What we have lined up for you:

  • Oculus CV1
  • Myo Gesture Bands
  • Estimote Beacons
  • Amazon Echo
  • LittleBits
  • 3D Printers
  • Leap Motion Sensors
  • Theta 360 degree cameras

Why HackLabs

 

Ten years ago our interaction with the internet was primarily through PCs and Laptops. Today 20% of American adults already own a wearable device; IOT devices are expected to surpass mobiles in 2021 and thanks to Palmer Luckey, VR is also set to blur the boundaries of reality. There is immense opportunity for makers, designers and developers alike, to apply what we already know about mobile, web and AI to radically new frameworks, bringing in efficiencies and consumer behavioural changes. Be it using VR to experience a different era, using wearables to diagnose patients or leveraging IOT to reduce wastage in a food-factory — the possibilities are endless, the limits only set by what we can imagine.

In our attempt to catalyse a chain reaction in this direction, we are super excited to debut Sequoia::Hack’s Labs at the fourth edition of the hackathon this year.

How did we identify these gadgets for you? These are futuristic, either not available commercially or hard to get in India, have open APIs and an active developer community and are leading the charge in their respective niche.

HackLabs Gadgets

Oculus CV1

The super comfortable and light consumer version with integrated headphones and tracking sensor. Can you help me design buildings in VR? Jump over some data-charts that I can’t exactly comprehend in excel?

Myo Gesture Bands

The future of wearable tech. Just two months ago, VR + Myo was used to train amputees to use new prosthetic limbs. In what other ways can we use this new human-computer interaction technology to make processes easier for us?

Amazon Echo

Your know-it-all personal assistant. How can we build more integrations and intelligence around us to make our lives even easier? Alexa, please refill all my mobile wallets? Wake me up when I get a sales-lead?

LittleBits

Light and temperature sensors, buzzers, inverters, LEDs and more itsy-bitsy little bits.

Leap Motion Sensors

A team built a gesture control VR inbox at the LeapMotion Hackathon this year. What ideas can you think of?

Theta 360-degree Cameras

With our Facebook feeds now hijacked by 360 degree photos and videos, we had to bring this. The Theta lets you build apps that utilize the camera, or integrate features into the existing apps. Expand your mind and your phone camera’s untapped potential!

Estimote Beacons

Location based notifications (from lovely pastel colored rocks!) to give you some real world context as you go about your day.

3D Printers

To help you cast the building blocks of your creation!

FAQs

How do I get to use the HackLabs gadgets?

If you are a selected participant, in order to apply, please fill out this form.

Gadgets will get allotted on first come first serve basis and will be allotted for 2 hours to a team.

At the Hackathon, 1 participant from a team will need to submit their government issued ID (PAN Card/Driver’s License/Passport) to the HackLabs desk in order to take the gadget for a maximum of two hours before it goes to the next team. Please don’t forget to bring these!

Should I bring my own gadgets/simulator?

Since you won’t get unlimited access to the devices, we recommend bringing your own device (if you can) or using a simulator for your project.