[time-nuts] Help - Hope?
imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Jan 3 13:43:46 EST 2006
> In my opinion, the only obstacle to becoming an
> electronics hobbyist is the same one that has always
> been there, and that is interest. If you are interested,
> you will find a way to play.
Just look at what people have done with the ZipIt. They have wired
serial ports into it (by soldering onto surface mount resistors).
They have even added a MMC/SD card by hijacking some of the gpio pins
that have come out (again, by soldering onto surface mount resistors)
and hot-glueing the MMC/SD socket to the RF shielding.
http://elinux.org/wiki/ZipIt contains all the details.
Or look at all the TiVO hacking done, despite efforts to stop it.
Or the iOpener hacking a few years ago.
Or any of a dozen other Linux boxes that people have posted how-tos on
burning new firmware.
Hacking is alive and well. People are willing to do it. It is a heck
of a lot different than when we were young, but the same spirit lives
More information about the time-nuts