Virtcon 2021 + Design Comp

Virtcon

We’re helping get the word out for our friends in the Cyberdeck Discord! (https://discord.gg/CPq6cyB)

Join us at Virtcon 2021 on Feb 27th as we dive into cyberspace together, everyone is welcome. (Virtually) Spend the afternoon with members of the Cyberdeck community sharing ideas, telling stories, networking and having fun.

We have a great lineup of guest speakers and workshops planned throughout the 3+ hour live stream and for anyone who wants to dive deeper tinto each of the workshop subjects there will be Discord channels to go along with them. There will be live Q&A with your favorite makers and a whole mess of unique projects to check out. Guests include @Bootdsc @AaronMakes @JoeSpanierMakes @zackfreedman @airbornesurfer @TheEdgeofTeck @repkord @TH3DStudio Tom Nardi @pdp7 @LordH3lix @riskable @MSG_LAB and many more awesome members of the maker community.

There’s two design competitions running and you still have time to join in. you’ll find all the details at the Virtcon page but here’s a summary.

The Cyberdeck Cafe is looking for it’s next Graphic-T design and we want it to come from our awesome maker community. Submit your design by Noon(MST) Feb 25th for your chance at fame and glory…ok that’s a slight exaggeration but you can win a VOXELAB Proxima Monochrome Resin Printer!

We’re also having a Cyberdeck build off and if you’re still not sure what a Cyberdeck is that’s ok nobody really knows but you can checkout some fine examples at The Neon City Mix.

Your mission is to design a large yet portable Cyberdeck all while making the deadline of Noon (MST) Feb 26th. First place takes home a EZFlex² provided by TH3D.

The future belongs to us, let’s build it together. Virtcon 2021, brought to you by the Cyberdeck Cafe maker community.


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