WattHack is an annual two-day in-person hardware hackathon with an aim for students to work in teams to take E-waste components and create something new. The makeathon is open to students from all backgrounds and experience levels. There is a series of technical workshops leading up to the event, to allow any beginners to hit the ground running!
WattHack is back for 2022!
When: 20th-21st April (Mid-Sem Break)
Where: Telstra Creator Space, Melbourne Connect
Food: Fully catered!
Looking for a hackathon and a project to put on your resume? Feeling crafty and have no means for implementing? Or are you just looking for a fun project to do?
Join us for WattHack! Our 2-day event where you can rack your brain and work with others to bring your amazing ideas to life with an emphasis on reusing parts from e-waste! The two day event is fully catered and prizes are industry sponsored (stay tuned for more!).
The event is open to engineers across all year levels from undergrad to past grad, we will be running additional workshops on Arduino basics leading up to the event along with support from industry mentors.
Check out the runsheet in advance below:
WattHack 2021 was the first ever WattHack, and was originally on 16th-17th July. After a successful day 1 on the 16th, an unfortunate lockdown meant day 2 would be canceled. However, Watthack 2021, or Watthack Reloaded, restarted and took place on the 22nd-23rd November. It was in the Telstra Creator Space, the brand new fabrication lab at The University of Melbourne, and was its first-ever event!
WattHack 2021 saw $600+ in prize money to the teams, after having their presentations judged by a panel of industry representatives from CSIRO and the
Australian Defence Force. The representatives also hovered around the teams, mentoring them and giving feedback. The teams came up with creative and brilliant devices for the problems they identified as well as entertaining presentations. To conclude, and to celebrate the end of the year, we held a pub night at The Clyde Hotel. WattHack 2021 was a great success and we cannot wait to organise another!
WattHack 2021 winners