Computer Projects

How to convert .RMT to .BIN for OpenRG Bootloader (RGLoader)

I recently encountered a situation while loading firmware into an Actiontec MI424-WR router, when I found myself without a bootable firmware, and the OpenRG bootloader would vehemently refuse to load .rmt files.

Unbricking a D-Link DIR-615 Rev A1

I have managed to unbrick a D-Link DIR-615 Rev A1 back to D-Link firmware (1.00) from firmware 1.10. Allow me to describe the situation:

DIR-615 rev C1 Hacking

In my most recent thrift store jackpot, I found (among other things) a DIR-615 Rev C1.

Some relevant linkage:

Commodore 64!

Commodore 64!

I recently purchased this Commodore 64 on eBay in a bit of Retro nostalgia. Bring on the C= hacking!

Parts from Digi-Key!

Parts from Digi-Key!

Ok, here's the batch of parts I received from Digi-Key for my C64 DTV.

I ordered case-mount parts so I wouldn't have to worry about making boards to mount the connectors.

Cantenna

This shows step by step how I made a Cantenna. This is a simplified tl;dr version of "How to build a tin can waveguide antenna" by Gregory Rehm.

Materials:

C64 DTV Cracked Open

C64 DTV Cracked Open

Ok, so I unscrewed it, but here's the moment of glory!

C64 DTV Guts

C64 DTV Guts

Here is the main PCB of the C64 DTV, along with the On/Off switch and Fire buttons, which have their own PCBs.

Neuros OSD - Front View

Neuros OSD - Front View

Here's the view of the front of my new Neuros OSD.

Neuros OSD - Top View

Neuros OSD - Top View

Here's the top view of my new Neuros OSD. Here's where you get to see all the goodies inside.