Category Archives: hacking

Audioino: Arduino programmable via sound card

Here’s a unique way to program an Arduino chip: using your computer’s sound card! Chris from the hobby-roboter forum provides the details on this amazing hack in his forum post.The process simply requires the Atmega168 to be programmed with Chris’ special audio … Continue reading

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Utilizing 2.5" Laptop Hard Disk in Desktop PC

We found how to make use of a 2.5″ SATA Hard Disk commonly used in Laptop in an normal Desktop. Conventional SATA HDD used in Laptops The reasons for using this is to decrease the HDD noise, lower power consumption … Continue reading

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Art of Reverse Embedded Engineering: 27C3 Chaos Communications Congress

We came across the proceedings of the 27C3 Chaos Communications Congress held at Berlin Germany; which can easily be considered at the heaven for the Hackers. Innovators Nathan Fain and Vadik presented their topic JTAG/Serial/FLASH/PCB Embedded Reverse Engineering Tools and Techniques.http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/8Unisnu-cNo?fs=1&hl=en_USIts of for-most importance to … Continue reading

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Debounce a Button: A Common Problem

De-bouncing a button has been a challenge for any embedded engineer. Well not to say “challenging:, it is always a nagging stuff. Some time you trade with time, code space or some other resource. Hack-A-Day organized an event to collect … Continue reading

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Single Chip Arduino:Crazy !!

Today I saw one of the the most Awesome projects: SingleChipArduino . I could not believe the amount of work that went in to creating this piece of Art. I congratulate Kimio Kosaka on this creative feet. Another part that … Continue reading

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DIY USB to Serial Converter

Recently I discovered that the Nokia Cable used for the communication and syncing the Nokia phones contains a FT232 like IC. You can buy the Data cables DKU-5 or CA-42 cables. The trick is to use a Nokia cell phone data cable based on … Continue reading

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Hacker’s Soldering Station :Beginning (Stage 1)

This is some thing I always wanted to have. Now I found that people have been able to make it finally. Thanks to Hack-A-Day[Article:How-To: The Hacker’s Soldering Station] for giving such a nice tutorial to make a cool stuff as … Continue reading

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