Author Archives: the machinegeek

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

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