Usually I use a SSH connection forwarded through my ADSL router to one of my home servers for remote access to my network. The server in question though had become un-responsive so I had no way remotely into my network.
For fun I nmap’d the public IP of my ADSL router and found the following interesting port open:
80/tcp open http
I thought I had switched off all the “remote” control methods on my router but clearly not, visiting the page gave me the following (scary) login screen. Continue reading →
Sprites mods – CP/M on an AVR – Intro Awesome project to emulate a Z80 CPU on a AVR microcontroller, this could be very interesting as the Z80 was used in quiet a number of early computing devices.
DPAC Awesome alarm clock – The clock has a wifi connection and connects and looks up events on your Google Calendar. It also has an FM radio and built in amplifier and switch system that allows you to play music from iPods etc.
My wife has a cheap Eveready radio that she bought to listen to Gareth Cliff on 5fm in the mornings in the office. The radio isn’t anything fancy, its a basic radio with a little digital clock on it.
The biggest problem with this radio is that it appears that the battery only lasts a few weeks and they cost R 25.00 a battery… the radio was only about R 45.00 (it didn’t come with a battery though).?The conspiracy theorists in me says the reason it goes through batteries so quickly is because its made (or at least branded by) a battery company.
Yesterday the battery started to die and the wife wanted me to buy another battery for it… Thats when I had a light bulb moment (to quote Oprah) and decided instead of buying another battery I would hack the radio to run off the mains power.
I got approval from the Wife for this project, although it couldn’t cost more than the battery or a new radio.