MakeUofT 2021

Canada's Largest Makeathon


a hackathon where hardware-based projects are manifested

University of Toronto
February 06-21, 2021

About us

Join us at MakeUofT to transform your ideas into reality! This year, our event will look a bit different than past years. Not only are we moving online, but you and your team will now have 2 weeks to design, order hardware, and build a project from scratch that integrates hardware and software! This year, the design challenges for MakeUofT will be announced at the start of the design period, on February 6th!

Our makeathon is open for everyone to participate, from beginners to experts. To help facilitate your learning experience, we will have mentors available throughout the event to assist you! You will also be able to interact with some of the top companies in the industry through our networking booths.





Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Networking Booths


Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Mentor Hours


Every Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Hacking Ends


Saturday, February 20th, 2021


  • How does MakeUofT work?
    This year MakeUofT has changed its format to accommodate the difficulties of hosting a virtual makeathon. For MakeUofT 2021, instead of a traditional makeathon, you get to spend up to 2 weeks on the project you are working on and submit it! The challenges for MakeUofT will be announced during the event’s opening ceremony on February 6th, 2021.
  • Who can apply? When is the deadline to apply?
    We’re welcoming any students of age 18 or over pursuing post-secondary education! Applications open on January 8th, 2021 and close at 11:59 PM EST on February 4th. Acceptances will be internally decided on a rolling basis, so apply early to maximize your chances of getting accepted!
  • Do I have to order my own hardware? Will reimbursements be available?
    The first 200 people to apply will be able to get a $25 CAD reimbursement after submitting a demo of their project, as an e-transfer to the email used during their application. We'll let you know in your acceptance email if you were one of the first 200 people to apply.
  • What size of team is allowed?
    Feel free to make a team with up to 4 members or submit a project by yourself.
  • When can I expect to hear back?
    Acceptances will be sent out on a rolling basis, so apply early!

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