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Hackable Electronic Badge

Open-source Hackable Electronic Badge! 

Hackable Electronic BadgesThe universal Hackable Electronic Badge was designed in response to requests we’ve received from people who’ve inquired about a badge for their own technical events and conferences. Parallax applied our experience making over 30,000 badges to create this badge, which is fully customizable with your name and graphics.

You can customize the badge with the BadgeHacker Tool or program the badge in the Propeller’s Spin (Propeller Tool or Propeller IDE) or C (Simple IDE) languages using the sample codes found below.

Events planners and attendees should consider starting with the OHS (Open Hardware Summit) code which enables the exchange of contact information (name, e-mail, web address) over infrared with a touch of the button. After meeting your new friends, connect the badge to a terminal program and download their data to your computer.  Educational users, hackathons and new programmers should begin with the 40+ C educational programs featuring a library of beginner-friendly functions.

There’s plenty of hardware on the badge, including a high-brightness 0.96” LED display for text or graphics, infrared transmission/receiver, touch-buttons, blue and RGB LEDs, accelerometer, and A/V jack. The power supply is a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery with 12-16 hours of run time and USB recharging. The prototyping area is used to add your own twist.   

Small-quantity purchases for the Hackable Electronic Badge (Guest #20000Staff #20100 and Speaker #20200) may be made on-line on the product pages. Large-volume needs should be arranged by contacting our team via sales@parallax.com and planning with a 20-week lead time.

Primary Downloads
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Hackable Electronic Badge Product Guide - 1.17 MB | updated: 17 Sep 2015 - 9:00 am
Hackable Electronic Badge Schematic - 242.05 KB | updated: 03 Sep 2015 - 1:57 pm
Hackable Electronic Badge OHS Spin Code - 59.81 KB | updated: 18 Sep 2015 - 1:20 pm
Hackable Electronic Badge Serpentine Gallery Code - 75.56 KB | updated: 30 Nov 2015 - 10:40 am
Hackable Electronic Badge Propeller C Example Code - 4.48 MB | updated: 23 Oct 2015 - 7:23 pm

Want to dig deeper? You can also download open-source files, articles, and additional Spin-language example programs here.

Additional Downloads
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Customize a Badge with BadgeHacker or PropellerIDE - 737.55 KB | updated: 25 Nov 2015 - 11:20 am
Hackable Electronic Badge Spin Example Code - 247.5 KB | updated: 14 Sep 2015 - 5:24 pm
Hackable Electronic Badge Design Files (DipTrace) - 1.11 MB | updated: 14 Sep 2015 - 5:11 pm
Spin Zone Article - May the G-Force Be With You - 2.33 MB | updated: 03 Sep 2015 - 2:06 pm
Spin Zone Article - Fun with Charlieplexing - 2.29 MB | updated: 03 Sep 2015 - 2:05 pm
Associated Products
20200: Hackable Electronic Badge - Speaker Hackable Electronic Badge - Speaker $29.99
20100: Hackable Electronic Badge - Staff - With Lanyard Hackable Electronic Badge - Staff $29.99
20000: Hackable Electronic Badge - Guest - With Lanyard Hackable Electronic Badge - Guest $29.99