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Wednesday, July 26 • 15:00 - 15:55
DefCon DarkNet Badge Hardware And Software: An Introduction To Custom Badge Building

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Every year at DefCon, vendors bring custom-designed electronic badges to sell and give away. These badges are primarily for entertainment, but in some cases are also presented as kits to introduce people to soldering and hardware hacking, and most of them are programmed with puzzles and games.

Getting into the world of badge making can be daunting. How are badge boards designed? How do I pick the right microcontroller for my badge? How do I program my badge to do something cool? This talk will be a crash course in badge design working from a concrete example badge. We’ll go step by step through the process. You might not know exactly how to build your own badge at the end of the talk, but what you will know is 1) it’s not as scary as it seems, 2) what pieces you’ll need to consider in designing your badge, and 3) where to go for more information.

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Edward Abrams

Manager, DarkNet Industries LLC
I'm a software developer who loves Drum and Bass. Naturally.
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Day Job: VP of Engineering for a large software development company. Professional history: Red Team lead, Security Researcher, and 15+ years in the online video game industry. DarkNet: Been apart of the DefCon Darknet for 4 years, 3 years as the lead for badge firmware and significant... Read More →
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Starting with DEFCON 17 I discovered the InfoSec/Hacker Community. Ever since, I have been finding ways to give to back to this amazing community. I enjoy mentoring and teaching others about security. In the last 4 years I have participated as a content creator and User Relations... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 15:00 - 15:55 PDT
Common Ground (Florentine F) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169