Hack It! RISC-V Design Challenge

Get hands-on experience with RISC-V MCU

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Hack It! RISC-V Design Challenge
Hack It! RISC-V Design Challenge
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FAQ

General


Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at liyan@rt-thread.com to appeal.
What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for judging, you must meet ALL of the following requirements unless otherwise stated:

General Requirements

  • You must be registered as a participant in this contest.
  • Your entry must be your own original work.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other Hackster contest.
  • Your team is no more than 5 members per entry.*

*By entering a submission to this contest on behalf of a team, you acknowledge that you are the designated representative authorized to act on behalf of your team. (See full rules below for details)

Hardware Application Requirements

Note: If you choose to submit an application for free hardware, you must meet the following requirements. If not, continue to 'Hardware/Software Build Requirements' below.

Project Documentation Requirements

  • Your project must include a project name, short project description, cover image, bill of materials (BOM), full instructions, images, and relevant resource files (schematics, code, CAD).
  • Your project must be written in English.
  • Your project must be submitted by July 16, 2022, 23:59 PM PST.
What are the judging criteria?

Your project will be judged according to the rubric below.

  • Project Documentation (30 points)
    Story/Instructions - Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or a video demonstration of your solution working as intended. Ask yourself: “If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?”
  • Complete BOM (10 points)
    Detail the hardware, software, and/or tools used.
  • Schematics (10 points)
    Draw your circuit diagrams using software like Fritzing.org and/or take detailed photographs.
  • Code & Contribution to RT-Thread IoT OS (30 points)
    - Pull requests(for example, add software package, perfect documentation, comment the code, etc. ) and being merged into the base branch.
    - Report issues and suggest a fix.
  • Creativity (20 points)
    Your idea doesn’t have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea)
What are the prizes?
1st Place
  • $1,000 + Certificate
2nd Place
  • $500 + Certificate (2 are available)
3rd Place
  • $200 + Certificate (3 are available)
4th Place
  • $100 + Certificate (5 are available)
What are the steps to enter the contest?

Step 1: Register for the Contest

Step 2: Build and Document Your Project

  • Build your project according to the submission requirements.
  • Document your project build using Hackster’s project template. To create a new project, click “create new project” on the contest page or the “+” symbol in the top right corner of your Hackster page.

Step 3: Review and submit your project

  • Review your project and make sure it meets all the submission requirements.
  • Upload a previously created project by clicking “add existing project” on the contest page.
  • Submit your project by July 16, 2022, 23:59 PM PST by clicking “review and submit project” on the contest page.
What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

February 23, 2022 at 12:00 AM PT

Submissions close:

September 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced:

October 15, 2022

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Contest winners will be announced on October 15, 2022. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at the time of entry:

  • You are at least 13 years of age
    If you are 12 years or younger, you must receive a legal guardian's permission and have them complete Hackster’s contest permission form prior to submitting an entry into this contest. Send any questions to contests@hackster.io.
  • You are not involved in the execution or administration of this contest.
  • You are not an immediate family member or household member of a Hackster employee.

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