HIDIOT Blog

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7
Apr

HIDIOT 0.9 tested

Steve
07/04/2017

We received the first 0.9 prototypes about a week ago while some of us were at the excellent Troopers security conference in Heidelberg. After getting back, we started testing the boards and everything passed first time.

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7
Mar

HIDIOT 0.8 is here!

Steve
07/03/2017

Our 0.8 prototypes arrived and we’ve started testing them. So far (touch wood!) everything’s working fine. This will be the last board built with Ragworm as we move from prototype to the Design for Manufacture stage.

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14
Feb

PCB 0.8 Prototypes Ordered

Steve
14/02/2017

Our 0.8 prototypes have been finalised, and the order is being sent out as I type. These will feature a new breakout area and two buttons for haptic feedback. Hopefully this is our last prototype design, although there may be minor changes to resolve any outstanding board problems. Our boards are being lovingly manufactured in the UK by Ragworm and Stickelback Circuits.

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12
Feb

Digistump and the HIDIOT

Steve
12/02/2017

Very kindly the incredible people at Digistump (home of the awesome Digispark) have allowed us to continue using their software into the HIDIOT’s production. This means several awesome things:

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10
Feb

Getting Started With HIDIOT

Steve
10/02/2017

Our original HIDIOT prototype used for the 44CON badge was a massive hit at the event. Over 100 badges were assembled over a two day period, and we could’ve gone on for longer! Many thanks to Tomasz Miklas for running the table, and to everyone involved in making the HIDIOT badge happen!

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8
Feb

What is the HIDIOT?

Steve
08/02/2017

The Human Interface Device Input/Output Toolkit (HIDIOT) is a tool designed to help people learn how to hack hardware, through the medium of hardware hacking. We started work on HIDIOT back in early 2016 with the idea of creating a simple USB Human Interface Device tool that anyone could assemble, and quickly worked on making it the official badge for UK security event 44CON.

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