Hacked gadgets

Ripping apart toys, tools and other hardware. Sniffing for signals, re-using modules for GSM and remote controlling.

Android based DIY FPV goggles

Android based DIY FPV goggles

Short introduction This build uses a small amount of components to make you able to use your own android phone as an FPV screen. This can be built in many ways, you don’t have to make goggles. The principles of…

Sureflap microchip pet door and Telldus smart home integration

Sureflap microchip pet door and Telldus smart home integration

A quick run-through of how I integrated my automatic microchip cat flap to my wireless Telldus home automation system. Features: Cat flap automatically unlocks only for pets you have programmed it to recognize by reading the pets microchip ID tag….

The $6 bluetooth upgrade for laptops

The $6 bluetooth upgrade for laptops

If you have done like me and got the cheapest laptop available because all you do with it is surfing and programming, this hack is for you. Like expected when buying a cheap laptop, parts of it are not as…

GSM/RF Module to control house appliances hacked

GSM/RF Module to control house appliances hacked

I bought this where I work, Bauhaus Liertoppen for 99 Norwegian Kroner (~EUR12.5/~USD16). It is a wall socket adapter with combined RF remote control and GSM remote control. To make all three parts communicate you plug in the power or…

Continuing serial mouse experimentation

So I’ve been around the web, found many useful resources for how to incorporate my serial mouse to a project. A very special example is the Serial Mouse -> Etch a Sketch project. There, among many other places, I learned…