What a great evening of hacking and chat.
Started with a bit of a discussion about the Brighton Mini Maker Faire and how great it was, favourite displays and that there was a lot of interest in the hackspace. Also, looked at how to do better at the next event we attend.
- A couple of people were working on their Raspberry Pis. Getting then sorted and working.
- Some work ULN2003 Darlington Pairs to drive a DC motor (not stepper) Lock picking discussion.
- Hacking the TL-WR703N. This is a small wireless router. It has N150 wifi, ethernet and USB port that supports 3G Dongles, so you can enable wireless anywhere using a 3G dongle. Even better it is hackable and there is a version of [Open-WRT] for it. Once the firmware has been flashed you now have the freedom to do with it as you wish. It even has a UART interface that needs 2 wires to be solder to get access to it. So, you can connect through a web browser, ssh or serial. Lovely little bit of kit and costs less than £20
- There was also work being done on PIR sensors, and switch arrays.