In my last few posts, I’ve been talking about how Digilent is sponsoring the 1st Annual Hardware Hackathon, being planned by IEEE, robotics club, and robosub club, at WSU. In the first post, I covered what the event is and in the second post I covered what Digilent is bringing to the event.
However, since then we (the Hardware Hackathon planners) have received much more interest than expected, which is awesome! Unfortunately, we had so many teams that we didn’t have enough boards (we have about 28 teams). I thought that this meant we would have to turn people away. However, when I broached this problem with Digilent, I was given more boards. It turns out there were chipKIT PRO MX4s, chipKIT PRO MX7s, chipKIT DP32s, PGMs, chipKIT Max32s, and chipKIT MX3s unable to be sold that we could use for the Hardware Hackathon.
On top of expanding capacity, I was also able to expand functionality. Digilent donated some PmodBT2s and PmodWiFis. Being that the theme this year is the Internet of Things, we can’t not have wireless connectivity.
Now instead of having the capacity for 22 teams, we have the capacity for 49 teams based on boards. That’s an amazing capacity– if only we had that capacity in terms of space and food.
Here is the list of the additional boards we are using from Digilent:
On top of that they decided to donate some prizes:
To read more about the Hardware Hackathon go to hh.eecs.wsu.edu, and stay tuned to hear about the event as it progresses.