Sentienta Ferula wins Best in Show award at The ‘Hydrogen Hack Grand Final 2017’ at Ravensbourne College, Greenwich, London
About the Hydrogen Hack
The Hydrogen Hack is an annual event that introduces young people aged 12-18 to hydrogen fuel cell technology by challenging them to build a useful device using a hydrogen fuel cell and programming.
The first event was run in the Summer of 2017 with over 100 participants in ten centres around the UK, building projects over a week and showcasing them to industry experts at a final event held at Ravensbourne College in London.
The winning entrant was a haptic stick for blind people that used the hydrogen fuel cell to power an Arduino and a Microbit to sense obstacles, alerting the user through vibration and sound.
For 2018 a mini-hack was part of the Ecubes Arcola Zero Emission Mobility and Education Programme for the Asian Games.
Best Electrical Engineering – Duck the David (BOC Centre)
Best Programming – Noise Cancelling (Anglo American Centre)
Judge’s Wild Card – Super Steve (Sheffield/ITM Centre)
Best Proof of Concept – Filter Fire (Arcola Centre)
Most Fun – Tomato Juice (Monmouth Centre)
Best Use of Hydrogen – Breath (Monmouth Centre)
Special mentions to Night Pillow and LZJZ (Techniquest and Bolton Centres)
- Partnerships – Hydrogen Hacks are delivered through a partnership of education institutions, maker spaces, industry and local government.
- Staffing – Venues are expected to provide their own staff however we can assist with this and seek funding to provide daily wages.
- Locations – Previously these have included science centres, partner/sponsor offices and Universities, however we are seeking hack-spaces and maker-spaces for future hacks.
- Funding – We seek operational funding through corporate sponsorship and donations of equipment, project budgets and personal expertise from industry suppliers and educational institutions.
- Final – Each hack ends with a high-profile Grand-Final where participants showcase there inventions to a panel of industry experts and sponsor representatives.
The Hydrogen Hack was designed to be run internationally, changing country every year, with 2017’s UK-based event kicking off the programme and 2018’s Hydrogen Hack moving to Indonesia. Keep an eye out for where we will be in each year!
If you are interested in hosting a hack or would like more information please contact us