Red Bull got hacked by Alpha One Labs

Nick Normal

I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

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By Nick Normal

I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

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I swung by the new Alpha One Labs digs in north Brooklyn last night for their weekly open-meeting. Just before the meeting was about to begin, a representative from Red Bull (one of our sponsors from the World Maker Faire last year) stopped by to drop off some product, along with a mysterious wooden box. The contents of the box are for an upcoming hacker challenge organized by Red Bull in Brooklyn later this Summer. Did we solve the riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma that’s the box? Of course we did, we’re hackers!

Because other hackerspaces around the U.S. will be receiving these mystery boxes, I don’t want to give too much away. There is some soldering, some unzipping, some cracking, and some retro gaming involved — I’ve already said too much! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. A1 Labs look forward to meeting other challengers at the Red Bull Creation event later this year!