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it's da Bomb! - An Indie DEF CON badge for DC27

A project in San Francisco, CA by John Adams

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A hackable electronic badge loaded with RGB LEDs, stereo audio, LiPo battery, multiplayer radio-based sea battle game, and more!
Backers: 198
Average Pledge Per Backer: $162

Funded: $32,041 of $25,000
Dates: Apr 2nd -> Apr 17th (15 days)
Project By: John Adams
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Latest News

Backer only! Artwork preview!

April 17th - via:
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24 hours to go!

April 17th - via:
Well, by my math more like 12 or so!  Last call for badges! Get yours now, buy two for your friends! I'm exhausted. I just managed to reroute V2 of the board, and that took about three days.  Big changes on this board. New MC78833 charger, upgrades... (Read More)

Deep in the KiCad Mines.

April 10th - via:
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We made it!

April 7th - via:
Thanks to all of our backers for supporting us! We’re now above our goal of $25k, and still have quite a few days left in the campaign. Tell your friends that there are still badges left. We want to make sure we can reach our other goal of making... (Read More)

Hackaday Links: April 7, 2019

April 7th - via:
It’s April, which means all the people responsible for doubling the number of badges at DEF CON are hard at work getting their prototypes ready and trying to fund the entire thing. The first one out of the gate is Da Bomb, by [netik] and his crew. This is the same team that brought you the Ides of DEF CON badge, a blinky wearable multiplayer game that’s SPQR AF. Da Bomb is now a Kickstarter campaign to get the funding for the run of 500, and you’re getting a wearable badge filled with puzzles, Easter eggs, and a radio-based sea battle game that obviously can’t be called Battleship, because the navy doesn’t have battleships anymore. (Read More)

What a fantastic start.

April 4th - via:
First some Reward info... From comments on our Twitter account to your financial backing, we appreciate every thing you do to make this project a reality. We heard your comments and are responding by updating our Rewards to accommodate your requests.... (Read More)

Thank you!

April 3rd - via:
Thanks to all of our early backers! It means so much to us to have you behind us as we make our way along this crazy journey. We’re nearly half way funded after one day, and we wouldn’t be here without you. Tomorrow we will be making some updates... (Read More)

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