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Ubertooth One is an open source 2.4 GHz wireless development platform that can be used for Bluetooth sniffing and more.
441 backers pledged $53,001 to help bring this project to life.

ShmooCon video

Thanks to Bruce and Heidi for getting the video of my talk up on the ShmooCon web site in record time this year! You can download it in higher quality (800 MB) from, where more videos from the excellent conference are being posted daily, or just watch it below.

Thanks to everyone who attended the talk and made it so much fun!

Here's the official blurb:

Project Ubertooth: Building a Better Bluetooth Adapter

The off-the-shelf Bluetooth adapters didn't do what I wanted, so I built my own. This is the story of how someone with very little knowledge of electronics embarked on a project to build a 2.4 GHz wireless development platform and ultimately succeeded in creating a low cost device that can be used for Bluetooth sniffing and more. Find out how to build your own Ubertooth One, how to use it for Bluetooth experimentation and other things, and catch a glimpse of an exciting future of wireless security research enabled by open source hardware.

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    1. Creator Michael Ossmann on February 5, 2011

      richarddebaker: I don't know yet which processor will be on the basic boards. It will be selected from the LPC1754-LPC1759 range (inclusive) depending on the total pledges, cost of assembly, availability, etc. I will post that information here when I have it (probably near the end of the pledge period). It doesn't look like the LPC1759 will perform any differently unless you have specific plans to write firmware that takes full advantage of its features. That said, there are at least four ways to end up with a board with an LPC1759: 1. pledge $30 and build your own - it's not as hard as you might think! 2. win a board from me at a conference - I always try to put the best CPU I can on my give-away boards. 3. pledge $100 and replace the CPU on your board - you can use something like SparkFun's new Heaterizer for this, and then you'll need a serial or JTAG programmer. 4. do something very, very nice for one of the $220 backers - they deserve it!

    2. Creator richardebaker on February 4, 2011

      missed the $220 level... any way to still score that upgraded proc without having to build my self?