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5 Awesomely Terrible Hacks From the World's Stupidest Hackathon

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Most hackathons are where brilliant minds come together to try and invent something amazing that can maybe change the world. This is not one of those hackathons. This is the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon.

Organized by Sam Lavigne and Amelia Winger-Bearskin, the dumb event went down in New York City this past weekend, generating a whole bunch of wonderful crap that is stunning in its uselessness and a joy to behold. You can check out the whole list at the hackathon's idiotic website but here are a few of our favorite dull-witted accomplishments:

Raw Meat Circuitry

Hamburger-based electronics by Brian Clifton and Kina Smith that I cannot wait to have in my next wearable device:

A Laser-Cut Excuse Generator

A handy device by by Kristina Budelis and Sharang Biswas that makes those refrigerator poetry magnets look completely uninspired.



Some smile-recognition by Caitlin Weaver software that will help you get used to the idea of advertising being crammed into every moment of your private life and even let you (theoretically) get in on the action!


E.T. Strapon

By Talya Stein, David Rios, and Andrew Cerrito. The official description speaks for itself:

A strapon that looks like E.T.'s finger - its tip lights up when it touches another strapon.

OK Glass, Vomit

A project by by Sam Lavigne designed to make Google Glass wearers vomit, presumably by showing them a disgusting video as opposed to the usual excess of self-loathing.

And that's just some of the dumb shit these idiots came up with. You can check out the rest of the crap over at the Stupid Hackathon's official page. Now that this is all said and done, the world is no better off than it was before. Maybe even worse! You're doing god's work, guys. I'm looking forward to the next one. [Stupid Hackathon via Hacker News]