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Ah, I just enjoyed one of those great morning stretch/yawns that is right up there in awesomeness with the first beer after a hot day or talking a cop out of a speeding ticket. Good morning! And while people around the world, give or take your time zone, are just waking up and having a first cup of coffee, 300 + hacker gladiators have been battling it out all night at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hack Day.

In just a couple of hours the bell will be rung and all work must end. And then, we see what they’ve done in a blitz of 90 second demos.

There are hardware hacks. There are software hacks. There are projects that include both. One I saw in the works late last night involved a huge plastic knife, a robot and a swarm of some seriously nerdy hackers. Some of them will be fun, others unique, and still others just plain dumb. A very few are the seeds of future products that people will actually use, although that isn’t really the point.

The best and most creative projects will be seen in front of the proper TechCrunch Disrupt audience (the main event kicks off tomorrow morning). But everyone who finishes a project will get a full ticket to attend TechCrunch Disrupt, and they’ll always have the memories of an absurd night spent among old and new friends.

We posted a video of the event yesterday, but this morning we came across this video created by Jay Corcoran that gives a little more of an idea of what it’s like to be there.

Who doesn’t want to play Super Mario Bros. by singing? Enjoy.

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