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Best Hack of OSCON Day 1

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The best hack I saw in OSCON yesterday was in Jonathan Oxer’s Hardware / Software Hacking: Joining the Real and the Virtual.

Jonathan brought a table lamp in a whole box of breadboards and other electronic components from Australia. He connected the table lamp to a remote appliance control. Then he opened the remote control and connected a relay across one fof the buttons. The relay hooked up to an Arduino also connected to his laptop.

He then wrote a small program to run on the Arduino. By sending a single command through the USB port, the Arduino flipped the relay and turned off the light.

That’s not the end of it.




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