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Single Cell Software frees Korg Volca Sample from iOS chains

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If you experiment with electronic music, you’ve probably heard of Korg’s latest addition to their Volca line known as the Volca Sample. The volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds … Read more

CCC video – Fernvale: An Open Hardware and Software Platform

At the recently concluded CCC conference in Hamburg, Germany, bunnie and Xobs presented their “lawful method for converting closed IP into open IP.” We introduce Fernvale, a reverse-engineered, open hardware and software platform based upon Mediatek’s MT6260 value phone SoC. … Read more

Reverse engineering the Panasonic AC infrared protocol

The AnalysIR Team hailing from Dublin, Ireland has just published a new article called. “Reverse engineering the Panasonic AC Infrared protocol”. If you’re into IR hacking with the USB IR Toy, check this out. “AnalysIR is an advanced IR analyzer … Read more

Reverse engineering a Verisure wireless alarm

Here’s an informative two-part series of posts over at FunOverIP detailing how to reverse engineer a Verisure wireless alarm. Part 1 details the beginning steps such as finding the modules radio frequency and modulation type, analyzing the chipset datasheet and … Read more

Build a 16 million color WiFi-controlled LED lamp

Tom Van den Bon and Sebastian Schocke of Binary Space, a makerspace in the Vaal Triangle, have put together this build challenge for their members. For December at Binary Space we wanted to do something a cheerful and colourful. We … Read more

Configure your WR703n with a switch (or two)

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Martin Melchior has been experimenting with switch-selectable configurations for a TP-Link TL-WR703n router. The setup allows for quick changes in configuration dictated by changes in location or circumstances. It allows the router’s use as a Ethernet to WiFi bridge (Access … Read more

How-to install open source USBasp and USBtiny drivers on Windows

Ray writes with this technique for installing open source drivers on Windows. I came across a surprisingly simple approach to installing USBasp and USBtiny drivers for all versions of Windows — XP, 7, 8, 8.1, whether 32-bit or 64-bit, all … Read more

OpenSprinkler Firmware 2.1.0 released

Ray Wang from RaysHobby announces the release of OpenSprinkler Firmware 2.1.0. OpenSprinkler is an open-source, Arduino-based, web-connected sprinkler controller. This new firmware is a major upgrade that introduces a number of new features, including automatic weather-based watering adjustment (using real-time … Read more

Hacking Android on the UDOO board (for SATA and S/PDIF)

Computer engineer Primiano Tucci has been experimenting with Android on the UDOO board. I recently came in possession of a UDOO Quad board. The hardware onboard is pretty powerful compared to many other competitor boards. Unfortunately, however, the software support … Read more