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Our unofficial DefCon badge; ESP8266 + Arduino + LEDs. Scan for SSIDs and add your own code. Capacitive touch buttons.
Our unofficial DefCon badge; ESP8266 + Arduino + LEDs. Scan for SSIDs and add your own code. Capacitive touch buttons.
241 backers pledged $13,464 to help bring this project to life.

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We've designed a new badge with DefCon in mind that we want to make available to everyone.  

This badge comes with WiFi capability due to the on-board ESP8266 module.  

It is Arduino compatible and we're including an Arduino sketch with examples to show you how to interface with the hardware on the badge.  In order to keep things simple we're creating an interface to a second chip, the ATTiny88, that will handle the LEDs and capacitive touch buttons auto-magically for you.

The badge comes with the ability to scan for and display SSIDs on the 128x32 OLED screen and will light up the appropriate LED for each WiFi channel.  These LEDs can also be used to display various bling animations.  You can change the code yourself using the Arduino IDE and our sample code to make it do new things!

We need your help to order enough of these from China to make them worthwhile.  We want to make at least 100 of these badges.

If you buy a badge you will get the sticker and challenge coin!

Risks and challenges

We've already built and validated three rounds of prototypes so the main risk would be in production delays. We are working with reputable companies that have a proven track record and that have delivered to us reliably before, however.

There's still some software left to be written as well.

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    A Little Love = Sticker!

    If you donate $5 or more and we'll send you a sticker along with our sincere thanks!

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    Exclusive Kickstarter Challenge Coin

    Get an exclusive limited run PCB challenge coin only issued for this Kickstarter.

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    2017 WiFi Badge, AA Powered

    Get your hands on one of our badges! This bad boy has three microcontrollers on board; an ESP8266 module, an Ardunio compatible ATMega32U4, and an ATTiny88 to handle the LEDs and capacitive touch for you.

    Our badge has a microUSB port so you can use the Arduino IDE and our sketch to customize your badge however you like.

    Pick them up in person at DefCon 2017 or in the mail after.

    NOTE: does not come with a LiPo battery but you can add your own.

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    2017 WiFi Badge AA Pickup at DefCon Only

    Get your hands on one of our badges! This bad boy has three microcontrollers on board; an ESP8266 module, an Ardunio compatible ATMega32U4, and an ATTiny88 to handle the LEDs and capacitive touch for you.

    Our badge has a microUSB port so you can use the Arduino IDE and our sketch to customize your badge however you like.

    Pick them up in person at DefCon 2017 or in the mail after.

    NOTE: does not come with a LiPo battery but you can add your own.

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    Two to Pick up at DefCon

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    Five to Pick up at DefCon

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    Exclusive Hand Built Founders Badge

    The creators of this badge will be wearing a special version hand built on a red PCB rather than black. A very limited number of these are being released to backers who want to help get us into DefCon.

    We can also see about live-streaming the build of your Founder Edition badge if you like.

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    Dinner With The Creators

    Sit down with the creators of this bling for dinner and pick their brains. This is being limited to just 2 backers to maintain a private atmosphere. We will find a place to meet for dinner at DefCon at a time we all agree on. Pick our brains and let us thank you for helping get us to DefCon this year.

    You will also get an exclusive Founders Edition hand-soldered red badge!

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