 8 AM - 10 AM Warren Mall (in-front of Jacob's Hall)
Opening Ceremony 10 AM - 11 AM PC Theater
Hacking Begins 11 AM Jacobs Hall (different rooms)
Lunch 11:30 AM Jacobs Hall Lobby
Tour campus/Take a break (optional) 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM Jacobs Hall Lobby
Sunday, Jan 20th
Breakfast 7 AM Jacobs Hall Lobby
Hacking Ends/Demos Start 11 AM Jacobs Hall
Judging 11 AM - 1 PM Jacobs Hall Lobby
Awards Ceremony 1 PM - 2 PM Qualcomm Room

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring us? Please send an email to hardhackucsd@gmail.com

Contact Us

For inquiries, please contact us through this form!