firmware

I have ipod nano..jus wanted to know whats a firmware n is it necessary to update one's firmware.... All i do is update my itunes when it is prompted?? is this firmware??

Posted by ipod_nano 10 years ago


Understanding/Interpreting a firmware update

Hi, I'll try to break this down as simply as I can, because there are bits I barely understand myself. Here's what I've got physically: Orca electronic speed control (ESC) for my RC car (based on unknown, unmarked MCU) Orca USB Link for updating firmware on the ESC (USB link is based on Silabs F321) Here's what I've got electronically: I've got a .bin file in my iMac that is the latest update for the ESC and the Orca update software, that acts as the link between the devices Here's what I've already done: I already have a firm grasp on loading new firmware on to the ESC Here's what I want to do: I'd like to be able to toy around with the data in the .bin file, but I honestly have no idea of how to interpret the data contained therein. I've played with it in a few hex editing programs and got a few words to appear in something approaching English, but nothing concrete. I guess the basic problem is understanding what "language" this was written in. (I'm not even sure if it's 8 or 32 bit) I think after that's figured out, I can work backwards from there. Ultimately, I'd like to understand how all of this works and how the MCU interprets the information and signals it's being fed. Any thoughts you can offer on the subject would be appreciated. Here's a kink to the firmware update, should you choose to look at it. Thanks! http://www.orcarc.com/download/ORCAQ%20ver2.1%20111125A.BIN

Posted by monkeyracing 5 years ago


Custom PIC

Savage innovations does not offer a small OOPic chip. OOPic is my favorite MCU and I want a small one. Soooo, I decided I want to make one. In theory, The process is simple. The OOPic 2 is a PIC16F77 with custom firmware. I ordered a similar chip (PIC16F876A) to put the firmware on so I basically have a smaller OOPic. Savage innovations does not offer the OOPic firmware as a download so I have to extract it from my OOPic2. Here's my questions. Will a JDM2 programmer be able to extract the firmware? Will WinPic800 work to do this? Will this erase my OOPic's firmware entirely? Is it even possible? I would like some input and if you guys say it will be okay, I am going to do it. (I'll post and ible if it works.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago


Flash PSP

I am selling instructions on how to flash a psp for yourself. Psp slim or phat (fat). Ony $2. Payment will have to be sent through paypal. Just send me your email address and i will send a request. If you want anything else containing psp, I will be glad to help at a cheap price.

Posted by Renhard 9 years ago


Is there any way I could put custom firmware on my digital photo frame? Or any other hacks!?

I have a matsui pf-a701w eg: -View a webcam ( via usb ) -Play gifs -play videos -have custom firmware -and any other cool stuff you guys might know about!

Posted by poparoo4 9 years ago


USB Shutter release for CHDK Canon Digital Cameras

(Note: this is for Canon digital cameras that use CHDK firmware)I made a battery powered USB shutter release for my firmware hacked Canon A640. I used a clicky pen, some wire, a push button switch, electrical tape, and some batteries...This design will work with most Canon cameras that use CHDK firmware.Check it out over on my blog:Home USB Shutter Release

Posted by Distropolis 10 years ago


Tethered wireless shooting with TP-Link router

Hi.... I've been following the instructable about wireless tethering using the TP-Link MR3040 portable router (https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-tethered-shooting-with-any-DSLR-camera-V3/) This is great and works very well. My problem is that the router in the instructable is now obsolete in the UK so I was wondering if anyone knows if the TP-Link MR3020 can be flashed with the same firmware? If not are there any other compatible portable routers on the market. I understand the firmware is based upon the OpenWRT firmware but that the author has added some additional scripts, if I can't find a suitable replacement router does anyone know what additional scrips have been added and if it's possible to add them to the OpenWRT 3020 firmware. Many thanks for any help.

Posted by kevdsn 1 year ago


Has anyone managed to run BOCHS on a PSP SLIM?

The PSP Port of bochs was apparently ported for 1.50 Firmware, and no other, Making incompatible with the modern 5XX Custom Firmware. Does anyone here have experience on this and have you gotten bochs to run and at least got past the BIOS loading part? The reason i am forced to use bochs is because it supports All os'es out there, According to my tests, bochs Should be able to Allocate up to 41.2 MB of RAM on a PSP SLIM, but i can't get bochs to start on my PSP. When i start it it gives me the traditional error(that means that it is only for firmware 1.50) So i installed LEDA It stands for something, supposedly it allows you to run most 1.50 firmware apps on 3++ Firmware. Now it starts, It slowly fades out, like perfect And then after a few seconds it exits, no error, what i suspect being wrong is a configuration file. So If anyone got it to run, At least to the Bios loading part, Keep me updated, and post a comment. Thanks ~ReCreate

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago


which side are you on? PSP Go vs. 3000 vs. 2000 vs. 1000

Which psp version do you like better? PSPgo (the sliding PSP), 3000(slim & lite), 2000 (slim), or 1000(phat)? leave a comment saying what your dislikes and likes are of the psp you choose.

Posted by amakerguy 9 years ago


connect PSP to computer?

I got a quick question. Is there a way to connect a PSP to a computer to share the internet connection? Like establish an adhoc connection or something or do i need a wireless router. Also is there a way to put games onto a psp without using a custom firmware.

Posted by thematthatter 10 years ago


why my asus router is not working ?

Since last night my asus router has stopped working . it is showing yellow light on it . i think my router firmware is not responding so i also tried resetting the router but that does not worked .please help 

Posted by georgejosef 3 years ago


Brainlink: atxmega, Bluetooth, rechargeable battery, accelerometer and more

It looks to me like I'm the only person on Instructables who uses a Brainlink in projects, so I wanted to share my experience with it.   The Brainlink is an atxmega with a cute case, Bluetooth module, a USB-rechargeable battery, accelerometer, multicolor LED, photo diode, IR transmitter, IR receiver, TTL serial uart, a bunch of pwm and digital and analog i/o lines and a regulated 3.3V output.   Full specs and official website are here.  It was produced by a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff. It originally sold for an overpriced $129 but unsurprisingly the product couldn't succeed at that price and it was discontinued.  SurplusShed has them for $39, which is more reasonable, and they periodically have 30-50% off everything sales if you sign up for their emails (for instance, they have a 48% off through the end of today with coupon code SS81420).  When on sale for $20 it's a lot of goodies economically put in one package (and you can pick up some lenses for Google Cardboard from SurplusShed while you're at it). The Brainlink seems to be primarily designed to interface computers or Android devices with all sorts of robotic devices.  There is an open source Java framework for talking to the Brainlink (though the serial protocol is simple enough to just roll your own).   I've used the Brainlink to decode IR signals (the official website has software for analyzing IR signals) and to control a Roomba via the serial uart.  Lately I've been using the Brainlink as a serial-to-Bluetooth bridge to talk to the Mindflex toy EEG (works better with my modded Brainlink firmware--the mods make it fast enough to capture raw data from the Mindflex: I will probably eventually write an Instructable)--see the photo. If you want to use it standalone, Arduino-style, you can upload your own firmware, either writing it from scratch or starting with the original firmware (source code is available).  I haven't actually worked with a real Arduino, but I was pleased to see how smooth the process of building and uploading the firmware was.  I just used WinAVR and it all worked just fine.  They have instructions and a link to the firmware source here. My own firmware mod was to add a full serial bridge mode.  Just send a 'Z' command to the Brainlink and until it's next turned off it bridges between Bluetooth and serial (at whatever baud rate you set with the regular Brainlink 'C' command).  The regular serial communication code may be OK for sending occasional commands to a robot, but it doesn't seem to work for sustained data receiving, at least not at the 57.6K baud that the toy EEG I was using works at.  With the bridge mode and an S-video cable, you basically get the functionality of a Rootooth for Roomba connection at a much smaller price. Presumably, with appropriate firmware you can make autonomous things, but I've been using it with a phone or a PC. For connecting stuff to the Brainlink, you use what look like 1.25mm spacing JST-style connectors (there is one 8-pin port and one 10-pin port;  for serial only connections, you only need three pins near one end of the connector, so a 3-pin connector works for serial).  They include one connector for each port.  I've ordered a bunch of 1.255mm JST connectors from a Chinese ebay seller--hopefully they will fit.   I have no affiliation either with SurplusShed or the makers of the Brainlink.

Posted by arpruss 4 years ago


support SIP, Mutil-user managerment, international professional communication IC gateway with one,two,four port on sale

Call Features1. 3-way Conference2. Auto Answer3. Call History- Most Recently Missed Calls- Most Recently Received Calls- Most Recently Dialed Numbers4. Call Hold5. Call Forwarding6. Call Mute7. Call Rejection8. Call Transfer9. Flexible dial map10. Call Waiting11. Caller ID12. Do Not Disturb (DND)13. DTMF Relay- In-band, Out-band and SIP Info 14. Hotline15. support SIP domain, DNS name i. of server16. Multiple Proxy, Registrar, Redirect Servers17. Supports 2 service domains18. Volume AdjustmentManagement1. Firmware Upgradeable2. Upgrade firmware through boot monitor3. Config through Web, Telnet 4. Upgrade firmware and configuration file i. through HTTP, FTP, TFTP5. Support Syslog6. ND5 EncryptionProtocols1. SIP RFC3261 RFC3262 RFC3265i. Backward Compatible with RFC25432. SDP (RFC2327)3. RTP/RTCP (RFC1889 and RFC1890)4. NAPTR for SIP URI Lookup (RFC2915)5. STUN (RFC 3489)6. ARP/RARP (RFC 826/903)7. SNTP (RFC 2030)8. DHCP/PPPoE9. HTTP Server for Web Management10. TFTP/HTTP for firmware upgrade11. DHCP Option Codes for SIP (RFC3361)12. 802.1P TOSApplications1. Voice Mail Integration2. NAT Traversala) Static NAT Routeb) Traversal by STUN/UPNP3. Support Firewall4. Support Route/Bridge mode I/O Interfaces1. 2 RJ-452. Dual 10/100 Switched Ethernet Port3. 1 RJ11 for Phone(FXS) , 1 RJ11 for LifelineUSB-phone

Posted by cobbyzhou 11 years ago


Stop Hackers dead

This is interesting, So Zscaler acts like a pass/no-pass Gate.   If it were a firmware gate that only could be accessed by a dedicated keyboard then it could stop hackers dead.   Yes it would force sites to hold all their content rather then pulling this from there and that from elsewhere but NO HACKERS unless they physically take a site. What say you ?

Posted by iceng 1 year ago


Router help

Well a yesterday I was browsing the Internet as usual then i click on a link and it says "address not found" now i find this strange. i look at my internet connection which is wireless. it says my signal strength is excellent. so i go take a look at the modem all the lights are on OK everything good. but for some strange reason i can't connect to the internet. i disconnect the Ethernet cord from the router and i connect it to my laptop. and now i can browse the internet. strange but i don't understand what has happened.i have a linksys wrt54gs v7 router (with this firmware DD-WRT v24 RC-5 (11/22/07) micro)i know its the router because i connect directly and the internet works. if i connect to a port on the back of the router it says i am connected but it still doesn't work.i changed the firmware after i couldn't connect

Posted by chrischavez 9 years ago


I need help

Hi everybody. I've been trying to unbrick my sony PSP, but I'm having a little snag mid-way through. I push X to install firmware 3.71, it begins the installation, says "Formatting Flash0...", and then it shuts off. Does anybody know why it is shutting off rather than continuing with the installation? The pandora battery is fully charged. Help would be much appreciated.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 8 years ago


Simple Software Development for Drones

Hello Hackers!  I’m David and I’m the head of Developers Relations at NVdrones. I’m writing to you guys and gals because I think you will be interested to know about what we created. We create a platform that allows any hacker to write an app for a drone in the most simple way possible. Meaning you can create a pace of software that will control a drone autonomously based only on inputs from sensor that you attach to our board. No need to know C, change firmware nor spend thousands of dollars for a flight controller that allows swapping of the firmware. With our solution you can by the cheapest flight controller for around 30USD, attach our board (NVextender) and have a solution that can be programmed using Arduino right now and Android, Javascript and more in the future. We just pre launched the developer website http://developers.NVdrones.com and would like to invite your audience to take a look. If you would like to get the pre release Developer Kit send me an email at developers@NVdrones.com and let know how would you plan to use our platform. Best.

Posted by DavidGatti 3 years ago


Need help with b88an eprom

Evening all, I have a martin 218 disco light that i would like to flash a new firmware to. I've taken a look at the chip and this is the model number ST - B88AN 9605E Image - Can't seam to find any infomation on the chip :( i wondered if any one could point me in the right direction on what eprom programmer to use? Rom link - http://www.martin.com/service/showpage.asp?id=455&tit;=RoboScan+Pro+218+Mk+II&thisprod;=roboscanpro218mkii many thanks

Posted by gareth_2008 5 years ago


Color Conversion

So, I was recently playing my 3ds, when I figured out that the firmware I downloaded, "Luma", can take screenshots. However, there is one problem. The program which takes the screenshots assumes that the 3ds is using 22 bit colors, when it is actually using 16 bit colors So, the image's colors are quite distorted. This is a problem. However, this shouldn't be impossible to fix, right? If I'm correct, we should be able to do the correct conversion as long as it was saved in a lossless format. Are there any programs which do this?

Posted by Ruby Laser 7 months ago


Video Tutorial: How To Update Your R4i SDHC 3ds card for 3DS V4.0.0-7

This video was released by Dan from dsflashcart.com, it is a video tutorial tell you how to udate your r4i sdhc 3ds card  to support 3DS latest firmware V4.0.0-7. If your r4i sdhc card haven't updated yet, feel free to foollow the steps in the video to update your card. By the way, the r4i sdhc 3ds should be come from the r4i-sdhc.com,  if  your card is from other team, please don't  use the method. And another, you need to get a DSL console to do the update. The latest firmware for r4i sdhc 3ds is V1.56b now which can work on both DSi V1.44 and 3DS V3.0.0+6. Jusr a remind, please also prepare a SD card, and also format it before you do the update, remember to back the files in advance. If you want to buy r4i sdhc 3ds from a USA reseller, just choose the dsflashcart.com. If don't have a DSL console to do the update, please just wait until you get one, another, you should always remember the rule, never update your 3DS or DSi console before  you update your flashcard. If you have any questions about this guide, just leave the comment,

Posted by shalomeedward 6 years ago


3D Printer XYZ Axis Problem

So, I finished building my 3D printer. I installed the firmware, etc. Whenever I try to print in repetier the X and Y axis move really fast while the Z axis doesn't go up nor down. I have tried so much to fix but I just can't find a solution. Also, I have the MK9 Extruder and for some reason the extruder doesn't feed the filament, it just stays there. In case you ask, I have not be able to print anything. There is a video of the process, and sorry for the mess.

Posted by JoeM286 1 year ago


Arduino 2:1.0.5 ide cant detect yun shield over wifi

Hello I'm setting up my Iduino yun shield for the first time and everything was running smoothly until I checked my serialPort option under the tools menu and I get no iduino wifi option, just the same regular old (USB0). do I need to do something with the firmware or what? the board pops up on the menu as Arduino uno --Iduino Yun but thats it. Also I'm running this off of a Raspberry Pi3. Thanks For Listening Any suggestions would be much appreciated

Posted by JasonT81 1 year ago


Archos 70 250Gb - poor review

I bought the Archos 70 as a replacement for my very reliable (but full) Archos AV700TV. I needed a decent memory that I could use both as back-up storage to my PC, and to show images portably - with nearly 50,000 digital images, this was the 70's "killer app" for me. Web browsing etc was just icing on the cake. As a web browser, it's fine - for ease of use it sits squarely between the iPod and the iPad, and is cheaper than either. The screen is a nice size. However, on it's "killer app", it FAILS. I uploaded my images (9 years' worth) in folders by year, and sub-folders by month. Easy. When I came to use the gallery function, though, it would only show me the first five years' worth. Nearly half my images simply did not appear in the gallery. Going through the "file" tab, I confirmed they were all there. I could even look at a few, but then it would kick me back to the Gallery function, and the images would become invisible to me again. I emailed Archos customer services several times, and got no reply beyond an automatic promise to respond within 2 days. A promise they never kept. On the website, the phone number for tech support is a premium-rate number. Eventually, I had to threaten the marketing department with a poor review, just to get a normal number for tech support. (By the way, that number is 0207 949 0115, and is charged at your normal (UK) landline rates) In the mean time, the gallery function failed completely, and I got alerts telling me the bluetooth function wasn't working (I hadn't switched it on), and that the device is running out of memory (there are currently 230Gb free). When I eventually spoke to a human being, he was as helpful as he could be (no problem with the call-centre's work, it's the higher-ups via email that are a waste of space), except that the firmware version installed on the device (2.3.6) is apparently one that has never been installed on Archos 70s (it should be 2.4.19), so he could offer no help over the phone, except try and update the firmware, and if that doesn't work, re-format the hard drive and start again from scratch. Now, after three attempts the correct firmware is now apparently installed, but the faults all remain. I am reduced to formatting the whole thing and starting from scratch and if this re-install doesn't work, I shall be demanding a refund.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Dir-300 as Wifi repeater

Hello, I have an AP in my house which broadcasts our wireless Internet signal throughout our house. Unfortunately there is a spot in my house where the signal is not received. I have a spare dlink dir-300 router which I installed custom firmware on (dd wrt). Can someone please help me use it as a wireless repeater. I want it to boost the signal of my other router. Dd wrt has a repeater function, but my router is an atheros chipset so it is not native on my device. P.s: I don't really want some cheap wifi booster made of tinfoil :p . Thanks in advance, Sam

Posted by Bituser 7 years ago


Where to buy gateway 3ds card (in the US)?

Hi everyone, Sorry if this question has been asked before. I'm sure it has at one point. I'm just about to buy a new 3DS XL for my son, and would love to get a flash cart for it. I looked through the forums and Google but all answers appear dated. I've read that the latest 7.1.0-15 firmware is not supported by any flash card out there, though this was a few months ago. Have things changed? Can I grab the gateway 3ds flashcart, r4i gold 3ds deluxe edition or any other recommendations? I rarely online shop and I am looking to buy from a good vendor. Thanks in advance for any help.

Posted by Jeanfran 4 years ago


Webcam Software?

Hey guys and gals, I am playing around with a old Pentax 110 camera and I noticed that my cheap Labtec webcam fits almost perfect in the backing of the camera. This works VERY well because I have numerous lenses that I can switch out. I immediatly noticed the quality of the image is many time better doing this. The main problem I have is the webcam fits perfect rotated sideways. When I use the cam the video/pics are all rotated. Is there any software that will run on a PC that will rotate this for me? Also out of curiosity is there anyway via firmware update, software etc... to increase the overall size of the image or is it hardware dependant? I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks, Jester

Posted by Jester_boy2 9 years ago


NOOB homebrew on psp slim

Hey guys(and maybe girls), i just hacked my brothers psp slim. Now i am used to the phat pap where you install the 1.50 subset to get homebrew to work, but that said only for fat psp. Only some homebrew works on the slim psp, but has major issues. for instance psp revolution has no sound anywhere, and none of the bottom buttons work. I have tried both the 5.00 and 1.50 kernels in the recovery menu. Is there some patch, or homebrew launcher that i dont know about?? should i install the 1.50 kernel addon anyway? firmware is 5.00 M33-6

Posted by A.C.E. 9 years ago


Electrical / Electronics Engineering Position in Chicago - RAW THRILLS

Hi everyone, We have one of the ultimate electronics positions available. We make coin-op arcade games and constantly innovate our electronics to differentiate our games from the home consoles. We're looking for someone that can hack innovative technology and make it work in our market. Official job posting is below. Please check out www.rawthrills.com for more information about our company! JOB INQUIRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO jobs@rawthrills.com. Please include a resume and an explanation of your qualifications and interest. ====================================== Available Position: Highly Motivated, Entry Level Electrical or Computer Engineer Raw Thrills, Inc. - February 2010 Raw Thrills, the leading US manufacturer of coin-operated video games, is looking for an enthusiastic Electrical or Computer engineer to join our Electronics Engineering design team. You will be working as an efficient member of a small team on products that continue to gain domestic and international market-share. Immediately, you will contribute to the design and verification of electronics, firmware, and software. In addition to the internal team, you will work with partner engineering companies to develop & maintain products, and interact with contract manufacturers to troubleshoot issues on-the-fly as they arise on the production line. You will collaborate with several experienced engineers and programmers, all the while working independently most of the work day. At Raw Thrills, our arcade games are designed entirely in-house, from the ground up. They are composed of custom mechanical parts (wood cabinet, plastics, metals, etc.), an off-the-shelf PC, a monitor, custom wiring, custom electronics & interface devices, and custom game software. As part of the Electronics Engineering team, you will be involved in much of the arcade game’s design, from low-level circuitry to high level software, and everything in between: * ESD testing & EM compliance * Custom circuit & firmware design * System integration & validation (peripherals ↔ PC ↔ API ↔ software) * Operating System (Windows Embedded) maintenance * Device driver & device-application interface (API) programming * Device functional & longevity test design (including GUI PC software, firmware, and mechanical construction) * Coordination between mechanical and electronics design * and more! Required Skills: * Demonstrable working knowledge of C/C++: need examples of work and debugging proficiency * Solid understanding of digital circuit design & troubleshooting digital systems (from circuit to PC software) * Experience designing & implementing a digital system from the ground up (school project, internship, etc.) * FPGA (VHDL or Verilog) and/or MCU (c or asm) programming competency * Self-sufficient and motivated to independently learn * Proficient with standard bench tools: soldering iron, oscilloscope, DMM, etc. Bonus Skills: * Programming experience with PC↔device communication: USB, RS232, LPT, etc. * Schematic capture and PCB layout experience * GUI programming experience (Win32 or Linux) * Active knowledge of Linux / home Linux user * Working knowledge of common scripting languages (Python, bash, Windows batch, etc.) Example Projects: * Design low-cost circuitry to robustly control addressable LEDs for eye-popping lighting effects * Design, implement, and perform game system latency testing (create hardware/software as needed) o EX: What is the round trip time from button-press to in-game feedback? Where are the bottlenecks? * Design hardware diagnostic software to allow automatic system diagnosis by end-user * Design automated functional test software for completed PCB assemblies * Design circuit and layout PCB for contact-less sensor module o Determine and perform validation testing * Add interface firmware features (i2c, Dallas 1-Wire, etc.) to MCU based board and update PC API so that game programmers can leverage the new features

Posted by rawthrills 7 years ago


Tessel: a new quick-prototyping microcontroller, programmable in JS

I haven't been very active on Instructables lately because I've been a part of starting a company (technical.io)! I thought the Instructables community would want to see: Tessel is an internet-connected microcontroller programmable in JavaScript that enables developers to extend the reach of the web to physical things. Since Tessel is compatible with Node.js and leverages the Node Package Manager, adding additional capabilities is as easy as plugging in a Tessel module and npm installing its firmware. Get Tessel and start making smart, internet connected devices! We have eight days left of crowdfunding: http://www.dragoninnovation.com/projects/22-tessel, so you can see our whole story there. Since Instructables still has a claim on my heart, you've got an open line to me if you have any questions. Miss you! Selkeymoonbeam

Posted by SelkeyMoonbeam 4 years ago


Digitizer not working after replacement.

Hello, My wife accidentally crashed her phone digitizer (Samsung Galaxy Core 2 (G355H)). Its was still working, but you know... Being the type of man which always desire to fix something - I put myself to that mission. So I bought a new digitizer from one of eBay sellers. And sadly after replacing... the new digitizer was not working at all. Bringing back the old crashed digitizer to test it - it was still working. Tried to update firmware. Still the same. So I decided that It was faulty and asked for seller to resend the item. The new digitizer (number 2) came. Still the same stuff :(. Started to google. Found the solution on the internet. I have to let the phone boot with the old digitizer, when the boot is complete, need to remove the lcd and digitizer, replaced with the new digitizer (the phone has to stay on). And after that connected back the lcd... and its works... but sadly (as the author of this solution) if I reboot the phone - will not work again. PLEASE... Show me the direction what I need to do or where to search the answer

Posted by VadimL3 2 years ago


RF Development Kit-Advanced, but could be a lot of fun

Micrel SemiconductorEbay{{{ I have noticed that some people are concerned that due to surface mount technology you can't make electronic stuff anymore. It is not true. A search will quickly find forums discussing how homebuilt electronics experimenters are getting around this. I have a nifty RF development kit for sale on ebay. See ebay link below. These development kits are used by new product developers to quickly get their RF prototypes up and running to develop software, hardware and firmware without the steep learning curve associated with starting development with discrete components. These boards allow you to build custom devices that can comunicate with each other up to a mile apart. Although this is not quite ham worthy distance someone might be able to have some fun with the kit. I have just one, but more (and the actual rf chip) could be acquired through Micrel Semiconductors. Anyway, I have this listed as an industrial item, so I am not sure the right people will see the ad. For those interested in playing with current technology RF.}}}

Posted by fordmodelb 11 years ago


Windows XP Running with as little as 18MB or RAM

I managed to run Windows XP (stable) with as little as 18MB of RAM, Originally for my PSP to run.With Dosbox i can Allocate up to 16 MB of RAM, with a little tweaking i could get it to reach 18MB.But XP Can't run in DOSbox, But it Can Run in Bochs, It may be slow but hey, If i can Run Windows XP on my psp, It is still an accomplishment.Here are some screenshots of it Running is QEMU, On a PCSo what do you think, I am planning to port QEMU to the PSP so we can finally make this a reality, BOCHS only works in 1.50 Firmware, and i don't see a psp Slim with 1.50 and my PSP is a Slim and ...well you know.Well ThanksBe sure to comment(and rate, Just because it is neat seeing topics with a rating...) And tell me what you think!~ReCreateEdit: Now i uploaded a video!(or i am uploading a video...i have to remake it due to the stupid 10MB limit)

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago


Video/Photog Lighting - COLLABORATE on homebrew Light Panels!

This is the link to the pro version of my project http://www.litepanels.com/ Basically, a light panel is a panel of evenly spaced super bright LED's that you can then mount and place like traditional lighting around your setup. In an ideal world Brightness of 5200K + would be a good place to be. However, I've just learned that lightpanels actually only put out 4900K. And they're crazy expensive. These replace the HUGE softbox and/or Umbrella + lighting combo+ power setups. So, my suggestion for a group project here is to ... teach ourselves how to make a grid of superbright LED's, arrange them into this matrix, and add a dimmer switch in order to alter the quality of the lights. If this is something anyone is at all interested in, I would LOVE to collaborate on this project! I just installed the Magic Lantern firmware hack on my camera, and well... the addition of better lighting would help my filming SIGNIFICANTLY.  I'll post my findings, proposed project plan, and 

Posted by Cakeable 6 years ago


Momentary switch to Bluetooth

I'd like to make a number of smallish (say 0.75x1x2 inches) battery-powered Bluetooth boxes each of which connects to a momentary switch, and sends an RFCOMM or HID signal via Bluetooth on depression and another on release, and which will to communicate with an Android device. Because I want to make several of these, I want something super cheap and super simple to make.  (The purpose is to make a simple wireless touch detection system for foil and epee fencing. Without on-target detection, it's not going to be great, but it will be an improvement over refereeing fully dry bouts, since at least one will have proper impact and lockout timing.) Here are options I've been thinking about: 1. One thing that would *almost* do the job is to buy one of those $3-5 ebay Bluetooth phone camera remotes, and just wire my switch to it. The only problem is that according to the ads I've seen, these Bluetooth phone camera remotes go to sleep in 2-10 minutes when paired (exact timing seems to depend on the model), and I would really rather avoid this (the 10 minutes is almost acceptable). If anybody knows of a way of keeping them paired and awake for a longer period of time (say, 15 minutes or permanently), I would love to hear. This would be the cheapest and simplest solution, and it comes with a case and battery (some units are even USB chargeable).  2. On the other extreme of the price range, I happen to have some extra Brainlink modules with an atxmega and an RN-42 module inside, and it wouldn't take long to customize the firmware to do the job. But the modules sell for $39 (though sometimes on sale for $20), and that seems overkill for something so simple. And they are a touch larger than I like (about 3 inches diameter, and an awkward shape). 3. Another option might be to use a cheap serial Bluetooth module without additional hardware, and wire the switch directly to CTS. Unfortunately, I don't think the cheap HC-06 modules support CTS, though I think the HC-07 does support it (but I don't know if I can access it as it's probably not one of the pins on the header). Moreover, there are two unanswered questions on Stackexchange on how to access CTS/RTS status from Android, so this might require using a laptop as the base station (which isn't ideal). 4. A very cheap microcontroller with a UART (or just bit-banging) plus a cheap Bluetooth module. This increases the complexity of the project, but might be the way to go. More specific recommendations are welcome, as I have no experience with the hardware side of dealing with a microcontroller (on the software side, I've spent a fair amount of time tweaking the firmware of the Brainlink unit).

Posted by arpruss 3 years ago


Automatic pinch for camera!?

Hi everyone, I am in desperate need of your help! I have a camera that I need to record for around 2 hours. I have a big enough SD card and enough battery power BUT the camera (due to import regulations) is restricted to only filming 29 minutes of footage at a time! I've had a think about several ways to get round this but to no avail. It's a Sony camera which means they are they strict about letting the user customise the settings. No firmware or hacking kit here. :/ I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about making a small device that could 'pinch' the record button at half hour intervals or maybe pinch it twice at 20 minute intervals. Once to stop recording and once to start again. It can be powered by USB if needed and also, needs to be fairly light (around 50g). If anyone thinks they could help me or even help make a device (due to a huge lack in electronics intellect), that would be great. If anyone wants to know what I'm doing with my camera....well I'm sending it into near Space. Have a look: www.joshingtalk.com You could have your device sent to near Space too and be one of the first people to ever do this.... Thanks, Josh.

Posted by JoshingTalk 7 years ago


One Terabyte Ipod!

I want to take a regular 3.5" hard drive and make a franken- pod of sorts using an ipod. basically, replace an ipod's hard drive with a terabyte hard drive. its a basic concept i know it can be done  here is a link to one that has been done. but im surprised across the whole internet i could only find one or two... http://www.command-tab.com/2005/03/13/ipod-super/ i can get a new Western Digital terabyte hard drive here- this is an ebay link so i dont know if it will work very well... http://cgi.ebay.com/new-Western-Digital-1-terabyte-tb-WD-internal-3-5-hdd-/270666732766?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item3f04fe94de i know this franken-pod will be a bit of a brick, but im fine with that.  i plan on using this in my truck to play through the stereo, and having it portable for long trips/ other cars etc... QUESTIONS- -can it be done? -im sure the power from the ipod internal battery will be insufficient... what can i do about this? -when this franken-pod is wired up correctly, will it just be a matter of plugging it into itunes and formatting the drive? or do i need to use windows to format the drive to FAT32 or whatever the ipod drives are then letting itunes format it again and add the firmware? help me out please!

Posted by spencercanfly 7 years ago


need help with HDDJ Turning an old hard disk drive into a rotary

I'm new to instructables.com and found a very interesting guide.https://www.instructables.com/id/HDDJ_Turning_an_old_hard_disk_drive_into_a_rotary/?ALLSTEPSbut I'm not a electric technican, and don't understand all steps.I understood how to open the HDDJ and i can sold the wires correctly. i know that the motor is used as a dynamo, so that I can measure the energie produced.My first question is why are there 4 soldingpoints? - Are there 4 magnets which produce the energie, and every magnet has a soldingpoint.I got a problem with "amplifying the output" "One of the lines from the HDD is used as a reference, and is connected to the (-) inputs of all the comparators. The other three lines are connected to each of comparators (+) inputs. Not shown in the schematic, but also important, are the power supply pins of the comparators. The negative supply is connected to ground, while the positive supply is connected to Vcc (in our case +5V)."Which wire I have to use as the reference? Maybe why?What is Vcc? an energie source, like a batterie?If I amplified the output which microcontroller I could use, can I use any mikrochip, or do I have to use a special?and how do I install the firmware?Maybe someone could help me with my questions. Maybe someone who is able to speak german so it would be a lot easier for me.regardsMurphys Law

Posted by Murphys Law 9 years ago


Turn my Raspberry Pi 0W into a bluetooth HID gamepad

Hello there ! I've been trying to get through this for weeks... many projects are quite similar but I have never found one that answers my problem. As the title says, I want to turn my Raspeberry Pi 0 W into a bluetooth HID gamepad. I figured out that another way is possible. Indeed you can create your own bluetooth HID device with either the Adafruit BlueFruit Ez-Key or a the RN-42 module (or even the HC-05 with the RN-42 firmware). But I want neither of these solutions. I want to use my Raspberry Pi 0 W in a way that it will be recognized as a bluetooth gamepad. Creating the gamepad is fine, I used the GPIO of the Pi for the inputs. But once the gamepad is physically done, how to make my Pi appear as a gamepad ? I've seen that you can use hciconfig in the terminal of Raspbian in order to change the class of the Pi and set it as a gamepad but I must admit that I didn't understand everything. And it's important that it appears as a gamepad and not as a keyboard. In a nutshell, I would like to turn my old wired nes controller in a bluetooth one, and play on another Pi where Recalbox is installed. (That's why you must appear as a gamepad and not as a keyboard, because Recalbox only works with bluetooth gamepads). Thank you in advance if someone takes his time to help me with this because I can't take it anymore haha ! 

Posted by frowngo 7 months ago


Short throw projector w/ auto pwr on/off

OK- looking to upgrade an exhibit that is currently using two old kodak slide projectors on an image blender to a screen that is only about 5' from the lenses. This is a rear projection scenario and I need the following criteria met: Projector must be capable of throwing up a 62" diagonal image from only about 5', maybe a few inches less. The projector must be able to be programmed to turn on (main and lamp power) and off at certain times. Whether this is done via the firmware (menu settings) in the projector itself or via RS232 commands is up to you but I don't know much about RS232 software and its capabilities as far as interfacing with a projector. I think there might be some projectors out there that automatically power on when a source is detected as well, perhaps this is part of a solution?? The application is as an exhibit in a museum. We can't afford to task someone with physically turning this on and off every day so if the process can be automated, great. This exhibit will ideally rear project an image to a screen that our visitors stand in front of. The image can be supplied by either a looping DVD or from a PC app such as Powerpoint as they are static images. One concern at power off is that power is initially only removed from the lamp of the projector and then from the fan after it has cooled the lamp sufficiently. If all power is removed from the projector at once, the fan will not run and the lamp will fail prematurely. If there are solutions outside of the box like other display technologies that I've not thought of, please share. Large plasma and / or LCD screens of that size however are cost prohibitive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. z

Posted by zootron 9 years ago


Short throw projector w/ auto pwr on/off

OK- looking to upgrade an exhibit that is currently using two old kodak slide projectors on an image blender to a screen that is only about 5' from the lenses. This is a rear projection scenario and I need the following criteria met: Projector must be capable of throwing up a 62" diagonal image from only about 5', maybe a few inches less. The projector must be able to be programmed to turn on (main and lamp power) and off at certain times. Whether this is done via the firmware (menu settings) in the projector itself or via RS232 commands is up to you but I don't know much about RS232 software and its capabilities as far as interfacing with a projector. I think there might be some projectors out there that automatically power on when a source is detected as well, perhaps this is part of a solution?? The application is as an exhibit in a museum. We can't afford to task someone with physically turning this on and off every day so if the process can be automated, great. This exhibit will ideally rear project an image to a screen that our visitors stand in front of. The image can be supplied by either a looping DVD or from a PC app such as Powerpoint as they are static images. One concern at power off is that power is initially only removed from the lamp of the projector and then from the fan after it has cooled the lamp sufficiently. If all power is removed from the projector at once, the fan will not run and the lamp will fail prematurely. If there are solutions outside of the box like other display technologies that I've not thought of, please share. Large plasma and / or LCD screens of that size however are cost prohibitive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. z

Posted by zootron 9 years ago


Integrating Access Control System with Hackerspaces Passport and Membership Software

Jigsaw Renaissance are looking into integrating Nadine and Hackerspaces Passport with our door locks. If you are able to commit time to help us designing or building, please post to: Inscape Access Control System - If you are interested in the project, please go to the group and sign up. - There will be opportunities to work on embedded firmware, electronics, mechanics, encryption, and the membership software application. - You can then control whether to get each email separately or receive a digest once a day. About the project: This project will provide an electronic door access for our new building. The project will involve providing several badge readers (probably RFID), and door lock controllers as well as a car park induction loop. Finally there is a need for software that manages the keys and access privileges. This software must be easy to use as the building landlord will use it. -- Jigsaw Renaissance is a learning and making community, a collaborative community dedicated to collective education and creation. Our mission is to create an environment in which success, failure, and most of all discovery are celebrated. Our vision is that this environment will foster an enduring sense of wonder and a drive to effect change in ourselves, our communities, and the world. For more information about JR (www.jigsawrenaissance.org), please visit our wiki page at wiki.jigren.org/Starting_Classes or this page: www.element14.com/community/groups/jigsaw-renaissance/blog/2011/03/25/who-we-are Contact us, so we can chat about scheduling something cool together. Thanks!   Ultimate Regards, -- Budi Mulyo +1.206.571.8430

Posted by Wise Cricket 7 years ago


Best Platform Choice For Computer Science/Robotics Class?

The teacher of my computer science class (which has focused mostly on programming) wants to completely redo the curriculum to be more robotics centered, and he wants me to help. So, I need to try and find the best kit/components to start building and programming robots. If anyone here knows where we should start, I would really appreciate some help. I was looking at Nerdkits, and since my teacher wants the projects to be expandable into anything we want to do, this seems like a good solution. I have one, I haven't used it much, but one of the things I noticed is that it might be a little intimidating for students just starting out in the class.     Another choice that I want to look into is Arduino. I really haven't looked into this at all, but I've heard of many projects that use it, and it sounds like an easier platform to learn, but still flexible to any project.     The third choice I was looking at was Lego NXT. I know this is completely different from the other two mentioned so far, but I'm thinking this may be a better way for students to start out and then move onto the Arduino or Nerdkits. There is also a firmware that will let you upload Java code onto it, which would work out well since my teacher already knows Java. Since I have one of these, I could also donate/sell it to the school, which would reduce the cost for the school.     I will keep researching these and looking for better options, but I would also appreciate input from you guys! So if you know anything about this, or of a forum where I should ask for help, please let me know. Thank you for any help!

Posted by mcguinnessdr 6 years ago


Build a device to remotely manipulate news in other people's browsers.

Hi all. We have written a HOWTO for building a small innocuous wall-plug that gives you the ability to remotely manipulate news read by other people on wireless hotspots. Devices affected include laptops, tablet computers (iPads etc) and smartphones. It can be built for under 50 euro. How to Build a Newstweek Device. The device consists of small Atheros based router and wall plug enclosure. We have made OpenWrt based firmware that can be easily flashed onto the router's 4Mb memory. Once plugged into the wall it can be configured using the browser and then remotely controlled using a browser interface. Tweekers can easily add text from a news site they wish to change and provide their substitution. It then sits on the server waiting for retrieval by the Newstweek device. When the device has retrieved the filter it then modifies the LAN, ensuring all wireless packets pass through itself before going to their destination. This is done using a well known 'attack' that rewrites the ARP table on both router and clients. If text in a payload matches the filter, it is changed before being passed onto the client. Sites currently affected include: BBC CNN Le Monde Lenta Ru Le Figaro Der Spiegel Il Tempo El Mundo The Guardian (with many more to come) Here's a video about the project in general: Newstweek: fixing the facts from newstweek on Vimeo . Here is a detailed demonstration of a Newstweek in action. It is intended for the networking enthusiast. Newstweek: The Thorough Demonstration from newstweek on Vimeo. The Newstweek project page is here. I has links to articles, interviews and other information hidden throughout the site: http://newstweek.com Enjoy, The Newstweek Team.

Posted by newstweek 7 years ago


Drones, not just for spying

So with the advance of 3d printing, arduino firmware, Raspberry pi, and the general open source approach to making things in the last 15 or so years, it's really not that surprising that drones have become as wide spread as they are. Those not interested in drones view them mostly as either a hobby or a potential threat to their privacy, but I had an idea the other day that might push them into better prominence.   What if drones could be used for construction and basic maintenance?  What if a quad copter was the thing that was wiping down the windows of a skyscraper?  Or messing with dangerous high power electrical lines.... Things that are both tedious because they have to be done over and over again, and that are moderately dangerous for a human being to perform.  Why can't a drone be used for some of that, and can one be designed around those constraints?  This is how a hobby user could make innovations that might curtail some of legal and general paranoia surrounding drones.  This is all well and good, but let's take this a step further: Drones are a necessary part of human exploration.  People talk about putting humans on Mars.  Human beings require inputs. Food, shelter, air.... those sorta things.  If there's a problem with one of those things on Mars, there has to be a way to fix that, and it's probably best if it's something that's established before those humans get there.  Drones could be used to do a variety of tasks, and possibly even establish small caches of water or maybe even limited quantities of iron. Maybe even something like a 3d printed iron shelter.... (Induction heating works by pulsing a electromagnetic coil with high frequency electricity, which can be used to melt magnetic metals with high degrees of efficiency. This could be used to make low grade steel on mars, but if time and scarcity of resources aren't constraints... it would work.) Anyway... I was just sort thinking about this stuff. Let me know what y'all think

Posted by Qcks 3 years ago


OggVOSH: The (soon-to-be) Open-Source Ogg Vorbis Player

I've been eying the VS1000, a little bitty chip that is basically an all-in-one Ogg Vorbis player, just add a crystal & memory. Its so beutiful, so tiny yet so complex... it even has a great default firmware. I've finnally got around to making this. I'm sending the PCB off to be made, and getting parts to prototype. Stats? Size: 2.19"x1.48", roughly twice the size of a new shuffle, or half the size of a new nano. I haven't figured out depth, but it uses li-on batteries, so it will not have a lump on the back, it should be comparably thin.Capacity: uses microSD cardsConnections: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, microSD card, and miniUSB. Via miniUSB, you can charge the battery, as well as read/write to the SD card.Audio Support: Only Ogg Vorbis, but then again, it is the best codec, you can convert everything to it ;-) Max bit rate: 500 (beat that Apple!)No screen :-(Cost:This is tricky. For me, if I didn't buy any spare parts, its going to cost me $100. If I had an SD card, it'd only be $80. If I semi-mass produce them (more than 20), I know I can cut at least $10 off that price.So, it pretty much beats the Daisy, our, the OS/DIY community's, current audio device all around. Except one thing... it isn't a beginners project, involving nearly all SMD components, the only exception being the headphone jack. And the main chip is a bit of a pain to solder -- 12 pins on each 1 cm side ;-)Still, I think this is promising... along with my micro-POV... in making things smaller, like the "real" devices :P

Posted by zachninme 10 years ago


24 x 24 LED Matrix Project

I would like to share with you all an awesome project and some doubts and questions related to the same. This is a 24 x 24 LED Matrix project taken from here. All the data is taken from the same link. 24×24 LED dot matrix -->   This is pretty old circuit but I found it interesting to describe here. 24×24 LED display is formed by using 9 8×8 Dot LED matrix displays, that are connected to AT90S2313 MCU. MCU scans an indicator lines in series. Special PC program is written which allows drawing images on screen and transfer them via COM port to device. You can send images in series what gives an animation effect.   Circuit is was built using obsolete AT90S2313 MCU which can be replaced by Attiny2313 MCU with minor modifications of firmware. To make program work you event don’t need to connect device to computer COM port. You can store images in other master MCU EEPROM memory Each received byte from UART is immediately sent to 8 LEDs, second byte to next 8 LEDs and so on. Bytes has to be sent one by one without delay. USART is working at 115200 baud, 8bits, no parity. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE PROBLEMS >1>I really dont know if the circuit is good or not tell me if it is going to work. >2>I cant get 8x8 dot matrix displays so i am going to normal leds to a 24x24 one. >3>I have never worked with bus before (the bold red lines in the circuit) so i dont know how to connect it. >4>The schems are segmented i am finding it hard to figure out how to connect some of the segments. >5>Also i need to know how to hook it up to my pc. >6>I have never done programming so i need to know how to program the ic. THANK YOU I couldnt get the images uploaded nicely so i linked them. 1 2  

Posted by science_freak 8 years ago


Anyone know what this is?

I just got hooked up with digital tv today, and www.wegener.com/PRODUCTS/STREAMING_MEDIA_DECODERS/SMD_515.php these are what they gave me for set top boxes. Little IPTV streaming boxes. I noticed there was a spare led labeled HD on the front, and upon further inspection, I found a ide connector and a power connector for a 3.5 inch hard disk. Normally my isp would want me to rent a different receiver for PVR functions, and additionally a lot more per reciever. This box can use a hard drive, but when I put one in, nothing happens when I plug it back in. Now apparently, from what I've read, my isp might have installed their own firmware onto the boxes, but I do not think that is the case, the menus look like the one's I've seen online. I expected for there to be an extra option pop up in the menu when I powered it on with a hard drive installed, but that was not the case... is it the format? I have a 40 gig in there (for a tester) formatted as fat32. What am I doing wrong here?? Oh yeah, and theres a screenshot I got off my tuner card, it only shows this "boot" screen when you unplug the power and plug it back in, otherwise when you switch it off, it seems to go into a "Soft-off" mode, and the hard disk I noticed also continues to spin after it's been turned off... I don't like that :S Anyways, I can't find anything online, so much as a quick reference manual on wegener's website, but it didn't provide anything useful, it vaguely mentioned the recording function, but nothing of installing a hard disk or setting it up. I assume there should be SOME kind of menu/setup I can get into to setup the hard drive/view more options other than the audio format and some other minor options I can currently see like menu appearance. I'm super fascinated to see if I can get a hard drive actually functioning on here, like the remote even has a record button on it, so obviously it was meant to be a pvr, just they expect you to pay them out the nose for them to put one in for you.

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago


Hard drive MP3 boombox?

I was wondering if anyone has and Instructable or has done this. I've searched Instructables and can't find anything like this at all, which really surprised me as I thought this would have been an obvious one to do. What I'd like to do is build a bookcase / boombox stereo from scratch using: 1. an old hard drive 2. some speakers 3. a small lcd to display info 4. some basic controls 5. usb port to update files on HD -or- make the HD removable 6. whatever other electronics parts are necessary. It doesn't need to have radio, CD audio or anything else. All I want is a 200GB or larger hard drive full of MP3's and a way to play them with decent fidelity and loud without using the computer. I've built lots of PC's and know computer hardware and software fairly well but have never used a soldering iron... but can follow complex instructions very well. Also I'm not sure if it can use a prebuilt interface by scavinging the electronics from a basic el-chepo MP3 player or if it would be better to use something like a VIA Micro-ATX motherboard with built in CPU and have something like a USB drive booting to a simple version of Linux directly to a media player interface? That seems like it would cost more in parts but be simpler than creating custom circuitry. But that is the way I would go if attempting this on my own. An all hardware & firmware solution somehow seems more elegant but that's beyond my current ability's. If I go with the Micro-ATX motherboard and Linux it could be done in a modular format that would allow the addition of other components latter such as CD player (with auto MP3 ripping), input and output to other components etc. So has anyone done this? If you haven't but have the know how do you want to collaborate via e-mail and walk me through it. I'd create an Instructable if so and give you full credit. Any and all suggestions, comments, rants, put downs, cheers, roars, hollars and yells appreciated!!

Posted by skonofvulcan 10 years ago


Call for mentors and students for Google Summer of Code 2014! Google awards stipends of US$5500 to selected students

AerospaceResearch.net[0] accepts applications for mentors and students for Google Summer of Code (GSOC) 2014, now! As a mentor, you can realize your space software, and as a student you are coding it during the summer and are paid US$5500 by Google for it! The application period for Mentors is open now and you can apply via [1]. So be creative and propose your idea and be a trustworthy mentor to a young and creative mind! For you students, the application period starts 10 March and will end 21 March. Prepare yourself and read our and all the other 190 organizations' ideas. And then come back to AerospaceResearch.net, because we have the most awesome coding ideas for your. They are all space applications! Here is a brief overview:   [SSGT-XX] Solar System Grand Tour (continuation of last year's GSOC project)   [DGSN-XX] Distributed Ground Station Network   [COMT-XX] Comet Trails (supported by Institute of Space Systems, Stuttgart University)   [SNET-XX] Sensor Networks (supported by RadioPunks)   [DEOP-XX] Dynamical Evolution of Protoplanets GSOC is an annual coding campaign, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5500) to selected students who work on free and open-source software projects for certain organizations during the summer. This year it is Google's 10th Summer of Code. It will be bigger and better! With this years 190 organizations, it tops last year's 177 open source projects and organizations who took part and mentored 1,192 students and their projects. In general, GSOC is open for students aged 18 and older. It offers diverse projects ranging from software development for Wikipedia and Linux operating systems, to mobile platforms, to firmware and also academic work on basic algorithms. People can also mentor emerging developers during their three months of work and provide support and personal help. On a private remark about GSOC 2013, AerospaceResearch.net was lucky to have been selected as an organization and mentoring three students. This was an "awesome and motivating" experience and we advise projects and students alike to visit GSOC 2014 website and apply! You can find our information and ideas via [1]. During GSOC 2013, we mentored 3 students who coded open-source space application. So this is your chance to combine three things you like during summer: space, programming and money. Of course Google looks for talented programmers like you! Being a mentor is inspiring because you support great students and great space projects. Mentors are also invited to Google HQ in Mountain View (paid flight) to the mentors summit and get a tour. This is rewarding in many ways to be part of such a great campaign! You, as a mentor or student, can propose and let your space project ideas be realized! So if you have coding ideas for your project, you can propose them to us and we will announce them on our ideas page to the coding GSOC students. Here is your chance to find further helping hands. AerospaceResearch.net has open space for everyone! Links: [0] http://aerospaceresearch.net/constellation/forum_thread.php?id=280&postid;=1161 [1] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/aerospaceresearchnet

Posted by hornig 4 years ago


Job Opening: Instructor & Teaching Assistants for BlueStamp Engineering

About The Program: BlueStamp Engineering is a summer program in New York, NY, Houston, TX, and San Francisco, CA where high school students individually build engineering projects. Students select and build a project of interest (e.g. solar powered electronics, robots, GPS devices, mini wind turbines, etc.)with a motto of "learning by doing". Students go through the entire process of making the devices and support their work with full documentation. Projects have a wide degree of difficulty, from electronics kits customized designs. Please visit our 'Meet The Students' page  to see what previous students have built.  For detailed information about the 2013 program, please visit our 'Info' page. BlueStamp is looking for independent, motivated, kind, and technical people to join our 2013 staff.  We will hire one 'Lead Instructor' and two 'Teaching Assistants' in San Francisco for part-time summer work. Strong performers may be offered the opportunity to take on a more prominent role as the program expands. Position Responsibilities: -All staff will assist students in creating their projects.  This will include teaching engineering techniques and concepts, tools and safety, technical documentation, and troubleshooting methods. Instructors/TA's will guide students to ideas, approaches, and sources of solutions without "just doing it for them". -The Instructor will be responsible for guiding class everyday, ensuring students meet project requirements on time, and supervising the TAs. The instructor will also engage students a month before the program begins, spending 2-8 hours per week over phone/email to help students select a project and order the required parts. -TAs will supplement the instructor's experience in guiding students as all 3 staff members will come from different engineering disciplines. -Where qualified, staff will give lectures and lead discussions regarding topics of student interest (e.g. Alternative Energy, Electronics, Automotives, Entrepreneurship, World Challenges, etc.) Candidate Requirements: -Education and practical experience in one or more of the following three areas: (1) Electronics Hardware, (2) Firmware/Software, (3) Mechanical Design and Drafting. -Extensive experience with building, designing, and troubleshooting devices or prototypes for school, work, or as a hobby. Applicants should be able to showcase and discuss, in depth, any of their projects. -Skilled in troubleshooting problems and using the engineering tools of their discipline. -Experience teaching/leading students (e.g. instructor roles, youth camps, tutoring, mentoring, etc.). -Ability to think and act quickly on a project to identify solutions that can meet goals on a rigid, aggressive schedule. -Desire to share the excitement of designing and engineering with high school students, while motivating students through the challenging and frustrating stages of prototype construction. -Excellent communication skills, unfettered honesty and integrity, and the ability to work with minimal supervision is a must. -Be the type of person that can "Get Things Done" Program Logistics: -Class meets Monday-Friday for 6 weeks for 4 hours per day starting in San Francisco on 6/10, Houston on 6/17, and New York on 6/24 (excluding 4th of July). -TAs will be paid $13 - $16 per hour, Instructors will be paid a stipend of $4,000-$5,000.  All staff are paid as a contractor and are eligible for a significant performance-based bonus. -Each class will be made of 10-12 motivated students who have passed a rigorous application process. -All staff must pass a background check. To Apply: Submit a resume to our 'Contact Us' page.

Posted by dyoung41 5 years ago