ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ABIDE BY THE MLH CODE OF CONDUCT:
For judging purposes (1st/2nd/3rd only):
All criteria are weighted equally as excellence of hardware design comes from integration of all the following:
Is the Idea well thought-out? Is the idea understandable? Is the idea unique?
Hardware Technical Complexity
Does the design incorporate more than basic passive components (LEDs, Resistors, etc)? Are complex components incorporated with purpose?
Do the used components fulfill the requirements of the project? Does the team know why and how the components fit together?
Does the project address a real-world problem or need? Is the project feasible to implement with regards to cost and manufacturing?
Does the demo function as intended? Is it repeatable? Are there any major bugs?
Does the team know what they are showcasing? Does the team appear to have a deep technical understanding of the project? Did the team showcase their struggles and what they have learned along the way?
For judging purposes (Sponsor Prizes):
Each sponsor organization providing the prizes has full jurisdiction in nominating their winners. The criteria used in the decision process is therefore up to said organization's discretion.