WHO:: We are 3 dudes from California with backgrounds in HW and SW engineering. We enjoy building and hacking things for fun.
WHAT:: We built a hackable, open badge for use at DEFCON 24 in Las Vegas and any other conferences in the future. The badge also serves as a dev board for hardware developers of any experience level from novice to expert sorcerer.
WHY:: The purpose is to put some really awesome hardware around the necks of a bunch of hackers and see what they come up with. We hope to encourage others to make use of the badge and come back with their own flavor in years to come, AND to promote embedded development across the community.
HOW:: Pure internet science. We've developed algorithms which calculate the spin rate of cat quarks for generating our ssh keys at a rate of (P+9)/((# of blackberry users)^2), where P is the probability that a cat will leave a house when a door is opened for them.
WHERE:: Paris Hotel, Las Vegas
WHEN:: August 4th - August 7th, 2016
EXTRAS:: We are spending our free time and money outside of our busy work schedules to develop this from 3 separate locations across California. So we are definitely open and encourage feedback, suggestions, and features to be added onto the badge. If you complain that there are not enough blinky's happening then you are welcome to build your own. Feel free to Leave your comments below if you have questions, concerns, comments, philosophical statements, haiku's, or send us a tweet...that works too.
Twitter:: Check out AND!XOR, our official twitter account on twitter for daily and often hourly updates of the badge process.