By angus on June 16, 2013
“Sony Smartwatch now open-sourced“? “takes wearable tech into open-source territory“? It’s a shame this is almost entirely untrue.
Continue reading “Sony’s Open Source Smartwatch? Not yet.”
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By angus on May 21, 2013
I’ve assembled a network installer image to install Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” on the GK802 “Android TV” Mini PC. This is intended for people who want to run the GK802 headless or semi-headless, for server or robotics applications.
Last update: 24 May, see details
Continue reading “Debian Installer for Zealz GK802 “Android TV” quad core ARM MiniPC”
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By angus on May 16, 2013
Problem: You have a computer running Debian 7.0 wheezy with an encrypted root filesystem. At startup you’d like to be able to unlock the
disk over ssh, maybe because it runs headless.
Continue reading “Unlocking an encrypted rootfs over ssh with Debian wheezy”
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By angus on May 15, 2013
I bought this LG branded USB 2.0 Hub for $10 from PCDIY.
Seems to be an LG promotional item that PCDIY decided to resell. (I don’t mind, it works properly in Linux unlike most cheap hubs.)
However, the form factor is kinda big and the LG logo is pretty bright.
Continue reading “LG USB Hub”
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By angus on March 20, 2013
Taking apart a very cheap USB to Ethernet adapter and pondering on the parts found inside.
Here are two USB to Ethernet adapters:
One of them is sold on ebay for $3.85 AU ($3.99 US), including postage to Australia. The other is sold at Apple Stores for $29.1
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By angus on October 31, 2012
At Make, Hack, Void we’ve had a Rep Rap Pro Huxley 3d printer since the beginning of the year.
Unfortunately we’ve also struggled with a couple of long-standing problems. Continue reading “Rep Rap Pro Huxley Extruder Upgrade”
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By angus on October 1, 2012
Demo page with data from the last week in September
A few months ago, in the dead of Canberra winter, we discovered our flat had a mould problem. Insidious disgusting mould had crept in around our walls. Much scrubbing ensued.
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By angus on June 18, 2012
This is a follow-up to the review I wrote last August of the Huawei Sonic U8650 $189AU Android smartphone.
Continue reading “Huawei Sonic U8650 – 10 months on”
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By angus on February 26, 2012
This post is about running Debian GNU/Linux on the Mesada/Flexiview FV-1 “AndroidTV” unit. This post has been a bit delayed, I got very sidetracked with other things this month!
By following these steps, you should be able to use the FV-1 a bit like a normal desktop Linux computer. However, it’s still a long way from my dream goal of running XBMC for Linux.
Continue reading “Debian on Flexiview FV-1″
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By angus on January 9, 2012
I’m calling this a “technical review” because I’m not going to spend much time talking about using Android on this device. The reason for that will become apparent.
I recently purchased two “Android TV” boxes from aliexpress, for investigation and general hackery.
You can buy these from various online vendors (dealextreme, aliexpress, etc.) Also under other names – for instance it’s sold here in Australia as the Kogan Agora TV.
The “original” product is the Flexiview FV-1, made by Mesada Technology, Shenzhen.
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