My office is quite cluttered with hardware. I’ve been toying with chiplotle lately but doing so meant cleaning up my desk and make room for the big clunky 80ties plotter. Chiplotle just sends serial commands, so why not over bluetooth. I ordered a
I lost connection with the mi mini wifi router after following this procedure. I flashed u-boot to the bootloader, and it succeeded, but It would no longer boot the firmware.
Apparently it did boot into u-boot, but to find that out I had to get a serial console. Instead of getting a usb serial to TTL I tried using a raspberry pi and the GPIOpins. It worked.
opening the MI mini wifi
two screws hold i together, opening it from there was a bit harder. You have to forcefully get underneathe four little hooks at the bottom front of the device
after opening it, all we need is accessible.
soldering a serial port on it
I used an old connector I had lying around, easy t get to the breadboard
next step involves the RPi
you can then hook it up to the RPis Tx, Rx and GND pins. As both devices use 3v3 TTL, no extra circuitry is needed
ssh over to the RPi
once your logged in, type
$ minicom -b 115200 -o -D /dev/ttyAMA0
to start a serial console on the RPis GPIOports. Once it runs, boot the mi and you should see this
now the easy part
connect a UTP cable from a LAN port directly to your computer, and assign your PC a manual address in th 192.168.1.x but not 192.168.1.1
I was at OHM2013 for some hacking, meeting friends and meeting new people. One of them was @moldover and he brought his gear (mojo & robocaster)! As I’m building my own controller (for visuals and vegetables) I started talking to him. He was going to perform later that day at Rainbow Island. So I offered him a live VJset and after little to none preparation time I was able to fix my setup enough to get going. And so we did. And because it was fun, we did it again the next day. Inspired by the great place Rainbow Island is I gatherered some (retro) pixels during the day from dancing my little ponys to the masks from hotline miami. The people for rainbow Island added more beamers and splitters and lights and fire and the results was fun.
This is a big one. It’s a packet analyzing network sniffer that outputs crazy rhythms, mapped to crazy sounds. We (me and @0xtosh) set it up at HAR2009 were people could log in to a linux VM, run some scripts, ours or their own, to scan the network and netglitch broadcasted a shoutcast stream to which you could tune into to listen to your own packets.