|The Theme You Picked: Hardware Hacking|
|Project14 | Hardware Hacking: Teardown, Reverse Engineer, and Modify to Perform Functions Not Intended!|
The theme for May 2020 is Hardware Hacking and it comes from neuromodulator . His idea was to do projects that involve anything from reverse engineering, modding, adding digital to analog, sniffing busses, modifying firmware, and more. Your "hack" can involve an original creation or method or way of solving a problem especially if its done in an unorthodox fashion. A good first step to hardware hacking, even if you don't know what you want to do at this point, is to rip something open, typically referred to as a teardown, and to figure out how it works. During your product teardown you could explore any number of product assembly/disassembly methods and anti-tamper mechanisms. Once your box is open you'll get a chance to identify components such as discrete components, integrated circuits, PCB, Buses and Interfaces, and memory and firmware. Hardware Hacking is a great way to learn or work on reverse engineering a PCB, something that is necessary to fix a problem that may not be obvious such as blown fuse or a defective capacitor, as well as, more advanced tasks such as adding functionality to a device. Along the way you'll get a chance to work on your soldering/desoldering technique, use a multimeter or a schematic or a block diagram to determine pin function, use a logic analyzer for signal monitoring or digital decoding, locate the programming/debug interface on a custom PCB, extract firmware using vendor specific tools, debug and disassemble to determine security mechanisms, bypass security by modifying and injecting new firmware, JTAG exploitation, and so much more!
You can use this as an opportunity to modify any household appliance or consumer electronic product, such as an old game console, to perform functions that they were not intended to do. The hardware hacking challenge is an opportunity to do anything that involves product teardown, component identification, circuit board reverse engineering, soldering and desoldering, signal monitoring and analysis, and memory extraction, using a variety of tools including a logic analyzer, multimeter, and device programmer. Or, you can upcycle an existing product and turn it into something novel and perform something it was never intended to do such as the The Pi Rotary by balearicdynamics. Or, you could reverse engineer an existing product to create something beautiful such as the PiCasso Design Challenge - PiMassive - Blog #10 - PiMassive is Alive! by gam3t3ch. There are many ways to go about hardware hacking and the element14 community is full of inspiring ideas from any number of projects by members in our monthly Project14 project competitions, our supplier sponsored Design Challenges, as well as element14 presents properties such as The Electronics Inside, Project Videos , and our archive of Ben Heck Show Episodes.
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Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
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Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Hardware Hacking or tag your project blog HardwareHackingCH
You have until July 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|Project14 | Winners Announcement: The Nostalgia of Hacking Hardware! 2 weeks ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|BattPackHack #1 : The Battery PowerPack Holder 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by dubbie|
|Re: Project14 | Volunteer to Judge the Hardware Hacking Competition! 2 weeks ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|Project14 | Hardware Hacking: Meet the Projects that Involve Hacking! 3 weeks ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|Auto-tuning high current dual-channel motor control unit 3 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by shreyasborse|
|Radio Magic: Hardware Hacked, But New Tech Failed a While (part 4) 3 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by balearicdynamics|
|The PAL-Streamer 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by zst123|
|BattPackHack #2 : A Functional Prototype 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by dubbie|
|Re: Hardware hacking an electric fan heater without burning the house down 3 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by BigG|
|Knockoff stage lighting 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by ashley_c4|
|Hacking an old darth vader lamp 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by daniloo94|
|Radio Magic: I Need a Case! (part 3) 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by balearicdynamics|
|Radio Magic: Circuits and Some Solution (part 2) 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by balearicdynamics|
|Radio Magic: Sounds Nice? (part 1) 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by balearicdynamics|
|BattPackHack #3 : Adding a Case and a TinyDVM 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by dubbie|
|Professional instrumentation hacking for ham radio purposes 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by fotografale|
|Modifying a RC Toy Truck using a Raspberry Pi 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by carmelito|
|SQRL "Oak" dev board: Part 3 schematic reverse engineering 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by Fred27|
|SQRL "Oak" dev board: Installation and Summary 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by Fred27|
|Converting an old phone to a remote switch 4 weeks ago in Hardware Hacking||by vishwasn|
|Retired iPhone 7 turned 256gb hard drive \ iPad/10+inch floating car audio media center 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by jr3232|
|Project14 | Hardware Hacking: Teardown, Reverse Engineer, and Modify to Perform Functions Not Intended! 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by tariq.ahmad|
|Pong resurrected 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by ralphjy|
|My Pulse Generator 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by dubbie|
|Pong is Alive 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by ralphjy|
|SQRL "Oak" dev board: Part 2 JTAG 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by Fred27|
|Do mighty oaks from SQRL Acorns grow? 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by Fred27|
|Pong Game Circa 1978 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by ralphjy|
|Coldspark Fountains 1 month ago in Hardware Hacking||by ashley_c4|
|Fan Heater Fan Speed Dial 2 months ago in Project14||by BigG|
|Pong Resurrected 2 months ago in Project14||by ralphjy|
|Stormtrooper Pi Radio 2 months ago in Raspberry Pi||by ninjatrent|