Barcode Shmarcode

Friends, Countrymen, L33t hackers, Barcode Shmarcode is BACK for another year. As you may or may not be aware, The the men in orange pants (AKA DC949 crew) have decided to pass the torch for this contest of skill and creativity.  This year, Forgotten and DA of Unallocated Space are taking over the ShmooCon tradition that is Barcode Shmarcode.

What is Barcode Shmarcode? What is at stake? Why the hell should you care?

Based on the following criteria, the top 3 contest entries will win a coveted ShmooCon barcode for next year, enabling them to bypass the F5 apocalypse and NOP SLED to victory:

  • Originality
  • Best use of theme 
  • Best use of Materials

The rules are simple:

NO. HOLDS. BARRED.  creativity and ingenuity, give us a copy of YOUR VALID barcode that will scan for your entry to be considered for judging.

We will be available near the registration desk (Look for the goons in Unallocated Space T-shirts) on both Friday and Saturday, with results being posted during closing ceremonies. 

This year’s theme is Hacker Movies… We’ve all seen them, we all love them, now let’s make our barcode displays referencing them. The theme is not required, it’s recommend you try to abide by it, but an awesome submission that doesn’t could still win. We’re all hackers here, do what comes natural.

Past Entries include:

  • Shmoomeister
  • Airplane Boarding Pass
  • Arduino with a red LED
  • Cake
  • Beers
  • A laster pointer with something wrapped in electrical tape attached to it
  • Shmeat
  • X-Ray 
  • A Tattoo
Prepare your duck tape, laser etcher, Carpentry tools, Soldering Iron, Pepper Your Angus, or any other tools of the trade you plan on using, and create the most unique way to display your ShmooCon Registration Barcode.  We will be using a Motorola DS4208 scanner to verify your barcode.

Got questions?  Let us know!