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About this event

Software Hackers and Hardware Makers, It's time to heat things Up!

FLIR and AngelHack are turning up the Heat in San Francisco (May 13th) with a software hacker/hardware maker challenge like no other.

The challenge is open to new and existing projects. Sign-up and compete for the grand prize valued at over $11,000.

“Hack the Heat” and become a Superhero with the power of FLIR ONE and Lepton.


  • Home-1st
  • The GRAND PRIZE team from each city will be entered into FLIR's 12-week Virtual Accelerator Program, receiv...

  • Home-2nd
  • Existing Hack and Make
  • $1000 and a FLIR ONE or Lepton (Makers receive Lepton)

  • Home-3rd
  • Fresh Hack and Make
  • $1000 and a FLIR ONE or Lepton (Makers receive Lepton)



  • Wednesday

    6:00pm Webinar Opening

    6:10pm FLIR Opening

    6:15pm FLIR ONE Briefing and tech presentation

    7:15pm FLIR ONE Q&A

    7:30pm FLIR Lepton Briefing and tech presentation

    8:30pm FLIR Lepton Q&A

    8:45pm Closing comments

    9:00pm Conclusion of Hacker/Maker Challenge Webinar

    FLIR Hack the Heat Pre-Hackathon Virtual Meetup

    Wed, May 11, 6:00 pm | 3 hr

    San Francisco (Pacific Daylight Time, GMT-07:00)

    Host: AngelHack Corporation

    When it’s time, join the meeting from here:


    This meeting does not have an agenda.

    Access Information | Where: WebEx Online

    Meeting number: 197 838 312

    Meeting password: This meeting does not require a password.

    Audio Connection

    +1-415-655-0001 US TOLL Access code: 197 838 312

  • Friday

    6:00pm Dinner & doors open

    6:30pm FLIR welcome

    6:45pm Introduction to FLIR technologies

    8:45pm Hacking Begins

    11:55pm Beat the Thermal Sentinel Challenge!

    11:55pm Midnight Snack



What are the rules around fresh code / makes? There will be two tracks at this event. Your team must select and compete in one track only, and there will be separate prizes for each track. Fo...

What are the rules around fresh code / makes?

There will be two tracks at this event. Your team must select and compete in one track only, and there will be separate prizes for each track.

For Fresh code / makes: All code developed as part of the FLIR Hackathon must be fresh. Before the start of the FLIR Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the FLIR Hackathon starting at 8:45pm on Friday. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries. For makers, you’re welcome to bring your tools, supplies and plans to the event, but you must begin your actual build onsite at the hackathon, starting at 8:45pm on Friday. For Pre-Existing Applications or Makes: You may integrate FLIR’s technology into a pre-existing hack or make, that hasn’t already integrated thermal imaging. Applications that have already been submitted to FLIR are not eligible. You will not be eligible to compete with fresh code or make teams. In order to be eligible to demo and compete with other pre-existing teams, you must sign the participation agreement by Saturday at 9am, and you must submit your project and team name by Saturday at 1pm on FLIR ONE requirements:

There are two categories of projects: 1.) Software app and 2.) Hardware app. Projects/solutions may be based on the FLIR ONE smartphone accessory or the Lepton thermal imaging component.

Each team is required to enter their project into no later than 1pm on Saturday, and then to submit their completed project to for judging consideration no later than 1pm on Sunday. San Francisco Attendees must enter project here and London Attendees must enter project here. Accepted submissions will be given 3 min to pitch their functioning software or hardware solution Sunday afternoon in front of a panel of judges, with 1 minute provided for Q&A. The format is free, but it is recommended to share a very brief presentation, e.g. PowerPoint or a video combined with a demo (e.g. video) of the solution developed. We will provide projection equipment and an Apple TV to display your app on your phone screen to the judges.

Who Owns the IP?

Participants will own the rights to their work. However, for teams to be eligible for the winning prize, they must commit to further work on and develop their prototypes within a reasonable period of time, all of which mentorship and support will be provided by FLIR. If the teams decide not to further develop the ideas, FLIR retains the right to produce a similar product with different methods. Full information available in the event participation agreement.

Is there a Participation Agreement?

Yes – there are participation agreements both for hackers and makers available on our website, you will be required to sign at the event. You can review the Participation Agreement here.

Team Size

No more than 5 humans per team.