Official DEFCON 20 badges on sale

A limited number of DEFCON 20 “Human” badges are available from HackerStickers. The badges, described in an earlier post, are essentially a Parallax Propeller dev board and are being offered for $40 (plus shipping.) Each badge comes with 6 batteries, 2 PS/2 connectors, and 1 VGA Connector. These are the same badges given to attendees […]

ToorCon 14 badge

Attendees at the recent ToorCon 14 conference in San Diego were provided this RF enabled badge. Containing the same CC1110 radio circuit as the poular IM-Me, its a sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver controlled directly from your computer. The badge was designed by hardware maker Michael Ossmann, who states, “The ToorCon 14 Badge shipped with RfCat […]

Imagination Labs #SMWsocialobjects Arduino badge

Jack Chalkey, Creative Technologist with Imagination Labs, has posted an outline of their Arduino based project for Social Media Week. The project was conceived by several lab members who returned from EMFcamp 2012 with some tech and an idea for badges. “The tech was badges (more like lanyards) with an onboard Arduino Leonardo, RF module, […]

Try hacking your own Defcon 20 badge mockup

If you didn’t get to DEFCON 20 this year you can still try you hand at badge hacking. This year’s badge featured the Parallax Propeller chip and they’ve now released essential files that allow you to create your own functional replica badge. Links have been provided for the schematic, firmware, and code examples using the […]

DEFCON 20 badge features Parallax Propeller

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 […]

Workshop Update for May 31st, 2012

Today we made a video of the Get your Stuff Made presentation. We also worked on cleaning up the Bus Blaster v2/3/4 buffer logic. Design of the badge for New York Maker Faire started in full. It has options for through-hole or various surface mount part sizes. The picture above is of the latest design. […]

The magic blue smoke monster “skill badge” is here

Here is cool looking blue smoke monster “skill badge” from Adafruit. If you’ve ever had an IC go “poof”, this is the badge for you. For the uninitiated, blue smoke refers to the puff of smoke made when some electronics parts fail and explode. The skill badges you can pick up in our store (and […]

Making of the Defcon 18 badge

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio presents the backstory to his design of the Defcon 18 conference badge. (Joe’s talk actually begins at 09:05.) The badge is based around a Freescale MC56F8006 16-bit digital signal controller and a Kent Displays 128-by-32 pixel reflective cholesteric liquid crystal display (ChLCD). Other functionality includes USB connectivity, seamless power […]