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When Hacking and Engineering Collide

Thursday, Oct 10th, 2019

Growing up behind the keyboard of an Atari 400, spending countless hours on bulletin board systems, and building electronic projects from magazine how-to columns, Joe was lucky to discover his passion early on. When other kids talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up, it was a firefighter, police officer, or astronaut. Joe wanted to be an engineer. [ continue ]

Through the Eyes of a Hardware Hacker

Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2019

Within the electronics lifecycle, there lie weaknesses that can be exploited by those looking to subvert, monitor, manipulate, or intentionally damage your product or service. While embedded security is finally a topic discussed by engineers, it is difficult to properly implement given our need to meet stringent development timeframes, budgetary constraints, and manufacturing requirements. [ continue ]

DEFCON 27 Badge

Saturday, Aug 10th, 2019

The DEFCON 27 Badge was created for DEFCON, the largest and oldest continuously running hacker and computer security convention in the world. It features active electronics combined with an artistically designed printed circuit board and handcrafted Brazilian quartz gemstone. [ continue ]

DEFCON China 1.0 Badge

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The DEFCON China 1.0 Badge was created for the first official international edition of DEFCON, the largest and oldest continuously running hacker and computer security convention in the world. It features active electronics mounted on an artistically designed, flexible substrate printed circuit board and is meant to encourage discovery, growth, and community. [ continue ]

Flexible Spectacles

Friday, Feb 15th, 2019

The Flexible Spectacles are an artistic exploration into creating low-end eyewear using high-end manufacturing processes. [ continue ]

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