Archive for the ‘Hacking’ Category

Name that Ware, April 2017

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The Ware for April 2017 is shown below.

This is a guest ware, but the contributor shall remain anonymous per request. Thank you for the contribution, you know who you are!

Winner, Name that Ware March 2017

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The ware for March 2017 seems to be a Schneider ATV61 industrial variable speed drive controller. As rasz_pl pointed out, I left the sticker unredacted. I had a misgiving about hiding it fearing the ware would be unguessable, but leaving it in made it perhaps a bit too easy. Prize goes to rasz_pl for being the first to guess, email me for your prize!

Name that Ware, March 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

The Ware for March 2017 is shown below.

I honestly have no idea what this one is from or what it’s for — found it in a junk pile in China. But I was amused by the comically huge QFP, so I snapped a shot of it.

Sorry this is a little late — been ridiculously busy prepping for the launch of a line of new products for Chibitronics, going beta (hopefully) next month.

Winner, Name that Ware February 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

The Ware for February 2017 is a Data Harvest EcoLog.

A number of people guessed it was a datalogger of some type, but didn’t quite identify the manufacturer or model correctly. That being said, I found Josh Myer’s response an interesting read, so I’ll give the prize to him. Congrats, email me for your prize!

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.