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Demo Party

Full information for the LayerOne Demo Party is available at

Limited supply of boards available online from Tindie! Get one now!

The purpose of this event is to allow hardware and software enthusiasts to create demos and to show them off at the party.

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.

The LayerOne Demo Party begins on Saturday at 18:00 in the Hardware Hacking Village.

The LayerOne Demo Board!

Past Demos/Demo Parties:

Curated list of past L1 Demo Parties & example demos!

Official L1 2015 demo board, 640×480 @ 60fps:

“Secret” demo board, 800×600 @ 60fps:

Full writeup of the 2015 contest is available over at Hackaday’s LayerOne Demoscene Demoboard Party writeup.