Prototype: One.

A project log for The ides of DEFCON: An Unofficial Electronic Badge

A wearable hardware badge, featuring blinky lights, sound, a sub-1Ghz radio, games, and more. Based on the Freescale KW01.

john-adamsJohn Adams 01/25/2017 at 06:490 Comments

This morning UPS dropped off our first two prototype boards. they're in good shape!

Initial observation:

The badge is way too big.

If we release these things everyone is going to look like Flava-Flav with huge clocks around their necks. Unacceptable. We will redesign. and reduce the size at least 50% from 6.5" down to a respectable 3.5" or so. I drew this thing on a piece of paper and thought it would be fine, but now that it's in my hands I don't like it at all.

We got most of the badge right (!)

Nearly all of our subsystems are working:

What's not working?

In all, about 18 mistakes to resolve in the next month or so. We'll get there. We even have some audio surprises in store (if we can get them to work.)