Category Archives: Reverse Engineering

Smart meters: what to know before you get one

In the last few days I’ve got two unsolicited emails, apparently from the utility company that serves my flat, with the following wording: We’d like to offer you a free, brand new smart meter, giving you control of your gas … Continue reading

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WarpCopy64 client: stream normalisation and GCR decoding integrated

As I integrated all the necessary components to decode the WarpCopy64 packet holding sector data, here’s the output from a further test run of my client with a different disk. The test still involves just fetching t/s 18/1 from drive … Continue reading

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WarpCopy64 client: further development

This afternoon I refactored a few things in my client implementation and decided to actually try some data transfer from WarpCopy64’s server running on a Commodore 64. Perhaps one of the simplest things to do when trying to work with … Continue reading

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WarpCopy64 Protocol

While waiting for contact to be made with Graham, I thought I’d just list some of my findings about the commands/services made available by the WarpCopy64 protocol, in case these will be useful to somebody else one day. WarpCopy64 Services: … Continue reading

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WarpCopy64 client development started

Although I don’t know what the long term outcome of this will be, I started putting together the functionality required to talk to RR-Net and WarpCopy64’s server. As my IECHost client is based on glib/gio for robustness and cross-platform support, … Continue reading

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Back and updates

I’ve only been back for a couple of days, but I have already managed to give myself more work around the IECHost project! Without making any commitment at this time, I’ve got this idea in my mind that supporting RR-Net … Continue reading

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Reverse engineering a failed LED bulb

One of my LED bulbs failed yesterday so I decided to reverse engineer it, pretty much the way bigclivedotcom would himself do. The PCB within my bulb is as per below: It looks like one of the LEDs failed (marked … Continue reading

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