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+ - Open Logic Sniffer Takes On Closed Hardware

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A couple of geeks found the current crop of hobbyist-level logic analyzers expensive and slow, so they designed an open source alternative in post comments and forum threads. The Open Logic Sniffer specs sit somewhere between hobby and professional tools, at about a third the cost of common alternatives. This isn't just for DIY solder jockeys either, it's being manufactured and has already attracted worldwide distributors. Is it time for open source hardware to replace common devices in the low and mid performance range?"
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+ - Networked Christmas Tree Controlled by Twitter->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "What's Twitter good for? How about crowd sourcing control of your Christmas tree. Dangerous Prototypes built an open source, networked Christmas tree that you can control from Twitter. Send a color or hexadecimal color code to @tweet_tree, then watch the color change on the live video stream. This project is based on an updated version of the open source business card size web server covered previously."
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+ - Bus Pirate Open Source Hardware Hacking Tool->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Bus Pirate is a public domain hardware hacking multi-tool that talks to serial electronics from a terminal interface. It can access SIM chips, Wii Nunchuck output, AVR microcontrollers, and lots more. Advanced hacks can be scripted from Python, Perl, etc. Everything you need to build your own is on the project's page. We've covered this hardware hacker's work previously."
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+ - Bus Pirate open source hardhack multi-tool 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Bus Pirate project just released their latest open source hardware hacking multi-tool. Use the Bus Pirate to explore the Wii Nunchuck over the I2C bus like Johnny Lee, or see how much of your private information is stored on smartcard SIM chips. The Bus Pirate has lots of features a hardware hacker might need to prototype their next great creation. Design files and firmware for this public domain project are freely available."
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+ - Bus Pirate project v3 hardware hacking multi-tool

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Bus Pirate project just released v3 of their open source hardware hacking multi-tool, a USB device that interacts with electronics through a terminal interface. Use the Bus Pirate to see how much of your private information is stored on smartcard SIM chips. Explore the Wii Nunchuck over the I2C bus like Johnny Lee, or read and write EEPROM chips at any voltage. Check out the existing chip demonstrations. BPv3 has lots of features a hardware hacker might need. There's currently a group purchase of assembled hardware for $30, including wordwide shipping."
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+ - #twatch Open Hardware Networked LCD Screen

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Dangerous Prototype's #twatch is a DIY network appliance that displays real-time topic trends from Twitter. It can also show system statistics, RSS feeds, mail notifications, and more using a TCP server on port 1337 that accepts commands from LCD control programs like LCD Smartie (Windows) and LCDproc (Linux). Everything you need to build your own is on the project's page. We've covered this hardware hacker's work previously."

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