Citizen Engineer: open source hardware comic and kits

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Our pals at Adafruit Industries have launched a new series of kits that include a full color comic book/zine. The first volume of Citizen Engineer is all about SIM card hacking and has the parts to build your own SIM card reader/writer. Citizen Engineer (via MAKE:)


  1. What is it about the face in that blue cover image that makes me think of the Mona Lisa?

  2. Any examples of what can be done with a SIM card reader ? I mean, besides copying the address book ?

  3. I bought my kit a few weeks ago, but just now got the time to put it together. It was a fun little project. I need to pick up a serial-to-usb adapter, but so far it works great. I can’t wait to see what the next issue of Citizen Engineer is about.

    With this kit you can read/write SMS and phonebook data to the SIM card. Ostensibly, with the right software, you could attempt to clone a SIM card, but that’s a little more involved.

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