Spent Monday-Thursday this week (March 12-15) at the Creating Reality Hackathon. My first hackathon in fact. Met lots of cool folks, got some free swag, got lots of ideas for future projects, and unexpectedly walked away with a prize!
As my first hackathon, I came in with an open mind ready to help bring somebody else’s idea to fruition, after mulling over a few projects and roaming the different category areas, jumped on to create the PaintMate team.
Inspired by the copius amounts of paint wasted in industry and home use (estimated up to 1/6 of all paint produced), we hoped to harness the power of the Hololens AR Headset to help humans quickly and accurately scan and estimate the amount of paint needed on a project.
Will add in a bit more about my lessons during the experienced. Of which there were many, which I hope to bring to my personal proejcts and the next hackathon.