Mother's Day IoT Makeathon [Day Before Mother's Day 2016]

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Register to participate in the IoT Makeathon here:


Here's the Devpost Site if you'd like to register a team:

IoT Mother's Day Makeathon - Devpost (

After the great time we had at IoTHackDay.MN 2015, there have been calls for a Spring Hackathon.

This is the weekend before the before the Mini Maker Faire, and we are partnered with Leonardo's basement, the managers of TC Mini Maker Faire. As such, teams who want will be granted spots at the Maker Faire to demo their project the following Saturday, May 14th, 2016.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Kid's Section! Neopixel Kits!

We have Dan McCreary ( of CoderDojo and previous IoTHackDay fame, who will bring out some Neopixel kits for a kid's educational IoT session from 8AM-Noon. We have space for 10 kids, so please register early. We have space for more volunteers / assistants who would work along with Dan and expand the class size - please contact Patrick Delaney on ( if you are interested in this.

We are working on building out our hackathon according to recommendations from last year. Here's what we have so far...

Table of Experts

Fullstack IoT Electronics / Digital Engineer-Developer

Chris Larson (

Mechanical Hardware / CAD / Design & Manufacturing

Nick Velander (


Dale Brose (, Certified Google Partner (

iOS Developer

Jaim Zuber ( (Jaim's Podcast (

Android Developer

Theo Kanning (

Logo Designer

Jake Berendes (

GitHub Pages Designer


Ruby on Rails Developer



Hardware Wish List ( - Please Make Suggestions of Hardware & Electronics (Connected Computing Devices) to add to the wish list in the comments below.


What we're looking to potentially add (please comment below if you have advice or ideas on this).

Facilities need to be spread out more.

Food (healthy sandwiches) was good from Oct 2015.

Judging Criteria set ahead of time would be nice (although crowd voting system was good).

More ways to incentivize more Cross-Team collaboration would be good. In October 2015, we used Slack but this was really only used for about 2-3 hours in the morning. The big screen with the #iothackday twitter feed was good, but there was a call for more cross-team collaboration or ways to facilitate that if possible.

Thanks for your continued support and ideas!

Pictures from last year's Maker Faire: