Podcast

MEP EP#83: The One Man Entertainment Machine

Podcast Notes

  • We would like to thank everyone that emailed us here at MacroFab with your concerns over our safety as we faced Hurricane Harvey. We are happy and grateful to report that our team members are safe, and MacroFab is safe and dry.
  • John Adams
    • Security researcher, investor, and technologist from San Francisco, CA, USA
    • Previous early employee at Twitter
    • One man entertainment machine
  • IoT Security
    • Software Updates. Force users to update?
    • Change default passwords!
    • A device will only be as secure as the default settings
  • Bad IoT Devices
  • The Ides of DEFCON
    • John learned a lot of his first large hardware project
    • Microcontrollers can be precarious
    • WS2812B can’t handle lead free reflow process
  • Stephens Game – IoT device that you would actually like
    • John: Fix automation. Make a device that can interconnect all the other protocols. IoT Glue.
    • Stephen: Beer can with sensors. Can notify waitress or bartender you are running out of beer!
    • Parker: IoT power tools for battery data.

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Runtime: (01:10:58)

Hosts:
Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig

Guest:
John Adams
Retina Tech
Spqrbadge


Figure 1: John Adams in his lab with his Ides of DefCon Badge.
Figure 1: John Adams in his lab with his Ides of DefCon Badge.
Figure 2: Ides of DefCon prototype badge.
Figure 2: Ides of DefCon prototype badge.
Figure 3: Parker and Stephens temporary podcast recording setup.
Figure 3: Parker and Stephens temporary podcast recording setup.

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!