Recently we highlighted the TP-Link TL-WR703N in a post. Some makers have used a WiFi shield to allow an Arduino to communicate with this router, and others have used the router’s PCB as a shield bridging Ethernet to Wifi. Martin wanted to interface an Arduino with the router directly, so that it could be used […]
Madox uploaded several firmware images for the TL-WR703N, TL-WR720N & TL-MR3020, get them from the Madox Google Code page: Based on OpenWRT r36503, it has the new 3.8.10 kernel as well as the new LuCi theme. Due to the slowly expanding size of the kernel and the packages, I had to drop 3G out from […]
Madox wrote a short tutorial on how to set up a streaming webcam: Connecting a webcam and using the router to stream video around the place should be one of the easiest things to do. A bit too easy in that I neglected to provide simple instructions on how to set it up. mjpg-streamer and […]
The TL-WR703N is probably the cheapest hackable WiFi router out there. Using the openWRT firmware you can pretty much make it do what ever you want. Madox did just that. He connected it to an expansion board which drives servos, and made his robot toy controllable via WiFi.
Madox designed the BitBltBlade, a WiFi controlled POV lightsaber designed to display images in conjunction with long exposure photography. The BitBltBlade uses the hackable TP-Link TL-WR703N router and Kean’s USB Expander board to wirelessly control a strip of RGB LEDs. The concept of operation is that the user would use their smartphone which can upload photos […]