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Reverse Engineering a Blu-ray Drive for Laser Graffiti

There’s a whole lot of interesting mechanics, optics, and electronics inside a Blu-ray drive, and a.k.a. thinks those bits can be reused for some interesting project. 358 more words

Hardware

How To Reverse Engineer, Featuring the Rigol DS1054Z

For a few years now, the Rigol DS1052E has been the unofficial My First Oscilloscope™. It’s cheap, it’s good enough for most projects, and there have been a number hacks and mods for this very popular scope to give it twice as much bandwidth and other interesting tools. 369 more words

Tool Hacks

Black Triangle Skips Over Huntsville, Texas

In the skies over Huntsville, Texas

A Black Triangle was captured by a photographer with his DSLR camera on video. The witness reports states that the craft was spinning and seemed to be emitting a type of energy. 20 more words

Aliens

Reverse Engineering a Bathroom Scale for Automated Weight Tracking

 recently purchased a fancy new bathroom scale. Unlike an average bathroom scale, this one came with a wireless digital display. The user stands on the scale and the base unit transmits the weight measurement to the display using infrared signals. 335 more words

Raspberry Pi

Reverse Engineering Altium Files

Several times in the last few weeks, I’ve heard people say, ‘this will be the last PCB I design in Eagle.’ That’s bad news for CadSoft, but if there’s one thing Eagle has done right, its their switch to an XML file format. 221 more words

Software Development