Saturday, October 26th, 2019. 8am-8pm, free to participate. All skill sets are welcome for our 6th annual IoT Hackday event!

IoTHackDay is Minnesota’s annual hack day for inventors and hobbyists working on the Internet of Things!

Please use #IoTHackday and tag @IoTHackday!

Update!: Call for sponsors! If you or your company is interested in sponsoring prizes, food, or a general donation, please reach out to

The details:

  • Time & Logistics: 8 am - 8 pm. Lunch and dinner are provided.

  • Teams: If you plan on participating in any capacity and want to start organizing a team or learn more, we have a meet and greet / team formation meetup happening October 17th! We'll post more information when we have it.

  • Interested in volunteering? That would be awesome and appreciated! If you know of someone who wants to be a part of the event but doesn't plan to hack, please message us so that we can share details, and get them scheduled for a shift.

  • Kids: Do you have kids that would like to get "hands-on" learning programming and building fun and exciting projects with lights? For $20 you can join the LED Costumes event going on during IoTHackDay. This is a separate event for kids, yourself or anyone else in your family to attend. Register here!



Entrepreurs: IoTHackDay is a good first step to work on and bring your idea to life. Make connections and get invaluable feedback from your fellow hackers, judges and attendees.

Hacking for fun? IoTHackDay is for you! Join your fellow makers and hobbyists for a fun day of hacking, creating and building.

Can’t attend the hackathon but want to see what people built? Join us at 7pm to listen to the teams pitch their ideas, see demos, and vote for your favorite project. We ask that you please register for free as a public voting attendee. Free drinks and snacks provided!

Interested in being a sponsor? We would love to hear from you! Find out about sponsorship by contacting us at

Board members of IoTFuse can participate but will not be eligible to win any prizes.


To Submit a Project

At the top of this page on the right is a button that will allow you to create a submission to this hackathon. After you've created one, the button will be both to edit your existing submission or submit another idea. Just fill out as much information as you have, and don't be afraid to write "TODO" in a required field to fill out later. 

Because we depend on building a physical device that connects to the web and there are only 12 hours to participate, more planning is often needed. If you have an idea, we recommend you submit it to Devpost beforehand so people who are attending can decide if they’d be a good match with your idea. It’s also highly recommended you research what you may need ahead of time so you can come to the hackday with appropriate tools, hardware, and expectations.

If you are planning on participating by helping with someone else’s idea, please review idea submissions and sign up for a team. Feel free to reach out to the idea submitter to let them know what you can help with.

Previous Examples

Here are examples of interesting projects that teams have built at our past IoT Hack Days:-

- Connected window shades and blinds that take the chore out of opening and closing your blinds or shades when certain conditions (such as sunrise or sunset) are met.

blinds with controller attached to raise and lower

Curtain with controller to make it move left and right 

- A team, made up of first-time hackers, created a connected water dispenser to keep pets hydrated

A jug with water is on a table, a pipe with a flow regulator connected to a controller is attached

- A connected mouse trap that sends capture alerts. No more wasting time checking empty traps!


- Connected toys for toddlers

   Some plastic toys next to a plastic pot with sensors and wires attached A stuffed animal with wires coming out of the back

A lap sized controller with various buttons and wires sticking out of it. There are a few displays. The buttons list various commands.

- A connected and portable jukebox backpack

A rectangle of lights surrounds a backpack. There are two circles on the side that are speakers.

- A connected record player

A record player sits, wires coming out of the side that are connected to various electronics


Wanna see even more examples of interesting projects that teams have built at our past IoT Hack Days? Below is a good summary.

2015 Recap (

2016 Videos (

2017 Recap (

Do You Have Any Videos From Past Events?

Sure, check them out below!  Courtesey of Digi International.

Drone Enabled Home Security

Internet of Trees


Hackathon Sponsors


$1,500 in prizes

Cash Prize (3)

$500 for EACH of the winning teams in the categories of:
1. Best Business Product & Implementations
2.Most Artistic Idea & Implementation
3. Crown Favorite

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

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