BUILDATHON is the ultimate hardware hackathon. Hosted by HackDFW in partnership with Freeman Fabrication Grand Prarie, BUILDATHON features access to woodworking, metalworking, and other fabrication tools, as well as VR/AR, IOT, beacons and much more!
Have you ever wanted access to industrial-scale metalworking, woodworking, or advanced 3D printing? At BUILDATHON, we'll have all that and much more. You'll get to develop on VR headsets, RFID/Beacon tech, IoT devices, and much more!
HackDFW and Freeman Fabrication look forward to hosting you at BUILDATHON. Join us from February 25th to 26th to show off your skills, meet amazing people, and help make a difference for the future of face-to-face event experiences.
BUILDATHON will be hosted at the Freeman Fabrication Facility. The address is 2940 114th St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Read below for information on DFW-area buses.
At BUILDATHON, we have over $6k in prizes available.
Best overall project:
Plan to arrive around 8:30AM on Saturday. The show will be wrapped up around 4:30pm on Sunday.
Laptops, chargers, cell phones, and of course passion are helpful. Other useful items include: toiletries, a change of clothes, a pillow, some earplugs, an eye mask, a jacket, and...deodorant.
Knives, firearms, and other dangerous things are not permitted at the event.
All creators 18 years of age and older are welcome! This includes high schoolers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals! Please note that the age limit is strictly enforced.
We'll have a scheduled time where you can form teams after the opening ceremony. In addition, on Thursday, Feb. 23rd, we will have a pre-hackathon event where you can meet prospective team members, mentors, and partners.
Teams are composed of 2-5 people. You can do it alone, but it'll be less fun!
BUILDATHON is 100% free. We want you to feel welcomed and provide everything you need for an amazing weekend!
We will not provide travel reimbursements due to the size of the event. But we will provide buses to and from the hackathon to most universities in DFW!
A hackathon is an experience to build something new within a set amount of time. Therefore, you cannot work on past projects. However, using your own open-source or third party libraries is fine, so long as the project is new.
We will have a variety of hardware available for use. BUILDATHON will have limited access to Freeman fabrication operators and industrial-scale metalworking/woodworking equipment, 3D printers and a design area for fabrication. We will also have VR headsets, RFID/Beacon tech, IoT devices and much more!
Yes! You can ride the bus if you select it in your RSVP. We have the following buses this time:
We'd love to hear from you! We are a friendly bunch and open to discussing new ideas, improvements or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay us a visit or send us snail mail.211 N. Ervay St 7th Floor