DEF CON 26
August 9-12, 2018 at Caesars Palace & Flamingo
Join us for another DEF CON adventure! After 10 years of providing a space to explore and learn about hardware, we’re rebooting to bring you more hardware hacking awesomeness.
We are located in the Caesars Palace Village area this year. We are sharing a (very) large space with the new Soldering Skills Village, and the Badge Maker’s Community Area. This puts all of your hardware hacking/making resources in one place.
For more details on hours and other events, see the schedule page.
DC26 HHV Challenge Write-up
Thank you to everyone who participated, or is still participating, in this year’s challenge. This was my first year creating and running the HHV challenge, and as a result, I’ve learned a lot and I hope to bring it even better next year! Huge shout out to Chris Dubsky for being the first (and only) person to solve the challenge at DEF CON. If you weren’t able to particapte, but still want to, the files are available on our Github. SPOILER ALERT Below is a write-up of the challenges and solutions. Don’t read past this point if you are still attempting (or want to attempt) the challenges without help/solutions.
We want your feedback from your DEF CON 26 HHV experience
With DEF CON 26 at an end, we want to know what you thought. What did you like about it, what didn’t work for you, and any suggestions you might have for the future.
Re-created instructions for DEF CON Jack kit; now beginner friendly.
Many a trinkets have been popping up at DEF CON. However over the last few years a constant figure has been the DEF CON Jack kit. This neat little kit is available directly from the DEF CON Swag booth. It is in the shape of the iconic smiley face and crossbones, with RGB LED eyes that change color based on ambient temperature.
Robo Sumo is Back!
We are proud to be hosting another round of Robo Sumo this year. We have posted the rules for this year.
Special Announcement for DEF CON 26!
The culture of hacking is always changing; the people, the mindset, even the clothes. The DEF CON Hardware Hacking Village was established for DC16 and celebrated its 10th anniversary at DC25. While we have strived to provide the best resource for everyone, we feel that we have fallen behind in the last few years. This is mostly due to the strained resource of the HHV, the majestic soldering iron. Even though we maintain a large amount of irons, it has not been enough to keep up with demand. While soldering is an important skill, the hardware hacker’s tool belt contains more than the soldering iron and the HHV’s goal is to teach and provide this broad spectrum of tools. To accommodate this, the HHV is branching in to two independent groups.