2017-08-26 (Sa) Weekly Summary

Episode 033 was about my trip to DefCon. It was the 25th anniversary of the convention and I plan to go to DefCon 26 because I had so much fun and met so many amazing people. My stories can be heard in episode 033.
Brian - Left _____ Tim - Right

Wiring for two taggers was started. This would bring all the pre-wired parts together onto a pipe. If two taggers can be built, the project can be considered complete even if a whole rack of taggers hasn't been built. A cheat sheet with the necessary wires and fields for the color coded wire was made and printed.

Scrambled wires going through tagger 1

The color coding cheat sheet was revised to make room for all the slots on the board and because wires from the sensors came from the front and back of the tagger. With the cheat sheet, those don't necessarily have to be the same color wire.

Revised color coding cheat sheet

Two taggers were fully wired. One of them uses entirely standard color coded wires while the other has some oddities. There is no programming in the controller or the Raspberry Pi so the taggers aren't fully functional yet.

Two assembled taggers

A fun video was taken with a camera on a wire. It was inserted into the long tagger pipe and slowly pulled out. It can focus on very nearby objects so it is possible to figure out what the camera sees. It is a short video, less than forty-five seconds with no sound.

Video clip going through the tagger innards

A two-day break from laser tag!

Microphone stands were built. Not just any mic stands, these allowed studio mics to be used portably. Heavy bases were made from scrap lumber, painted and studded with security camera gear which had been adapted to hold microphones and tablet computers. This way, two people can face one another while speaking into their own microphones while viewing their own recordings.

Microphone stands with tablets

A television crew visited my house for an interview about my chip implants. They were passing through Minneapolis as they were visiting Three Square Market in Wisconsin. I was asked about biohacking and my experience with implants.

Camera crew recording


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