The Hackaday Prize
is a contest put on by Hackaday.io
that seeks to highlight innovation across all types of making and hacking. The theme for this year's contest is: Build Something That Matters
. Here is what they have to say on their contest page:
Last year The Hackaday Prize began a movement, this year we're solving problems that matter to everyone.
The creative energy and years of experience found in our huge community of Hackers, Designers, and Engineers is waiting to be unleashed. Let's use that potential and move humanity forward. This doesn't mean one giant solution. Thousands of people, each lifting one stone, moves mountains.
They go on to describe three sub-themes that this year's contest is focused on: Pollution, Food, and Energy. Sounds like FarmBot fits right in, huh? We thought so too, so we entered the contest
and are now in the finals round with nine other projects!! The grand prize is a trip into space or $196,883.
The next step for us in the contest is to submit a 10 minute video describing the project, showing what the technology can do, and sharing why it is important. We'll be posting the video here on the blog once we submit it by the 26th. In the meantime, check out our contest entry