Hello Makers, NOTE: We are trying out prepayment for this event. Please see the end of the description for details.
Did you know your phone can be accessed (and tracked) remotely or transmit its location, even if you're not using it? You don't need to actually kill your phone to stay safe from the snoops, though.
Photo courtesy of Aram Bartholl, re:publica
It's possible to shield your phone or wallet by putting it in a Faraday cage, and in August we're going to learn how. Using fabric that's opaque to radio and wireless signals, and a tiny amount of sewing savvy, you'll make a pouch that fits your phone or wallet and prevents signals from getting through.
Come learn about conductive (and shielding fabrics) in this crafty Make:SF meetup.
This workshop is inspired by the Kill Your Phone project.
How does it work?
A Faraday Cage is a conductive container that blocks electromagnetic waves from passing through it. You might experience this when your phone loses signal when you're inside a metal elevator.