When it comes to the RTL-SDR dongle, there’s an app for that! (At least a Chrome app.) The Chrome app store has the updated RTL-SDR Radio Receiver app available for download. It’s free and open source and is written 100% … Read more
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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. … Read more
Luca Dentella has informed us of his latest project using an ethernet shield based on the ENC28j60 driver from Microchip. SDWebServer is a complete webserver that can retrieve static elements from an SD card (including a user-defined default webpage) and … Read more
If you’re into learning programming languages, you may what to check out a new programming language known as D. What is D? According to the developer’s website D is a general purpose systems and applications programming language. It is a … Read more
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
Richard from Zoetrope wrote this blog article about a PCB to make using the AS5048A angle sensor really easy. He used dirtyPCBs for the board, and Zoetrope will be giving a few of them away. Via the contact form.
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
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.
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 … Read more
Richard Webb just finished an article on reverse engineering the wireless protocol used to communicate with some pro studio lighting. His approach involves sniffing the SPI bus into the lighting controller’s RF module using the Open Bench Logic Sniffer to … Read more
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Eagle over at at cypherpunk.at posted details on programming an Arduino in assembly language. This article is about programming an Arduino board natively in pure Assembler without carrying the rucksack of standard libraries and functions. Using a simple example and … Read more
Sagar has posted the final installment on his blog series demystifying the NTSC video standard. NTSC progressive scanning mode and simpler sync methods are not well documented and this issue is addressed here. Producing video signals by going to lowest … Read more
We’ve seen the RTL-SDR dongle used for a number of interesting projects, but here’s an unusual one not directly related to signal monitoring. Noel Bourke was considering the topic of entropy and randomness as it relates to encryption and came … Read more
Parallax has released the zip file containing the SPIN source code for the Parallax Propeller based DEFCON 22 badge. As noted in a previous post, the links to the schematics are also available on the Parallax website.
Parallax has announced the details on the DEFCON 22 badge. “The badge is based around the Propeller P8X32A 32-bit Multicore Microcontroller. The circuit consists of a Propeller (microcontroller, EEPROM, clock), an infrared LED and receiver for badge-to-badge communication, a bank … Read more
Avishay has developed the ASTROGUN, a Raspberry Pi based asteroid shooting gun and video display system. He originally designed the project along with Maayan Dreamer for the Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire, held last June. The game is pretty simple – … Read more
Milen Pavlov with Netblocks wrote this post on connecting a STM32VLDISCOVERY with Semtech’s SX1272RF1BAS module (LoRa sx1272 transceiver.) This module incorporates the LoRa spread spectrum modem which is advertised as achieving significantly longer range than existing systems based on FSK … Read more
Apparently the US NSA believes that users of Linux in general, and readers of online ezine Linux Journal in particluar are extremists. According to this article on the NDR.de Panorama blog, internet users whose searches contained terms related to the … Read more
Yashin has posted this tutorial at ArcanumX demonstrating how to read and decode 433 MHz digital data transmissions. “I intend to demonstrate how the RTL-SDR can be used to sniff 433 Mhz transmitters. These are pretty cheap and can be … Read more