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2010 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge


(click to view the videos that got them to the finals)

1st Place: FlyCopter 2nd Place: Mini Baja


A tool for education and research, based on
a small flying multi-rotor platform.

Team Members: David Hummer, Elizabeth Gregory, Jeremy Chan, Michael Menendez, Miguel Nunes, Reid Yamura, Zachary Lee-Ho

Mini Baja

A purpose built, ultra compact performance off-road vehicle.

Team Members: David Hummer, Michael Menendez, Lance Kimura, Matthew Asada, Ross Mukai, Kyle Wong, Rob Grimmet, Willy Diguc

3rd Place: Change Card 4th Place: 3D Print & Knit

Change Card

A card that electronically stores the amount of change from any purchase.

Team Member: Grant Kaiama


3D Print & Knit

Technology used in tandem with woven and nonwoven materials to create products with custom topology.

Team Member: Eric Hurwitz

The judges would like to award Honorable Mention and recognize these entries for:

Best Technology: Microplate innovation (Winston Su and Kun Yang)
Best Pitch: GAIT (Brian Caplan)