Hacking & Experiments

Hacking and other various miscellaneous experiments.

EEVblog 1519 – FREE Your Sonos Speaker! (HACK)

Hacking a dumpster Sonos Play 5 Gen 1 speaker to remove all the evil software locking and turn it into a dumb speaker with just line-in and basic wireless Bluetooth. Integrating a new Fosi Audio ZX-TB21 2+1 amplifier. https://amzn.to/3USD7xQ Youtube: Sonos, the Juicero of wireless speakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLyjvXAJcLM Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1519-free-your-sonos-speaker!-(hack)/ Podcast: ...

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EEVblog 1494 – FIVE ways to open a CHEAP SAFE!

FIVE different easy methods to crack into a cheap Sandleford safe found in the dumpster, WITHOUT using physical force. Including a bonus 6th method that doesn’t work on this one. Don’t buy cheap hardware store safes, they are garbage! Also advice on what to look for in a good quality ...

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EEVblog 1455 – Capacitors Produce Current During Reflow Soldering! WTF!

Electrolytic capacitors produce current when they are reflow soldered! Enough to possibly light up a high efficiency LED. What is going on? A initial investigation with experiments and measurements. https://twitter.com/GregDavill/status/1491235709071818752 00:00 – WTF? 01:42 – Practical experiment heating up an electrolytic capacitor 07:37 – Data logging 09:55 – Analysing the ...

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