HITB – Hard Hack Village
In our daily life we are connected with electronics and micro-controllers. You find them in (mobile)phones, remote controls, computers but also in less visible items like public transport access cards, mood-lamps and much more.
In the HITB Hard-Hack Village you will be able to play-around with electronics. Set up and run by the folks from Hackerspace Kuala Lumpur and Randomdata (Utrecht/Netherlands), the Hard Hack Village will help you to setup your own electronics and demonstrate how easy things work. One of the main electronic components which will be used is the Arduino micro-controller platform. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Various electronic kits will be available for sale like Arduino, TV-Bgone, spokepov’s and sim-card readers. You will have the chance to put your kit together in the hard-hack village. In addition, there will also be a “Jumpstart Arduino” lab session which will give you a quick start on how to get working with Arduino.
HITB LAB: Jumpstart Arduino (see HITB Conference Agenda for finalized timing)
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. This 2 hour lab session will give you an introduction to Arduino, what the hardware platform and extensions do, how you can work with the hardware and the interface.
Finally we will show you step by step, how we made one (may-be more) of our projects like Blinky (our LED board), the Garduino (for Garden automation) or our Hackerspace automation system. There will also be lots of hands on stuff to work on at the Hard-Hack Village.
The HITB Hard-Hack Village and Jumpstart Arduino Lab session will be assisted by a team of Tinkers who are able to guide you thru the Arduino GUI installation and hardware setup.
Barry ‘Fish_’ van Kampen’
Barry aka Fish_ is an enthusiast thinker and uses Arduino for his projects. He’s not the guru but he show’s how “easy to use” the platform is with results like the Garduino and Blinky. During his technologic journeys, he made a lot of international friends in the hacker(space) community. He’s also the chairman and one of the founders of Randomdata, a hackerspace in Utrecht. As a professional, he’s an IT security consultant working for ITQ with a great passion for technology. He deals with all kinds of interesting (security) situations. This year he was co-organizing the first-time-ever Hack in the Box Amsterdam event.
Kakeman (Hackerspace KL)
Kok Ming aka Kakeman is a typical hardware guy, getting excited with toys. He is also a member of Hackerspace Kuala Lumpur, having fun learning from his fellow peers. In weekdays he deals with home alarm and home automation system.
Marcus (Hackerspace KL / HiTB CTF Crew 2.0)
Marcus is a member of HackerspaceKL with profound interest in information security, RCE and is also part of the HiTB CTF Crew v2.0. He
is also an avid electronics hobbyist building one of the first Arduino S3V3 in HackerspaceKL.
Taken from http://conference.hackinthebox.org/hitbsecconf2010kul/?page_id=956
Please note that HITB – Hard Hack Village area is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so feel free to drop in say hello to HackerspaceKL and Randomdata and share on your Arduino experiences or just come and learn something new.
Hope to see you fellow Arduino enthusiasts there.