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LayerOne Demo Party 2019!

Posted on 13 February 2019 by operator (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

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!

The LayerOne Staff

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