31 Jan '14, 3pm

Hardware Hackathons Are Hard

Hardware Hackathons Are Hard

This is a guest blog by Matt Haines , Community Manager at Electric Imp . Many are saying we're in the midst of a hardware revolution. The tools, skills, and communities needed to quickly and easily prototype electronics are becoming more and more accessible. Despite this, however, hardware is still a hard and lengthy process. You can't take an idea for a hardware project from inception to prototype over the course of a weekend - not unless you have a lot of components laying about (and the right components for the project you have in mind). As a result, planning an event like a hardware hackathon involves some extra logistical hurdles to jump over, compared to a 'traditional' software hackathon. Planning and running a hackathon takes a tremendous amount of work. If you're going to run a hardware hackathon, or a hackathon that invites hardware submissions, you should be aw...

Full article: http://octopart.com/blog/archives/2014/2/hardware-hackath...

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