hackaday.com Archives - 20 February 2013, Wednesday

  • Freezing Android to crack the encryption

    Freezing Android to crack the encryption

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 7pm

    . They leverage use of low temperatures to slow down the RAM in a device. In this case, the target phone must already be powered on. Booting a phone that uses the encryption offered by Android 4.0 and newer requires the owner’s pass code to decrypt the user partition. But it then rema...

  • Video phone Arduino shield

    Video phone Arduino shield

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 3pm

    We’ve seen Arduino-powered Twitter machines, and even some that can send text messages, but how about one that’s a video phone ? That’s what the guys over at Cooking Hacks put together with their very impressive 3G Arduino shield . On board the shield is an internal GPS receiver, micr...

  • 3Doodler, a 3D drawing pen

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 11am

    Here’s something that’s making its way to the top of our, “why didn’t we think of that” list. It’s called 3Doodler , a device based on the plastic extrusion technology found in 3D printers stuffed into a pen that fits in the palm of your hand. If you’re familiar with 3D printers, the ...

  • Hacked auxiliary port for a car stereo

    Hacked auxiliary port for a car stereo

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 1am

    The connector on the back of his head unit is a 2×4 set of pins recessed in a protective plastic ring. It turns out that the audio connector cable for a PC CD-ROM drive has a 1×4 socket that is perfect for this. [Apachem25] simply clipped one of those cables in half and used both ends...

  • Solar clock uses capacitors for style and function

    Solar clock uses capacitors for style and function

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 3am

    The machine translation makes it a bit rough to understand how this works, but the schematic helps quite a bit. The pair of solar cells, which were pulled from some cheap solar cellphone chargers, feed the bank of capacitors encircling the clock face. If placed in a room that gets ple...

  • A brick-sized Game Boy Advance SP

    A brick-sized Game Boy Advance SP

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 5pm

    For a few years now, [Michael] has wanted to put the guts of a Game Boy Advance – the small clamshell version with a backlit LCD – into the classic and comfortable DMG-01 ‘brick’ Game Boy. He’s finally finished with his project , and we’ve got to say it’s looking pretty good. The buil...

  • 3d printer filament made of wood

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 7pm

    Believe it or not, you can now squeeze wood through the nozzle of your 3D printer . This new addition to the maker’s palette of 3D printer filaments comes from the mind of [Kai Parthy]. The new filament – going by the name Laywood – is a mix of recycled wood fibers and polymer binders...

  • The perils of buying a stereo microscope without a stand

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 1pm

    First off… nice work! I really need to get a similar set-up, but I’ve been too busy with other projects to follow up on that need. This gives me something to think about. Second… if attempting to powder coat aluminum, there are a few things to take into account to get the best finish....

  • Pair of musical hacks use sensor arrays as keyboards

    Pair of musical hacks use sensor arrays as keyboards

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 11pm

    This pair of musical keyboard hacks both use light to detect inputs. The pair of tips came in on the same day, which sparks talk of consipiracy theory here at Hackaday. Something in the weather must influence what types of projects people take on because we frequently see trends like ...

  • RF switching module can learn new remotes: This breadboarded circuit is [Sergio's] solution to controlling appl...

    RF switching module can learn new remotes

    hackaday.com 20 Feb '13, 9pm

    The main components include the solid state relay at the bottom of the image. This lets the ATtiny13 switch mains voltage appliances. The microcontroller (on the copper clad square at the center of the breadboard) interfaces with the green radio frequency board to its left. On the rig...