Teardowns

The Leikr Multi-Sport GPS Watch

The year was 2012 and I was using a Garmin Foretrex 401: The GPS market at the time was dominated by Garmin - with one or two exceptions. These were your choices in 2012: Timex Ironman Triathlon - surprisingly good for diving.Garmin Forerunner 205Garmin Forerunner 305 Needless to stay that most devices on the market...

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Xiaomi Precision Induction Cooker Teardown

Xiaomi Precision Induction Cooker Teardown
Just in case this is useful to someone, here are some photos of the inside of a Xiaomi Precision Induction Cooker. The device uses an ESP8266 WiFi Microcontroller as it's main controller, which is seemingly attached to a power supply board and thermal sensors via I²C. Xiaomi Precision Induction Cooker Top RemovedXiaomi Precision Induction Cooker...

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Reverse Engineering a Solar Inverter Telemetry Protocol

Reverse Engineering a Solar Inverter Telemetry Protocol
A look at the protocol used by the Must Power PH1800 inverter and integration into Home Assistant.

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BirdDog SSH Access and Custom Firmware [Mini Variant]

BirdDog SSH Access and Custom Firmware [Mini Variant]
Give yourself ssh access to BirdDog NDI Encoders. While you're at it give your OBS sync'ed NDI feeds.

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BirdDog SSH Access and Custom Firmware [4K Flex In Variant]

In progress... This page is specific to detailing the runtime of the BirdDog 4K Flex In firmware. The Mini and 4K are very similar in terms of firmware, but there are some notable differences, probably enough to warrant a separate page. If you're looking for the Mini-specific guide, you can find it here. Much like...

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SlingStudio HDMI/WiFi Transmitter Teardown aka GIF ME ROOT

A dump of photos taken during a teardown of a SlingStudio Transmitter. I couldn't see any obvious serial console. The HDMI signal enters the ARM SBC through an HDMI->CSI bridge chip (also available for the Raspberry Pi, and something I've previously blogged about) called the TC358743XBG. Of interest is the relatively high performance WiFi card,...

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BirdDog Encoders – Firmware Analysis and (basic) Hardware Teardown

BirdDog Encoders – Firmware Analysis and (basic) Hardware Teardown
Hardware teardown and firmware analysis of the BirdDog Mini and 4K Flex NDI Encoders.

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