Electromagnetic Field 2018, the event that celebrates technology, science, engineering, and weird inventions which took place last week creates unique free and ready-to-hack electronic badge for all attendees to enjoy. This year’s badge is no exception and pushes the boundaries even further providing attendees with a working phone on the 2018 Electromagnetic Field Badge.
The on-board SIM800 GSM module allows you to make and receive calls, send text messages, and use data anywhere in the world. To provide the support the POC team built a fully-licensed GSM network at this years event, in cooperation with Lime Microsystems.
The awesome TiLDA Mk4 badge uses TI’s latest SimpleLink MCU Platform running the most up-to-date version of MicroPython, allowing those interested to program the badge as easily as copying text files to a USB stick. In addition the team have also created an App Store. “We have a Badge Store that allows everyone to easily install apps other attendees created. So if you want to do something fun with the TiLDA Mk4 start planning now! In the spirit of collaboration, we want to encourage everyone to see if they can improve on any of it and send us loads of pull requests – Before, during or after the event!”
For more details jump over to the to the official EMF Camp website for full details and useful libraries to make it easier to get started. Specifications of this years badge include :
– Texas Instruments MSP432E4 SimpleLink Microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M4F @ 120MHz)
– Texas Instruments CC3120 SimpleLink Wi-Fi® Network Processor
– 256KB internal RAM / 8MB external SDRAM
– 1MB internal flash (firmware) / 1MB external flash (filesystem)
– SIM800 Quad-band GSM/GPRS module with Bluetooth support
– 240×320 RGB screen
– 2 WS2812B RGB LEDs (aka Neopixels) with a 3-pin header to connect your own (And this year they’re the right way up!)
– Texas Instruments HDC2080 Low Power Humidity and Temperature Sensor
– Texas Instruments TMP102 Digital Temperature Sensor
– Texas Instruments OPT3001 Digital Ambient Light Sensor
– Texas Instruments DRV5055 High Accuracy Bipolar Hall Effect Sensor
– Speaker and Microphone
– 2000mAh Battery
– Onboard Ethernet (requires breakout)
– A T9 number keypad and a joystick
– 2 Seed Studio Grove headers (one UART, one I²C)
– Conductive thread points and 0.1″ header for power/UART/I2C/GPIO
– Defcon 26 Shitty Add-Ons connector
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