Hacking the CampCopter

Presented at ToorCamp 2016, June 9, 2016, 1 p.m. (60 minutes)

Low cost microcontrollers show up everywhere these days. Devices that once used non-programmable logic now contain turing machines, often with integrated digital radios. We'll show you how to reprogram the microcontroller in a popular toy quadcopter, changing its behavior according to your whim. But wait, there's more! Many of these devices use radio control systems that are easily reverse engineered with readily available tools. We'll show how you can use tools such as HackRF One or Ubertooth One to interface with the control system of the same quadcopter, even without modifying the firmware.

Presenters:

  • Dominic Spill
    Dominic Spill is the lead maintainer of Ubertooth and full-time malingerer.
  • Michael Ossmann
    Michael Ossmann is a wireless security researcher who makes hardware for hackers. Best known for the open source HackRF, Ubertooth, and Daisho projects, he founded Great Scott Gadgets in an effort to put exciting, new tools into the hands of innovative people.