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The Hardware Village project, which has become our good tradition.

Will return to ZeroNights this year to amaze the visitors with various low-level hacks and tricks. If “hardware” means more than bolts and rivets for you, be sure to drop by. There will be lots of equipment and electronics.

The best part of the two days will be occupied with workshops, talks by old-school and new-school hackers, Q/A sessions, and speed-hacking contests. We will keep our past errors in mind to try and improve the structure of the project in regards to both content and schedule.

The first day will be devoted to wired networks and standard data interfaces: Ethernet, 1Wire, UART, JTAG, SPI, etc. We will show the equipment recommended for this kind of analysis, including oscillographs, logic analyzers, and multimeters. We promise to teach you how to work with them. Dmitry Nedospasov will develop the topic of FPGAs and their hacking uses.

The second day will be dedicated exclusively to wireless networks. We will try to cover most of the unlicensed frequencies (including 350Mhz, 433Mhz, 868Mhz, 915Mhz, 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) and popular protocols: RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. And our small SDR workshop may be useful for those who are interested in the subject but does not know how to begin.

Speaking about target audience, remember that Hardware Village is a project made by hardware enthusiasts and for enthusiasts of every experience level. If you’d like to take part in organizing Hardware Village, we will be happy to welcome you into the team.