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Hebocon Robot Battles 2019!

Posted on 20 February 2019 (0)

Hebocon is a Robotic Battle for those on an extreme budget. Originating in Japan, it pits poorly constructed robots, modified electric toys and last-minute creations against one another in a Sumo-style arena.

It’s easy to play: Build a robot. A really terrible robot. You can either build your robot and bring it to the conference, or build it on-site in our renowned Hardware Hacking Village. There should be plenty of electronics rework equipment in the HHV, but feel free to bring some extras to guarantee that you have tools to work with or to share with others. See the Hebocon Contest Page for full contest rules and restrictions for robot construction and operation!

Haven’t registered for LayerOne 2019 yet? Do it now to save money! Early bird Pre-Registration is available until Apr 1st, 2019. You can also book your hotel room now to get a discount with the LayerOne rate via the direct booking link. More information about this year’s venue on the Venue page, hotel room discount ends on May 10th!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

LayerOne Demo Party 2019!

Posted on 13 February 2019 (0)

Celebrating it’s fifth year running, the LayerOne Demo Party is back again for another year of awesome demos! Demos are a combination of programming challenge, artwork, and music. You’re given specific hardware with any number of restrictions – code size, available memory, processor speed. Your goal is to output audio and video that pushes the limits of what is considered possible with such limited hardware. Here’s some examples of award-winning demos on the Commodore 64, Atari XL/XE, and an 8-bit Atmega88 microcontroller. Not enough? What about a full, three and a half minute 1080p HD demo written in just 4kb of code? Check out elevated by Rgba & TBC.

Full rules and category details for this year’s party are available at http://l1demo.org/rules.htm.

The LayerOne Demo Board is a 16-bit PIC24F chip with 96K RAM, 256K Flash/ROM. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? There’s many nuances to learning about the board and exploring what is possible in such limited hardware. Get inspired by watching last year’s demo party!

Interested in participating? You can order your boards online via Tindie! The L1 Demo Board is also fully open source, so you can make your with the Github code and PCB design.

Haven’t registered for LayerOne 2019 yet? Do it now to save money! Early bird Pre-Registration is available until Apr 1st, 2019. You can also book your hotel room now to get a discount with the LayerOne rate via the direct booking link. More information about this year’s venue on the Venue page, hotel room discount ends on May 10th!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

2019 Call for Trainings/Papers Ending Soon!

Posted on 06 February 2019 (0)

Don’t forget! The 2019 Call for Trainings and Call for Papers ends in a few short weeks on March 1, 2019 @ 23:59 Pacific time.

Haven’t registered for LayerOne 2019 yet? Do it now to save money! Early bird Pre-Registration is available until Apr 1st, 2019. You can also book your hotel room now to get a discount with the LayerOne rate via the direct booking link. More information about this year’s venue on the Venue page, hotel room discount ends on May 10th!

Stay tuned for additional contest and event updates!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

2018 Archives are up!

Posted on 30 January 2019 (0)

Missed a talk last year? No problem, the 2018 archives are now on Youtube. Looking for an older vintage? Check out all old LayerOne talks over on the Archives page.

Haven’t registered for LayerOne 2019 yet? Do it now to save money! Early bird Pre-Registration is available until Apr 1st, 2019. You can also book your hotel room now to get a discount with the LayerOne rate via the direct booking link. More information about this year’s venue on the Venue page, hotel room discount ends on May 10th!

Don’t forget to submit your Call for Papers and Call for Training submissions before the deadlines!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

2019 Standard Pre-Registration is Online!

Posted on 19 January 2019 (0)

Standard Pre-Registration is now available! Register before Apr 1st to get a discount. While you’re at it, make sure to get a discount on your hotel room with the direct booking link. More information about this year’s venue on the Venue page, hotel room discount ends on May 10th!

For those interested in this year’s training courses, Training Registration opens on March 28th after the Call for Trainings has ended.

If you’re interested in speaking or offering training at this year’s event, don’t forget to submit to the Call for Papers or the Call for Training!

More announcements coming soon!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff