Kipp Bradford on the Importance of Boring Projects, Medical Tech, and Sci Fi Novels

If someone suggests you spend time working on boring projects, would you take that advice? In this case, I think Kipp Bradford is spot on. We sat down together at the Hackaday Superconference last fall and talked about medical device engineering, the infrastructure in your home, applying Sci-Fi to engineering, and yes, we spoke about…

via Kipp Bradford on the Importance of Boring Projects, Medical Tech, and Sci Fi Novels — Hackaday

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Live from Artisan’s Asylum!

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@Alex Camilo @AVR @Jimmie Rodgers @Andrew Sowa and Drew Fustini are all at Artisan’s  Asylum tonight and the badge firmware is coming together quite nicely!

Thanks so much to Artisan’s Asylum for giving us space to bring this badge project to completion!

Live from Artisan’s Asylum!

A History of Badgelife, Def Con’s Unlikely Obsession with Artistic Circuit Boards

Daniel Oberhaus writes on Motherboard about #badgelife:
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I hadn’t been at Def Con for more than five minutes before I was mobbed by hackers asking to see my conference badge. I had just left the press registration room at one of the world’s largest hacking conferences, but the attendees lurking outside the door weren’t concerned about my journalistic cred. Instead, they were all trying to solve an elaborate puzzle that implicated every attendee—and as I soon found out, I was one of the few people who could help them solve it.
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Over the course of a weekend in Las Vegas at this year’s Def Con I spoke with dozens of people making and collecting hardware badges in an attempt to understand what compels attendees to drain their bank accounts on circuit boards and race through the labyrinthian halls of Caesar’s Palace in a mad scavenger hunt for rare badges. To an outsider, these hackers seem to have succumbed to madness, but now I know better. This is no badge sickness—it’s badge life.

A History of Badgelife, Def Con’s Unlikely Obsession with Artistic Circuit Boards

Open Hardware Summit: learn-to-solder badge add-on

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The Open Hardware Summit is coming on Thursday, September 27th at MITOSH Park and Screaming Circuits are producing an electronic conference badge this year for the Summit.  The badge features an e-paper display and an ESP32 microcontroller.

 

The OHS18 badge also features the DefCon 26 #badgelife add-on header.  Andrew Sowa designed this OSHWA-themed Learn to Solder add-on board to connector the badge add-on header:

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The board is a shared project on OSH Park:

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Order from OSH Park

 

Open Hardware Summit: learn-to-solder badge add-on