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DEFCON 20 badge features Parallax Propeller

Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2012 in conferences, gadget, Parallax Propeller by the machinegeek


DEFCON 20 is currently underway in Las Vegas and this year the electronic hackable badge is back! This year the badge is based on the Parallax Propeller P8X32A 32-bit multicore processor. “The badge features an infrared LED and receiver for badge-to-badge communication, a bank of eight LEDs for visual feedback and a USB circuit for data access and programming. Each attendee receives two PS2 adapters and a VGA connector so they can stop by DEFCON’s Hardware Hacking Village to turn their badge into a small computer system. Three AAA batteries can power the badge for the entire convention.”

For more details and updated badge hacktips, visit the Parallax Forum. Here’s a link to the video of the Parallax badge production line.

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One Response to “DEFCON 20 badge features Parallax Propeller”

  1. philip says:

    i want those boards!

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