Category Archives: Projects

CarWatch: My homemade car tracking platform

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few months ago, I was thinking about having my car tracked over GPS to make sure it is where I left it and to have some records how much I drive etc. There are commercial systems available for this but they cost some money and I wanted to have it customizable, under own control and to implement a few own ideas so I designed and implemented the system by myself. This is how CarWatch was born. Continue reading CarWatch: My homemade car tracking platform

Fixing non-working WiFi on RT5350

I have a favorite cheap chinese router based on RT5350 (running OpenWRT).

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Recently, I was wondering, why I can’t get WiFi on a few of them working. I have one piece running quite old (4xxx svn) OpenWRT where the WiFi works OK. So I tried to compile exactly the same version and install it on the non working piece. I also put the same wifi config there but nothing. It didn’t work. Continue reading Fixing non-working WiFi on RT5350

CH341A USB serial EEPROM reader under Linux

I nprogrammereeded to backup original firmware of my favourite Chinese wireless router but I didn’t want to spend much time with hacking the embedded Linux. So I have ordered¬†this cheap USB serial EEPROM programmer on ebay. You can easily find the original utility & driver for Windows on the Internet but the chip manufacturer doesn’t provide software for Linux. Continue reading CH341A USB serial EEPROM reader under Linux