LayerOne 2014

Over Memorial Day weekend, I attended the annual LayerOne security conference in Monrovia. Participants were able to solder badges with the aid of microscopes provided in the Hardware Hacking Village.  I had a great time surface-mount soldering my badge:

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Here is the badge mid-process:


I also got to help launch the CUBEX-1 (similar to its predecessor, the HABEX, the High Altitude Balloon Experiment). Here is a video of the launch:

The CUBEX-1 is a computer carried by a high-altitude balloon. The camera was able to take some pretty cool photos of Earth and its atmosphere. We lost contact with CUBEX-1 a little past Catalina Island. The creator of CUBEX-1 was happy with the results of the experiment. 

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