Archive for the ‘Reverse Engineering’ Category

Packet sniffing for fun and profit


I have a commercial IOT product that I want more control over. Sure, I can control it with the free Android app, but I want my home server to be able to control it, too. This means trying to understand how the app controls it over the network, and attempting to replicate that communication.

This means I have to do some packet sniffing.


28BYJ-48 stepper motor


Based off of this post on hackaday about a simple clock using a cheap stepper motor, I decided on a whim to buy some. I chose these on Amazon because they had the desirable combination of being cheap and prime-eligible.

Before they arrived, I did some reading and found that there were different verdicts on the gearing…