Sticker Heist History
Origins and History
In Fall 2018, Dr. Mike started a club called the Hacking Team at Sinclair College for students in any major to learn about cybersecurity. Dr. Mike had found several hacking and cybersecurity computer games for the new club to use, but just before the fall semester started, he had a new idea.
At the DEFCON cybersecurity conference a few weeks earlier, Dr. Mike had competed in the Darknet Challenge, a role-playing game that requires teams to solve various hacking puzzles and tests to complete a quest. Now Dr. Mike was determined to create a similar cybersecurity game for his students, one that combined elements of virtual cybersecurity games with a hands-on challenge, but that could be completed inside a single classroom within the length of a class period.
He came home and got working on an idea called Sticker Heist, a challenge he would test on his newly formed Hacking Team. He purchased a Lock Sport kit from Hacker Boxes and created the v1 prototype with his own funding, time, and effort.
The original version 1 .. October 2018
Original v1 up and running. 2018
Few of the Fall 22 Hacking Team working on the V1 Sticker Heist (up and running on the right).
Version 1.1 (2021) - Added LED and moved RFID and keypad into lid. Removed the yellow external WiFi box and setup WiFi on the Raspberry Pi.
11/30/22 - Original "V1" system card failed to boot. Has bad sectors. Was able to image the main partition to get to any files. Attempting to repair the SDCard.
(December 2022) - RIP V1.1. SDCard failed. Taking parts out for a second V2.
Follow V2 progress below...
Lab setup for the development of version 2 (V2) - 10/21/22.
Stacking the system boards together with the top board for the components. The outer system box as well as any custom mounting can be produced through 3D printing.