Author Archives: the machinegeek

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

Raj 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

Derbycon video: Making BadUSB Work For You

Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson gave this presentation at the recent Derbycon 2014 conference in Louisville, KY, covering their hack of the Phison 2251-03 USB controller firmware to add new “features” and functionality. They focus on the Patriot Supersonic Xpress … Read more

Reverse engineering wireless pro studio lighting

Richard Webb just finished an article on reverse engineering the wireless protocol used to communicate with some pro studio lighting. His approach involves sniffing the SPI bus into the lighting controller’s RF module using the Open Bench Logic Sniffer to … Read more

Project: extracting and geographically plotting DTRS site information

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Lui Gough has been researching the Australian railroad system’s new digital radio system and has posted detailed observations: As a radio enthusiast, and highly observant public transport user, I’ve made many notes about the deployment of the new Digital Train … Read more

SpeakerGen – parametric 3d printed speaker enclosures

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Rich Olson writes, “I just put together an OpenSCAD script that can generate optimized loudspeaker enclosures based on driver’s audio parameters. Intent of course is to 3d print speaker enclosures…” For more information visit Rich’s NothingLabs blog. Via the contact … Read more