FirstBuild Mega Hackathon

FirstBuild Mega Hackathon

Matt Hart (center) of Erie Pa., works with his team on Friday April 10. The team is working on a self-cooking pasta machine. Over 300 makers, engineers, designers and techies participated in a free 24-hour Hackathon at GE Appliances’ FirstBuild microfactory in Louisville, Ky on April 10 through April 11. A total of $60,000 in cash prizes and hardware were available to winners. FirstBuild is a physical and online microfactory that uses small batch production to manufacture new appliances at a much faster speed and with less risk. FirstBuild leverages the maker movement, a largely growing co-creation ideology that allows ideas for new appliances to come from anyone, anywhere, anytime.

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