Indie Defcon Electronic Conference Badge (video)


Indie Defcon Electronic Conference Badge

30,000+ visitors are expected to make their way to this year’s 15th Defcon 2017 annual hacking conference held in Las Vegas. If you would like to upgrade your conference badge but won’t have the time to hack one yourself.

You may be interested in an electronic conference badge in the form of the indie Defcon which has been created by John Adams, who has taken to Kickstarter this month to raise the funds he requires to make a small production run that will ship in time for this year’s Defcon event.

Watch the video below to learn more about its inspiration, construction and features.

Badge Hardware Specs – Our board is packs a full computer, display, and sound into a custom 6″ x 3.5″ board:

• NXP (freescale) KW01 48Mhz processor (128K flash, 16K RAM) based on the ARM Cortex-M0
• ChiBIOS real-time operating system loaded in flash
• 12-bit DAC and audio amplifier with a 17mm speaker
• 320×240 TFT touch screen with Micro-SD reader
• 4GB MicroSD card
• FTDI console on the same USB port
• JTAG (SWD) programming interface
• 12 WS2812 LEDs arranged around the screen with 8 LED status lights
• Five tactile 4.2mm buttons arranged in a Joypad with Enter button
• 915Mhz Radio with chip antenna
• 1200maH LiPo battery with full USB Charging circuit (no more searching all of Vegas for batteries during the con!)
• 12x WS2812B LEDs, aka NeoPixel
• Tilt sensor

Badge Functions

• Many LED pattern modes. Such blinky, so wow. 
• LED Dimming
• Badge to Badge Roman fighting game with multiple levels and RPG-like attributes. Level up and battle your friends!
• Video playback
• Digital Audio playback, audio amplifier, and speaker.

For more information on the electronic conference badge jump over to the Kickstarter website via the link below where pledges are available from $120 and shipping expected to take place during July 2017.

Source: Kickstarter

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