What is Wired Hacks?

This spring, IEEE at UCSB and the UCSB colony of Theta Tau will bring UCSB its first ever Hardware Hackathon. At Wired Hacks, we will provide our hackers with hardware and technology like soldering irons and 3D printers that will allow them to build beyond the constraints of their regular computers.

During Wired Hacks, our hackers will use their technical skills combined with our equipment and technology to create tangible products with code and hardware within a single weekend.




Who can attend?

We welcome anyone who’s interested in participating in our hackathon. However, we will be prioritizing students who attend the University of California, Santa Barbara because we lack the resources to provide transportation to those who don’t reside in the area.

I don’t know anything about hardware!!!

Don’t worry, there will be tutorials and help to teach you basic hardware.


How do I apply?

Just click the application tab above and fill out all your information. You’ll be informed about our invitation decisions a couple weeks before the hackathon.

What if I don’t have a team?

Well, of course, you can hack solo if you want to, but hacking with friends is much more fun, so we encourage you to find a team either before or during the competition.


How much does it cost?

Wired Hacks is completely free!!

What should I bring?

We recommend bringing a personal computer and charger.

How about travel costs?

Unfortunately, we are a very new hackathon, so we don’t have the budget to provide transportation to/from the hackathon. We hope all our members will be able to provide their own transportation. If you need information about parking locations, please contact us at wiredhacksucsb@gmail.com


What tools and Hardware will be provided for my team?


Where can I find the schedule?

We don’t have the entire schedule finalized at the moment, but the hackathon will happen approximately Saturday April 21st at 11 AM to Sunday April 22nd at 3 PM.

How can I check out parts during the hackathon?

We will have a table set up where you can check out hardware parts.

Have other questions? Contact us at wiredhacksucsb@gmail.com