Overview of TehnoHack 2016

Overview of TehnoHack 2016

One of the biggest Baltic hardware hackathons brought together innovative idea authors with hardware and software engineers. The goal was to build a functional device from the idea during a weekend – is it a minidrone, smart birdnest or something else. Each idea got 3 to 8 member team,who needed to build the first protoype. In total over 50 ideas were submitted of which 22 were built during a weekend. Almost 140 persons participated in building and more than 160 persons from 11 countries took in one or another way part of the event. Almost all teams achieved their goals. Lots of new skills were studied and loads of new contacts aquired. All participants were able to use help of Skeemipesa’s mentors and TUT Mektory center laboratories’ wonderful capabilities.

Quick overview of Friday night pitching:

TehnoHack 2016 finals:

 


TehnoHack 2016 awarded ideas:

Most pontential startup idea: TempID

Team: Rait Rand, Mihkel Tedremaa, Alvar Pällo, Alari Õis.
Idea description: TempID is low cost, temporary sticker-style patient ID, body temperature monitoring and logging solution. For personal and hospitals usage. Read more
Awards: 2000 EUR, participation in Junction Hackathon in Helsinki and box of Red Bull.

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Best prototype: Multiweave

Team: Kadi Pajupuu, Anna Jõgi, Johan Pajupuu, Oleg Kalinkin
Idea description: The idea is to build a yarn guider system that can be operated with 3D router. System should produce for result totally woollen (natural fibre) multilayered structure without added glues or melted plastic. Read more.
Awards: ERSA i-CON1 soldering station and Piergiacom toolset from Interflux Eesti, participation in Junction Hackathon in Helsinki,  YEInternational gift cards in value of 400€

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Most challenging idea: Boomerang Drone

Team: Rauno Gordon, Christian Safka, Mati Tomson, Guillaume Chereau, Reeno Reeder
Idea description: Idea is to build a boomerang-shaped small plane, that can be thrown as boomerang and that takes control over while in the air. Read more.
Awards: bow-ties from Lipsy and YEInternational gift cards in value of 200 EUR.

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Direct access to Ajujaht TOP40: TempID

Direct access to Prototron TOP40: Power Cost Tutor and Using ultra-capacitors for covering energy peaks

Power Cost Tutor
Team: Maido Märss, Peeter Salu, Karl Kongas, Kaspar Pae, Martin Roht, Marek Joost
Description: Home owners, who have installed solar panels or wind turbine often do not realize, when their household consumes energy and when it is manufacturing electricity. Power Cost Tutor decides itself when it makes sense to start electrical appliances based on energy production statistics and energy price information downloaded from electricity stock market. Read more.

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Using ultra-capacitors for covering energy peaks:
Team: Urmas Mägi, Silver Annuk, Toomas Kalju, Martin Raadik, Indrek Roasto, Hardi Hõimoja.
Description: Manufacturing processes use often machines with powerful electrical motors. Machines’ working cycles depend on manufacturing process, but they often create largest power consumption during start-up, while majority of time energy consumption is low. The idea is to use ultra-capacitors for energy need covering during startup and lower electricity bills. Read more.tehnohack-2016-299

 

Ericsson special prize: Power Cost Tutor

Farnell Element14 special prize: Boomerang Drone, Power Cost Tutor and Avionica

 

Several presentations took place on TehnoHack

30537844085_b141cc2797_kOn Friday night angel investor and partner of world leading hardware startup accelerator HAX Benjamin Joffe talked about “Going From Hackathon to Hardware Corporation the HAX Way”. His slides are available here: http://www.slideshare.net/haxco/going-from-hackathon-to-hardware-corporation

On Saturday Sympower’s co-founder Georg Rute talked about obstacles in developing high-tech product. Skype Technical Program Manager Aigars Mačiņš talked about building a scaleable IoT backend. His slides are available here: “Introduction into building scalable IoT backbends”

On Sunday Peep Põldsamm from Levikom Eesti OÜ talked about IoT network based on LoRa® radio technology. Martin Raadik from Skeleton talked about integrating space technology to everyday life.

All teams participating TehnoHack 2016

1. Single main motor quadcopter

Team: Riho Briker, Ants Kallaste (mentor), Vootele Aeg, Jaan Kari, Martin Kernumees.
Idea is to build a prototype of single main engine quadcopter that in the future can be upgraded to use an internal combustion engine as the main engine. Read more.

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2. Gatelion – gate with numberplate recognition

Team: Priit Kaup, Indrek Keskküla, Andres Keskküla, Andres Nael, Harri Aro.
The idea is to build gate or garage door opening system for home users, that allows access based on car’s number plate. Read more

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3. Android / iOS app controllable Guitar Effects Pedals

Team: Jüri Bogatkin, Karl Uibo, Juho Polukainen, Kevin Janson, Alvar Udras.
Guitarists are using effects pedals to make guitar sound more interesting. Our vision is to create series of guitar effects pedals which can be controllable with any phone or tablet. This simplifies the usability of guitar pedals and adds extra value of saving parameters therefore making presets available. … Continued

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4. Boomerang Drone

Team: Rauno Gordon, Christian Safkin, Mati Tomson, Guillaume Chereau, Reeno Reeder.
Idea is to build a boomerang-shaped small plane, that can be thrown as boomerang and that takes control over while in the air. … Continued

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5. Power Cost Tutor

Team: Maido Märss, Peeter Salu, Karl Kongas, Kaspar Pae, Martin Roht, Marek Joost.
Home owners, who have installed solar panels or wind turbine often do not realize, when their household consumes energy and when it is manufacturing electricity. Power Cost Tutor decides itself when it makes sense to start electrical appliances based on energy production statistics and energy price information downloaded from electricity stock market. … Continued

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6. Silent bitcoin miner / electrical radiator

Team: Joonas Jäme, Andres Lang, Henry Ginter, Lauri Kütt
Idea is to change bitcoin miner Antminer S7 with loud air-cooling to silent one by using modern 2-phase cooling system with mineral oil. … Continued

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7. USB Cable Controller

Team: Alfred Hiie, Indrek Mägi, Indrek Tamm, Martin Härm, Tambet Eelmere, Marko Ratas, Artturi Rämänen.
PCB that emulates USB cable plugging and unplugging. … Continued

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8. Portative timecode generator for multi-camera shooting

Team: Kalle Käesel, Tarmo Annus, Ergo Esken.
Shooting films with multiple cameras is spreading also amongst hobbyists. However, most of them need manual synchronization of camera pictures for movie editing. The idea is to create a simple time code generator based on mobile network. … Continued

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9. HeatSmartel

Team: Risto Valge, Lauri Kütt, Marko Valge, Kristjan Raamat, Kristiina Kaasik, Taavo Lukats.
We connect radiator regulator valves directly to the local wi-fi network and make it self-powered so it generates required power from radiator heat. Our product is self-powered, direct WiFi compatible, easy to install, portable and with different heating zones. … Continued

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10. Smart Access Service

Team: Reem Bayemi, Kristiina Kaasik, Risto Valge, Kristjan Raamat, Indrek Roasto, Taavo Lukats.
Property owners need to give the room key to the room renter. We are offering access service to property owners to open all kind of accesses – different gates and doors – remotely, automatically and smartly to the right person in right time. … Continued

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11. Electric vehicle battery reuse for building energy storage

Team: Taavi Lepikov, Viktor Reinok, Kristjan Peterson, Elmo Pettai
The batteries of thousands electric vehicles age with mileage. When it comes to intensive use of EV’s their battery capacity degrade in few years from 10 to 40 percent. On the market, there are already available replacement or damaged Li-ion batteries, what makes possible to reuse them in close zero-energy buildings and in cost effective energy storages of microgrids.

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12. UpYarn

Team: Aleksander Jalasto, Liisi Mõtshärg, Mikk Pürg, Raimo Virolainen, Anu Kõnnusaar, Siim Orasmäe
We will build a custom software solution for an e-commerce site (runs on PrestaShop platform) that sells yarn factory’s “waste” yarns. … Continued

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13. TerMo

Team: Kaarel Moppel, Kaupo Sarapik, Argo Peever, Heigo Mõlder, Marek Jarkovoi
Mobile device allows to measure surface water temperature on various bodies of water. It could be used e.g. measuring water temperature in beaches and sending measurements over wireless communication to central database . … Continued

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14. Avionica

Team: Jaan Janesmae, Alar Jõgi, Karmo Orgmets, Saleh Alsaleh, Filip Koltas, Martin Kontus.
Flying drone has it’s limitations, sometimes depending on the area the flight must be registered. Even if a UAV is flying and the pilot has all the permits, the UAV should also have a transponder. So detecting UAV owners in critical situations is not a supervisory nightmare. … Continued

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15. Using ultra-capacitors for covering energy peaks

Team: Urmas Mägi, Silver Annuk, Toomas Kalju, Martin Raadik, Indrek Roasto, Hardi Hõimoja.
Manufacturing processes use often machines with powerful electrical motors. Machines’ working cycles depend on manufacturing process, but they often create largest power consumption during start-up, while majority of time energy consumption is low. The idea is to use ultra-capacitors for energy need covering during startup and lower electricity bills. … Continued

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16. Switchcraft

Team: Taavi Kalvik, Kerli Ilves, Taavi Piibar, Marko Tammest, Dan Sakarias.
The idea is to build a low power switch which reports to the cloud when released. Can detect if something is taken or running out, … Continued

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17. Smart Venetian Blind

Team: Aleksander Bobõre, Toomas Kordamets, Erki Aring, Sander Saku, Ants Mõlder.
Venetian Blind is one of the most comfortable and affordable solutions to allow control the light, view and the privacy of the room. Smart Venetian Blind can adopt to light and temperature, can adopt to user’s needs, is easy to install to your existing blind, etc. … Continued

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18. TempID

Team: Rait Rand, Mihkel Tedremaa, Alvar Pällo, Alari Õis.
TempID is low cost, temporary sticker-style patient ID, body temperature monitoring and logging solution. For personal and hospitals usage. … Continued

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19.Autonomous floating platform for scientific research

Team: Martin Jaanus, Tanel Jalakas, Norman Vaga, Heigo Mõlder, Indrek Roasto, Peep Rada, Veiko Karu.
Autonomous floating platform would allow to conduct effectively several time and material consuming science researches on various bodies of water. Researches could include e.g. mapping the base with sonar, taking water samples, investigating currents or flora and fauna of the lake. … Continued

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20. Multiweave

Team: Kadi Pajupuu, Anna Jõgi, Johan Pajupuu, Oleg Kalinkin.
The idea is to build a yarn guider system that can be operated with 3D router. System should produce for result totally woollen (natural fibre) multilayered structure without added glues or melted plastic. … Continued

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21. Moday – a modular USB hub

Team: Yaroslav Molvenko, Andrus Martma, Yevhen Bondorenko, Oliver Liiv
Móday is a modular USB hub which allows you to create any combination of ports you need, and change it at any moment. … Continued

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22. Starlight Guitar System

Team: Ernst Valdmaa, Jõri Bogatkin, Juha Polukainen.
Guitarists are mostly using guitars made based on default designs. The plan is to inspire guitarists to transform their instruments more personal and unique. The idea is to place color changing lasers on top of guitar surface for making guitar playing more striking … Continued

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More pictures are avilable here!

TehnoHack was organized by MTÜ Skeemipesa and TUT Mektory center
TehnoHacki silver supporters were Skeleton Technologies, Fein-Elast Estonia and YEInternational.

Our partners were: Kredex, Startup Estonia, Interflux Eesti, Farnell Element14, Oomipood, Skype, Proekspert and Robotex. TehnoHack was financed by European Regional Development Fund, Council of Gambling Tax, Estonian Electronics Industries Association, Enterprise Department of Tallinn City.

3D printing service is provided by Shaperize..

We thank all mentors and people who made the event come true. Thank you!