First off, I would like to thank everybody who participated in this Hackathon. There were a series of open-source projects licensed under the Open Innovation License that were quite exceptional. Outside of this Hackathon, nearly 58 teams also utilize the open innovation license (as of the time of writing this post). This license has nearly 262+ downloads across NPM and also recently had a second variation release as well. We hope by the end of 2021, around 1000 to 2000 repos will have adapted the Open Innovation License. We actually aim for much more.
The winners are as follows:
3rd Place: Lunar Olympics
4th Place: Soil Monitoring System
Image Source: HotCache
DetAll is a healthcare image detection and AI suite w/ a series of detection tools in a single place.
Image Source: DetAll
Be The Change is actually one of my favorite projects here. The UI was phenomenal and the project seems like something I would do, but a much better iteration. They also made a presentation on Canva, which was an extra step. In fact, they scored a full score on the creativity scale.
In all seriousness, I definitely hope they continue this project. While there are many micro-donation apps, the simplicity of this one and its design is what I admire the most.
Sentry Gun is a hardware project partially inspired by Home Alone. If you are worried about theft, the power of the foam dart may be on your side.
Image Source: Sentry Gun
One of the most creative entries as well was Lunar Olympics. This was a really complex augmented reality game, and in terms of the rating, they were extremely close to scoring second place.
Image Source: Lunar Olympics
A hardware and software project that takes the cake for fourth place is a Soil Monitoring System. His demo video can be viewed here. I think in terms of effort, usability, and open source, he did an excellent job.
Image Source: Soil Health Monitoring System
He also has an engineering blog that can be seen here.
This concludes the first-ever university hackathon for the Open Innovation License. Full winner announcements and further updates are expected soon. If these students are working on the future of open source and open innovation, I am excited to see what they are working on years from now.
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