top of page


April 13th - 14th

Are you ready to show off your hardware  skills and creativity? Join us for MAKE NJIT, the ultimate hardware hackathon hosted by IEEE at NJIT on April 13th & 14th!


Get ready to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of hardware hacking at the MAKE NJIT Hackathon hosted annually by IEEE at NJIT! This event is the perfect opportunity for participants to let their imagination run wild and design amazing hardware projects that promote Environmental Monitoring and Smart City Infrastructure.

We challenge you to put your skills to the test and come up with innovative projects using the provided resources. Whether you're a seasoned hacker or a curious newcomer, MAKE NJIT is the perfect platform to showcase your talent and passion for hardware hacking.

So join us on April 13th & 14th for an unforgettable weekend of hacking, learning, and building.

What is a Hardware Hackathon?

A Hardware Hackathon is a large event where students and tech enthusiasts get together to create cool projects using hardware, like building robots or smart devices for your home. It's a great way to learn new skills, make friends, and let your creativity run wild.

Why Participate?




Hardware hackathons are excellent opportunities to meet and network with other tech enthusiasts, industry professionals, and potential employers. Participants can form connections that can lead to new job opportunities, partnerships, or even start their own companies.



Participating in a hardware hackathon allows individuals to gain hands-on experience in creating and developing new hardware & software solutions. Participants get to work with real hardware, learn new skills, and collaborate with like-minded individuals in a fast-paced and exciting environment.



Many hardware hackathons offer prizes for winning teams, which can include cash, hardware components, or even opportunities to bring their products to market. These prizes can serve as an incentive for participants to work harder and produce better results, ultimately leading to a more successful event.

What to expect

Electronic Components

We will provide you with an Arduino Kit, a sensor kit,, and other electronics components

All you have to bring is a laptop

You are also allowed to bring additional electronics components if you wish


This Hackathon will be a TWO location event with the main building and hacking taking place in NJIT's Makerspace.

The second location will be NJIT's GITC Building which will be used recruitment fair, speaker talks, games and food.

Building Materials

We will provide you with building materials such as wood, MDF, acrylic, filament for 3D printing and much more!

Participants are not allowed to bring outside building material due to safety and tool incompatibility.

Makerspace Training

Makerspace staff will provide a brief training seminar before the hackathon begins. This is MANDATORY for all participants in order to gain access to the Makerspace in order to compete in the hackathon.


Participants will have access to the following tools Soldering Irons, Oscilloscopes, Multi meters, Power Supplies, Function generators, Hand Tools such as drills, screw drivers etc, Laser Cutters, and 3D printers

A training presentation will be provided by the Makerspace staff and experts will be on site to help you use these resources


Check-in will begin promptly at 8am April 13th at the second floor of the campus center.

Check in will END at 9:30 am April 13th


To register, simply fill out the form provided. Once you submit your responses, you will receive an email with further instructions to join our official Discord server. Here and by email, you will find out more about the competition rubric, constraints, and theme. 

We can't wait to see all the amazing projects that come out of the event. Good luck and have fun!


The NJIT Makerspace


in state-of-the-art equipment


square feet –

the largest educational facility of it's kind in New Jersey


Registered users, including students, faculty, staff and community members.

TOP 200

Internationally in Make: magazine and Newsweek's Top 200 Best Maker Schools 2022


The Makerspace at NJIT Wins $125,000 in a U.S. Small Business Administration Competition

The NJIT Makerspace is a rapid prototyping and collaboration facility where engineers, architects, designers, and scientists can create and test ideas, put theory into practice, and turn ideas into reality.

Rubric and Constraints

This rubric will be provided to participants to provide a concise understanding of the judging criteria. This will guide participants to ensure their projects are within the scope of the event

We Take Pride in Our Sponsers

bottom of page