Posts Tagged ‘badge’

Open Badge: The LED Badge

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Rohit Gupta published a new build, the OpenBadge The major elements on the PCB were: - LED Matrix - A MSP430G2553 microcontroller brain - A ULN2803 Darlington Driver to sink the current - A USB connector to charge the battery - A SBW connector to program the MSP430 - A Switch to...

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Official DEFCON 20 badges on sale

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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...

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ToorCon 14 badge

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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...

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Imagination Labs #SMWsocialobjects Arduino badge

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

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...

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Try hacking your own Defcon 20 badge mockup

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

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,...

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DEFCON 20 badge features Parallax Propeller

Friday, July 27th, 2012

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...

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Workshop Update for May 31st, 2012

Thursday, 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...

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Notacon 9 badge

Monday, April 16th, 2012

If you miss the Defcon electronic badge hacking it's a good idea to check out the offerings of some of the lesser known cons. The recently concluded Notacon 9 in Cleveland, OH presented a badge based on the PIC 8-bit processor (PIC18F14K50-IP) with USB support. Two versions were released: a...

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The magic blue smoke monster “skill badge” is here

Monday, December 26th, 2011

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...

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Defcon badge 2011

Friday, August 5th, 2011

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...

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Making of the Defcon 18 badge

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

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...

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