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
I have a favorite cheap chinese router based on RT5350 (running OpenWRT).
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
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After a few try and fails to build heavy-duty turntable for scanning a whole person I came to an idea to use something that was designed to withstand the weight of an adult person.
Thanks to a tip of my reader, I found a relatively cheap (69Eur) Android box with HDMI input and record ability. I thought that it should be possible not only to record the HDMI input but also to stream it in realtime so I ordered one for experimenting. Continue reading Using Tronsmart Pavo M9 for HDMI input streaming
I needed to backup original firmware of my favorite 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
I decided to do some experiments with STM32. Continue reading Blinking LED on STM32F103 with only Linux tools
I’ve bought cheap USB handset from eBay to use with my VoIP provider. In Widows it worked good with supplied app which supported few VoIP programs and Skype. Since I use Linux on my desktop, I tried to plug it in. In USB listing it showed up as soundcard and HID device. Continue reading Cheap USB Skype/VoIP phone protocol discovery
Nothing special, just attiny2313, usbasp and some basic functions
While I was searching for cheapest oscam compatible card reader on e-bay, I found this SIM card reader:
With a price under $3 it is able to read/write SIM cards so I bought one to test if I can use it also for standard decrypt cards reading. Continue reading OSCam: Cheapest smart card reader