Competitive cooperation: the makeathon development competition


Contestants in action

From the idea to implementation in 30 hours: The Makeathon - in cooperation with ITQ and Conrad Electronic - is targeted at young professionals and students from the fields of software engineering, mechatronics and mechanical engineering. More than 100 participants formed competing teams to develop software and hardware prototypes within the areas of robotics, Internet of Things, and automation.

Being innovative at the Makeathon

 

Over 120 participants from 7 countries participated at the automatica 2018 Makeathon!

Witnessing solutions coming to life: The automatica Makeathon is a chance to witness the development process of software and hardware hacks first hand. The collaborative competition that was first held in 2016 captivated participants and spectators right from the start. This successful event helps the leading exhibition to address new target groups and strengthen its position as a driver of innovation in the areas of smart automation and robotics.

More than 100 talented young contestants took the challenge to find functional solutions for Industry 4.0 at the Makeathon—under real-life conditions in just 30 hours. Who were the participants? Competing teams of young software developers as well as mechanical and mechatronics engineers. Who was in the audience? Representatives of the manufacturing sector who came to meet the innovators of tomorrow.

Informations
Date: June 21-22, 2018
Location: Hall B4, Stand 232
Languages: English
  • Procedure of the Makeathon at June 21, 2018

    09:00 : Registration // Breakfast

    10:00 : Welcome Speech Falk Senger, Managing Director Messe München

    10:10 : Keynote Dr. Rainer Stetter owner and manager of ITQ

    10:30 : Challenge Introduction

    11:00 : Brainstorming, Definition of Ideas, Teambuilding

    12:00 : Start of Making

    13:00 : Lunch

    13:00 : Prototyping

    17:30 : Idea Pitches / Team Presentation

    Open End Prototyping

  • Procedure of the Makeathon at June 22, 2018

    until 9:00 : Breakfast

    9:30 : Finalizing Prototypes & Preparing Presentations

    12:00 : Lunch

    12:00 : Finalizing Presentations

    14:00 : Final Pitches and Feedback Professionals

    16:00 : Get-together and Presentation Prototypes

  • Procedure of the Makeathon at June 21, 2018

    09:00 : Registration // Breakfast

    10:00 : Welcome Speech Falk Senger, Managing Director Messe München

    10:10 : Keynote Dr. Rainer Stetter owner and manager of ITQ

    10:30 : Challenge Introduction

    11:00 : Brainstorming, Definition of Ideas, Teambuilding

    12:00 : Start of Making

    13:00 : Lunch

    13:00 : Prototyping

    17:30 : Idea Pitches / Team Presentation

    Open End Prototyping

  • Procedure of the Makeathon at June 22, 2018

    until 9:00 : Breakfast

    9:30 : Finalizing Prototypes & Preparing Presentations

    12:00 : Lunch

    12:00 : Finalizing Presentations

    14:00 : Final Pitches and Feedback Professionals

    16:00 : Get-together and Presentation Prototypes

Available Hardware:

  • Programming

    • 3D printers
    • Single-board computers like:
      Raspberry Pi 3
    • Development boards like:
      Arduino
      ESP8266
      ESP32

    Everything you need for programming microcontrollers

  • KITS

    • Various Arduino boards and kits
    • Various robots
    • Webcams
    • Maker Beams
    • Robot Kits
    • IoT development kits
    • Cables, adapters and suitable accessories

  • SensorsA large variety of sensors and actors

    • A large variety of sensors and actors
    • Magnets, LEDs, switches, bearing balls
    • Digital solder stations

    And much more!

  • Programming

    • 3D printers
    • Single-board computers like:
      Raspberry Pi 3
    • Development boards like:
      Arduino
      ESP8266
      ESP32

    Everything you need for programming microcontrollers

  • KITS

    • Various Arduino boards and kits
    • Various robots
    • Webcams
    • Maker Beams
    • Robot Kits
    • IoT development kits
    • Cables, adapters and suitable accessories

  • SensorsA large variety of sensors and actors

    • A large variety of sensors and actors
    • Magnets, LEDs, switches, bearing balls
    • Digital solder stations

    And much more!

PS: Free meals and sleeping facilities at Messe München are included!

What is a Makeathon?

The neologism derived from “make” and “marathon” designates a collaborative software and hardware development competition within a predetermined timeframe.

Videos on the automatica Makeathon 2016

Videos on the automatica Makeathon 2016

The automatica Makeathon 2016 in numbers

The automatica Makeathon 2016 in numbers

Support

ITQ

In addition to a wide range of technical equipment such as tools, 3D printers or electronic components, Conrad Electronic also supports the participants with a team of experts on site.

Contact


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+49 89 949-11538
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+49 89 949-11539
 
 
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