My Projects Module Tips and Tricks

Some basic instructions/ramblings to get started (as the documentation for the Domino module isn't currently complete)

To connect your Domino to a WiFi network using a GUI:

Raspberry Pi Header Tap

Here is a tap I created for the Raspberry Pi to allow access to the header pins even though it may be blocked by a "Pi Plate" / Shield that is using the header without pass-through pinheaders.

Driving a WS2811 RGB LED Strip with an Arduino

I recently purchased a WS2811 RGB LED strip for PC case modding purposes. I will be making an ATMega-based controller for it, so I decided to use an Arduino for testing and prototyping.

I found two libraries capable of driving this strip:

EExtractor: An (EE)PROM-Extracting Arduino Shield (Beta)

EExtractor: An (EE)PROM-Extracting Arduino Shield (Beta)

Purpose: EExtractor is an Arduino-compatible Shield that allows a user to dump (or download) the contents of a ROM chip (ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM, etc). 

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:

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.

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:

DFRobot LCD Keypad Shield and the LiquidCrystal Library

The DFRobot LCD Keypad Shield is found at and various other retailers (Robotshop, etc)

To use this shield with the LiquidCrystal library, use this define:

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+[>[email protected] <Enter>

Then copy and paste the following commands:

gRover Robotics Platform

gRover Robotics Platform

This is gRover, the Grove-Platform Rover; it is a general, all-purpose rover for house exploration.


This page is a bit of a mess, I'll admit. The PDF file attached is much neater and contains much more information about the project than this page's text does. For more pictures, see the gRover Flickr Photoset. This rover build uses parts graciously provided by Seeed Studio.