Starter Kit

HackPrinceton - First Time Exp.

First time hacker? No worries!

This starter kit is designed to help hackers with little to no experience get a jumpstart on what can seem like a very intimidating weekend ahead. You'll find tutorials, examples of past Hack Princeton projects, and resources to help you get started. Don't fret if you find yourself getting stuck at every step along the way, whether it's struggling to implement a tricky algorithm or even failing to understand the basics of Git (we've all been there). Help will always be given at Princeton to those who ask. Best of luck!


Team Formation Mentorship
Need help finding a team? Attend our team formation event in Friend 101 on Friday at 9:00 PM (same room as the opening ceremony)! At our speed dating-style event, you’ll get the chance to talk to numerous hackers about their experience, skills, and interests in order to form a team. Stuck? Not sure where to begin? Visit our mentorship corner in the Friend Convocation Room! We're here to help hackers of all experience levels, whether it's with coming up with new ideas, planning out a project structure, debugging, or recommending new libraries or tools to use.
Workshops Prizes
Want to learn some cool new skills you can apply to your project? Attend a workshop! This year’s topics include Image Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Wolfram Alpha, and more. The full schedule is on our day of website. Interested in winning cool prizes like Ipad Minis, drones, and Bose Headphones? View our list of prizes on Devpost. Also make sure to check out our corporate prizes, like Nintendo Switches from StdLib (API Starter Pamphlet here).

Web Development

General Help



Past Projects



Past Projects


Raspberry Pis, LeapMotion Cables, Arduino, breadboards, Google Cardboards, Electric Imp Boards ...come visit the Hardware Lab to rent out toys to tinker with!

Located in the EQuad Basement - upon entering E-Quad Main Entrance from Olden Street, go down the stairs on the right.

Equad Map