Nokia Hackerbox [Objects, Maemo]

If you were reading out tweets yesterday you would have picked up we received a very nice surprise from Nokia. Nicely wrapped box within a box with included christmas card, USB cable and a small instruction reading "Can't hack it...for clues go to this site". We knew there was a "special" item coming but a 2.5kg box was way more than we expected. As already shared by guys at Utku Can who got the same present few days earlier, and posted on Slashgear & Gizmodo, the pressie is a special (hackable) black box containing a Nokia device. We too made a right mess with the foam balls but unwrapping it uncovered a beautifully made mysterious black box and seemingly no way of opening it. The box can only be opened via a provided USB cable and by visiting hackerbox.co.uk which includes instructions for Mac, Windows and Linux. Through a process of using a terminal, a signal is sent to the Arduino board inside the box which kick starts the fan and heater to warm up a coil and fill up the box with smoke (see video) which after few seconds opens revelling the enclosed Nokia N900 with too many little gifts to name including a 16gig micro SD card , a wonderful sketchbook from Liberty and a Lammy pen, mini xmas cake and a miniature (fire)fox (awesome!)

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