Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:57 AM
Past prizes have included (just to name a few): home-made creations, gift-cards, tablets, books, Ipods, LabVIEW goodness, software and even a plane-ride.
We accept anything - so feel free to be creative! By donating a prize you and your company will receive free advertising in this thread.
But wait, it doesn't stop there! When your donation is drawn on the night, you may take center stage and embrace fame thrust upon on you by the loving crowd who are anxious to have their ticket drawn from Crelf's stunningly good-looking akubra.
So what are you waiting for? Check out the cool prizes below (knowing there will be more added to this thread as NIWeek approaches). If you would like to donate (please do, we really appreciate the LAVA-love) feel free to add a prize below or PM me with the details and I'll do it.
If you haven't already get your 2012 LAVA/OpenG BBQ tickets here!
Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:40 AM
The wonderful Fabiola from Delacor has done it again by getting her hands on a limited edition of the A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW.
This is one of Steve Watt's (one of the authors) last copy that he graciously gave to Fab.
It is one of the ones that actually came out looking good (as there have been known to have been some publishing issues in the past).
This text has also be signed by Steve Watts - that's one highly regarded John Hancock.
Thanks for supporting the LabVIEW Community Fab!
Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:50 AM
A big thanks to Ed Dickens from DISTek Integration, Inc for the following 2012 LAVA/OpenG NIWeek BBQ door prize:
This Bluetooth handheld keyboard is a great accessory for your iPad, iPhone 4 (or later), smartphone with Bluetooth HID profile, laptop, home PC, Playstation or Wii gaming system.
It is a perfect combination of keyboard, touch and laser pointer for teaching or training, with keyboard, mouse and laser pointer all in one hand.
Portable and elegant
The world's first Touchpad 90-degree flip design
Innovative design of the Navigation keys
Windows Multimedia Control
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Laser pointer / presentation with remote control
Real QWERTY full-function mini keyboard
CARPC: car computer's best wireless solution!
3-in-1 multimedia wireless keyboard (built-in TouchPad & Laser Pointer)
Sitting in the sofa or on a bed, you can enjoy wireless control
Built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and also auto sleep/wake mode
Backlight: with 26 PCS dazzling LED lights to help when using it in low-light environments
Linux(Debian-3.1, Redhat-9.0 Ubuntu-8.10 Fedora-7.0 tested)
Windows (all) with USB port
Samsung Galaxy P1000, and mobile phone (with bluetooth HID profile or driver, supporting bluetooth HID keyboard.)
Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:14 PM
So thanks to a very very kind "insider" I am in a position to offer a very rare door prize to a lucky LAVA BBQ attendee: a LabVIEW iPhone hard plastic cover. This is for a 3G / 3GS model.
CLA , CTA and all round nice guy
Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:36 PM
V I Engineering, Inc. is donating 2 x Microsoft Kinects for Windows, compatible with LabVIEW!
Upgrade your test systems to a virtually real* HMI! Track gestures and objects in the room and control your virtual world through the power of Kinect and LabVIEW (you can find out more about communicating with the Microsoft Kinect here and here, and you can download drivers here).
*This door prize will not make you look like Tom Cruise. Unless, of course, you already look like Tom Cruise. In that case, sure, let's say that this door prize will make you look like Tom Cruise. Yeah, that sounds pretty good - put that in post. Wait, are you writing that last bit down? No, the "...let's say that this door prize will make you look like Tom Cruise" bit. No, don't put that part in the post - I don't want anyone to think we're actually promissing to make them look like Tom Cruise. I mean, c'mon, they'll never fall for that. Will they? You know what, maybe you're right - put it in there and let's see if anyone falls for it. Wait, why are you still writing?
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:01 PM
Thinking about it further (why?), Tom Cruise was also in Mission: Impossible. You could probably just use a TC mask of that style to make the winner look like TC. Of course, if you're a proponent of the original series, you could use makeup to make the winner look like Martin Landau, but I somehow think that might be less popular.
I should probably stop typing.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:04 PM
Whilst Jeff cannot attend in person, the wonderful Fab will be bringing the gift.
What will it be? Who knows (I don't)
Come along to find out
Showering us with further gifts, Jeff imparts some wisdom for the LAVA masses before leaving:
All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well" -Julian
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:50 AM
Rishi Lukka and Ben Zimmer from EnableTC (Enable Training and Consulting Inc) are proud to offer another fabolous door prize for this year's BBQ - a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Kit!
Don't forget to check out EnableTC's NI Week booth demo which includes a fun implementation of LabVIEW and the Mindstorms kit - can't wait to see it!
Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:36 PM
Tecnova will be donating 3x Arduino Unos
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Ni also has created a free toolkit for LabVIEW to interface with the Arduino.
If you want to see LabVIEW running Arduino in action check out this video from VI Shots.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:44 PM
The handsome, wonderful, smart, humble and handsome administrators and moderators at LabVIEW Advanced Virtual Architects (LAVA) will be giving the first 100 BBQ attendees a free Asynchronous Avatar Advertisers Bumper Sticker!
- Show your pride in being an essential part of the World's Largest Independant LabVIEW Community!
- Make fun of colleagues that couldn't make it to NIWeek!
- Stick it up on your wall!
- Stick it up on your car!
- Stick it up on the outside of your laptop!
- Stick it up on your office door!
- In fact, you can stick it up wherever you like!
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:37 PM
And on behalf of the NI RF Team, once again I'll be offering up a flight around Austin, time weather and schedules permitting.
You will get the chance to view our beloved Austin from the air and take the controls of N2817F, a High Performance Cessna Skylane 182.
Any training on aviation, RF or PXI along the way is an extra kicker out of the kindness of my own heart.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:31 PM
JKI is pleased to add to the high geek factor pile: we're donating this shiny new Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
Pssst... we're hiring. If you love LabVIEW and you're a CLD/CLA (or on your way there), you should definitely visit Booth #630. If you do it before the BBQ, I might even let you hold the box the Nexus 7 is in .
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