Defcon badge 2011

in conferences by the machinegeek | 4 comments

Even if you’ve never attended the annual Defcon hacker con in Las Vegas, you know about the legendary electronic badges designed the last five years by Joe Grand. These prized gadgets spawned a whole cult of badge hackers, who sought tips and rumors of each years upcoming design so as to best prepare to meet the challenge.

This year the Defcon 19 conference currently underway has decided against using an electronic badge, opting instead for the titanium neckcharm pictured above. The explanation given essentially was that since other cons are now using electronic badges the concept was no longer unique.

Yawn… (sniffle, sniffle)….

Via thedroidguy.

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Comments

  1. Shadyman says:

    So much for oneupmanship :(

  2. WestfW says:

    Cause hacking is SO much like fashion, and being unique is more important than anything else ??

  3. It would be really nice if people could buy these things. I can’t attend BUT would love one of the badges.. I KNOW I’m not the only one who thinks this way either..

  4. Presence says:

    I thought the badge was kinda boring on its own, so I slapped the badge into a cut-up camera lens, dropped in some LEDs, a diffuser, and a tiny 12v battery. http://irev.net/p15 (jpeg) Banged it out Thursday evening, battery lasted through Sunday morning.

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