Sessions at PyGotham about Hardware

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Saturday 17th September 2011

  • Go Go Gadget Python

    by Nicholas Waite

    So you know that embedded devices are everywhere. Perhaps you've thought how nice it would be to make a linux USB driver for some windows-only device, or you've got something proprietary you would like to reverse-engineer and repurpose for your next big scheme. We know python can do pretty much anything inside the computer--but how does a software person enter the world of circuits? And once you have some circuits, how can you bring the data back into your box?

    Bridging the worlds of hardware and software, I will show the power of PyUSB & Pyserial to pwn some sweet hardware and charm it over the USB port. From my own trials and tribulations building and hacking real devices, from a simple HID-class USB missile launcher to the custom protocol used in a complex biomedical data acquisition system, you will learn about USB packet sniffing, rapid-prototyping device drivers in python, and deciphering circuit boards and data sheets for fun & profit. I aim to leave you armed and ready to take on hardware of your own.

    At 3:15pm to 4:45pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 2, Executive Conference Center

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