Electronic Jungle was crowned this years’ overall winning team for Music Tech Fest Berlin’s ‘element14 Hack Camp’.


element14 proudly sponsored this year’s event hosted in Berlin at the internationally renowned Funkhaus with thousands of pounds of components and software, supporting also with our resident web series star, Benjamin Heckendorn (AKA Ben Heck). Ben and the team interviewed, judged - and, in some cases, joined teams addressing the challenges in the hack camp.


Out of the 5x 24hr Challenges set by the events promoters, over 75 people competed from around the world forming teams to race the clock and build the best, fastest music hack.


The Challenges:

1. Transhumanism

2. Music as an Extension of the Human Body

3. Mod Devices Linux Challenge

4. Giant Steps

5. Hack the Bus


Perhaps best of all, the hack presentations on the Sunday afternoon at #MTFBerlin (27th May, 2016) were more than simply demonstrations of music-basic ideas. Teams crafted performances for the main festival stage that brought together top science and high quality artistic expression.


The overall winners of the element14 Grand Prize for Best Hack went to the brilliant team Electronic Jungle, who seamlessly paired element14's components with the #MusicBricks R-IoT board and wove it into an interactive and otherworldly performance using fashion wearable technologies, animal masks, gesture-driven music and reactive visuals, whilst winning the individual Transhumanism Challenge on the day.


Congratulations to the entire team awarded our grand prize shopping spree: Eyal Weisz, Francisca Rocha Gonçalves, Andrew Hlynsky, Stefan Flecke, Maryam Khatoon, Ylenia Gortana, Esther Zahn, Miguel Cabrera and Katariina Nyberg for their incredible #MusicBricks powered project. They've won $2500 worth of element14 components to build whatever they like!




Watch The Ben Heck Show: Ben Visits Berlin #MTF Hack Camp - Episode 243 featuring the most innovative projects and our winners!


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