The second incarnation of SUTD’s annual hackathon, What The Hack 2018: Immersive Realities Edition, saw 22 teams of creators from a wide variety of backgrounds (tertiary students, professionals and even young hackers) compete to deliver the best experience in immersive reality to solve problems in education, smart cities, design, and technology, all in 24 hours.
The winning team, our SUTD Alumni, ARWand developed an AR application that enables multiple users to design and create content in real space. Other winners include SUTD Alumni, What The Space (Best Education Hack), a VR platform for delivering lessons in VR; Value$, our SUTD Freshmore Students (Best Smart Cities Hack) developed an AR application that helps users decide if a product they are looking at is within their budget using open data; and Circuit Defense (Best VR Hack), a tower defense game that incorporates knowledge of circuitry in order to build towers that fend off waves of zombies.
All entries can be found at sutdwth18.devpost.com/submissions.
Special thanks to SUTD What The Hack organisers, Joel Huang(President, Undergraduate Student Council, ISTD) and team for organising this hackathon as a means to allow participants to interpret, combine, explore various themes as and how they like, and their approach has shown to generate quite interesting ideas and hacks! This year, the theme revolves around virtual//reality, with solutions spanning across these two dimensions of their perception.