In early summer, a few of us in nearForm realised that an Open Source hackable conference badge inspired by legendary ones like DEF CON, could be the icing on the cake of an already exciting NodeConf EU 2017 .
And in no time at all, we had our first prototype:
Minimal changes later and the final badge was revealed.
Here is a quick video of it action (many more coming):
We hid everything behind the Konami Code for the big reveal.
In addition to our grand challenge with a big prize, we have a Hacking Lounge and Workshop so attendees can learn how to add LEDs, buzzers, sensors, felt and glitter to their badges.
What can you do with the badge? Lots!
The badge is something we hope will live long after NodeConf EU has finished. Please reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook if you do something interesting with yours in the coming weeks and months.
In keeping with our ethos, the badge is Open Source Hardware and the design files are available in the GitHub repo . We encourage you to engage directly with Gordon if you'd like to create a badge for your event.