RoboHacks is a robotics hackathon hosted by McGill Robotics at McGill University.
$1,375 in prizes
The best overall robot, scoring high in all categories! Each member of the winning team will get a certificate and a medal from MLH.
The second-best overall robot! Each member of the winning team will get a certificate and a medal from MLH.
The third-best overall robot! Each member of the winning team will get a certificate and a medal from MLH.
Best space robot
McGill Robotics will determine the best space-related robot! Each member of the winning team will get an Isoduino, which is an Arduino-compatible microcontroller designed by Bei Chen Liu (one of our judges, and a McGill Robotics member)!
Best use of myRIO
Each member of the winning team will get a LabVIEW physical computing kit!
Best hack submitted on a .tech domain
The best hack or website submitted on a .tech domain. $50 Amazon Gift Vouchers per team member!
Best use of Amazon Web Services
Each member of the winning team will get an Amazon gift card!
Best domain name registered with Domain.com
Winners will get a Domain.com swag bag and Domain.com credit!
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!
Most impressive code
The most impressive use of software in a robot. All members of the winning team will get certificates!
Best electrical design
The most impressive use of electrical components in a robot. All members of the winning team will get certificates!
Best use of hardware
The most impressive use of mechanical components in a robot. All members of the winning team will get certificates!
The most adorable robot! The winning team will get a certificate.
The robot that seems to have the most last-minute solutions to issues that came up during the hackathon. If it's held together by duct tape, then it's definitely eligible for this prize! The winning team will get a certificate and bragging rights.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
We welcome students from CÉGEP to post-graduate! Teams are highly encouraged, but the maximum team size is 6.
You need to build a robot. A robot has the following qualities:
- Contains electrical, mechanical, and software components
- Has some moving parts
- Collects information about its environment in some way
- Responds to its environment in some way
Operations engineer, Canadian Space Agency
Dr. James Forbes
Professor, McGill University Faculty of Engineering
Dr. David Meger
Professor, McGill University Department of Computer Science
Lecturer, McGill Faculty of Engineering
Bei Chen Liu
Electrical technician advisor, McGill Robotics
Simon Silva-Da Cruz
Junior member of technical staff, MDA
Senior mechanical specialist, McGill Robotics
Director and founder, McGill Space Systems Group
Was your robot easy to make, with pre-made components, or did you put things together yourself?
Does your robot do the job that it is intended to do?
Integration of software/hardware/electrical
Does your robot have an equal mixture of mechanical, electrical, and software components?
Is your robot innovative, or is the design easy to think of?
Does your robot look clean and polished?