Category: IO

Linux hardware hacks

Getting Started With The Kankun Small K / KK-SP3

Out of the box I recently purchased a couple of wifi switches. Specifically the Kankun Small K. Very reasonable, compared to others out there, for dipping your toes into the “smart home” world. Once they...

Kankun KK-SP3 Wi-Fi Smart Socket Hacked

Kankun KK-SP3 is a $20 Wi-Fi smart socket that can be controlled via iOS and Android app. But one person created a Kankun community on Google+ to try to hack the device and control...

How-To Cron jobs in Linux

I recommend KDE’s Task Scheduler (kde-config-cron) . Access it from the System Settings in theTask Scheduler module there. It manages both personal and system Crontabs, and the ease of creating the time boundaries greatly...

Parallel port control in Linux

The program pport is a simple yet handy program and its documented counterpart for accessing the output pins of multiple ports. Using this bundle, one can successfully control any household appliance or electronic device...

Rescue guide for your Adafruit ATmega32u4 breakout board

Rescue guide for your Adafruit ATmega32u4 breakout board

The ATmega32u4 breakout board is a beta product. The hardware is essentially perfect, but the firmware is wonky. At least once, I’ve convinced myself that mine was broken, but I eventually figured it out. Here’s how...