Preparing for #kernelcon

We’re leading a workshop in the hardware hacking village at kernelcon later this spring – https://kernelcon.org/con

Supplies arrived today!

So many boxes…what could they be?

OH! Smartplugs that connect to an unsecured public server — yay :-\

We’ll be leading a session on disassembling these things, soldering up an interface to reprogram the internal chip, and putting 100% open-source, trustworthy, cloud-free firmware on them. We’ll get them connected to a local instance of home-assistant, and connected with a local instance of SNIPS! voice assistant — for complete (voice enabled!) control with no cloud connections.