January 29-31, 2016 | MIT Media Lab

HACK FOR URBAN FITNESS

Are you hack ready?

Challenge yourself with a great group of designers, makers and hackers, and tinker with an awesome toolbox and Puma fitness-wear. Hack for 48 hours in an intense and creative environment, with a chance to present your projects to an audience of innovators and industry leaders.

GET. SET. HACK

Hackathon Kickoff: 3rd Floor, MIT Media Lab

Hack Puma-wear to reinvent urban fitness experiences at the second edition of Make Me++, a hackathon in the honor of visionary architect and design thinker Bill Mitchell. Join a group of designers, engineers and creative thinkers with a wide variety of skills to prototype an interface to reimagine fitness and wellbeing experiences in the city.

 Hack with an awesome array of tools, including fitness wear from Puma, micro-controllers, sensors, and other materials to win the Bill Mitchell Design Award, cash prizes, and present your project at the Design Driven Innovation Conference.

Check out the highlights from Make Me++ 2014 during which eleven hackathon teams developed and prototyped innovative projects, highlighting the contemporary potential of Bill Mitchell’s ideas from Me++: The Cyborg Self and The Networked City.

William J. Mitchell (1944 – 2010) was a visionary architect, brilliant design thinker, and writer, and the former dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. As the Director of the Smart Cities research group at the MIT Media Lab he developed projects, innovations, and concepts that critically questioned the conventional notions of urban design, and worked on disruptive ideas on sustainable cities and innovative media experiences to improve people’s life. Bill co-founded the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, then Design Lab, to explore cutting edge design innovation driven research.

 

Here are a few links that might be helpful in understanding Bill Mitchell’s work:

Video: Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City
Video: MIT 150
MIT Press: Bill Mitchell’s Books
Book: Connected Sustainable Cities by Bill Mitchell and Federico Casalegno
Hackathon Presentations

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
6:00- Arrive and register
6:30 – What is Make Me++? Remembering Bill Mitchell
7:30 – Dinner time!
8:00 – Chat with other makers and form a team
8:30 – Go hack! Work together to come up with ideas

SATURDAY
10:00 – Breakfast served. Power up!
10:30 – Hack time! Hackathon mentors available all day
12:30 – Pitch your idea (3 minutes per team)
1:30 – Lunch time – keep working or take a break
2:00 – Hack time!
7:00 – Dinner Served
7:30 – Keep hacking!

SUNDAY
10:00 – Breakfast served. Fuel up!
10:15 – The final stretch! Refine your prototypes & presentations
1:00 – Lunch time!
2:00 – Present your concepts (5 minutes per team).
3:30 – Judges announce top five teams

TOOLBOX

SENSORS

Sound Sensor
Capacitive Touch Sensor
Rotary Angle Sensor
Temperature Sensor Light Sensor
Infrared Thermopile Sensor
UV Light Sensor
Visible Light Sensor
Loudness Sensor

ACTUATORS

Flexible LED strips
LCD RGB Backlights
Buzzer
Button

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

NFC Stickers
NFC Module
Soft Potentiometer
Electret Microphone Amplifier
Breadboard PCB
Half-size Breadboard
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
SMT Right Angle Breakout Board
JST 2-pin cable
Headers
Cables

PUMAWEAR

Access to PUMATRAC API

Women:
Sneakers
Socks
Sports Bra
Shirt
Shorts
Running jacket
Duffel bag

Men:
Sneakers
Shorts
Shirts
Running jacket
Duffel bag 

JURY

Neri Oxman
Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences,
MIT Media Lab

Federico Casalegno
Founder and Director,
MIT Mobile Experience Lab

Sotirios Kotsopoulos
Research Associate,
MIT Mobile Experience Lab

Guillermo Bernal
Physical Computing Designer,
Mobile Experience Lab

Ryan Chin
Research Associate,
MIT Media Lab

Orkan Telhan
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Jane Wolfson
Honorary Juror

MENTORS

Guillermo Bernal
Physical Computing Designer,
Mobile Experience Lab

Ananya Mukherjee
Interaction Designer,
Mobile Experience Lab

Yihyun Lim
Researcher, Architecture Designer,
Mobile Experience Lab

Suruchi Dumpawar
Researcher,
Mobile Experience Lab

Roland Barthe
Visiting Student- Computer Science Engineer
Mobile Experience Lab

Ioannis Smanis
Hardware and Computer Science Engineer
Neumitra, Inc

TEAM

Giada Mattern
Coordinator
Mobile Experience Lab

Susanna Sprague
Coordinator
Mobile Experience Lab

Suruchi Dumpawar
Researcher,
Mobile Experience Lab

Yasmine Aghabi
Graphic Designer,
Mobile Experience Lab

SPONSOR

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