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Take control: LVL1′s Super TV-B-Gone workshop secret to creating havoc at sports bars

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tv-b-gone_logoThis is awesome.

So awesome, we’re posting way ahead of the event because there are only a few seats left.

Whoever thought of this should get a Nobel Prize.

You’re in a restaurant, right? And there are like 30 TVs all blasting Paula Deen. Or worse, the local TV news.

Now, LVL1, Louisville’s hacker club, is going to give you the power to build a sneaky little gadget that can shut them all off … seriously.

LVL1 is holding a Super TV-B-Gone Workshop scheduled for Mon., July 15.

This will be a “solder your own TV-B-Gone, which will turn off over 230 TVs, from distances of more than 100 feet away.

“Great fun for the sports bar or electronics store,” according the website.

TV-B-Gone us an actual product … a universal remote control created to allow people in a public places to turn off television sets.

Its inventor calls it “an environmental management device,” according to Wikipedia.

Although it can require up to 69 seconds for the device to find the proper code for a particular television receiver, the most popular televisions turn off in the first few seconds.

Yes ….

 You can sign up here for the LVL1 workshop.

Only 10 seats are available, so you might want to sign up now.

The workshop is $25, with all materials included.

Email any questions to workshops@lvl1.org.

LVL1 is at 814 E. Broadway, just east of downtown.

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