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November 29, 2016

Vehicle Electrical Troubleshooting

at 7:47 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

I am not a car repair guy but I have been enjoying the South Main Auto Repair channel. He uses lots of high tech and low tech to get the job done. The Snap On automotive testing system he is using is the tool for the job! It has tons of data in it for troubleshooting and it is also a digital scope (you can see it in use at 15:20).

 


OpenHAB Raspberry Pi Home Automation Build

at 12:39 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

 
 

DIY has used OpenHab is used to build a home automation control system using a Raspberry Pi. They are controlling an RGB strip. They are using some Adafruit modules to interface the Raspberry Pi to the light strip.

 
 

“openHAB is a software for integrating different home automation systems and technologies into one single solution that allows over-arching automation rules and that offers uniform user interfaces.

This means openHAB
is designed to be absolutely vendor-neutral as well as hardware/protocol-agnostic
can run on any device that is capable of running a JVM (Linux, Mac, Windows)
lets you integrate an abundance of different home automation technologies into one
has a powerful rule engine to fulfill all your automation needs
comes with different web-based UIs as well as native UIs for iOS and Android
is fully open source
is maintained by a passionate and growing community
is easily extensible to integrate with new systems and devices
provides APIs for being integrated in other systems”


November 23, 2016

Wood Turned Bowl with Inlaid Letters

at 10:58 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 
Kevin Hou built a Wood Turned Bowl with Inlaid Letters as one of his final high school projects.  He used sketchup for design the bowl and common power tools to bring it to life. His school has a very well equipped shop, most of the build was created with conventional woodworking tools except for the letters which was cut out on a CNC machine. The build took 60 hours and was all filmed using an iPhone 6S.


November 22, 2016

Poison Tap

at 10:18 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Educational

 

Samy Kamkar had built a device that is called Poison Tap. It is a Raspberry Pi Zero which plugs into the victims USB port. The device that looks like an Ethernet connection, your computer inherently trusts this connection and this is where the exploit starts.

  • emulates an Ethernet device over USB (or Thunderbolt)
  • hijacks all Internet traffic from the machine (despite being a low priority/unknown network interface)
  • siphons and stores HTTP cookies and sessions from the web browser for the Alexa top 1,000,000 websites
  • exposes the internal router to the attacker, making it accessible remotely via outbound WebSocket and DNS rebinding (thanks Matt Austin for rebinding idea!)
  • installs a persistent web-based backdoor in HTTP cache for hundreds of thousands of domains and common Javascript CDN URLs, all with access to the user’s cookies via cache poisoning
  • allows attacker to remotely force the user to make HTTP requests and proxy back responses (GET & POSTs) with the user’s cookies on any backdoored domain
  • does not require the machine to be unlocked
  • backdoors and remote access persist even after device is removed and attacker sashays away

 

 

 

 

 

November 19, 2016

Vintage Camera Raspberry Pi Hack

at 9:41 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

Tinkernut took a vintage camera and smoshed it together with some mini technology to re purpose it. A Raspberry Pi, camera module, WIFI module and screen is used as the wireless camera. The completed system sends each captured picture to the cloud. The code is very basic but turns this device into a robust IOT device that is fully functional.

 


November 18, 2016

How does Fusion Energy Work

at 9:08 pm. Filed under Educational

 

Kurzgesagt has released a great video that explains Fusion Energy.  At this time Fusion Energy is not practicable as an energy source but after Elon Musk is done with kitting out the Gigafactory he has the deep enough pockets that could toy with Fusion Energy.

“Fusion power is energy generated by nuclear fusion. Fusion reactions fuse two lighter atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus. It is a major area of plasma physics research that attempts to harness such reactions as a source of large scale sustainable energy. Fusion reactions are how stars transmute matter into energy.

In most large scale commercial programs, heat from neutron scattering in a controlled reaction is used to operate a steam turbine that drives electric generators. Many fusion concepts are under investigation. The current leading designs are the tokamak and inertial confinement by laser. As of January 2016, these technologies were not viable, as they cannot produce more energy than is required to initiate and sustain a fusion reaction.”

 

 

 

 

November 14, 2016

Wrap Around Immersive Gaming Screens

at 11:10 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

If you are looking for a better experience when playing your video games a wrap around screen would kick things up a notch. Have a look at some of these screen ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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