TAMUmake is a hardware hackathon hosted by IEEE-TAMU where you and your team create and design a project in 48 hours. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's event will be virtual. We will host the actual hackathon from March 5th - March 7th. We plan to host various workshops and hold hardware pickups the week before the event, so keep an eye out for that!

We are excited to meet you, so come test your creativity, get some freebies, and win some cool prizes as well!


Everyone and anyone can participate in this hackathon, as long as you are a college student in a college or university in the United States.


You will need to submit a 3-minute video describing and demoing your project. Please demo the project first, then run through the code/design and explain how your project works. Explain what the purpose of your project is, what issue it is supposed to solve, and why you decided to create this specific project! Feel free to elaborate with your explanations, but keep in mind that you will only have 3 minutes for the entire demo.

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$2,804 in prizes

Oculus Quest II

One Oculus Quest II will be given to each member of the team, up to four.

Bose QuietComfort 35 V2

One Bose QuietComfort 35 V2 will be given to each member of the team, up to four.

Nintendo Switch Lite

One Nintendo Switch Lite will be given to each member of the team, up to four.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Kristen MacCartney

Kristen MacCartney
IEEE Senior University Partnership Program Manager

Alesia Carroll
Program Manager at TI

Spencer Johnson
SEC Vice President

Swarnabha Roy

Swarnabha Roy
TAMU Computer Engineering TA

Souryendu Das

Souryendu Das
TAMU Computer Engineering TA

Gim Teoh

Gim Teoh
North Texas Industrial Engineering Manager at Texas Instruments

Andrew Gusev

Andrew Gusev
Application Engineer at Eaton

Aneesh Rai
Sales Manager at MariaDB,

Tim Crane

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    The best projects: The design is either an invention or a superbly unique innovation on a relatively new or developing idea. It could also provide an alternative approach to an old technology that greatly increases efficiency
  • Functionality
    Design works and is easy to use. It is clear what the end goal of the project is, and the project achieves that end goal.
  • Extensibility
    The project clearly establishes how to innovate upon it and has a clear design. There is a clear distinction between the software and hardware and a different engineer could further expand upon the idea.
  • Design
    This project goes above and beyond. It looks good, user interface is attractive and attracts use!
  • Environmental Rubric
    Project would help a specific area of the environment. It is clear how this would be implemented in real life and the team has a plan for how to implement it.
  • Accessibility Rubric
    Project would clearly help a problem that humans face. The team has a plan for the way in which it could be introduced and implemented into society. It goes above and beyond!
  • Security
    Team articulates clearly how it addresses the security concern and which area of security. They address how it could be implemented into daily life, and how it would be protected against potential targeting attacks.
  • Best Beginner Hack
    The design works well! The team presents well, and each member of the team shares during the presentation.

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