Welcome to Spritesmods. At this site, I'll document my more interesting hacks for your viewing pleasure. While it's not updated that regularly, I try to add an article about every month.

Ow, by the way: all the pictures are thumbnails. You can click on them to get the originals, straight from my camera. If you want to comment on an article, there's a discussion area at the last page of every one of 'em.

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Last added projects:
Dec 29 2013: WS2812 LEDs controlled by an iMX233
Dec 23 2013: 3d Jello printer
Aug 1 2013: Hard disk hacking
Apr 24 2013: Solari ledboard controller

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Jake M wrote at 14 Nov 2013, 19.07:

This looks like a great forthcoming product, but I wonder how secure it is... Maybe worth your expert hacking efforts? http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57612054-94/inside-coins-techie-vision-for-the-all-in-one-credit-card/

Randolf wrote at 20 Aug 2013, 15.08:

Keep rolling! The HDD mod is an excellent job done.

kg86 wrote at 8 Aug 2013, 15.49:

just plain awesomeness!! thanks for writing this up and the pics, the details. Enjoyed the reading!

Sprite_tm wrote at 19 Apr 2013, 3.37:

Rashid: Even if I did know what an AED is or fils are, I have no clue about commercial coin validators. I suggest you go contact some manufacturers of those, which imo you should have done long before commenting here.

Sprite_tm wrote at 19 Apr 2013, 3.34:

Sorry, the coin validator isn't done yet... I can get it to validate coins fairly well directly after calibrating it, but temperature, humidity, the phase of the moon and who knows what else makes it pretty unreliable even after sitting for just one day, making it kinda useless. I'm still planning on picking up the project again, but I'm not sure when I'll find the time.

Rashid Hakim wrote at 18 Apr 2013, 11.11:

Hi! I wonder if you can suggest me the coin validator to allow me validate 2 different coins. AED 1 or 50 fils. On validation of AED 1 I should get the SHORT pulse or on insertion of 2 50 fils i should get5 a SHORT pulse.I would want to know if I can get the interface as well to give me ingformation through the LCD about the status.Requesting to "insert coin". Then giving message while it is processing to "Please Wait" .

irouroui wrote at 18 Apr 2013, 10.25:

any information about your coin video please ? what sensor are you using ?

Team CryptX2 wrote at 28 Nov 2012, 10.10:

Hi, Thought you would be interested to see the project we have developed. CryptX2: an Open Source Hardware Encrypted Storage Device The campaign is up for about 2 more weeks at http://www.indiegogo.com/CryptX2 Or the main website is here http://www.cryptx2.com/ Let us know if you have any questions or feedback about it. Thanks

pharos wrote at 21 Sep 2012, 11.18:

Very cool! I did a somewhat similar hack not long ago, but since I didn't know about the ZIF socket I used the more expensive 360 Clip and a RPi to bit-bang it. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=16775 The main issue with the 360 Clip is that the contact with the NAND is not very good, and in addition part of the PCB sticks out of the clip, leading to inability to position the clip if there is a high enough component, like a capa, on one side of the NAND.

JoeJoe wrote at 11 Sep 2012, 18.15:

I can't wait!

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