The WINNER of Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017 CBMS Monitors Vehicle Battery State

The Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017 was a blast! We had 175 participants, 36 pitched ideas and 21 working teams at the hackathon! This was already our 4th Garage48 Hardware & Arts event co-organised with the University of Tartu and Estonian Academy of Arts. The Hardware & Arts hackathon is truly like a second family thanks to the many participants and our many long-term partners of the event.  


We had the pleasure of having Estonian National Defence College join the event already for the 3
rd time. Numerous military experts took part in the hackathon, which resulted in 3 military-themed prototypes and a couple of ideas pitched on Friday in order to build more innovative products that they could use. The Chief of the Centre for Applied Studies/Estonian National Defence College Sten Allik is a proud supporter of the event. “With every year the Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathons get better and better. We can say that all the other prototypes that have been made in the last years, have been finalised by us,” said Allik regarding the many defence products.

The other long-term supporter our hackathon has been Mass Portal, who since our very first event has brought their 3D printers from Latvia. The Mass Portal mentors were hard at work the whole week-end, hardly getting out of their room. An amazing 15 out of the 21 teams used their printing services. Though the best execution of their 3D print was the team was SensoDOOR, who got a special Mass Portal Award!

A special place in our hart belong to the “Crazy Latvians”. The hacker group from Latvia managed to bring home the 3rd consecutive Best Technology prize, this time for the captivating Re-Loop prototype! The hackers have earned their name out of respect – try making the whole audience laugh and still delivering the best technology solution! The Re-Loop prototype is a kinetic audio-visual installation that proved how cool arts projects can be!

The whole week-end was reported in the Postimees online website to gave the Estonian readers at home a real 24/7 experience of the event. The reports by Vahur Afanasjev and Mare Sabolotny gave insights to what really goes on at the hackathon – the wins, the struggles, the work and the outcome! Postimees, which first was released in 1857, is very hip – it also live-streamed the final event in their online channel, giving thousands of people at home the enjoyment of watching the working physical prototypes being showcased in the comfort of their home.
Naturally, we had also an English live feed managed by the SPARK Community Manager Kadri Kõivik. The cleverest marketing people of the teams used this opportunity to also market their prototypes to the readers.

We really need to thank all the mentors that took their time mentor all the teams! Hardi Volmer (Film director), Indrek Rebane (Hedgehog), Jaanus Kalde (Crystalspace), Krists Avots  (Lattelecom), Leo Selavo (University of Latvia), Marko Peterson (Mobi Solutions), Mihkel Mäll (MI/KL Industrial Design Studio), Mihkel-Emil Mikk (MI/KL Industrial Design Studio), Märt Jõesaar (Elisa), Märten Peterson (Estonian Academy of Arts, 3DLab), Nithikul Nimkulrat (Estonian Academy of Arts), Pirjo Jha (Glimstedt), Priit Salumaa (Mooncascade, Garage48), Renee Puusepp (Estonian Academy of Arts, 3DLab), Sten Allik (Estonian National Defence College), Sven Kirsimäe (Pipedrive) and Weronika Rochacka Gagliardi (Design Provision). You are amazing! Even more amazing are the mentors at the University of Tartu Digilab: Artur AbelsLauri MihkelsRenno Rehtla and Teet Tilk! You rock!

Special thanks to also our own amazing team. The real force behind this big hackathon is Anu Piirisild, who has a real girl power and the ability to move mountains! Thank you to Alvo Aabloo, Priit Salumaa, Indrek Rebane, Triin Liiv, Mariana Raudsepp, Kadri Kõivik and Kai Isand for making it all happen! Huge applause to our volunteers - Aija AuziņaJoel KotsjubaKristi VabamäeEle Merike Pärtel and our photographer Saara-Nette Tõugjas.
And the biggest thanks to our jury members, who seriously had the difficult task of choosing the winners on Sunday. The jury members were Veljo Raide (Estonian National Defence College), Priit Salumaa (Garage48, Mooncascade), Indrek Rebane (Hedgehog), Toomas Tammis (Estonian Academy of Arts), Prof. Alvo Aabloo (Tartu University) and Hardi Volmer (Film Director).

But now let's go to the most exciting part - the winners of Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017 hackathon!

Overall WINNER
CBMS (Centralized Battery Monitoring System)

Prize: City of Tartu present + Latitude59 tickets to the whole team +  2 3D Chocolates by Estonian Academy of Arts
CBMS monitors vehicle battery state and issues warning if battery should recharged. 
Team members: Villu Teearu - Experienced Software Engineer, Andre Tampõld - Experienced Software Engineer, Renno Raudmäe - Mechanical Engineer, Erko Sepri - Marketer/Business Superstar, Urmast Joost - Mechanics Engineer, Raido Kalbre - Mobile or Web Apps Developer, Hegert Horn - Marketer/Business Superstar, Andreas Ragen Ayal - Electronics Engineer, Pāvels Reško - Server programmer, Artjoms Petrovs - Mobile or Web Apps Developer


Runner-up
False radar
Prize: City of Tartu present + 3 Latitude59 tickets + 2 3D Chocolates by Estonian Academy of Arts 
Imitation of the actual radar: false battlefield radar with the purpose to minimise own forces and equipment losses.

Team members: Rauno Viitmann - military field expert, Mattias Petters - electronics engineer, Egon Tangsoo - military field expert, Kaljo Valk - electronics engineer, Oliver Toomela - military field expert, Robert Rajaste - military field expert, Vahur Singa - product design, Liisbet Ross - product design, Liisi Kippak - product design 


Best technology
re-loop
Prize: University of Tartu electronics goodies
A kinetic audiovisual installation. Phygital circular sequncer that generates compelling audio and visuals.
Team members: 
Toms Burāns - designer, front-end, Andrejs Puķītis - Mechanics enginee, JDat Deface - electric engineer, Reinis Lodziņš - designer, front-end, Terēze Talita Rozenblate - designer/ front-end, Romāns Jarmuševičs - electric engineer


Best Design 
aFLOAT
Prize: ERKI Fashion Show tickets by Estonian Academy of Arts + 3 3D Chocolates by Estonian Academy of Arts
A smart fishing float which notifies via bluetooth the fisher when a fish is on the hook.
Team members: Ričardas Bielskis - Marketer, Mykolas Bistrickas - Mechanic, Modestas Jonikas - Engineer, Jaan Tohver - App developer, Karolina Vaikšnytė - Product designer, Ričardas Leščinskas - Electronics engineer, Tomas Jaskauskas - Machanics Engineer, Simonas Gildutis - App Developer


Best Marketing
Streamo
Prize: 
Estonian National Defence College Goodie Bag
You are craving for attention? Share your life with Streamo wearable life-streaming camera.
Team members: Ailar Väärtmaa - marketing, Mihkel Külaots - marketing, Mathias Luik - business, Anette Sepp - product design, Madis Lehtmets - UX/UI designer, Roberts Dargis - software developer, Arturs Znotins - software developer, Arsenijs Picugins - electronic engineer


Favourite of the Audience
OwlBowl
Prize:
Desk in sTARTUp HUB
OwlBowl never gets empty. It's a bowl that refills with fresh fruits automatically and helps you to be healthy.
Team members: Maiko Arras - team lead, Kaili Mänd - marketer, Lauri Kirikal - electronics and embedded software engineer, Priit Kaup - electronics engineer, Kristaps Grinbergs - mobile developer, Rudolf-Gustav Hanni - marketer, Angelo Maiuri - marketer, Lauri Välja - web developer, Ranno Päi - graphics designer, Reno - mechanics engineer


Lift99 Special Prize
SpiderWeave

Prize:
2 co-working desks for 2 months
3D printer that uses yarn, is capable of weaving complicated cell-structures that have esthetical and functional qualities. Our 3D printer can moveN on a track built by the user.
Team members: Kadi Pajupuu - Product Designer, Liisu Miller - Mechanics Engineer, Anna Jõgi - Electronics Engineer / Programmer, Taavo Lukats - Mechanics Engineer, Urmas Mägi - Marketer / Engineer


Mass Portal Special Prize
SensoDOOR
Prize:
 special 3D statue
Stop door from closing if there are (chidren's) fingers in the way.
Team members: Oleg Kalinkin - Team Lead, Product Designer, Riho Tiivel - Product Designer, Rain Randsberg - Mechanics Engineer, Aivars Vaivods - Electronics Engineer, Rain Lepikmäe - Marketing, Laur Joost - Electronics Engineer


SPARK Makerlab Special Prize
SpiderWeave + Flighting
Prize:
One month of consultation and making


Best Software Special Prize
Mapy.me
Prize: 
Hiking trip with Hedgehog 
Creative mapping
Team members: Reigo Kimmel - idea/marketing, Raul Valge - team leader / software engineer, Artur Luik - service developer, Tarmo Annus - server dev, Mark Laane - developer, Karl Lääts - front-end / web dev, Annija Grosa - graphic designer, Marija Grinjuk - graphic designer, Martynas Micrevicius - backend dev, Keiti Lige - product designer, Kristin Ehala - product designer / business analyst, Villiam Miklos Andersen - product designer, Salman Lashkarara - web dev


All the other KICK-ASS teams of Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017:

Deep Shit 2017
Inspired by Isaac Asimon’s novella “The Last Question” and Douglas Adams’s “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, we have decided to build a computer that can answer any question it is asked in a way seemingly most suitable for the perception of today’s modern society.
Team members: Marija Luīze Meļķe - artist, visionary, Luīze Nežberte - ui/ux designer, front end, Lauma Muižarāja - ui/ux designer, Helēna Ozola - ui/ux designer, Mindaugas Dudėnas - ui/ux designer


No Drone Zone
Create a "smart sight" that mounts on a rifle and calculates the correct aiming point for your moving target.
Team members: Martin Joesaar - military field expert, Rivo Zirk - military field expert, Nataliia Kinash - math expert, Ilya Kuzovkin - math expert, Vitalii Lakusta - software engineer, Christian Safka - software engineer, Magnus Otsa - mechanical engineer

tLOGG
A wristband to logg time and do more what matters
Team members: Rene Rannamägi - Marketer, Wajid Khilji - App developer, Laura Pint - Product designer, Konstantin Bilozor - Electronics + Software developer, Ilnur Hairullin - UX Designer, Tobi - Electronics


Posture Tracker
Our Idea is to design a device that would help users to sit in a correct posture.
Team members: Egle Juodziukynaite - product designer, Deniss Zinkevics - mechanics engineer, Anton Tserepanov - mechanics engineer, Tiina Kuura - app developer, Paulius Juska - programmer, Kristina Dulskyte - medical specialist, Andreas Vija - programmer, Renat Kozodayev -marketing and mechanics, Madis Kaspar Nigol - electronics engineer

Flighting
Device what is integrated into a table and floats a dreamy lamp above it
Team members: Timmu Tollimägi - role-leader/mechanic, Karl Paide - role-mechatronic/programmer, Tiit Rätsep - role-electrician, Nagarjuna Kandarapu - role- product designer, Anne Jääger - role- product designer, Triin Vallner - role- product designer

Tseres
We are building a multispectral camera to help farmers grow their crops more efficiently.
Team members: Iaroslav Iakubivsky - mechanical engineer, Mart Vainu - marketer, Aleksander Parelo - electronics engineer, Taras Burko - software engineer, Joosep Kivastik - electronics engineer, Triin Teppo - marketer, Chris Thompson - software engineer, Andri Ots - mechanical engineer, Kadri Bussov - marketer

WeedBox
Automated in house growing system with hydroponics to grow vegetables, medical herbs and other plants easier, faster and without having gardening experience.
Team members: Adomas Sabockis - Web and Mobile Developer, Andrius Ušinskas - electronics engineer, Džiugas Laurušonis - electronics engineer, Karolis Mažukna - System programmer, Rokas Milaševičius - Web and Mobile Developer, Sender Kutt - mechanical engineer, Simonas Sankauskas - Electronics & Server stuff, Skomantas Čepulis - Marketing

 Peat
Immersion circulator for masses, so that everyone could make restaurant quality meals at home.
Team members: Danielius Visockas - Lead, Gražina Bočkutė - Designer, Danilas Ščepanov - Designer, Lukas Avėnas - Designer, Danius Kalvaitis - Electronics, Nerijus Misius - Mechatronics, Ann Kristiin Entson - Designer, Marius Pareščius - Dude

MultiBowl
MultiBowl is a smart bowl device to feed pets (mainly cats & dogs). It has variety of benefits for pet owners. 1) Helps to keep track on pet's health. 2) Helps to separate pets during mealtimes 3) Helps to protect from overfeeding 4) It could fill the bowl automatically (good for cat owners) 5) It reads pet's personal data from minichip
Team members: I-Chih Lu - UI/UX design, Reelika Reinsalu - Product Designer, Erika Lille - UI/UX design, Thomas Lepik - Devloper. Riho Raassild - system engineer, Adham -  Mechanics Engineer, Lauris - UI/UX design, Silver Mae - marketer, Dobrinya - Elektronics, Dietrich Nexus - Engineer, Susanne Org - Marketer

GasPal
GasPal is a product that will warn your employees in case they have left the gas cylinder valve open. This is achieved by using visual and sound alarm. The more advanced solution offers an option to send warning signal to the phone in cases when user leaves the perimeter of the workstation. This device can be easily attached to the gas cylinder valve. It consists of 2 parts - the compass that is attached to the top of the handwheel and a magnet, attached to the valve body. Micro controller is receiving the feedback from the compass about the valve position. When it is closed it sends sound confirmation signal and shows the green indication light, if it is not - it displays a red warning light and gives a sound signal!
Team members: Kristjan Järvan - Business Development, Mihkel Ilp - Engineer, Ieva Upeniece Marketing, Rihards S. - Integral TBA, Ilja Ostrovskis - Mechanical Engineer, Edgars Grava - Electronics Engineer, Edgars Lielāmurs - Electronics Engineer, Linards Jukmanis - Electronics Engineer

SID
A silent field. communications system for short-range, inter-squad communications.
Team members: Heikki Saul - electronics engineer, Umesh .A Bhat - software engineer, Priit Põldmaa - electronics engineer, Mati Parts - marketer, Anri Šaduro - marketer, Martin Ernits - mechanics engineer, Kristjan Pihus - server developer, Hannu Kikkas - other, JP - marketer

Memolert
A device that notifies you if you forgot something you usually carry along.
Team members: Kaarel Adamson - team leader, Roland Arnoldt - tech and design, Janne-Eliise Kond - design, Anna-Grete Konsap - design, Delija Thakur- design, Marie-Elise Chhabra - design, Raido Ossip - marketing, Miros Rolko - tech, Sirle Orav-Hinno - marketing


And our BIG THANK YOU goes to our SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS: