Monday, October 8, 2007

I want one!

I discovered a cool little toy today. Well, it looks cool, but we can't play with them yet.

I'm talking about the Bug Labs' BUG platform.
"BUG is a collection of easy-to-use, open source hardware modules, each capable of producing one or more Web services. These modules snap together physically and the services connect together logically to enable users to easily build, program and share innovative devices and applications."
"BUGbase is the foundation of your BUG device. It's a fully programmable and "hackable" Linux computer, equipped with a fast CPU, 128MB RAM, built-in WiFi, rechargeable battery, USB, Ethernet, and a small LCD with button controls. It also has a tripod mount because, well, why not? Each BUGbase houses four connectors for users to combine any assortment of BUGmodules to create their ultimate gadget."
Promised extension modules include GPS, a camera/videocam, touch screens, a mini qwerty keyboard and a teleporter. I'm not holding my breath for the last one, though.

What kind of monitoring, scanning, sniffing, attacking, whatever- device could you build with this rig?

I wonder if I can get my hands on one before Shmoocon?