Archive for the ‘Hacking’ Category

Looking for Summer Internship in Hardware Hacking?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Tim Ansell (mithro), who has been giving me invaluable advice and support on the NeTV2 project, just had his HDMI (plaintext) video capture project accepted into the Google Summer of Code. This summer, he’s looking for university students who have an interest in learning FPGAs, hacking on video, or designing circuits. To learn more you can check out his post at hdmi2usb.tv.

I’ve learned a lot working with Tim. I also respect his work ethic and he is a steadfast contributor to the open source community. This would be an excellent summer opportunity for any student interested in system-level hardware hacking!

Please note: application deadline is April 3 16:00 UTC.

Name that Ware, February 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The ware for February 2017 is shown below:

This is a ware contributed by an anonymous reader. Thanks for the contribution, you know who you are!

Winner, Name that Ware January 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Ware for January 2017 is a Philips Norelco shaver, which recently died so I thought I’d take it apart and see what’s inside. It’s pretty similar to the previous generation shaver I was using. Hard to pick a winner — Jimmyjo got the thread on the right track, Adrian got the reference to the prior blog post…from 8 years ago. I think I’ll run with with Jimmyjo as the winner though, since it looks from the time stamps he was the first to push the thread into the general category of electric shaver. Congrats, email me to claim your prize (again)!

Name that Ware January 2017

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The Ware for January 2017 is shown below:

This close-up view shows about a third of the circuit board. If it turns out to be too difficult to guess from the clues shown here, I’ll update this post with a full-board photo; but I have a feeling long-time players of Name that Ware might have too easy a time with this one.

Winner, Name that Ware December 2016

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The ware for December 2016 is a diaper making machine. The same machine can be configured for making sanitary napkins or diapers by swapping out the die cut rollers and base material; in fact, the line next to the one pictured was producing sanitary napkins at the time this photo was taken. Congrats to Stuart for the first correct guess, email me for your prize!