What is Internet of Things (IoT)?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that
enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Data acquired from the sensors will typically be stored on a cloud, where data analytics will yield certain decisions to be passed on to the
What is a Makeathon?
Our Makeathon, similar to a hackathon, is an event where participants build awesome projects from scratch, in 24 hours. The difference between a MAKEathon and a HACKathon is that we are encouraging projects to be Hardware oriented, and therefore physically doing things!.
Is it a hardware maker event?
All projects must have an embedded hardware platform connecting directly or indirectly to the internet to store and analyze data and receive decisions. A smartphone app does not count, but a smartphone app that tells a Raspberry Pi or LaunchPad to actuate a servo is acceptable. Embedded software for Arduinos or other microcontrollers are also acceptable.
Am I eligible to participate?
As long as you are a student registered to an institution (school or college), you are allowed to participate.
Is there a registration fee?
Yes. We have set the registration fee per team (max. of 3 members) to be Rs. 500/-. Registration is limited, so hurry!!!
How does the evaluation happen?
Experts from various backgrounds will be evaluating projects based a rubric that includes creativity, technical difficulty, presentation and most importantly the completeness of the end-to-end IoT connectivity. In addition to overall winners, runners-up and 2nd runners-up, we will have honorable mentions in several categories including "Most Innovative project" etc.
How many people can be on a team?
Teams may consist of up to 3 persons, including yourself. We prefer that you freeze your teams at the time of registration. Please contact the organizers for any further clarifications..
Can I leave the makeathon venue for a break?
We will have a limited area in which participants can move about. Resting rooms will be provided for participants if necessary.
What should I bring?
Please bring your laptops as we will not provide any computing facility. Any hardware that is to be brought will be intimated to the participants before the competition. Please mention your hardware expertise in the registration form.