Misc. Electronics

Fun with (Laser) Printers

Conversing with your Laser Printer:(See disclaimer below)

To extract information from your printer in PJL telnet to its IP address, port 9100 (or by serial, see below), and send it these commands:

<Control+[>%-12345X@PJL <Enter>

Then copy and paste the following commands:

Kenwood KDC-MP528 Internals

The Kenwood KDC-MP528 has the following goodies inside:

Acer Aspire 3000 Battery Internals

Acer Aspire 3000 Battery Internals

This is a 4-cell battery; before opening it up, I was under the impression that it was a 3-cell.

The charge controller circuit board has "LIP8198" and "1-867-277-11" markings in the silkscreen, along with a strip of Kapton tape over the top of the PCB.

Flambeau Brake Control Demo Kit

Flambeau Brake Control Demo Kit

This is a nice item that I found today at Princess Auto... A grey box hiding on the bottom of a grey shelf. The phrase "Demo Kit" caught my eye, and I had to take a peek inside. I was blown away by the beautiful innards, and I just had to have it.

Wii Off-brand Nunchuck Internals

Nyko "Kämä" Wired Remote:
MCU: Atmel ATMega 48 TQFP (The PCB also has pads for MLF package, based on availability?)
Accelerometer: Freescale A7260

Seiko/Epson RG9013F-NZ LCD Screen

I got this LCD screen free with one of my computer-related eBay purchases.

The label on the bubblewrap says:

POM PPM Parking Meter

I found this parking meter at Princess Auto yesterday. Made by POM Inc., this meter is called the PPM.

I got it to work by adding a rubber band with just enough tension to depress the turn-detect lever when the lever is turned. The meter has knobs where a tensioned spring was attached. I'll have to find a decent spring somewhere.

Anadigi GPS-R02 DIY GPS Kit

Anadigi GPS-R02 DIY GPS Kit

I got this little "Anadigi GPS-R02 DIY" car gps kit from eBay seller anadigi-hk, and it was mailed direct from Hong Kong.

Sharp LQ13X02C

Ok, this 13" Sharp TFT LCD screen with XGA (1024x768) resolution was used in some Dell and NEC laptops, including the Dell Latitude CPi D266XT.

Multi-colored Case Lights

Multi-colored Case Lights

Well, here's the front of my recently-rennovated computer case. By 'rennovated', I mean "replaced old-and-boring blue LEDs with the multicolor color-changing LEDs of coolness.

How I managed this was to:

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