The last Terrible Hackathon was held November 15th, 2014, NYC.


Terrible Instruments, Teledildonics, Wearables, "That Shouldn't Go In There", Hyperlocal, The Internet of Stupid Things, Cryptocurrency Schemes & Ploys, Video Art, Crowdsourcing, Edible Electronics, Nanotech, Biggest Data, Disruptive Sustainability, 3d printed drugs MOOOOOOOOCs Really loud things What to expect when you are expecting a new iPhone Making birth control by hand Student debt ride share Creating public problems with technology Ayn Rand Edible electronics Virtual Reality (For Babies), Potpourri (invent your own)



Holdr by Sam Tarakajian is an iPhone app that tells you if you are currently holding your phone.

iPad On A Face

iPad On A Face by Cheryl Wu is a telepresence robot, except it's a human with an iPad on his or her face.


Kim Kardashian On A Newton

Perhaps a sister project to iPad On A Face, Kim Kardashian On A Newton is photo of Kim Kardashian on an Apple Newton. Apologies for the lack of credits on this one - I can't remember who made it.


Rearview Mirror

Rearview Mirror by Matt Romein and Sam Sadtler is a virtual reality application that shows you what's behind you.

Golden Bitcoin Pasties

3D printed Bitcoin pasties, by Xuedi Chen and Pedro Galvao.

The Emoji Subtitle Creator

The Emoji Subtitle Creator by Ross Goodwin and Seth Kranzler automatically translates normal subtitles into ascii symbols.

How to say Mitt Romney in different languages

How to say Mitt Romney in different languages by Owen Weeks is an interactive tool that teaches the user to say the word "Mitt Romney" in a variety of languages.


Tweet Your Food

Tweet Your Food by Denny George and Matthew Kaney is an important innovation in the sphere of the "quantified self". It's a device that tweets every time you eat a bite of food.


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Stupid Font

Stupid Font, by Stupid Hackathon veteran Laura Juo-Hsin Chen is a hand tracing of TEFF Lexicon, the most expensive font in the world.



Profanity65 by Nick Doiron adds profanity to encrypted PGP messages.

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Drone Delivery with Drone Doulas

Drone Delivery with Drone Doulas by Amelia Winger-Bearksin. The future of babies.

Focus Tools

Focus Tools by Brian Clifton is a Chrome extension that replaces all YouTube videos with this gif:

Egg Timer

Egg Timer by Pam Liou is an hourglass that counts down to menopause.


Intellectual Babes Calendar

Intellectual Babes Calendar by Caitlin Weaver is a calendar of re-touched male intellectuals coming soon for the holiday calendar gifting season. The calendar will feature: Slavoj Žizek, Jorge Luis Borges, Roland Barthes (UNTOUCHED), Jean-Paul Sartre, Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Walt Whitman, AND MANY, MANY MORE.

From the project's creator: "It's hard to care about the Western intellectual tradition when it was created by a bunch of old ugly white dudes. Why would you ever read some decrepit geezer's book? The intellectual babes calendar streamlines and beautifies the men responsible for building the pillars of our culture - maybe not all the way to the point of 8 out of 10 / would fuck, but definitely lifting them out of the 10 below zero / def wouldn't read category."

Here are Italo Calvino (April) and Vladimir Nabokov (February):



Collaborative Fuck Bike

by Ziv Schneider & Laura Juo-Hsin Chen

collaborative fuck bike

E.T. Strapon

by Talya Stein, David Rios & Andrew Cerrito

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

Raw Meat Circuitry

by Brian Clifton & Kina Smith

Hamburger meat with blinky LEDs in it.

Meat Face

Laser-Cut Excuse Generator

by Kristina Budelis & Sharang Biswas

tinder for babies

Sado-Masochistic Macrame Planter

by Pamela Liou

Using photosynthesis to bring your darkest sexual appetites - like kinbaku, the art of Japanese bondage - to light.

sad-masochistic macrame planter

Trombone Sheet Music Generator

by T.K. Broderick

A practical solution for creating accurate music notation for such a slidey instrument.

Tinder For Babies

by Sam Lavigne

tinder for babies


by Caitlin Weaver

Make money off your smile.

"ok glass, vomit"

by Sam Lavigne

A google glass app that makes the user vomit.

Twerk To Work

by Amelia Winger-Bearskin & Michael Onepo

Energy generated by twerking.

twerk to work

Emojification Engine

by Kyle Petrovich

Watch videos in stunning 161 megapixel Emoji-Vision.

(pics & vids for the following projects coming soon!)

  • 3D printed masks of your own face
  • "Cute Poop": app that makes pictures of your poop look cute
  • Cover Letter Generator
  • Make-Out Hot Potato: an iPhone app where each participant has to make out with the phone and then pass it to the next participant
  • Edible Unmanned Droned: an unmanned drone that you can eat

Organized By:

Sam Lavigne & Amelia Winger-Bearskin.

Poster designed by Ziv Schneider.

Thanks to Grandaisy Bakery for donating pizza! And thanks to ITP for hosting/sponsoring!

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