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Reverse Engineering Zuma Deluxe’s level file

It was really hot last weekend, and both my son and I ended up staying home. To kill the time, I ended up playing a small game called “Zuma Deluxe” with him. It’s probably a very old game, but still … Continue reading

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TI Stellaris launchpad with IAR EWM — where do my printf messages go

Last week while cleaning up old stuff, I found two TI Stellaris (they now renamed it to Tiva) launchpad development kits in my junk box. I guess I bought them when TI firstly released them and then completely forgot. They … Continue reading

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Hacking a Dell power adapter — final (not really)

!!! WARNING: With this project, you power adapter will be reporting false information which may not match the original design. This may cause severe results such as file or damaging your laptop. Do it on your own risk!!!   As … Continue reading

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Hacking a Dell power adapter — part III

Last night I worked for more than 2 hours only finding out the chip in the power adapter is damaged. This time, I want to use my working power adapter. Instead of trying to talk to it directly using OneWire … Continue reading

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Hacking the Dell laptop power adapter — part II

Knowing that the power adapter may have a DS2502-like chip, I started looking around for the OneWire protocol. There are actually plenty of documents and even source code for this protocol, and I happen to have some DS18B20 for verification … Continue reading

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Hacking the Dell laptop power adapter

Recently I got a used dell laptop but the original power adapter is missing. Since the interface and power ratings seem to be pretty much same as my current dell, I thought I could be able to share the power … Continue reading

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Learning embedded things: Arduino like or something else…

Since the day I realized that my life is getting boring, I decided to do something fun. Embedded system and electronics look like very attractive to me. Talking about that, there are very popular “Arduino” things: you have the development … Continue reading

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