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Join us at MakeUofT to transform your ideas into reality! In this 24-hour event, you and your team will make a project from scratch using hardware and present your project to a panel of industry judges to compete for prizes. This year, the themes for MakeUofT are health, useless inventions, and music! For more information about MakeUofT, check out our website at!

To help facilitate your learning experience, we will host online workshops throughout the event featuring speakers from some of the top companies in the industry. We can't wait to see your creations!



All work on a project should be done at the hackathon and solely for MakeUofT. We will verify it by your git repository.

The following ideas pertain to the requirements of the teams:

  1. Teams can use an idea (but can not use materials-code from previous hackathons) they had before the event. Teams can work on an idea that they have worked on before (as long as they do not re-use code).
  2. Teams can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects. Working on a project before the event and open-sourcing it for the sole purpose of using the code during the event is against the spirit of the rules and is not allowed.

Devpost Requirements:

In order to submit your project, you must submit the following items through Devpost:

  1. Project Name
  2. Team Member Names
  3. A short description of your design
  4. If you are submitting to a sponsored challege, you must include a video presentation in your submission; otherwise, video submission is encouraged but not mandatory.

Please ensure that you select all of the prize categories that you wish to be considered for!

Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD7,720 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Win first place overall and get Sennheiser Headphones PXC550 II for each of your teammates!

2nd Place Overall

Win second place overall and get Airpods 3rd Generation for each of your teammates!

3rd Place Overall

Win second place overall and get Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat for each of your teammates!


Design a project that improves health and win a Mgaolo Fitness Watch for each of your teammates!

Useless Inventions

Design a project that falls under the "Useless Inventions" category and win Tile Mates for each of your teammates!


Design a project that improves music and win a Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker for each of your teammates!

Qualcomm Sponsored Prize - Best Innovative Use of Qualcomm HDK8450

Design a project that incorporates Qualcomm HDK 8450 for a chance to win a Meta Quest 2 VR Goggles for each of your teammates!

Qualcomm Sponsored Prize - Most Innovative Power Efficient Hack using the Tiny ML Kit

Design a project that incorporates the Tiny ML Kit to tackle Power Efficiency for a chance to win an Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kit for each of your teammates!

Synopsys Sponsor Prize - From Silicon to Software

Powering this new era of digital innovation are advanced silicon chips and exponentially growing amounts of software content―all working together, smartly and securely. Synopsys is at the forefront of Smart Everything with the world’s most advanced technologies for chip design and verification, IP integration, and software security and quality testing. We help our customers innovate from silicon to software so they can deliver Smart Everything.

Design your project that demonstrates how Software and Silicon can work together in a seamless and secure way for a chance to win a Ortizan X10 Wireless Speaker for each of your teammates!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:






Untether AI

Untether AI



Judging Criteria

  • Idea Originality
    Idea is original and described with great detail. Idea is useful in that it solves a problem, provides a service, or enables a significant function. This is also used to evaluate how well thought through the original idea is.
  • Hardware Technical Complexity
    Multiple peripherals are used to provide the necessary functionality required. Interfacing circuits are created with no problems.
  • Technical Integration
    System is well-designed and all components with their respective interfaces are working and well-designed. No bugs are present and there is some handling of non-ideal components.
  • Working Demo
    Demonstration works flawlessly, is repeatable, and impressive. Demonstration is clear and presents the underlying design principles.
  • Presentation
    Presentation is convincing and summarizes learnings, troubles, and deep understanding of technology used. Presentation is well rehearsed, demonstrates contributions by individual members, and reflect how the team was able to work effectively together.

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