Hacking Cool Things With Microcontrollers presented at The Last HOPE 2008

by Mitch Altman,

Tags: Security

Summary : Microcontrollers can do your bidding. This presentation will show a few fun, simple projects that Mitch has hacked together as examples to show how fun and easy it is to create your own microcontroller projects - even for people who have never built anything in their lives. Sample projects include: The Brain Machine, TV-B-Gone, Trippy RGB Light, LED Cube, Solar BugBot, and Mignonette (a very simple handheld game platform). Basic hardware design, simple firmware design, and how to use the free, open source software available for programming the chips used will be discussed at this talk.
This presentation will provide an introduction for people wanting to participate in the ongoing workshop downstairs where Mitch will have a bunch of soldering stations with enough parts so that people can build their own Brain Machines, TV-B-Gones, Trippy RGB Lights, and Mignonettes which they can then bring home with them.