Garage48 Hardware and Arts 2015: The Winners

After the success of last years event. Garage48 returned to Tartu bigger and better than before! Such was the enthusiasm for the event coaches brought participants from both Riga and Tallinn. In total 140 participants from 7 countries took part, forming 18 teams.

After the success of last years event. Garage48 returned to Tartu bigger and better than before! Such was the enthusiasm for the event coaches brought participants from both Riga and Tallinn. In total 140 participants from 7 countries took part, forming 18 teams.

Before today’s teams hit the stage to make their final presentations we were very honoured to welcome Taavi Roivas, the Estonian Prime Minister. Who made an encouraging speech to all participants. He stated that “previous Garage48 competitors have joined him on business delegations all around the world”. What better encouragement do you need!?

What makes Garage 48 Hardware and Arts special? Event mentors Rachel Rayns and Ben Nuttal from Raspberry Pi said “The mixture of people from multiple disciplines such as design and marketing help teams to complete their project in a different way to other hackathons. This provides an ambitious, professional environment that encourages teams to continue after the event.” That must be why 6 teams from last year are in business today.

After 48 hours of hard work, all the teams had just 3 minutes to present their ideas to the crowd. If the audience of more than 250 wasn’t nerveracking enough, knowing more than 2500 were watching online sure was.

Without further ado, here are the results:

WINNERS AND TEAMS

Overall Winner of Garage 48 Hardware and Arts 2015

HITAFLY

Hitafly is an electronic handgun coach. It’s a training device and mobile app that displays shooting errors in real-time. They say practice makes perfect. Using this device you could even hit a fly!! Additionally, Hitafly keeps a shooting diary, so you know how much you’ve practiced and when to service your handgun.

Team members: Meelis Mandre, Ago Savi, Kaspars Laizans, Alex Shoh, Hannes Haljaste, Alvis Kundzins, Endel Soolo, Venno Viinapuu, Margus Pärt, Vahur Afanasjev, Veli-Johan Veromann

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Prizes: An Incredible Ski Trip with the Estonian National Defense College + much much more

RUNNERS UP

DO YOU EVEN LIFT?

Lose count while doing reps at the gym? Forgot what weight you were lifting. DYEL is the solution. It is a small device that attaches to gym equipment that relays the number of reps and weight completed back to your mobile device.

Team members: Maksim Zubkov, Aare Puussaar, Toomas Välja, Brett Astrid Vomma, Taavi Taros, Tõnis Bramanis, Karl Tõnissoo, Sven Kautlenbach

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BEEHUNTER 

Never lose a bee swarm again!! Beehunter is a smart sensor bee trap with an alert system for beekeepers to help catch an escaping swarms. Life just got that bit sweeter.

Team members: Hannes Praks (Estonian Academy of Arts), Paul Vahur, Tarmo Annus, Pertti Pleer, Maggie, Maarika Susi, Andres Järvan

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