Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Blackberry Torch 9800 Headphone Jack Repair

June 9th, 2012 No comments

I use the headphone jack multiple times a day, connecting my torch 9800 to the car stereo.  Over the past year, the connection has gotten flaky, eventually past the point of frustration.

It seems like a loose connection (when I fiddle with the cable, I sometimes get right and left audio), and I assumed it was the connection of the jack to the PCB inside the phone.  I was anxious to get my soldering iron hot, and void my (nonexistent) warranty.

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Learning Verilog on the Digilent Nexys2

July 21st, 2009 10 comments

For Christmas this year, I got a Digilent Nexys2 board.  My intention was to run this open source logic analyzer, to help improve my PS/2 keylogger. Read more…

Theremin Workshop @ #{3, 5, 6}

May 27th, 2009 No comments
Theremin board with two 260kHz oscillators

Theremin board with two 260kHz oscillators

At the theremin workshop, I was able to add my two pitch oscillators, and tested them successfully at 260kHz. It took me one session for each oscillator (3 and 5), but I was done early on the second oscillator.

During session 6 last week, I added the tuning circuit for the oscillator that is attached to the control panel. (not in picture)

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Theremin Workshop @ #2

April 23rd, 2009 No comments
Theremin Main Board

Theremin Main Board

Yesterday was the second day of the Theremin Workshop run by Andrew Kilpatrick at the Toronto Hacklab.

We seemed to get pretty well along the process in the first workshop.  I had my power supply completed, but my voltage regulators were in backwards – because the pin-out diagram was labeled as if looking from the bottom of the IC, not the top (as I assumed that all would be).  Unfortunately, we found this out when we connected the supply voltage, and things got hot. Read more…

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New Open Source Keylogger

April 8th, 2009 No comments

I’ve just created a page for my open source keylogger.  I need to add some licensing to the code, and ensure it is sanitized before releasing, but keep your eye on the project page!