Build18 is an annual freestyle tinkering festival held by Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Every January, approximately 200 students form teams to complete an electronics project in a week’s time. Build18 serves as an intellectual playground for the brightest and most creative of Carnegie Mellon’s students. The event’s mission is to provide students with a risk-free environment to pursue personal engineering challenges, where the only limiting factor to creation is their own ingenuity.
Carnegie Mellon University has one of the top electrical and computer engineering programs in the nation. Students who choose to participate in Build18 are the ones for whom engineering is a passion, not just a major.
The best way to support Build18 is with a contribution to the Build18 project fund, please see the support levels outlined below. Build18 usually takes place in mid-January and the deadline to submit a contribution is early December. Donations are still accepted after this date, but your company will not appear on the t-shirt. However, your company will still appear on the website and all media during Build Week. For further details about how to submit a contribution to the Build18 donation fund, please contact us.
4-bitsupporters ($500 - $1,499)
16-bitsupporters ($2,500 - $4,999)
32-bitsupporters ($5,000 - $7,499)
SIMD/128-bitsupporters (Top Sponsor, $15,000+)