Ham Radio Village

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“Ham radio isn’t just what your grandpa does in the shed out back. Radios are an important piece of technology we use everyday, and amateur (“ham”) radio has been at the forefront of its development since day one — we are some of the original hardware hackers! DIY, exploration, and sharing has always been a vital part of our community and the goal of Ham Radio Village is to nurture this growth into the next generation of hams.”


And FTR, the HRV Twitter handle is @HamRadioVillage and website is hamvillage.org.

lockpicking Village

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The mission of the Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and by publicly discussing our findings we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.

The more that people know about lock technology, the better they are capable of understanding how and where certain weaknesses are present. This makes them well-equipped to participate in sportpicking endeavors and also helps them simply be better consumers in the marketplace, making decisions based on sound fact and research.

The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers, or TOOOL, is an international group of lockpicking enthusiasts dedicated to advancing the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking through teaching, research, and competition. TOOOL in the United States is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with Chapters in more than 20 states, including affiliated Chapters in Canada.

Hardware Hacking Village

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Welcome to the CircleCityCon Hardware Hacking village

Learn to solder (or up your game) in person with Blenster. Want to bring a kit to learn? Order one from Cyber City Circuits here:


These kits were designed by Mr. Blinky Bling to be as beginner-friendly as possible and make a handy flashlight once completed. Batteries included! While you’re there check out their other projects and their amazing subscription

Car hacking Village

CHV is an interactive village with the goal of teaching, demonstrating, and gamifying car hacking. Visit us this year to see our Car Hacking 3D Simulator that we built for the goal of introducing the fundamentals of vehicle networks, vehicle diagnostic messages, and general vehicle hacking to the masses. The Simulator is also a CTF so whether you are new to car hacking or a seasoned professional, you’ll have a lot of fun competing and learning about this exciting field of hacking.

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Join us at

CircleCityCon 9.0