So I bought a media player again. It’s Vontar X96 mini with 1GB RAM and 8GB eMMC and according to rule “Don’t turn it on, take it apart!” it’s exactly what I did: Continue reading Bricking and unbricking Vontar X96 mini
I bought 2 cheap 433Mhz receiver modules from aliexpress for comparison. Continue reading Cheap 433Mhz receivers comparison
I own the radio clock on the title picture. I’ve used it for some time but it annoyed me because it drifted a lot (several seconds a day). It’s synchronized to power network frequency but it doesn’t work well in my case and I hate to adjust the clock over and over again. So I decided to sync it automatically using esp8266. Continue reading Old radio clock upgraded to NTP
I wanted to try reflow soldering in kitchen owen. I had two boards – one with working ESP12 module (left) and one with working base board (right):
This project took me a year to finish but finally it’s done. What I wanted is to build an automatic IoT sprinkler controller from cheap parts. This is my story.
If you are interrested in security devices this post may be for you. Recently I’ve found a software which makes a GPG security device out of a STM32. It’s called Gnuk. You just need a compatible board, programmer, flash the firmware and you are ready to go. I was just hoping to find some cheap device to flash to play with it.
Last days I’ve been experimenting with various features of OPI. One thing I’ve always been interested in is HW encoding. There is some information on linux sunxi wiki on this topic ( ), which say that it’s not something straightforward and opensource.