Hack your way to Rs.150,000! Pitch your best idea for the Internet of Things and qualify to take part in the Sysco LABS IoT Hackathon on the 11th of November.
Rules & Regulations
A team should consist of 5 members each with at least 1 student from Level 1 and one student from Level 4.
The hackathon will commence at 6pm on the 11th of November 2016 and will end at 12 noon the following day (which would be the 12th of November 2016), during which the candidates should work on their hack.
Each team is required to prepare a 5-minute presentation with an operational prototype for the final evaluation.
The presentation made for the final evaluation will be considered as the final submission of each team. Any other form of submission separate from what has been specified above will not be taken into consideration and will not affect the final decision made by the judges under any circumstances.
All ideas which will be pitched during the session should be innovative ideas. If existing ideas are reproduced, teams will be subjected to disqualification.
Your hack must be developed entirely during the duration of the Hackathon. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems / services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc. All libraries used for reference should be those that are available to all candidates.
Sysco LABS will provide each team with a sum of Rs.10,000 which candidates can use to purchase items available at the mobile electronic shop which will be set up at the university premises. Any equipment/devices unavailable at the mobile shop can be purchased from any other shop.
If a team exceeds the allocated budget, the team will be imposed a penalty on their final score and it will affect the final judgment.
Candidates are permitted to use equipment in their possession for the implementation of their idea if required. However, candidates should justify why the relevant component needs to be used for their design.
All candidates need to be aware that the decision made by the panel of judges will be final and will not be changed under any circumstances.
IOT Item List
Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi Power Supply
12V switch mode
Voltage regulators (3.3V, 5V & variable)
Resistors (10R, 100R, 330R, 1k, 10k, 100k)
Transistors (general purpose)
Capacitors (1uF, 10uF, 100uF)
Wi-Fi & ESP
RF (e.g. nRF24L)
USB to TTL/RS232
Micro SD card readers
Accelerometers & Gyros
Prototyping & Others
Breadboard wires (male-male, male-female, ..)
Male & Female break away
Switches (2 way)
You can use your mobile, laptops and tablets to develop your prototype.
We will supply the tools, measuring equipment (e.g. multimeters), and soldering equipment you need, but we encourage you to bring your own tools if you need more flexibility.
LankaTronics will set up a stall at the lounge on the 11th of November (Friday). All items mentioned above will be available at the stall. If you need additional items, please inform one of the Sysco LABS representatives before 12pm, 11.11.16. You can purchase items up to Rs. 10,000.