How Scotty made his own iPhone in China

Over the past two months we’ve been super excited to follow Scotty’s adventure recycling/refurbishing an iPhone 6S in the used cell phone market just south of Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China. Scotty finds all the bits and pieces from various sellers and then follows the iFixit instructions, backwards, to build his own recycled franken-phone. Despite living in […]

Network controlled relays & 3 channel PWM

A new internet controlled lighting project called SplashLight is being developed. It has 4 relays to turn lights on and off, and 3 PWM outputs to drive RGB LEDs. The core of the project is a Cortex M3 uC with an Ethernet PHY/MAC from Texas Instruments. The project includes iPhone, Android, and web applications to […]

Arduino & iPhone = GSR lie detector

Anna Dumitriu, Tom Keene and Alex May recently gave a presentation at 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art in Istanbul demonstrating how to build an Arduino to iPhone/Android interface with GSR sensor. A GSR sensor connects to an Arduino board. The Arduino generates an audio tone mapped to value of electrical resistance in the skin. […]

Square credit card reader hack: the sound of money

At the recent Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, hacker Adam Laurie revealed a flaw in the Square credit card reader hardware/software that allows the injected emulation of credit card data to fraudulently obtain funds. He inserted a different wire into the iPad’s headphone jack, so the software thought a dongle was plugged in. […]

Maker Shed kit lets you connect iPhone to Arduino — no jailbreaking!

MAKE announces the availability of the Redpark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS. This kit includes the only Apple-approved serial interface cable having a DB9 serial connector on one end and the iPhone connector on the other. As MAKE describes it: Exclusively in the Maker Shed, the Redpark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS makes […]

Iphone Arduino simulator app

This video shows a Schogini Systems Iphone app that allows you to simulate Arduino circuit breadboarding and sketch coding on an Iphone. According to the video, you can email the code to your computer for further development or device programming. We couldn’t find it in the app store yet this morning, but this concept looks […]

Open source program reveals iPhone tracker data

Reportedly since the release of iOS4 Apple has had software on iPhones allowing their location to be tracked and logged for statistical purposes. Here’s an open-source application that maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn’t record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. […]