Hackathon Projects


A hackathon is an event that challenges students to experiment and create unique software or hardware projects from scratch. Participants collaborate in small teams and compete over an short and intense period of time, typically 24 to 48 hours. Featured are a selection of award-winning hackathon projects constructed with found materials. Hundreds (to thousands) of students around the world to.


2017 | Derrek Chow, Ibrahim Irfan, Justin Goping, Jayson Yan
MasseyHacks III. Vincent Massey Secondary School. Windsor, Canada. April 1 - 2, 2017.

Assistive device that speaks out loud text on a page when pointed to in real time.

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2018 | Raphael Koh, Max Steiner, Derrek Chow, Nikhil Gupta
Hack Western IV. Western University. London, Canada. Nov 17 - 19, 2017.


AI version of the game Hungry Hungry Hippos.

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Hack the Fridge

2018 | Derrek Chow, Ibrahim Irfan
Hack the North. University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Canada. Sep 16 - 17, 2017.


Fridge that creates recipes based on the food placed inside it.

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Automatic Cannon

2017 | Edwin Zhang, Ibrahim Irfan, Derrek Chow

Spring-loaded mini cannon, tracks and fires candy at target's mouth using facial recognition.

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