Archive for the ‘hackathon’ Category

Archer Hackathon Winners

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By all accounts our recent Archer Marathon Hackathon was insanely great. Kudos to Charles the Hat for organizing and running it.

Here are the Hackathon winners:

  • Hostile Work Environment ~ Spy Car
  • Phrasing ~ Snarky Bear
  • That’s How you Get Ants ~ Sugar
  • You’re Not my Supervisor (bonus category) ~ Magic Mirror

Congrats to winners and participants alike!

Here are some scenes from the weekend:

24 Hours of Archer Marathon and Hackathon

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Bingewatch episodes of Archer, the animated spy sitcom, and make some cool spy gadgets. (Really, are there any spy gadgets that are NOT cool?)

The fun begins at 8:00pm on Friday, 3 November, and runs continuously until 12:00 noon on Sunday, 5 November. Prizes will be awarded at noon on Sunday in three categories: Hostile Work Environment, Phrasing, and That’s How you Get Ants.

You do not need to be a member to attend this event or use our equipment to make cool things.

Note: Our weekly Irregular Movie and Pizza Night coincides with the Archer Hackathon. You can still come and watch (Archer episodes instead of a movie) and/or make cool stuff (even if it’s not Archer related) and/or just hang out.

Check the calendar on our events page for other upcoming events and workshops.

Burning Benjamin – July 9, 2016

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LFML

  • Date: Saturday July 9, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Moment of Truth: 2:30 PM
  • Prize: $100.00
  • Max Participants: 15 individuals or Teams
  • Fires not permitted inside space, that is what the outdoors is for.

All you have to do to compete is start a fire. How hard can that be?

Any Fire will do. It can be brief and small or larger and long.  However, large and long burning fires are more theatrical, something I’ve come to understand is important to hackerspaces.

The challenge is to create a fire or ignition source that can ignite the sample or another combustible material by mechanically damaging any part of the sample using 24 volts DC max.

Sample furnished at no cost, 1 per Competitor/Team

Combustible materials can only include things found in no particular order:

First aid kit,

Standard Tools common to a mechanic’s tool box

Other combustible materials that can reasonably be found at a manufacturing facility when under construction or during maintenance including things that could be brought in but normally not i.e. under espionage or with malicious intent.Personnel Protective Equipment common for working in a confined spaces

Hard hat, safety glasses, face shield, respirator, Purified Air Personal Respirator, SCBA Respirator, Escape Respirator, misc. under clothing, pens, pencils, gloves, rescue harnesses, footwear, non-fire retardant coveralls (Tyvek), steel toed shoes, shoe covers, socks, name patches and similarCombustible materials may not include: flammable liquids or gasses, fireworks, matches or anything disallowed by LVL1

Sample: an ~12″ length of functional IP 68 LED rope light

Results to be judged based on creativity, simplicity and of course awesomeness. While the judge is not perfect their decision is and that decision is final. Winner take all.

 

Now let’s get this fire thing started and Win a Benjamin!

LFML

 

May 13, 2016 Dollar Store MacGyver Hackathon

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I’d Hack That For a Dollar

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Once again LVL1 will host a Dollar Store hackathon honoring MacGyver.  The rules are simple.  Several members will go to dollar stores to collect supplies.  These supplies will be chosen at random and independent of one another.  The high quality offerings will then be piled on a table.  Individuals and teams will then hack together what they want in the hopes of showing off their skills or preventing Armageddon in the nick of time.  No entrance fee.  Various food parts will be available for assembly.  And the Coca Cola will flow.

Last time the event was held, this was the result : 1st Dollar Store MacGyver Hackathon

Irregular movie night will be running in parallel.  There will likely be episodes of MacGyver and MacGruber playing.

So now is your chance to mullet your way into a LVL1 hackathon.  Hackathon begins at 7:00 pm and ends about midnight.

 

LVL1 Hackerspace
1205 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206