Electromagnetic Field camp August 29-31, 2014

The 2014 Electromagnetic Field camp is set for August 29-31, 2014. This annual gathering will be held in Bletchley, UK, and feature a camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that’s lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Previous […]

DEFCON badge update

Parallax has announced the details on the DEFCON 22 badge. “The badge is based around the Propeller P8X32A 32-bit Multicore Microcontroller. The circuit consists of a Propeller (microcontroller, EEPROM, clock), an infrared LED and receiver for badge-to-badge communication, a bank of eight LEDs for visual feedback, four button touch pads and a USB circuit for […]

DEFCON 22 badge revealed

DEFCON badge master Ryan Clarke has revealed the design for this upcoming weekend’s DEFCON 22 conference credentials. “The badge features a circuit board and several LEDs. Buried within it, however, are crypto-puzzles, electronic Easter eggs, and a backstory about things that aren’t what they seem. The underlying theme riffs on John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi cult […]

ZaCon badge development log

ZaCon is a community driven infosec conference held at the Kingsway Campus of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Andrew Nohawk developed the ZaCon V badge using an Arduino and RF components. He provides a detailed chronicle of his design and development process in this post. He explains, “For ZaCon V I built some electronic […]