Reverse Engineering Workshop with Steve Conklin
Mo 31.03.2014 – 6-10 pm, Panorama Room
Participants: up to 9 people
Fee: None, RSVP required.
Please RSVP here– If RSVP is full, please mail, we might be able to expand participants number.
If you just want to watch, come by.
Requirements: Participants will need to bring a laptop to participate – Linux preferred.
Workshop:Introduction to reverse engineering at the hardware interface level
There are many aspects of reverse engineering. This workshop focuses on approaches which may be useful for analyzing and extending the functionality of consumer products with electronic interfaces.
Examples of these products include printers, sewing and knitting machines, and paper cutters.
This workshop will focus on common interfaces which are used inside many consumer products for communication between various subsystems within the product, or with plug-in cartridges: Asynchronous Serial, SPI, and I2C.
Participants will have a chance to examine one or more of these interfaces during normal operation of a device, and perhaps learn enough to be able to change the behavior of the device.
The workshop will be taught using a set of Revenge circuit boards (for REVerse ENGineering) designed for this purpose by the presenter. Participants will not be able to keep the boards, although they are designed as open hardware and may be available for purchase at some point.
Participation will take place in small groups of two or three. Each group will need to have one Mac or Linux laptop.
About Steve Conklin
Steve Conklin is a hacker and maker of hardware, software, and things. His experience covers a wide range, from digital logic design to large distributes systems. He has designed embedded hardware and software, worked as a Linux kernel engineer, and has worked for the last 14 years for companies producing or supporting open source software, including Red Hat, Canonical, and Heroku. His work on reverse engineering the interfaces and data formats for the Brother KH 930 knitting machine helped to enable a growing community of artists and hackers who are creating art with these machines.
(VLP says: Yes, and a big THANK YOU to you, Steve!)
If RSVP is full, contact us at vlp (at) etib.org