My Gateway Connected Touchpad (GCTP) sporting a new IDE connector.
SNES controller to LPT port interface. Clean and sexy!
NES to LPT port interface. Clean and sexy!
SNES to LPT adapter cable. Not so sexy, but it doesnt ruin the SNES controller
Black and Platinum theme for all the gizmos.
Laptop Touchpad rewired to be hooked up for a mobile computer (car'puter).
My Zipit Z2 Serial port mod. Not very pretty, but it does the job.
This is a JTAG Map for the BGA CPU inside a Seagate Dockstar, based off of the PogoPlug hardware. If anyone has a dead Dockstar they would be willing to donate so I can pad-trace these points, please contact me.
2.4Ghz Wireless Video rifle prototype. 15dB gain antenna, 3A battery, 5" console LCD, and standard auto-scan security camera receiver.
My fan buttons broke, so I fixed it by replacing them with a light dimmer
Handheld 2.4Ghz wireless video scanner (prototype). The GBA has a video cart that lets me use it as a screen.
My livingroom computer area. Welcome to hell!
Modded bluetooth headset. Based off of an HS820 or some crap like that. The headset sucked, so I reworked it into a pair of headphones my rabbits destroyed. This is a work in progress (WIP)
Alternate view of my BT Headset WIP
WRT54GL SD card mod
2.4Ghz Biquad in a 25 pack CD spindle
2.4Ghz biquad CD spindle internals
Metal Aluminum tape reflector, instead of sheet metal. I used an automotive ring connector to affix the bow-tie driven element, since you cant solder aluminum.
USB Wifi, Zipit, and WRT54G... a match made in hell.
Zipit Z1 IM Handhelds (Linux Embeded)
The beginning of SD card and 5 wire serial modification. The cable is 80 Pin IDE. This was pretty fucking hard to solder in.
IR Nightvision headset
This is a 6.5" VGA LCD salvaged from a slot machine. The quality is remarkable, and it was only $65!
This is my electronics desk kiosk... thing. Its quite handy when I need a PC to help with my work. 800Mhz P3, 128MB Ram, 8GB HDD, 6.5" VGA LCD on an adjustable gooseneck, affixed keyboard and touchpad all on a lamp stand base.
Update of my computer desk.
My tool belt (D-Ring Bondage Belt) with some of my gear, trench, and brawler gloves.
Close of up of my Brawler Gloves. I made them from some fleece gloves, a pair of workout gloves with extra wrist brace, and some claw spikes with sheet metal backing.
Close up of just some of the pouches i clip onto my ass.
2.4Ghz WiVi Rifle, WRT, Zipit, RF detector, Radio Scanner, Nintendo DS, PDAs, and various antennas
Camcorder, 5" Game screen (x2) GBA, Universal batteries, Cell, PS2 Controller with USB keybaord, Wireless keyboard, knife, multitool, USB HDD (40GB) and USB Video capture box
Hacker Mittens! The tops fold back so you can use your fingers. The thumbs get annoying on the spacebar thought.
various bags i use, ive got shitloads more.
MSN Web TV2 (Linux ), Fonera (x2), WRT, Zipit, PDAs, TI-83 (Serial terminal) PDAs (x2) Laptops, extra battery, and radio scanner (1.3Ghz max).
GCTP Internet Tablet (Linux, runs like SHIT!) and one of my MANY sattelite dishes.
3 Foot Superdish Sattelite. When 14" doesnt cut it... and a large fist fuck is in need, call the superdish!
Got some modded laptop touchpads, PS2 controller with keyboard, the USB Playstation 2 controller adapter lets me use the controller as a mouse and macros. I have some GPS modules, USB Wifi/Bluetooth/SD card readers, USB Capture boxes, USB Hubs, USB LAN adapter, Mini keyboard, thumb mouse optical USB muse, 40GB 2.5" USB HDD, and universal connection kit.
2.4Ghz Helical Antenna
N Connector for the 2.4Ghz Helical Antenna
Please deposit fifty cents for the next three minutes. BEEDLEY BEEP! BEEDLEY BEEP! Thank you.
Measurements for a Sat'Dish LNB. This can be used for positioning a 2.4Ghz feed horn (Bi-Quad or Waveguide).
Inside my x-10 camera
inside my x10 camera
This is a 2.4Ghz Waveguide attached to a Bluetooth USB Stick. I didnt use any connectors. I drilled a hole into the can and soldered a small tube which i fed the coax into. I soldered the driven element directly to the coax. I insulated it with heat shrink, then directly soldered the coax braided shield to the rim of the small tube. I plan to protect the D.E. and coax soon.
The driven element. You can see its isolated using regular heat shrink.
the folded tripod makes a great handle too
It seems the Bluetooth Waveguide with tripod mount fits PERFECTLY on my satellite dishes! For those rare times you need a bluetooth connection from the other side of the house... across the street.
915 Mhz Plexiglass Yagi. The red marks are my guidelines and measurements
Here is a a pic of the 915Mhz Plexi yagi hooked to my radio scanner. I cleaned off the red marks and used some random RG-6 coax from my lab. It seems to be working pretty good. Im sure it could be better, but for a theory test and prototype, its admirable.
915Mhz Fox Hunting Rifle Prototype
Mobile Biquad on a folding Tripod
Mobile Biquad on a folding Tripod - Closeup of the busy end.
Mobile Biquad on a folding Tripod - Fold up and ready to go.
2.4Ghz Compact Collinear antenna. THis is made from some scrap wire, an N connector, and household PVC pipe.
2.4Ghz Compact Collinear taken apart and mounted with a suction cup clamp
2.4Ghz Compact Collinear put together and mounted with a suction cup clamp
This is a simple 3/4 wave 2.4Ghz 'dipole'. I will use an ordinary pen casing to protect it
The 2.4Ghz Pen'tenna! Its a 3/4 wave Whip/Dipole antenna. I used a pen body for a housing. I affixed a small little clamp so you can have a mobile mount.
Pentenna on the back of my hat. Hardly noticable and very comfortable.
Pen'tenna on the side of my hat. Its quite comfortable.
My Discone Antenna Prototype
Close up view of the coax connecting to the antenna. I used some brass pipe as a feed line for RG-58
Epoxy Putty to isolate the Disc and Cone and add support.
FRS radio with antenna mod. Quater wave, fully extended
FRS Radio antenna mod. Antenna folded and removed.
Free samples are great, unless they are insanely small.
Free samples kick ass, unless they are insanely small.
This is my rifle, this is my gun, one if for killing, one if for fun!
This is a screenshot of setting up for a "Simple" NES Hacking session. Are we having fun yet!?
Home Made SMD Tweezer Prototype.
Hombrew SMD Tweezer Probe
Years of electronics teaches you many things. This is what I call a PLCC Push Pin. I took a Push pin, cut the pin off and glued the head to this chip so it can be removed with ease.
This is a Push Pin PLCC Chip. I cut the pin off a push pin and glued it to the chip so it can be removed with ease.
The MSN WebTV2 RM4100 is a very hackable device, comparable in resources to an xbox, but low poer. There are a lot of addon hardware hacks that are possible, here are a few that I have been working on recently. The most notable are VGA support, and a BIOS socket to allow flashing for Linux/PC BIOS types.
MSN WebTV 2 RM4100 Running a PC BIOS
LEDs in the upper right light while the unit powers up.
RM4100 POST'ing a PC BIOS. No OS installed yet.
My slightly modified and beefed up bluetooth adapter. I dont think the IEEE has this in mind.
2.4Ghz Biquad mounted on a standing lamp.
2.4Ghz CD Spindle Biquad mounted to a standing floor lamp
Zipit Z1 Serial and SD mod
My soldering iron tip
Zipit Z1 Serial and SD card mod
Native Female xbox Connector
Native Female Xbox Connector
NES Controller port pinouts and PCB hookup
PCMCIA Card MMCX Mod Side View
PCMCIA MMCX Mod Front View
PCMCIA MMCX Mod front view
Ever notice the sticker under your MicroSD card? I assume its a test pad for the NAND Flash, if anyone can tell me what this is, please let me know.
Fonera 2100 with dual antenna mod, serial, and fan.
Fonera 2100 with dual adjustable hard wired antennas, fan, and serial port. SD card coming soon.
Wireless Video Scanners with Biquad Antennas
Internal components of a WebDT 366 GX
12“ touchscreen Kiosk - Windows Vista preinstalled by the previous owner, this WILL be wiped...
12“ touchscreen Kiosk
NES Motherboard anbd Pinout
This is an unfinished LPC Flasher. PSU needs to be added. This will be used for the WebTV if you do not have a way to flash the BIOS.
Internal photo of my Swann Mobile Viewer, a 2.4Ghz video receiver.
Itza mah Biquad!
My video card exploded. Literally. All the capacitors blew... at once.
Internal photo of a Gamecube Action Replay dongle.
First thing I do when I got my 40" LCD TV? Hooked up the laptop and went on IRC!
Second thing I do when I got my 40" LCD TV? Hook the PDA VGA output into it!
Me and my WebDT366, things look REAL promising!
This is a dual-band ham radio Double Zepp antenna.
Very old 2M band ham radio. Model - Tempo S1
Closeup of my USB Dev board. Useful for gender bending, power-adapting, or cross breeding USB devices and hosts.
Edimax EW-7318Ug MMCX Antenna Mod
Prototype tin can 2.4Ghz waveguide. This is three soup cans solder sweat together using a heat gun, and painted flat black. Panel mount N connector is used for the feed point. High density styrofoam was cut to fit, painted, and jammed in the front opening.
EEE 900 RAM Issue. This is what hppens when Windows XP loads the Intel Video Drivers with 2GB or RAM. Apparently there are issues with RAM modules over 1GB. The EEE 900 is very flaky about the voltage timings. This is running Crucial CT826456 Module which was sold as a working module specifically for the Asus EEE 900.
Programming cable schematic for a FD-460A ham radio.
Linksys 'SLUG' running console debian linux. I have USB wifi and bluetooth installed with a bunch of fun and naughty tools. Kismet, BTScanner, ettercap, and so fourth. The serial port will be used to communicate to a heads up display and eventually a chorded keyboard to create a wearable device.
Additional USB port added to the Linksys SLUG
My Asus EEE 900 Kit. 2GB USB Necklade drive, Micro USB SD reader, Micro USB Bluetooth adapter, EEE 900 with clear active case, modded with touchscreen and 2GB RAM module.
Th einternals of a micro USB Bluetooth adapter. This runs a CSR Bluecore chipset. very linux friendly, and 100mW power output. If it only had a better antenna..
This is my nifty little clamp. I use it mainly to hold USB wifi and bluetooth cards. It is a simple plastic clamp with the bolt replaced with a longer one, and a 9 volt battery holder covered in some rubber heat shrink tubing for some grip.
4x20 Blue/sliver LCD running LCD Smartie
This is a TNC-x kit. Using a spare DIP socket I modified the serial port connection and piggy-backed the chip
Finished TNC-x Kit. This is a modem for ham radios. Now I can do things like BBS and E-Mail.
WebTV 2 RM4100 Hacking. Hacked PC BIOS, 8GB Compact Flash card, standard CD-ROM currently installing Windows XP Pro SP2. This is using VGA. My current BIOS does not natively support S-Video/Composite output.
The Li-Polly cell for this Microsoft Pharos 360 GPS Bluetooth adapter went bad. I pulled the custom battery apart and modified a 3xAAA holder to fit inside by soldering the leads to the circuit baord in the original battery (from the AAA pack) and properly gluing the top of the battery case onto the new battery holder. This took more time to fabricate and glue than it did to solder. Maybe a total of 15 minutes.
FDC-460A 70cm Ham Radio
I have a 2GB USB Necklace, but I keep yanking it out as the filesystem was being accessed thus corrupting it. After some reverse engineering looking at the covered lacquer tracks I found the Access/Activity LED points and added a SMD LED salvaged from a random circuit board in my lab.
Some busted xbox controllers brought back to life as USB Game controllers (custom drivers required for all Operating systems). I installed a female USB port in one of the memory card slots allowing use of the onboard USB hub to daisychain controllers or USB Thumbdrives.
Using a proper Hirose connector for the Zipit Z2 dock and the pinouts provided by Zipit, and the new U-Boot loader with USB host support... Reflash the old BLOB Loader, toss on your USB Host enabled kernel, and create something like this and USB Devices (granted you have the kernel modules for them) will be usable on the Zipit Z2. Is that 2.4Ghz packets I can smell? Bluetooth? Wifi? YUMMY!
This was an old makeup case pulled out of storage and redesigned into a portable toolkit. The back where my soldering iron and driver are sitting used to be eyeliner pencils and a mirror. I pulled it out and using some scrap from an old luggage carrier and nylon straps, I chalked out where they were to be fitted. You can still see the chalk lines from previous fittings. I used 'punk' studs to hold the nylon straps in, that way I can remove/replace the straps, im thinking of replacing it witl velcro straps instead. The whole panel comes off and can be swapped out, as its held in by a border of velcro. This allows me to redefine what tools I can carry as needed. Took maybe an hour of my time.
*Contents may vary*
Tools include an array of small pliers, hemostats, forceps, surgical scalpels, box cutters, wire strippers, tweezers, screwdriver and tons of different bits (Security and regular), Soldering Iron, Solder, Desolder braid, and god knows what else I will need for a project.
Sony's propritary power jack is always breaking due to design flaws. They even had to make a custom power jack! ASSHOLES! To fix, I exposed some of the copper PCB with a hobby knife and re-soldered the broken pad back down with ample solder. Total Cost: Free Slim PS2, but $9 for a PSU Brick.
I hacked & modded this and gave it to a friend with a CD spindle of games for a gift.
Internal picure of the PCB in a Nokia CA-42 USB cable. This is a Prolific PL-2303 Chipset.
Internal picure of the PCB in a Nokia CA-42 USB cable. This is a Prolific PL-2303 Chipset. Notice the unused full UART and 5V pads.
Needing a wall-wart PSU for a gizmo I found this suitable one in my bin, after testing it and only getting 0.6mV I opened it to see whats up. Turns out two of the diodes for the full-wave bridge rectifier are completely destroyed. An easy fix, but ive got a case of the fuck'its.
this is a 4x20 serial LCD, the face is shown in other pics in my album. Using a (not so great) serial backpack from Sparkfun, the remnants of a USB-Serial adapter, and some spare bits of plastic, ive managed to podge this together. Works ok minus flaws in the software side of things.
The sexy insides of a WebTV 2 RM4100 showcasing some of the fun stuff we love to play with. God, what a slut! you may want to use the zoom tool to see the evidence.
This is what happens to a 5V buck regulator IC when you plug 12V into it. We call this the "Black dot of shame"
The green thing is a headphone jack, standard 3.5mm. This way I can get audio out of the xbox and into speakers. After all, the xbox A/V cable carries both, hence... Audio-Video cable. Huzzah!
Rockbox on a very small Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player. Very easy to install if you follow the guides at rockbox.org or watch my Rockbox Segment on www.BSoDtv.org - I will take a pic of all my gizmos running rockbox soon. I have a lot!
Sorry about the fingerprint, this thing is a bastard to take a picture of
This is a USB Seral 3-wire debug cable connected to a DB* Null Modem adapter/ Good for working on classic computers and the like.
This is a video display for a Motorola Charm, its really just an MPEG-4 Video Player. I tossed BSoD on it. The hardware is an I-Display 7 inch basic. It could use some hardware hacks to make it a little easier to use. 1GB onboard storage, headers for multiple memory cards.
I was given a Commodore 64, my girlfriend Bunnie and I restored it to almost-new condition. It was fairly well kept in storage, just a bit of dust and grit from its natural aging. I cant wait to get to hacking away at this thing.
Internal picture of my C64 after cleaning.
There are some of my FRS Radios. Two are antenna modded so I can experiment with antenna design.
This is an HTC Dream (G1) Phone, no lobger used for a phone, but now a beastly in-filed tool for tons of fun. From scanning and cracking wifi, to ham radio and general use IM/E-Mail client
I absolutely love my Soyo SYBEHS11 Bluetooth headphones/headset, but the media buttons have always been an issue for me to find while im wearing them. I used some fingerail "bling" and a few drops of glue to make the buttons easier to find using tactile feedback from your fingers by adding these raised bumps.
Dont ask me where I got this "Fingernail Bling" thing, it came as a free bonus with something off ebay. This is a pretty good idea and easy to do to any device that has flush buttons that give you a hard time. This is a pretty inexpensive fix too.
This is a "Universal PDA/GPS" bike mount, holding my radio scanner. Too bad my bike was recently stolen.
Modified 2.4 gigahertz video scanner
The hyper charismatic foxx has done it again. This time I walked away with a 40 gigabyte half size 44 pin laptop hard drive using nothing but charm wit and goodwill
Jacknife lock-pick "multitool", 1W Luxeon LED flashlight with elastic cord, and Pill Fob of Diazepam for when my hands are too shaky. The Jacknife has a wrist lanyard so if I need to stop and run I dont drop it..
Internal measurements of the battery in a Wireless Video Camera I recenrtly Bought. There is a bit of potential in here.
Gateway solo 6500323 battery internals
Biquad in progress. No connectors just crimped coax in a soldered feedline tube. Metal plate is thin sheet metal from some scrap shelf, a cookie tin works too. The metal tube is from a telescoping TV element. LMR coax was stripped, the shielding folded back, and fed down the metal shaft, once the Bow-Tie element is in I will crimp the back end. Better pics to come when its done.
This is designed to be inexpensive. You can see mount holes for screws to hold the plate onto the plastic.
Inside an MTA card reader and access terminal
MTA metrocard machine POST
Mta post screen
Bus pirate test probe color code and labeling
Customized 8 gigabyte bunny thumb drive
Color coded and labeled Bus Pirate. Its nice having a girlfriend who is a bit artsy. Bunnie did a nice paint job for my case, I used Photoshop and my laser printer for the labels. I plan to develop a proper sticker... someday
My Teensy++ AVR with MicroSD adapter. Teensy, ain't it!! A whole lot of fun and bad will be done with this gizmo.
An updated photo of my Status LCD, this is an HD44780 2x20 LCD with Serial backpack and USB Serial bridge. All mounted to a custom plastic mount. LCD Smartie runs the software.
This is a "Made in China" NES System on Chip (SoC) that holds a clone NES in a single player controller, with claim of 76,000 games (ROMS).
BTW: There weren't that many NES games made, worldwide.
I was expecting a pretty shoddy build quality but this is horrific!
Opposite side of my NES SoC Controller.
This is a Bluetooth Serial Bridge. It creates a bluetooth serial COM link between serial devices.
I had another fan to fix, the power switch (knob based) was busted, so I swaped it out with a SPDT toggle switch with a center-off feature.
This is a picture of the Radio Spectrum Allocation. A handy map for all of you Wireless Warriors out there.
WD Passport Model # wd5000bmvv - Common issue: The USB - SATA controller IC fails. It is possible to bypass it and solder an external female SATA header in place to use the drive once again, or buy a USB SATA enclosure, remove the connector, and hard wire the drive directly into the PCB.
If I manage to care enough to do this I will post another picture of its completion.
This is an old CPU I am turning into a keychain. You can see the pins removed, the CPU Core exposed, withsome crystal clear acrylic coating to keep the core well protected.
FUCK ME! Talk about neglect! Hope I can repair this radio PTT Mic.
New lab in progrrss
Some of my ham radio setup
Ipod nano USB Sync adapter modified to fit my UV3R HT Radio
This is a very specific sales label. Once the UV5R was hacked to go out of band, sellers started to explicitly sell them for more money with the hack pre-installed. This label is pretty unusual, but then again any reputable ham radio outlet would not dare sell a radio with such potentially malicious capabilities
Resistor Color Code Pinwheels
random robot I made many years ago
Around a robot I built many years ago
External optical drive face plate construction. The cuts were on even though I plan on doing this again, however it is an excellent proof of concept
Dell power connect 2716 I found in the trash. The heatsinks fell off. A quick and easy fix.