The Safe Mode BadgeBuddy is a simple and fun kit for introducing soldering skills. The Safe Mode BadgeBuddy has been updated for DEF CON 28 Safe Mode. It features self-cycling rainbow LEDs to provide a cool, colorful effect that remains accessible as a first time soldering project.
LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.While these are free, please only request one (or two if you really, really need two). We want to make sure everyone who wants one can get one. Thank you for understanding.
The Safe Mode BadgeBuddy remains FREE. However we are requesting $1 each to help partially defray domestic shipping costs.
Learn to Solder the BadgeBuddy at DEF CON 28 August 7 (Friday) 10:00 (PDT=UTC-7) August 8 (Saturday) 08:30 (PDT=UTC-7) August 8 (Saturday) 12:00 (PDT=UTC-7) August 9 (Sunday) 09:00 (PDT=UTC-7) August 9 (Sunday) 14:00 (PDT=UTC-7) Just sign on to DEF CON 28 SAFE MODE for free and come to the Hardware Hacking Village. The sessions will take place using Discord (chat) and Twitch (video).
Assembly Notes. If you cannot join our build sessions during DEF CON 28, check out the "assembly notes" graphic on this page.
STICKER SWAP. Of course the Safe Mode BadgeBuddy comes with some selections from our vault of Hacker Stickers. Fellow DEF CON vendors, HAK5 and Hacker Warehouse have contributed some of theirs as well. We've also "sticker swapped" on your behalf with several members of the community.
AND FREE GIFT BOXES TOO? Ten randomly selected BadgeBuddy recipients will also receive a very special gift box. Items from our treasure box will randomly include badges, conference swag, electronics kits, t-shirts, and even some past monthly HackerBoxes. [NOTE: THE FREE GIFT BOX RECIPIENTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED AND THE GIFTS HAVE SHIPPED AS OF JULY 28]