Cursor team wins prize at Lincoln Hackathon

10th October 2016

Written by Daniel Westlake

Lincoln hack

A team from Cursor has won a prize as a part of the Lincoln Hack 24 hour technology competition.

Lincoln Hack is a coding competition which took place on the 8th/9th October at the Think Tank in Lincoln. Teams of up to four people compete by coming up with great (and stupid) ideas and then building them in just 24 hours.

We created a text based adventure game based programmed in Node.js. This followed the scenario of a developer who was trapped at the Lincoln Hack and surrounded by Zombies. How could he escape? Part of the game required a code to be entered in an keypad and this was created with another hack; A button activated LED display which we built using an Arduino electronics kits. Finally we created a retro themed box art for the adventure game in the style of an old Nintendo cartridge game.

Our entry was awarded the Lincoln Hack prize with the judges praising the variety of our entry for "including both a software hack, a hardware hack and retro box art". But it's not about the winning, events like this are a great way to bring the local tech community together and I very much hope that Lincoln Hack will return again next year.

Read more about the Lincoln Hack