[Bloominglabs-announce] BloomingLabs, I'm calling you out! (LVL1 Boneyard Hackathon)

Brad Luyster bradluyster at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 19:23:40 EDT 2012

Blog Post Here: http://www.lvl1.org/2012/04/13/lvl1-boneyard-hackathon-2012/

For those of you that haven't been to LVL1 (Louisville), we've got a
boneyard of
derelict electronics sitting unused in our basement.  It's time to use
them up, and see what we can build!  Bloomington hackers, I'm calling you
out! Can you best the home teams?

Tell your friends, tell your family, form teams, and scout the
boneyard, it's the 2012 LVL1 Hackathon!  Sign-ups are limited to 10
teams, so hurry up!

For 24 hours starting June 2nd, it’s an all-out hacker brawl to see
who can build the coolest thing from a big pile of junk.  Think of it
as the home version of Junk Yard Wars.  There are no rules, buy a
ticket for your team, show up with your friends, and compete over
tools and junk for 24 hours to build something incredible.  You'll be
given an Arduino and a breadboard to start out, but the rest is up to

The Boneyard is LVL1’s Island of Misfit electronics. A place where the
broken and downtrodden collects, and awaits reawakening. Each and
every one of you will be having a hand in the zombificiation of some
electronic device. Everything from oil-filled capacitors, to surplus
mil-spec electronics lies in the Boneyard, waiting for your tender
soldering iron.

The boneyard receives regular infusions of fresh bones, so come early
if you want to familiarize yourself.  I'll be posting pictures of the
current configuration to our flickr feed soon.

The event will take place on June 2nd, starting at Noon. 24 hours
later, the teams will judge each other, and a winner will be crowned!
Cost will be $30 for teams, and all teams must be enrolled by May
26th. Bring extra cash for food and drink.

The vending machine will be fully stocked, and we’ll be making regular
food runs, so you can focus 24 hours of effort and attention on
building something awesome.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on the list,
or directly, at BradLuys... at gmail.com.

The prize?  Top 3 teams will win a trophy, and a years worth of
bragging rights.  Do you have what it takes?  Sign up at the
Eventbrite link below.  Remember: Each team needs only one ticket.

Eventbrite: http://lvl1hackathon2012.eventbrite.com/

Da Rules:

Teams may not bring in their own parts.

All work must cease at Noon on June 3rd, 2012

Let me know if you have any questions.

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