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LayerOne 2018 Demo Party!

Posted on 19 April 2018 by operator (0)

Celebrating it’s fourth 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.

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.

LayerOne is also hosting a Demo Board Class at Null Space Labs on Saturday, April 28th. Come make your first demo in a friendly, hands-on environment! RSVP for this class on the NSL Meetup event page!

The Demo Party begins on Saturday, May 26th at 18:00 in the Chillout Room. Don’t miss it!

The LayerOne Staff

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