Deep Darc has successfully reverse engineered the operation of a 50-light set of GE multicolor Christmas lights. His work involved snooping the protocol used on the LEDs data bus line and exploration of the remote control unit, resulting in source code allowing control of the display of colors and patterns by an Attiny13A. Via Wonderhowto.
Naturetm has published the details on how to produce composite video using the MSP430 found on the TI Launchpad. Just two resistors added to the Launchpad and their source code will get you monochrome NTSC video in 192×40 res! Via Hack A Day.
Chris Paget presented a talk at Defcon 18 on RFID and the security implications of long range reading of enhanced driver licenses which have embedded 900 MHz RFID tags. The video is divided into four parts totaling about 45 minutes. In addition to part 1 above, here are links to parts 2-4: Part 2 Part […]
We’re looked at lots of RFID projects, but most don’t disclose the source code. There’s finally an RFID spoofer with source so we can see how the magic works. Via Hack a Day.
Kreylos combined the color and the depth image captured by the Microsoft Kinect. Via the contact form.
Geek guru Jeri Ellsworth is at it again, continuing with her exploration of homebrew radar devices. In this installment satellite dish hardware is interfaced with an FPGA to provide Via Hack A Day.
robots has been up to some fun FPGA hacking. He implemented a ZX Spectrum classic computer using the ZX Gate open source project: So i had this sparkfun FPGA board laying around. I needed to build some ram and interface boards to make it work. In mean time (while gathering all the ideas), my friend […]
Here Collin’s Lab at Makezine explores the use of microcontrollers as USB host controllers. Very instructive and worth a look by anyone wanting to learn more about USB and its integration with microcontrollers. Via Makezine
EEVblog made an open source calculator with a PIC: PIC 24F 16 bit Processor, 256KB Flash, 16KB SRAM, 64KB serial flash user memory, 3-Axis tilt sensor, Micro SD card, capacitive touch sensing keypad, 128×64 dot matrix display. Via Adafruit.
Here’s a hack combining a cheap digital camera body and PIR sensor to form a motion detector camera. The project is controlled by a MSP430 microcontroller found in the Launchpad kit. Via Instructables.
Ubertooth Zero is a Bluetooth sniffer based on an LPC1758 ARM processor and a CC2400 2.4GHz transceiver (now obsolete). Grab Bluetooth packets out of the air for analysis and hacking fun. Tonight I uploaded the first release of Project Ubertooth, an open source wireless development platform that can be used for Bluetooth testing and research. […]
Spoof a magnetic swipe card. Via Hacked Gadgets.
rossum guides us through reverse engineering several LCD displays. Via Hack a Day.
Hack a Day is trying to reverse engineer a LED light bulb.
Bus Pirate hacking from a hacked iPhone: Ok so theres a couple of caveats… First, this was done with a v2go, this BP has the serial connection broken out to three pads, easy to connect to. No 5V in pad though, bummer. Second, you need a level shifter, the phone is 3.3V TTL, the BP […]
Joby used the Bus Pirate SPI sniffer to extra zombie graphics from an IM-ME. Yesterday, Travis Goodspeed wrote a good post about bitmapped sprites on the IM-me. As a teaser of his upcoming ZombieGotcha game, he released a binary for a demo and challenged people to extract the images and recreate the startup animation. And […]
Villamany got a cheap MD80 video camera from eBay. It has a really annoying feature, it prints the date on the video with no apparent way to disable it. Armed with a Bus Pirate, he dumped the firmware, removed the date, and reprogrammed the camera. Original in Spanish (machine translation). What are you hacking with […]
The Gadget Factory, co-designer of the Open Logic Sniffer, has a new portable barcode scanning kit based on the Papilio FPGA platform. It is called the Papilio Barcode Genie kit or Barcode Genie for short. It is a kit for the Papilio One that makes it easy to capture barcodes and save them to a […]
RoboProgrammer is a robotic microcontroller programmer. It’s an Arduino-heavy design – a GRoboduino is used to control the robot, and a Duemilanove is used to program the AVR chips. Via Hack a Day.
This twittering coal burning stove tweets the room temperature every ten minutes. An update that measures the actual fire temperature with a thermocouple is planned.