What is BSODomizer?

BSODomizer is a small, battery-powered, mischievous electronic gadget that interfaces between a laptop or desktop 
and VGA monitor and flashes a fake BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) onto the monitor at random time intervals or when 
triggered by an infrared remote control. This will cause the user to become confused and turn off or reset his or 
her machine. The BSODomizer will automatically detect when the computer has been turned off or restarted and will 
revert to the harmless video pass-through mode, leaving the user unaware of any wrongdoing. Other uses of the 
BSODomizer include monitor/projector/video calibration or as a simple timer to remind the user to take a break 
from sitting in front of the computer. Various configuration settings are selected via on-board DIP switches.

Want to buy a BSODomizer?
 
All of our assembled units have been sold. Feel free to make your own: 
 // User Manual
 
 // Schematic (rev. 1.1)
     
 // Bill-of-Materials
     
 // Assembly Drawing
     
 // Gerber Plots
     
 // Source Code (rev. 1.1) (Parallax Propeller .SPIN)
     
 // Slides from DEFCON 16
     
 // Video of BSODomy in Action: YouTube and High Resolution
 
 
 User Submissions:
 
 // Write-up and video by mubix

 // Port to EAGLE (Schematic & PCB) by Ethan

 // Firmware updates by 501d3r Guy (Linux kernel panic,
    "safe" mode, IR enhancements)



 

BSODomizer top

BSODomizer bottom

Tested resolutions: 640 x 480, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600, 848 x 480, 960 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1152 x 864, 
1280 x 720, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 1024, 1344 x 1008, 1360 x 768, 1400 x 1050, 1440 x 900, 
1600 x 900, 1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1080, 1900 x 1200, 1920 x 1080


Created by Joe Grand (aka Kingpin) and Zoz. Page last updated August 12, 2011.