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2012 LAVA/OpenG NIWeek BBQ - Door Prizes!


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It's that time of year again. What will the next installment of the LAVA/OpenG BBQ bring? One thing is for sure - door prize galore!

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!

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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!

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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

System Requirements:

Android OS

Mac OS

Linux(Debian-3.1, Redhat-9.0 Ubuntu-8.10 Fedora-7.0 tested)

Windows (all) with USB port

iPad, iPhone4

Samsung Galaxy P1000, and mobile phone (with bluetooth HID profile or driver, supporting bluetooth HID keyboard.)

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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.


Chris Roebuck

CLA , CTA and all round nice guy :)


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Chris, you might wish to have a chat with your transcriber (although, you wish to tell them not to transcribe the chat ;) ).

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.

No, really.

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LabVIEW Champion Jeff Bohrer (featured here and here) aka the Spinning 8-Ball will be donating the BBQ's second mystery prize...

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 :thumbup1:


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

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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! :)

Find this prize, and other LAVA awesomeness in the LAVAStore.

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Last Year, Brian Powell was the lucky recipient of Bolder Software's Door Prize. He won the fabulous Kaossilator. Congratulations Brian!


In keeping with tradition, we like to appeal to one's creativity as well as their technical prowess. Bolder Software is donating this totally analog door prize, a set of three small yet powerful lenses: the Fisheye, Telephoto, and Macro/Wide Angle Cell Phone Lenses from Photojojo. These finely constructed lenses transform your standard phone photos into wide, up-close, super zoomed and wonderfully warped wonders.


Good Luck to all. We are looking forward to another great event at Scholz' and some great BBQ!

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As an added bonus, the first 75 attendees will receive the most chic NIWeek fashion-wear available: A "LAVA Member" conference ribbon!


Stand out in a crowd and show your true colors as a member of the World's Largest Independant LabVIEW Community with this awesome ribbon!

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