About Hack&Roll 2017

  • Free

    This hackathon is free of charge! Just register (or you will not get food or swag) and come down!

  • Eligibility

    This hackathon is open to:

    Students in any educational institution in Singapore (including exchange students)

    Anyone awaiting entry into an educational institution in Singapore (NSF, PhD candidates)

    Non-students are welcome but will not be eligible for prizes

  • Project

    Build something new. You may reuse code for specific components, but recycling an entire project is not okay.

    Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical accomplishment, polish, and usefulness, in that order. Decisions made by the judges are final.

    Hardware projects are welcome!

  • Team

    A team must have between 1-4 members.

    A team can be assigned to you at your request.

    All teams need to stay for the duration of the event. We recommend bringing sleeping bags. Teams that leave will be disqualified.

    Clarification: Team members may leave as long as there's at least one member present throughout the competition. (i.e. the presence of the team is defined by the disjunction of that of each team member)


First Prize

  • $3000 in cash
  • UDI U818A Quadcopter with HD Camera

Second Prize

  • $2000 in cash
  • Bose SoundSport in-ear Headphones

Third Prize

  • $1000 in cash
  • Kindle Paperwhite

Special Prizes

People’s Choice Award

  • Seagate 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Kit

Coreteam's Best Roll

  • Logitech UE ROLL 2 Bluetooth Speaker
  • Mystery Prize

Most Awesomely Useless Hack

  • Xiaomi Band 2
  • VAKIND Programmable USB LED Fan
  • Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats

Most Socially Useful Hack

  • Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Activity Tracker
  • LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Most Annoying Hack

  • Syma X5C Quadcopter with HD Camera
  • Backwards Wall Clock

Best Hardware Hack

  • ODROID Starter Kit
  • Anker PowerCore 10000

Most Entertaining Hack

  • 3D Printer Pen
  • OrigAudio ROK3-W 3.0 Portable Vibration Speaker System

Most Beautiful Hack

  • FitBit Alta Fitness Tracker

Best Freshmen Hack

  • CODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX Clear
  • Google Chromecast 2
† A raffle may be conducted to distribute additional prizes.
‡ Students from primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges and polytechnics also qualify.


Day 1: January 21
12401330Participants’ briefing and Sponsor Talks
1330Start of the hackathon
19002000More Sponsored Talks
0000Midnight Surprise!
Day 2: January 22
1330Submission Closes
End of the hackathon
13401510Project fair and public voting on Devpost
15101530Public Voting and Judging Ends
15301550Closing Address and Prize Presentation
1550End of Hack&Roll 2017

Beginner Workshops

Hardware Workshops
13301500Microcontroller Workshop
15001630Microcontroller Workshop
16301730Soldering Workshop
Web Programming
15301730Introduction to JS and jQuery
Server-Side Programming
15301730Android Programming

All workshops held at Cinnamon College Learn Lobe.




Hack&Roll 2016 hosted more than 350 students and saw more than 60 projects. Check them out here. Prizes include 3D doodler pens, pebble time, and Razer Deathadders.


More than 160 students came together at Hack&Roll 2015 and hacked out more than 30 projects, all of which are available to browse here. There was an increased interest in hardware projects, which made up half of the list of winners. Prizes include Razer BlackWidows, NERF guns, as well as cash prizes for the top three winners.


About 120 students participated in Hack&Roll 2014 in the largest turnout yet. Their projects include a dengue monitoring web application, NFC-based capture the flag (CTF) game and a distributed file sharing web application. Find out more at this website. Prizes include Razer products, Pebble watches, SimplerCloud servlets and various electronic prizes.


Hack&Roll 2013 saw about 80 students building projects ranging from a WiFi-based room headcount system to a remote-controlled car driven by facial tracking. Prizes included a weeklong all-expense-paid trip to Silicon Valley, smartphones, and quadrocopters.