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Shield-X Challenge


  • CORE Innovation Hub 191 St George's Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Shield-X is Unearthed’s first online hardware hackathon.  You can participate from anywhere in the world, but for those in Perth, there are a number of opportunities to engage.

Shield-X Launch Friday 28 April at 5pm at CORE

Co-working space There are limited co-working spaces at CORE available to participants over the week. 

Prototyping space If you are in Perth, book into SOLDER @ CORE. The space will be manned full time by our mechatronics expert Carl, to show you how to use the tools. Book here: https://solder.youcanbook.me/

Closing Event Friday 5 May at 5pm at CORE

The goal of this challenge is to design a personal safety device for use by people working near potentially dangerous autonomous equipment at a mine site. The device provides an emergency stop, allowing a user to stop nearby equipment if they feel unsafe – for example if a collision is imminent. The device must be able to communicate with any brand of equipment.

With awesome cash and technology development prizes. 

Earlier Event: April 28
Shield-X Launch
Later Event: April 29
NASA SpaceApp Hackathon Perth