Talkboy-Impressed Breathalyzer Badge Measures DEF CON Inebriation


In Residence Alone 2: Misplaced in New York, Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin makes use of a Talkboy voice recorder to change his voice, convincing a resort’s reservation line that he was his father so as to e book a room. However the Talkboy wasn’t an actual client system on the time; it was a prop made for the movie. Nevertheless, demand was so excessive after the movie’s launch that Tiger Electronics ended up making a manufacturing Talkboy to promote in toy shops. Since then, the Talkboy has remained probably the most iconic film props of all time. Now DEF CON attendees can relive that nostalgia with this Talkboy-inspired breathalyzer badge that measures inebriation and extra.

DEF CON 2022 kicks off on Thursday, August eleventh in Las Vegas. As in earlier years, the conference will host many alternative hacking occasions. And as is custom, attendees will create and put on every kind of customized badges. Over time, badge-making has turn into a passion of its personal — I even made one, although I’ve by no means been to DEF CON. This “Boozeboard” badge constructed by MakeItHackin is out there for buy now and patrons can decide up their badges in particular person at DEF CON. It’ll embody three primary features: the breathalyzer, a easy online game, and a blinky LED mode for strutting across the convention.

Whereas MakeItHackin stresses that you just shouldn’t use this badge for something severe, it does comprise an actual MQ303A alcohol sensor. Customers blow throughout that sensor by means of a 3D-printed mouth piece meant to resemble the microphone on the Talkboy system. We shouldn’t must say this, however you most likely don’t need to let anybody else put their mouth in your badge if you wish to keep away from COVID — although mouth covers are supplied. The badge additionally accommodates a small OLED display screen, a couple of buttons, and two programmable RGB LEDs.

This badge is an SAO (Sh*tty Add-On) and is supposed to be mounted to a different badge that accommodates a battery. Boozeboard will solely be accessible at DEF CON for now, however any extra stock will likely be bought by means of Tindie after the occasion.


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