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Inside the fon router

Posted on January 20th, 2007 by Mike.Douglas. Filed in Computers, Electronics, Hacking.
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Fon routerBefore christmas foneros was giving away free routers to countries in europe. The router itself is tiny: it fits nicely in the palm of my hands (and i have small hands).

Included is a 5 v Ac/Dc converter and a simple user manual.

Anxious to see what was inside i started dissassembling. On the way i  took some pictures for you all to see so read on!

 

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Inside 3com OfficeConnect Wireless USB Adapter

Posted on March 15th, 2007 by admin. Filed in Computers, Electronics, Wireless.
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3com OfficeConnect Wireless USB Adapter

For 20$ this cheap USB wireless card is ideal for various projects. Heres some pictures of the usb card.

Lets void some warranty!

 

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Hack almost any Nokia

Posted on August 13th, 2006 by Mike.Douglas. Filed in Electronics.
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This site will give you codes to unlock your Nokia mobile phone, plain, fast and simple.nokia.jpg

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The Hard disk Speaker

Posted on November 6th, 2006 by Harry. Filed in Computers, Electronics.
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Did you know you could build a speaker out of your old hard drive?

Well as a matter of fact, a harddrive uses the same technology for its  arm as a traditional loudspeaker. Just apply the right waveform and it will produce sound.

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MAX232 Serial level converter

Posted on February 26th, 2007 by Mike.Douglas. Filed in Electronics.
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Max 232 level converterWhen communicating with various micro processors one needs to convert the RS232 levels down to lower levels, typically 3.3 or 5.0 Volts.

 

Here is a cheap and simple way to do that.

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DS1820 Temperature regulator

Posted on August 12th, 2006 by Harry. Filed in Electronics.
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image002.gifThis simple project uses a Dallas DS1820 one wire temperature sensor and a pic 16f628 microprocessor. A simple temperature regulator where a LED symbolizes the Fan.

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Reflashing la fonera with dd-wrt

Posted on March 15th, 2007 by admin. Filed in Computers, Electronics, Hacking.
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Flashing the fon with dd-wrtAfter several requests on how to flash the la fonera with dd-wrt i decieded to write this quick guide on how to do it.

Be sure to read Accessing Serial console and Dissassembling the la fonera first.

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Cheap 1$ Light tent / Light box

Posted on September 11th, 2006 by Mike.Douglas. Filed in Photography, Web publishing.
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Cheap light box in action

Ever wanted to do product shots but don’t have the bucks to spend on a proper light tent? Why not build one yourself.

This lightbox will cost you less than 1 $ as it only uses 5 sheets of paper. After 15 minutes of folding and cutting you are set!

 Also, check out The IKEA hamper light tent if you need more space.

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Hacking IBM Thinkpad Bios Password

Posted on October 2nd, 2006 by Mike.Douglas. Filed in Computers, Electronics, Hacking.
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IBM T42 Supervisor Password recoveryLost your IBM ThinkPad Supervisor password? No problem, on this page i will show you how to recover your old password.

Although IBM claims their TP BIOS passwords are impossible to break, there is a easy and cheap way to fix this.

The stuff you need cost about 5 $ at your closest radio shack type of store. Also you need a spare PC with a serial port.

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The Ikea hamper light tent

Posted on October 19th, 2006 by Mike.Douglas. Filed in Photography, Web publishing.
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The Ikea Hamper light tentSo, after making this cheapo paper light tent i wanted something bigger. This lightbox has lots of space and folds neatly after use.

IKEA makes a hamper or laundry bag called dimpa. It cost’s about 10$ and they also make quite a cheap energy saver lamp that fits perfect inside it. It is called the liesta and costs about 15$.

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