Twenty IoT Builds That Just Won $1000 in the Hackaday Prize

Today we’re excited to announce the winners of the Internet of Useful Things phase of The Hackaday Prize. The future will be connected, and this is a challenge to build devices connected to the Internet that are useful. These projects are the best the Internet of Things have to offer, and they just won $1000 each and will move on to the final round of the Hackaday Prize this fall.

Hackaday is currently hosting the greatest hardware competition on Earth. We’re giving away thousands of dollars to hardware creators to build the next great thing. Last week, we wrapped up the second of five challenges. It was all about showing a design to Build Something That Matters. Hundreds entered and began their quest to build a device to change the world.

There are still three more challenges to explore over the next few months. So far, the results have been spectacular. The winners for the Internet of Useful Things portion of the Hackaday Prize are, in no particular order:

Internet of Useful Things Hackaday Prize Finalists:

20 MSPS ADC Raspberry Pi Hat

Affordable Water Level Measuring Station

City Air Quality

Connected Health: Open Source IoT Patient Monitor

Cosmic Array

Device For Seismic Noise Analysis

ESP32 Monster Board


Hacker’s Smart Electric Bicycle Controller

HeartyPatch: A Single-lead ECG-HR Patch With ESP32

iDONT (Internet Doorbell ON/off Trigger)

MeshPoint – wifi router for humanitarian crisis

Open Source IOT Platform


SLoRa – Wireless weather station for agriculture

Sotto: A Silent One-Handed Modular Keyset

The NanoStillery – Whiskey Distillery

Tipo : Braille Smartphone Keypad

ZeroPhone – a Raspberry Pi smartphone

FarmCorder: Crop nutrition deficiency sensor


If your project didn’t make the cut, don’t worry. There’s still an opportunity for you to build the next great piece of hardware for The Hackaday Prize. Right now, we’re neck deep in a challenge to build Wheels, Wings, and Walkers. This is the third challenge for the 2017 Hackaday Prize, and we’re looking for things that move. If you think you have the chops to build something more useful than an Internet-connected toaster, get your project started.

The Wheels, Wings, and Walkers challenge runs until July 24th, after which we’ll select 20 projects to win $1000 and move onto the finals of The Hackaday Prize. From there, one project will be awarded the grand prize of $50,000 and five other top finalists will receive prizes ranging from $30,000 to $5,000.

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