MakeMIT is the world's premiere hardware hackathon! With 16 hours and a plethora of hardware, over 300 hackers compete for the greatest hack!

MakeMIT is back for its 5th year! With lots of materials, plenty of space, and passionate hackers, MakeMIT is a full-day hardware hackathon taking place on February 24, 2018. With many sponsors and mentors, hackers should have no problem making their dreams come true no matter how challenging the ideas may be.


Event Schedule

7:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am: Opening Ceremony

8:45 am: Hacking Begins

12:00 pm: Lunch

6:00 pm: Dinner

11:00 pm: Heavy Tooling Ends

12:00 am: Hacking Ends

12-1 am: General Judging

1:00 am: Top 10 Present

1:30 am: Closing Ceremony

2:00 am: End of Event

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Participant Requirements:

  • You must have registered for MakeMIT 2018 on the website ( and be accepted
  • You must be a current university student
  • You must follow all of the rules specified on the MakeMIT 2018 website


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Sponsors, Mentors, and Organizing Team Members

Judging Criteria

  • Top 7 Projects Judging
    MakeMIT uses Gavel to identify the top 7 projects. Gavel was developed in-house for HackMIT and is used for many hackathons.
  • Sponsor Prizes Judging
    Sponsored prizes will be awarded by company representatives.
  • Top 3 Projects Judging
    After narrowing projects to the top 10, a panel of judges will be choosing the top 3 projects.