24 May '15, 5pm

LayerOne Hardware Hacking Village

LayerOne Hardware Hacking Village

Go to DEFCON and you’ll stand in line for five hours to get a fancy electronic badge you’ll be showing to your grandchildren some day. Yes, at DEFCON, you buy your hacker cred. LayerOne is not so kind to the technically inept. At LayerOne, you are given a PCB, bag of parts, and are told to earn your hacker cred by soldering tiny QFP and SOT-23 chips by hand. The Hardware Hacking Village at LayerOne was packed with people eagerly assembling their badge, or badges depending on how cool they are. The badges are designed by [charlie x] of null space labs, one of the many local hackerspaces around the area. The design and construction of these badges were documented on the LayerOne Badge project on hackaday.io , and they’re probably best con badges we’ve ever seen. There are two badges being distributed around LayerOne. The first is an extremely blinkey badge with a Cypress PSo...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/05/24/layerone-hardware-hacking-...

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