Dope Scope - $60.00
A directional WiFi Sniffing device that fits in the palm of your hand
The DopeScope, AKA the Shrodinger Scope is a self-contained Wi-Fi scanner that can do quick reconnaissance of the wireless environment wherever you are—and used a tool for hunting down where access points are physically located. During normal hunting, the scope will display a list of the top WiFi Access Points in the area, and their RSSI and their encryption type.
Instructions DopeScope Github Repo
What's in the box?
Inside the 360DopeScope is a small WiFi Microcontroller. This ESP8266 chip provides an 802.11b/g/n wireless interface, a small microprocessor and a small amount of flash storage.
Inside the 360DopeScope is a small WiFi Microcontroller. This ESP8266 chip provides an 802.11b/g/n wireless interface, a small microprocessor and a small amount of flash storage. We have programmed the chip to perform WiFi surveys and display the result on a small OLED display via SPI. To view the screen so closely, we borrowed some 45mm focal length lenses from our Google Cardboards and use some small single cell LiPo batteries from our drone spare parts kit. We spun a small carrier board with a voltage regulator and programming headers (and our sweet logo!). All in all, this little project is a fairly cheap example of the cool things you can do with some of the IoT chips hitting the market these days.
Can’t I just use a rooted Android phone to do the same thing?
- The DopeScope is directional -- which your phone is not. It was designed to track down a wandering WiFi AP during the Foxx 'n Hound game.
- It's a smaller form factor and costs less than a phone (unless you have a really cheap phone) and you don't need a cellular plan.
- If you pull out your phone during a system security evaluation, the customer thinks you're checking Facebook. If you pull out your Dope Scope, the customer thinks "What strange magic is this!?!”