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Pizza Compass

Wednesday, Apr 28th, 2021

Have you ever wanted to find pizza no matter where you are in the world? With the push of a button, the Pizza Compass will determine your location and direct you to the nearest pizza place. It’s like a regular compass, but better! [ continue ]

Hardware Hacking Party Tricks

Thursday, Apr 22nd, 2021

The way electronic products are attacked is continually evolving. What used to be complex tasks requiring specialized equipment and/or knowledge are now possible with open source tools and resources created by hackers for hackers. We can take advantage of this widespread availability to more thoroughly break systems or to understand how our products might be approached by an adversary. [ continue ]

…And Hardware for All

Thursday, Dec 3rd, 2020

The democratization of hardware through the open source and do-it-yourself movements has led to a world where the creation of electronic projects is accessible to people of all skill levels. With dedication and a willingness to learn, explore, experiment, fail, and succeed, one can build just about anything that comes to mind. [ continue ]

An Overview of Hardware-Based Covert Channels

Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2020

Covert channels are methods of surreptitious data transfer used to communicate with or exfiltrate information from a compromised computer system. They can exist within any layer of the system, including hardware, application software, operating system, or network stack. Typically, covert channels are employed on critical, protected, and/or air-gapped assets that an attacker may not be able to access by conventional means. [ continue ]

Killer Pizza Robot

Wednesday, Jun 3rd, 2020

Designed in collaboration with Joe Grand’s 8-year-old son, the Killer Pizza Robot embodies all that is terrifying about killer pizza robots. It can eat and regurgitate paper strips while threatening invaders with multiple arms, piercing red eyes, and a stylish top hat. [ continue ]

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