Our package for the Red Bull Creation Contest came in this week. On first glance, it appears to be an Arduino Uno compatible board, with the standard Atmega328 (SMT) and Mega 8u2 chip for USB.
We got it hooked up and running:
1. The packaging is laser-cut from cardboard. There is a message cut into the bottom that reads:
YOU'LL NEED THIS TOO:
Visiting this URL takes you to a download link to a Windows INF file called "Bullduino.inf"
2. There do not appear to be any hidden messages on the inner cardboard layers or tape.
3. There is nothing in the packaging that shows up under a long-wave UV lamp.
4. There is a program loaded in the Arduino. It is blinking out a message in Morse code on the LED (D7). According to the guys at Harford Hacker Space, the message is:
‘Wouldn’t lou prefer a good game of chess?
We will perform our own analysis and post the results.
4. I dumped the ROM images and eeprom data from both the Atmega 328 and 8u2 chips. Links to each are below:
Atmega 328 Program File
Atmega 328 EEPROM File
Mega8u2 Program File
Mega8u2 EEPROM File
Update: The Morse message has been confirmed to be same as the other Bullduino that Harford Analyzed. Thanks to Dynotronix from Null Space Labs.
More to follow...