Electronic enthusiasts, hobbyists and makers looking for a way to explore optical data transmissions and covert channels may be interested in a new piece of hardware called OpticSpy, launched via the Crowd Supply crowdfunding website this month with the aim of raising $4,900 over the next 30 days.
Watch the embedded video below for a demonstration of the features and functionality of the OpticSpy which is now available to back with pledges starting from $49 and worldwide shipping expected to take place during May 2018. The creator of OpticSpy has also created an OpticSpy and Tomu Bundle which is available to back priced at $59.
Using OpticSpy hardware hackers and electronic hobbyists can search for covert channels existing on modern devices, add optical data transfer functionality to a project, or capture and decode signals from remote controls and other consumer electronics that intentionally send information through light waves, say its creators. “Blinkenlights are cool, but blinkenlights that send secret messages that are undetectable to the human eye are even cooler. Optic Spy is an open source hardware module for exploring and experimenting with optical data transmissions. It captures, amplifies, and converts an optical signal into a digital form that can be analyzed or decoded with a computer.”
For more information jump over to the official crowdfunding website for Optic Spy by following the link below.