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The BeMyApp Factory Hackathon


Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM (PDT)

The BeMyApp Factory Hackathon

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Idea Generator
Your head is full of “what if” ideas for new connected objects, and you’re ready to form a team and turn them into the real deal. Pitch your idea on Friday.
Ended Free  
Hardware Hacker
You are ready for a weekend of hardware hacking to create a rad connected object. Vote on the ideas you like Friday night, join a team and then build away!
Ended Free  
You have an eye for product aesthetics and bringing the sexy, and you want to channel that into your team’s connected object. Select the best ideas and join a team!
Ended Free  
Super Power
You have skills in marketing, presenting, networking, and you want to bring your team to a win. Your team needs your superpowers!
Ended Free  
Software Master
You write software for iOS, Android, firmware, embedded programming? Grab a ticket, and come code!
Ended Free  

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Why Come?

You want to win everything you need to roll out a quality crowdfunding campaign for a connected device!

Come to the BeMyApp Factory Hackathon, build a connected object, and win access to the BeMyApp Factory - an Incubator program giving you product design support, a professionally shot product video, media coverage, tickets to O'Reilly Solid Conference and access to the BeMyApp Partners’ network!


Come to the BeMyApp Factory Hack March 28-30 in SF and build a connected object with your team. We will provide some components and tools, but BYOH too.

The components for the 15 teams that we will provide are:

  • Breadboard
  • Jumper wires
  • Momentrary Push Button Switch
  • LED Mixed Bag
  • Tilt Sensor
  • N-Channel
  • Thin Speaker
  • Schottky Diode
  • Motor
  • Arduino Mini
  • Arduino ProtoShield Kit
  • Thermistor
  • Resistor 10K Ohm 1/6th Watt
  • VDC 1000mA regulated switching power adapter
We will also have other sensors and beacons available for those that need them. Anyone who wants to use an Imp and April board for their project will be able to. 

The tools we will have are:
  • Oscilloscope
  • Voltmeters
  • Soldering Stations
  • Assorted handtools including: tweezers, pliers, wire cutters)
  • Logic Analyzer
  • Wire Strippers
  • Dremel

Fictiv will provide a credit to each of the 15 teams to print a 3D part approx. 8"x8"x6". FDM printers using PLA or ABS material. Orders placed Friday evening could arrive sometime on Saturday depending on the size of object and the time needed to print it. Orders placed on Saturday could arrive on Sunday. 


The winning team will receive full access to the BeMyApp Factory! We are partnering with some great companies: TechShop, Electric Imp, SparkFun,Sandbox Suites, MEMA Engineering, 219 Design, Onyx Beacon, Estimote, Indiegogo, O'Reilly Media, Whistle and MbientLab! 

The BeMyApp Factory

  • PRODUCT DESIGN support
  • PROJECT Management
  • Tickets to O'Reilly Solid Conference
  • Professionally shot PRODUCT video
  • MEDIA coverage
  • Access to BEMYAPP PARTNERS' network


  • Now: Register for the hackathon!
  • March 28-30: Come to the BeMyApp Factory Hackathon. Build a connected object with your team over the weekend. If your team wins, you get a chance to start developing your product right away in the BeMyApp Factory.
  • March 31-June 1: Work with the BeMyApp Factory and our partners. You will get help from a product design team, BeMyApp, and other partners in order to develop your product, strengthen your story and launch a great campaign! Don’t worry, your team will hold complete ownership of your product!
  • June 1: Launch your crowdfunding campaign

The Action Plan

Idea generators pitch Friday night, the audience votes on the best ideas, teams form and the competition begins!

Design, code and build whatever device you want; basically, get here, and build cool stuff. This is your chance to play around and make things without constraints. Think outside the box!


Have questions about The BeMyApp Factory Hackathon? Contact BeMyApp

When & Where

Sandbox Suites
404 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Putting Devs first. We host community hacks, DevLabs, live coding events and all sorts of developer goodness! BeMyApp launched in 2010 with our signature hackathon - BeMyApp Weekend - and we have expanded our community to 10 countries worldwide with offices in San Francisco, Paris, London and Berlin. Want to organize BeMyApp Weekend hack in your city? Get in touch! If your company is interested in working with us, feel free to reach out to vera at bemyapp dot com.

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