The 14 hard-working teams of Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga hackathon

The Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga hackathon is now happening at the RTU Design Factory building in Riga. 14 full teams are working on various projects ranging from a chess clock to a tool that can make you a charcoal drawing. All the ideas are equally intriguing, so check out the innovative physical prototypes that are currently in the works. 

Get ready to be amazed by what can be built in just 48 hours! See the overview of all the 14 projects of Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga hackathon:

1. ThunderBox - Make thunder simulation in box
Team members: 
Ervīns Gribuška - mechanical engineer, Erick Pastor - Design, Leonīds Sošinskis - Mobile developer, Jēkabs Krūziņš - Electric engineer, Giorgi Sharia - Mobile developer, Nathan Danzmann de Freitas - Mobile developer, Basanta Lamichhane -  Marketer

2. LimeLight An automated scenography model which can be used for stop motion animation and for fun.
Team members: Rahul Puniani - Designer/Marketer, Marianna Lapina - Project Leader/Artist, Edgars Grava - Engineer, Cem Turkmen - Engineer/Programmer

3. Fading World - An interactive tool that converts anything you say into a unique charcoal drawing.
Team members:  Toms Burāns - Designer, Vilja Nigu - Marketer, Aidas Janulis - Electronics Engineer, Rihards Skrubis - Mechanics Engineer, Konstantin Tretyakov - Developer, 
Antonina Vracinska - Developer

4. They Are Watching Us - An art installation consisting of stands with human heads on them. Every head has a different personality and voice. They can rotate and interact with you in a creepy way.
Team members:  Luka Tsulaia - Engineer, Felicita Gaga - Product Designer, Sherif elSherif - Electronics Engineer, Paula Megija Kārkliņa - Product Designer, Jaan Tohver - Software Developer, Kaspar Kalniss - Mechanical Engineer, Kristaps Rats - Software Engineer, Andrejs Rinkevičs - Software Engineer, Justin Zavadsky - Product Designer, Mariia Markovska - Marketer/Researcher, Roberts Darģis - Server Engineer

5. Brillo -  Affordable e-reading device for people with visual impairment, integrated with Braille alphabet.
Team members:  Vache Kakhoidze - Marketer Estonia, Nikoloz Kalandarishvili - Electronic Engineer, Andro Gvivradze - Web Developer, Kakha Kudava - Mechanics Engineer, Giorgi Goginashvili - Mechanics Engineer, Luka Chitisvhili - Web Developer

6. Pick-a-ball -  Autonomous tennis ball picker robot.
Team members:  Martins Eglitis - Server Programmer, Ansis Jansons - Marketing and Sales, Sandra Ruduka - Product Designer, Klavs Buss - UI/UX Designer, Glorija Baliniskite - Electronics Engineer, Girts Cinkus - Mechanics Engineer, Guntis Laurins - Electronics Engineer, Maris Becs - Electronics Engineer

7. MovieKnight -  Join us and watch your favourite movies and tv shows with your friends from around the globe.
Team members: Sarah Rosenthal - UI/UX Designer, Xuan Le Nguyen - Marketer and Researcher, Richard Roziņš - Marketer and Researcher, Ronalds Sovas - Developer, Paul Hostev - Developer

8. VibroSense -  To translate visual inputs into vibrational motions to gain extra sense.
Team members:  Danielius Visockas - Marketeer (Lead), Rapolas Norvaiša - Electronics Engineer, Artūras Jonkus - Electronics Engineer, Simonas Gildutis - App developer, Lukas Kairevičius - Server programmer

9. The Fidget Spinner Roulette -  Once you start spinning, you can never stop.
Team members:  Marija Luīze Meļķe - visionary, Lauma Muižarāja - product designer, Reinis Lodziņš - junior fidgetter, Arsenijs Picugins - magician, Dietrich Nexus - mechanical engineer, Vladimirs Kolovs - mechanical engineer, Dobrina Lazarev - electronics engineer

10. GAGA - Gaga is a personal assistant and a companion in one device. Smart, mobile and personal, you can ask it to manage your smart home, your schedule or your play time.
Team members: Helen Kokk - Team lead & UX designer, Kristaps Straumens - Software engineering, Andro Lominadze - Electronics Engineering, Giorgi Sheklashvili - Android Developer, Efren Bernardino - Mechanics Engineer, Diana Ivonne Munoz - Electronics Engineer, Khaled Elfakharany - Software developer, Jekaterina Kuznecova - Marketing & Sales, Renata Johanson - Product Designer, Kristine Laurits - Product Designer, Juris Klava - Mechanical Engineer & Product designer, Einars Deksnis - Electrical Engineer, Ahmed Ahmed - Electrical Engineer

11. Mully Care - Learning to Care: a friendly robot that gather information of your child about; gestures, vital signs and regular behaviour; Providing video and photo updates in order to predict and prevent moods or health patterns.
Team members: Farmon Akmalov - Project Manager, Tigran Ghukasyan - Designer, Sergio Contreras -  Marketer, Nagarjuna Kandarapu - Mechatronics Engineer, Bitchiko Kodua - Developer

12. Chessmaster 3000 - Chess clock platform, which replace regular/tradicional chess complect and helps develop your chess game.
Team members: Raitis Grandovskis - UI/UX designer, Jānis Vītols - electronic engineer, Gustavs Šķērstiņš - product designer


13. Grillmallow - Electric grill for marshmallows.
Team members: Karlis Gulbis - Mechanics engineer, Reinis Lūsis - Team lead, Toms Skujiņš - Marketing and Research, Mikus Upmalis - Hardware engineer

14. WilyCAR -  Device that detects presence of parking enforcement officers and automatically pays for parking (sms, webservice...).
Team members: Rūdolfs Bundulis - Server programmer, Sergejs Kosigins - Server programmer, Kārlis Auziņš - Marketing and Research, Reinis Lūsis - Team lead