Ben Krasnow writes, “Interesting applications of a strong polonium-210 alpha radiation source. The half life is only 140 days, so the Staticmaster brushes must be replaced every year or so.”
Kenneth Finnegan writes: This is the hardware build of a new digipeater one of my friends asked me to put together for him. The transceiver is a GM300, with a KAM plus TNC modulating it. If we didn’t happen to have a KAM+ on hand, I would have probably used an OT3m from Argent Data. […]
A series of videos from Akiba, creator of FreakLabs, answering questions on the challenges of manufacturing a product in China filmed during AMA on SupplyFX. Via Tindie. Check out the video after the break.
new299 tried out dirtySLA and did a quick video review.
Factory tour video of the Teledyne LeCroy factory in in Chestnut Ridge, NY by Sebastian (a.k.a KF5OBS): Quick look both at & inside the brand new Tektronix TSG4106 6 GHz vector signal generator. They say real beauty lies on the inside and this beauty certainly measures up, inside and out.
In this presentation from the recent BSides Cleveland conference, Devin Gergen explains the basics of UAVs including their history, capabilities and potential. This video is available due to the tireless efforts of Irongeek.
Chris Jenks presented at this weekend’s Circle City Con in Indianapolis, IN. Chris is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance. He works full time doing security audits, firewall design, network consulting, and troubleshooting. His Raspberry Pi WIDs was published in the Linux Journal in December 2014, and […]
Here is the first of a four-part video series recently posted from the 2014 TAPR/DCC conference in Austin, TX. This is from the DCC’s Sunday Seminar, “a four-hour deep dive” into a single subject, in this case FPGA programming for mixed signal systems. “The presenter is amateur radio operator Chris Testa KD2BMH who is designing […]
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. The MT6260 is the chip that powers many of the $10 GSM feature phones produced […]
The GTVHacker group gave this presentation at DEFCON 22. The group is famous for Hacking the Google TV a few years back, and in this talk they add plenty of devices to their credit. “We’ve taken all of our previous experience exploiting embedded devices and used it to bring you a presentation filled with more […]
In this presentation from GrrCON 2014, author Dr. Phil Polstra discusses how to develop your own Linux distro. Phil has assembled his distro known as The Deck which is useful on the Beagleboard and Beaglebone Black boards.
AMBE is a voice compression algorithm employed in vocoder chips used by DVSI Inc., and is commonly used in Icom’s D-Star, Yaesu’s Fusion, APCO-25, DMR, Opensky and other digital formats on the amateur, commercial and public safety frequencies. In this talk from last September’s TAPR/DCC conference in Austin, TX, Bruce Perens K6BP presented his views […]
During the TAPR/ARRL Digital Communications Conference in Austin last September, Stephen Hicks N5AC gave this presentation on interfacing with FlexRadio using their open API. Part II of this presentation was given by Graham Haddock KE9H, and discussed the FlexRadio wavefrom API. It is available from HamRadioNow. FlexRadio produces a series of high-end SDR’s, with the […]
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 8GB USB drive allowing it to be repurposed for non-standard uses. Adam has posted his […]
Hardware hacking guru Joe Grand of GrandIdeastudio has posted this new, detailed introduction/demonstration of the JTAGulator, an open source hardware tool te hat assists in identifying on-chip debug (OCD) and/or programming connections from test points, vias, or component pads on a target device. (We note the Bus Pirate usage at 5:40.)
Why do the wardriving yourself when your cat can do it for you? Gene Bransfield gave this presentation at the recent DEFCON 22 conference, describing his efforts to use domestic pets wearing WiFi sniffer/GPS logging gear to essentially warprowl for WiFi hotspots. There’s also DoSdog, a standard pooch wearing a backpack concealing a Hak5 Pineapple, […]
@SparkysWidgets tweted, “Latest video is up where I giveaway @HakkoUSA FX-888D @sparkfun swag and a @dangerousproto Bus Pirate” This is just a short demonstration video where I set the parameters on a FX-888D and then solder some SMD parts and show how one can create other types of soldering jobs! This is also the video […]
Prior to delivering a presentation at today’s DEFCON, hardware hacking guru Joe Grand gave this talk at BSidesLV held August 5-6, 2014 in Las Vegas. Joe describes, “[s]uperpowers, normally used by superheroes in the battle of good versus evil, are also accessible to engineers and hackers in equipment used for failure analysis and verification of […]
Touring factories in Shenzhen: Visiting an assembly line, Seeedstudio and a CNC shop Shenzhen is the geek’s paradise and can be described as an awesome concentration of very different companies, all within an hour cab ride from your hotel. If you ever go there, I highly recommend you to have a look at Ian’s article […]
At last years Defcon conference in Las Vegas, NV, hardware hackers Joe Grand, Mark ‘Smtty’ Smith, LosT, RenderMan and FirmWarez discussed their experiences in using various microcontrollers. Interesting stuff, particularly If you’re just getting started with electronics and are trying to navigate the sea of available microcontrollers, microprocessors, and modules.