HomeKit HomeBridge Enabled Arduino ESP8266 Self Powered 110v Wifi Controlled Powerswitch

http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeKit-Enabled-Arduino-ESP8266-Self-Powered-110v-/

Why buy a UL Listed iDevices Switch when you can potentially electrocute yourself or start a fire with a self built alternative instead?

Here’s how!

First, you must install HomeBridge on a Raspberry Pi, and configure it as a HomeKit bridge device. Instructions below.

Once you have HomeKit / HomeBridge working on your Pi and your iPhone, we can build a wireless power switch that can be controlled by Siri and the HomeKit app.

We start with a PowerTail2, and use the ESP8266 to control the on/off line.

We power the ESP8266 with a AMS1117 3.3V Power Supply Module. This brings the 5v from the charger down to the proper 3.3v that the ESP8266 needs.

We provide the power with a used cell phone charger. 110v -> 5v. This is wired directly to the ‘Line’ side of the PowerTail2 circuit board. It is always ‘Live’ or ‘Hot’ and will shock you.

We Load the code into the ESP8266 via your favorite USB/Serial converter (FTDI).

We plug it in. Homekit sees the device via the HomeBridge configuration file addition (accessory) on the Raspberry Pi.

You control the device on your iPhone, and turn electricity on and off at will.

More info to come.

Resources:

https://github.com/esp8266/Arduino/tree/master/lib…

http://www.electrodragon.com/w/ESP8266_AT_Commands

https://www.google.com/search?q=esp8266+arduino&es…

http://www.powerswitchtail.com/Documents/PSTK%20In…

Homekit:

https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge

https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge/wiki/Running…

https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-indigo

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-insta…

https://github.com/lagunacomputer/homebridge-Curre…

Step 1 Build It:

Solder it together.

1x PowerTail II Power switch kit $19.99 + shipping

1x ESP8266 ESP-01 module $5.50

1x AMS1117-3.3 Power Module AMS1117 3.3V Power Supply Module With Heat Sink $0.99

1x 110v to 5v/1A used cell phone charger

1x small Perfboard for circuit approx 2″x1.25″ inch

2x 110v extension cord to cut up $1.99 each at Home Depot

1x small SPST on/off switch

Step 2: Edit the HomeBridge /var/homebridge/config.json file on the Raspberry Pi HomeBridge

the file may alternatively be in /home/.homebridge or /root/home/./homebridge. read the docs from the github link

https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge

Ensure this plugin is installed. It may be installed by default in the newer versions:

https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-http

Program the ESP8266. Upon powering up (3.3v do not use 5V!) it should be seen on the network.

Try something like http://192.168.1.110/gpio/1 . You should get a webpage returned.

Assuming your ESP8266 pulls a DHCP ip of :192.168.1.110

(you should probably set a DHCP reservation on your router, for each ESP8266 you add)

add this code to the config.json file. ( sudo nano /var/homebridge/config.json) etc:

mind the last comma, you may or may not need it if you have other accessories, or Homebridge is crashing on load.

{ “accessory”: “Http”,
“name”: “PowerTail”,
“on_url”: “http://192.168.1.110/gpio/1”,
“off_url”: “http://192.168.1.110/gpio/0”,
“http_method”: “GET”
},

Step 3: ESP8266 Arduino Code

/* * This sketch demonstrates how to set up a simple HTTP-like server.
* The server will set a GPIO pin depending on the request
* http://server_ip/gpio/0 will set the GPIO0 low,
* http://server_ip/gpio/1 will set the GPIO0 high
* server_ip is the IP address of the ESP8266 module, will be
* printed to Serial when the module is connected.
*/

#include

const char* ssid = "EDITMEWITHYOURWIFISSIDNAME";
const char* password = "EDITMEWITHYOURWIFIPASSWORD";

// Create an instance of the server
// specify the port to listen on as an argument
WiFiServer server(80);

void setup() {
Serial.begin(115200);
delay(10);
pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT); // Initialize the LED_BUILTIN pin as an output
// prepare GPIO0
pinMode(0, OUTPUT);
digitalWrite(0, 0);

// Connect to WiFi network
//Serial.println();
//Serial.println();
//Serial.print("Connecting to ");
//Serial.println(ssid);

WiFi.begin(ssid, password);

while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) {
delay(500);
//Serial.print(".");
}
//Serial.println("");
//Serial.println("WiFi connected");

// Start the server
server.begin();
//Serial.println("Server started");

// Print the IP address
//Serial.println(WiFi.localIP());
}

void loop() {
// Check if a client has connected
WiFiClient client = server.available();
if (!client) {
return;
}

// Wait until the client sends some data
//Serial.println("new client");
while(!client.available()){
delay(1);
}

// Read the first line of the request
String req = client.readStringUntil('\r');
//Serial.println(req);
client.flush();

// Match the request
int val;
if (req.indexOf("/gpio/0") != -1)
val = 0;
else if (req.indexOf("/gpio/1") != -1)
val = 1;
else {
//Serial.println("invalid request");
client.stop();
return;
}

// Set GPIO0 according to the request
digitalWrite(0, val);
digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, val); // Turn the LED on (Note that LOW is the voltage level
client.flush();

// Prepare the response
String s = "HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\nContent-Type: text/html\r\n\r\n\r\n
\r\nGPIO is now ";
s += (val)?"high":"low";
s += "

\n";

// Send the response to the client
client.print(s);
delay(10);
//Serial.println("Client disonnected");

// The client will actually be disconnected
// when the function returns and 'client' object is detroyed
}

Step 4: Test the new Accessory in iOS HomeKit App

Step 5: Don’t Electrocute Yourself.

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EvilRuxpin – The Chippy Ruxpin Alternative – Hacking a Teddy Ruxpin with Next Thing Co. C.H.I.P $9 Linux Computer to Play Heavy Metal

EvilRuxpin – The Chippy Ruxpin Alternative – Hacking a Teddy Ruxpin with Next Thing Co. C.H.I.P $9 Linux Computer to Play Heavy Metal

So, I modified a Chippy Ruxpin into a more ‘evil’ form as a gift for a coworker.

1. Build a Chippy Ruxpin out of a C.H.I.P. and an old Teddy Ruxpin
2. Make it evil. Make it say random evil scary things every few minutes, and make the eyes glow red with an LED
3. Make it wifi. It is now ad-hoc so no keyboard is needed. Smartphone controllable!
4. Add DHCP server, so your smartphone can connect and pull an IP, so you can load the web gui over wifi
5. Add an 3W stereo audio amplifier. Stock ruxpin speaker + CHIP audio is kinda wimpy.  DC 5V PAM8403 Audio Stereo Amplifier Board Volume Control Class D Kit Module
6. Add a big battery, maybe a 5w solar panel to charge the battery.
7. put a heavy metal t shirt on Teddy.
8. option to play stored heavy metal .mp3’s using mplayer in linux, controllable on the webgui page from a smartphone.
I chose Blackened by Metallica as the first Heavy Metal song played thru a Teddy Ruxpin ever in the history of the Earth. Yes my Teddy Ruxpin plays Metallica in stereo on command via wifi from my smartphone.
Dont’ forget to put an .mp3 file in /home/chip/Desktop/m.mp3. Obviously we are going to change this to play many many metal .mp3’s. ‘Cause that’s rad. Teddy Ruxpin Metal Beats Pill. If only I could figure out how to make the mouth/eyes move while mplayer plays an .mp3…………hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
9. do it all as a boot script so no user input is needed after power on.

I’ve done it! (except the LED/GPIO part)

More to come! to do:
to do: integrate amazon echo hack, so that replys move the mouth and eyes of Ruxpin.

So, here are the basic steps (updates to come):
flash CHIP with 4.3 headless. 4.4 wifi? doesn’t seem to work even if you modify the GPIO variables in the .py script.
enable a wifi connection, apt-get update and apt-get upgrade
install all the chippy crap from the link below

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-dev build-essential espeak alsa-utils
sudo apt-get install python-alsaaudio python-numpy python-twitter python-bottle mplayer

-get chippy working
apt-get install isc-dhcp-server, again see link below
apt-get install bc , this lets ./battery.sh work, so you can monitory your LiPo 3.7v battery from linux
apt install wireless-tools     (this step may break your normal wifi managed mode connection setup.  its ad-hoc w no internet from here out, so if you want to install more software from the internet, do it before this step)

edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf:
wired device not managed

Most probably your interface appears in /etc/network/interfaces. By default, NetworkManager does not manage interfaces that appear in /etc/network/interfaces. You can change this behaviour.

To do this – in a terminal:

sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

change the line managed=false to managed=true

Save, stop and start network manager:

sudo service network-manager restart

-configure that bitch /etc/dhcp/dhcp.conf
-configure /etc/network something/ interfaces to use 192.168.1.66 ip and dns, see links below
-configure wlan0 to always use 192.168.1.66 because we are evil
-config wlan0 as ad-hoc wifi on channel 6 see just below this
-config /etc/rc.local to do all this crap at boot, no login needed to turn on wifi and dhcp, and python script

edit /etc/network/interfaces make the ip 192.168.1.66 cause we are evil:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
address 192.168.1.66
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1

edit /etc/rc.local code:
iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc channel 6 essid “EvilRuxpin”
ifconfig wlan0 up 192.168.1.66
sudo service isc-dhcp-server start
cd ChippyRuxpin cause i installed under root
python /root/ChippyRuxpin/chippyRuxpin.py

sample /etc/dhcp/dhcp.conf code for ez ip’s baby:
option domain-name “Evil.Ruxpin”
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
authoritative;
subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
range 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.20;
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
option routers 192.168.1.66;
option domain-name-servers 192.168.1.66;
}

after a editing /etc/rc.local, /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/dhcp/dhcp.conf, reboot.
once booted up, you should be able to connect to ad-hoc wifi “EvilRuxpin”
it should serve up a DHCP address between 192.168.1.10-20.
goto http://192.168.1.66:8080 or 80
page should load

note: my stupid dell laptop would not connect to the ad-hoc wifi, but my iphone 5s would.

Resources:
Chippy Ruxpin:

https://github.com/NextThingCo/ChippyRuxpin/blob/experimental/chippyRuxpin.py
http://makezine.com/projects/chippy-ruxpin/
http://www.dreeyoreshospital.net/Teddy_Ruxpin-fix-1.html
Pinouts H Bridge
http://espeak.sourceforge.net/voices.html
https://www.hackster.io/LagunaComputer/evil-ruxpin-a7afc6

C.H.I.P wifi adhoc/dhcp server:
https://bbs.nextthing.co/t/does-c-h-i-ps-wireless-radio-supports-adhoc-mode/3425/10
https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration
http://www.binarytides.com/disable-ipv6-ubuntu/
http://askubuntu.com/questions/71159/network-manager-says-device-not-managed
https://wiki.debian.org/DHCP_Server

Amazon Echo Hack for CHIP(to do!):

http://sammachin.com/the-10-echo/

Next Thing Co CHIP GPIO:
https://github.com/xtacocorex/CHIP_IO
http://docs.getchip.com/chip.html#physical-connectors
https://bbs.nextthing.co/t/programming-with-gpio/2110/7
https://github.com/connornishijima/chipGPIO
http://docs.getchip.com/chip.html#gpio
https://bbs.nextthing.co/t/adafruit-gpio-library-for-chip/2696/5

CHIP Linux misc:

http://serverfault.com/questions/727943/auto-root-login-in-linux-servers
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11421399/how-to-fix-bad-interpreter-error-when-using-yum
https://bbs.nextthing.co/t/configure-vnc-without-display/1334/5
3.7v lipo battery
battery.sh python-run-external-command-and-get-output/

Evil Ruxpin

Rear of Evil Ruxpin

H Bridge

Chippy Ruxpin

CHIP 3.7v LiPO battery

CHIP $9 Linux Computer

Back of Ruxpin

Chippy Ruxpin Audio Amp

chippyRuxpin.py:

#!/usr/bin/python
# Chippy Ruxpin by Next Thing Co
# Powered by C.H.I.P., the world's first $9 computer!

# apt-get install python-setuptools python-dev build-essential espeak alsa-utils
# apt-get install python-alsaaudio python-numpy python-twitter python-bottle mplayer

# IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TWITTER STUFF!
# In order to retrieve tweets, you need to authorize this code to use your twitter account.
# This involves obtaining some special tokens that are specific to you.
# Please visit Twitter’s website to obtain this information and put the values in the variables below.
# For more information, visit this URL:
# https://dev.twitter.com/oauth/overview/application-owner-access-tokens

consumerKey=’INSERT YOUR CONSUMER KEY HERE FROM TWITTER’
consumerSecret=’INSERT YOUR CONSUMER SECRET HERE FROM TWITTER’
accessTokenKey=’INSERT YOUR ACCESS TOKEN KEY HERE FROM TWITTER’
accessTokenSecret=’INSERT YOUR ACCESS TOKEN SECRET HERE FROM TWITTER’

import sys
import time
import subprocess
import os
from random import randint
from threading import Thread
from chippyRuxpin_audioPlayer import AudioPlayer
from chippyRuxpin_gpio import GPIO
from chippyRuxpin_twitter import ChippyTwitter
from chippyRuxpin_webFramework import WebFramework

fullMsg = “”

MOUTH_OPEN = 408 # GPIO pin assigned to open the mouth. XIO-P0
MOUTH_CLOSE = 412 # GPIO pin assigned to close the mouth. XIO-P2
EYES_OPEN = 410 # GPIO pin assigned to open the eyes. XIO-P4
EYES_CLOSE = 414 # GPIO pin assigned to close the eyes. XIO-P6

io = GPIO() #Establish connection to our GPIO pins.
io.setup( MOUTH_OPEN )
io.setup( EYES_OPEN )
io.setup( MOUTH_CLOSE )
io.setup( EYES_CLOSE )

print(“start”)

audio = None
wasRunning = False
isRunning = True
print(“isRunning t”)
rcount = 0

def updateMouth():
print(“def updateMouth”)
lastMouthEvent = 0
lastMouthEventTime = 0

while( audio == None ):
time.sleep( 0.1 )
print(“while audio none”)

while isRunning:
if( audio.mouthValue != lastMouthEvent ):
lastMouthEvent = audio.mouthValue
lastMouthEventTime = time.time()

if( audio.mouthValue == 1 ):
io.set( MOUTH_OPEN, 1 )
io.set( MOUTH_CLOSE, 0 )
else:
io.set( MOUTH_OPEN, 0 )
io.set( MOUTH_CLOSE, 1 )
else:
if( time.time() – lastMouthEventTime > 0.4 ):
io.set( MOUTH_OPEN, 0 )
io.set( MOUTH_CLOSE, 0 )

# A routine for blinking the eyes in a semi-random fashion.
def updateEyes():
print(“def updateEyes”)

while isRunning:
print(“before updateEyes”)
io.set( EYES_CLOSE, 1 )
io.set( EYES_OPEN, 0 )
time.sleep(0.6)
print(“io updateEyes”)
io.set( EYES_CLOSE, 0 )
io.set( EYES_OPEN, 1 )
time.sleep(0.6)
#io.set( EYES_CLOSE, 1 )
#io.set( EYES_OPEN, 0 )
#time.sleep(0.2)
io.set( EYES_CLOSE, 0 )
io.set( EYES_OPEN, 0 )
time.sleep( randint( 0,1) )
print(“while updateEyes”)
#rtalk()
#wasRunning=True

def rtalk():

while isRunning:
#cmd = “sudo sh -c ‘echo 1 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio412/value'”
#subprocess.Popen(cmd,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
time.sleep(1)
global rcount
myTextIndex = 1
rcount = rcount + 1
myTextIndex = ( randint( 0,2) )
print(myTextIndex)
print(rcount)
if rcount >= 60:
#myTextIndex == 0

if myTextIndex == 0:
myText = “hello fucker!”
elif myTextIndex == 1:
myText = “I can hear you Adam. I know you are talking about me. You don’t want to make me angry ”
elif myTextIndex == 2:
myText = “Hey! give me the pipe back”
else:
myText = ‘single quotes this is option 4’
#return MyText
rcount = 0
talk(myText)

def talk(myText):
print(“talk”)
global rcount
rcount = 0
if( myText.find( “playmetal” ) >= 0 ):
myText += “0”
myText = myText[7:-1]
cmd = “mplayer /home/chip/Desktop/m.mp3”
subprocess.Popen(cmd,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)

#try:
# myText = twitter.getTweet( myText )
#except:
# print( “!!!ERROR: INVALID TWITTER CREDENTIALS. Please read README.md for instructions.”)
return

os.system( “espeak \”,…\” 2>/dev/null” ) # Sometimes the beginning of audio can get cut off. Insert silence.
time.sleep( 0.5 )
subprocess.call([“espeak”, “-w”, “speech.wav”, myText, “-s”, “130”])
audio.play(“speech.wav”)
#audio.play(“m.mp3”)

# cmd = “mplayer /home/chip/Desktop/m.mp3”
# subprocess.call(cmd,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
#cmd = “mplayer /home/chip/Desktop/m.mp3”
#subprocess.Popen(cmd,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)

#cmd = “sudo echo 0 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio408/value”
#subprocess.call(cmd,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)

print(“done talking”)

return myText
rtalk

#os.system( “sudo axp209 –no_limit” )
mouthThread = Thread(target=updateMouth)
mouthThread.start()
eyesThread = Thread(target=updateEyes)
eyesThread.start()
rtalkThread = Thread(target=rtalk)
rtalkThread.start()

print(“started aand played”)

audio = AudioPlayer()

if( consumerKey.find( ‘TWITTER’ ) >= 0 ):
print( “WARNING: INVALID TWITTER CREDENTIALS. Please read README.md for instructions.” )
else:
twitter = ChippyTwitter(consumerKey,consumerSecret,accessTokenKey,accessTokenSecret)

print(“def userinput”)
def userInput():
print(“start userinput”)
time.sleep(6)
while isRunning:
user_input = raw_input(“some input:”)
talk(user_input)
print(“while userinput”)

print(“userinput thread”)
inputThread = Thread(target=userInput)
inputThread.start()

print(“webframe”)
web = WebFramework(talk)
print(“webframe done”)
isRunning = False
print(“isrunning false”)

io.cleanup()
print(“io cleanup”)

sys.exit(1)

chippyRuxpin-webFramework.py:

#!/usr/bin/env python
#
# Chippy Ruxpin by Next Thing Co 2015
# Powered by C.H.I.P., the world's first $9 computer!

from bottle import run, get, post, request, route, redirect
import socket

preset1=”Hello Adam, would you like to hear some Heavy Metal?”
preset2=”Hello Adam, would you like to hear some Heavy Metal?”

print(“web start”)
class WebFramework:
def __init__(self,func):
self.ip = [(s.connect((‘192.168.1.66’, 80)), s.getsockname()[0], s.close()) for s in [socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM)]][0][1]
print( “———“)
print( “CHIPPY RUXPIN IS ONLINE!”)
print( “In your browser, go to ” + str(self.ip) + “:8080”)
print( “———“)
self.talkFunc = func

@route(‘/’)
def index():
return ”’

What do you want Chippy Ruxpin to say? (Or type \”playmetal\” followed by some search terms):

preset01:

preset02:

preset03:

preset04:

preset05:

preset06:

preset07:

preset08:

preset09:

preset10:

preset11:

”’
@post(‘/’)

def speak():
speech = request.forms.get(‘speech’)
self.talkFunc( speech )
redirect(‘/’)

print(“def speak”)

run(host=self.ip, port=8080, debug=True)

this part of the code does not format well in wordpress . it is:
LESS THAN SYMBOL form action=”/” method=”post” GREATER THAN SYMBOL
preset11: LESS THAN SYMBOL input name=”speech” type=”text” size=”96″ value=”one of these days, _ _ _ _ I am going to kill that fucking cat'” / GREATER THAN SYMBOL

LESS THAN SYMBOL input value=”Go!” type=”submit” / GREATER THAN SYMBOL

chippyRuxpin_audioPlayer.py:

#!/usr/bin/env python
#
# Chippy Ruxpin by Next Thing Co 2015
# Powered by C.H.I.P., the world's first $9 computer!

#!/usr/bin/env python
#

import alsaaudio as aa
import audioop
from time import sleep
import struct
import math
import array
import numpy as np
import wave
import os
import subprocess

class AudioPlayer:
def __init__(self):
subprocess.Popen(‘amixer cset numid=1 100%’ ,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE ) # Set PA mixer volume to 100%
subprocess.Popen(‘amixer cset numid=2 2’ ,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE ) # Set right mixer to be “right” (2)
subprocess.Popen(‘amixer cset numid=3 1’ ,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE ) # Set left mixer to be “left” (1)
subprocess.Popen(‘amixer cset numid=4 1′ ,shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE ) # Set DAC self.output to be “Direct” (2… or 1 for “Mixed” if you prefer)
self.prevAudiovalue = 0
self.mouthValue = 0

def play(self,fileName):
# Initialise matrix
matrix=[0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]

# Set up audio
wavfile = wave.open(fileName,’r’)
chunk = 1024
output = aa.PCM(aa.PCM_PLAYBACK, aa.PCM_NORMAL)
output.setchannels(1)
output.setrate(22050)
output.setformat(aa.PCM_FORMAT_S16_LE)
output.setperiodsize(chunk)

data = wavfile.readframes(chunk)
try:
while data!=”:
output.write(data)
# Split channel data and find maximum volume
channel_l=audioop.tomono(data, 2, 1.0, 0.0)
channel_r=audioop.tomono(data, 2, 0.0, 1.0)
max_vol_factor =5000
max_l = audioop.max(channel_l,2)/max_vol_factor
max_r = audioop.max(channel_r,2)/max_vol_factor

for i in range (1,8):
self.generateMouthSignal((1<<max_r)-1)

data = wavfile.readframes(chunk)
except:
data = None

os.system( ‘/etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart’ )
sleep( .25 )

def generateMouthSignal(self,val):
delta = val – self.prevAudiovalue
if( delta < -2 or val == 0 ): self.mouthValue = 0 elif( delta > 0 ):
self.mouthValue = 1

self.prevAudiovalue = val

Controlling Lights with Arduino Uno and Ethernet Shield from Cell Phone SMS text using Twilio and Temboo over the Internet

Here is the meat of this project.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-your-Christmas-lights-with-Text-Messag/?ALLSTEPS
Controlling your Christmas lights with Text Messages by VisionaryNutcases

The original code is for an Arduino YUN. The YUNs have built in ethernet and some code had to be changed to get it to work with my standard Uno with an ethernet shield.
Basically i had to strip out the Console.print and the Bridge.h commands, changing them to Serial.print . Also ,I had to shift the response string lookup digits a few places, because it was offset with the original YUN code. I just copied the RESPONSE from the serial monitor into Notepad, and counted the digits by using the right arrow key, taking note to count the spaces as well.

Here is the modified code that works on an Arduino Uno with an Ethernet shield. Dont forget to get your TembooAccount.h file from the temboo site.
Also, I had issues with the header code box not populating correctly while following the instructions. Try hitting refresh, switch between Arduino YUN and Arduino code using the box at the top of the temboo website.

You will need to edit the code below to include YOUR twilio auth code and ID. This code will turn a LED on digital pin7 if you send a text as “lights on” and turn the led off if you send “lights off”


header
/* Setup shield-specific #include statements */
/*Use the pic above, for the header setup, my WordPress software hides the code from this part in this post */
#include
#include
#include
#include
#include
#include
#include "TembooAccount.h" // Contains Temboo account information
#include

/*REPLACE THE FIRST 10 Lines with those shown in the pic above ^ */

byte ethernetMACAddress[] = ETHERNET_SHIELD_MAC;
EthernetClient client;

int numRuns = 1; // Execution count, so this doesn't run forever
int maxRuns = 5; // Maximum number of times the Choreo should be executed
int ledPin = 13; // Led for debug
int buzzerPin = 2; // buzzer's connected to pin 2
int lightsPin = 7; // The pin where your Xmas lights are connected to.
int timeToWait = 600000; //Delay between calls
String bodyMsgLast = "none"; // This variable holds the last text message read.

void setup() {
Serial.begin(9600);

// For debugging, wait until the serial console is connected.
delay(4000);
while(!Serial);

Serial.print("DHCP:");
if (Ethernet.begin(ethernetMACAddress) == 0) {
Serial.println("FAIL");
while(true);
}
Serial.println("OK");
delay(5000);

Serial.println("Setup complete.\n");

//Set Outputs
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
pinMode(lightsPin, OUTPUT);
pinMode(buzzerPin, OUTPUT);

//Turn lights off on boot up
digitalWrite(lightsPin, HIGH);
delay(5000); //simulates a button press for 5 seconds
digitalWrite(lightsPin, LOW);
delay(1000);

//Bridge.begin();
//Console.begin();

}

void loop() {
if (numRuns <= maxRuns) { Serial.println("Running GetLastMessageThatContains - Run #" + String(numRuns++)); TembooChoreo GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo(client); // Invoke the Temboo client GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.begin(); // Set Temboo account credentials GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.setAccountName(TEMBOO_ACCOUNT); GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.setAppKeyName(TEMBOO_APP_KEY_NAME); GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.setAppKey(TEMBOO_APP_KEY); // Set Choreo inputs String AuthTokenValue = "6e0aecedb5461c4ccbc7f72535c7c569"; GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.addInput("AuthToken", AuthTokenValue); String FilterValue = "lights"; GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.addInput("Filter", FilterValue); String AccountSIDValue = "AC25eb0f996fbe268825f00405885f6fba"; GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.addInput("AccountSID", AccountSIDValue); // Set Choreo inputs GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.addInput("AuthToken", " PUT YOUR TWILIO AUTH TOKEN HERE "); //Twilio Authentication Token GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.addInput("Filter", "ights"); // Filter for incoming messages holding this word GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.addInput("AccountSID", " PUT YOUR TWILIO ACCOUNT ID HERE "); //Twilio account ID GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.addInput("ResponseMode", "simple"); //Response Mode // Identify the Choreo to run GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.setChoreo("/Library/Twilio/SMSMessages/GetLastMessageThatContains"); // Run the Choreo; when results are available, print them to serial GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.run(); String bodyMsg; // This contains the whole Message while(GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.available()) { char c = GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.read(); Serial.print(c); bodyMsg += c; //The characters are being fed to the bodyMsg string } //Serial.println(bodyMsg+ "<-- is bodyMsg" ); if (bodyMsg != bodyMsgLast) { //Only runs if this message is different than the one stored. if (bodyMsg.substring(33, 35) == "on") { //This only works if the 17th to 19 letters are "on"". // This works if you're seinding the message "Lights on" // Characters before Lights on are other info from Twilio // Turn lights on //digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); //turns on debug LED digitalWrite(lightsPin, HIGH); //delay(800); //digitalWrite(lightsPin, LOW); //Simulated button press for less than a second Serial.println("Lights are on"); //tone(buzzerPin, 2000, 3000); //beeps for 3 seconds } else if (bodyMsg.substring (33, 36) == "off") { //17 20reads "off" from a message saying "Lights off" //digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); //turns off debug LED //tone(buzzerPin, 4200, 1000); //beeps digitalWrite(lightsPin, LOW); //delay(5000); //simulates a 5 second button press to turn the lights off //digitalWrite(lightsPin, LOW); //delay(1000); Serial.println("Lights are off"); } bodyMsgLast = bodyMsg; //Copies this message to the Last message variable } else { Serial.println("Identical to Last"); //if identical, do nothing. } Serial.println(); Serial.println("Waiting..."); delay(timeToWait); // wait a period between GetLastMessageThatContains calls GetLastMessageThatContainsChoreo.close(); } Serial.println("\nWaiting...\n"); delay(30000); // wait 30 seconds between GetLastMessageThatContains calls }

TembooAccount.h

you must edit your tembooaccount.h file as well. make sure you get an up to date app key FOR YOUR APP from the temboo website.


/*
IMPORTANT NOTE about TembooAccount.h

TembooAccount.h contains your Temboo account information and must be included
alongside your sketch. To do so, make a new tab in Arduino, call it TembooAccount.h,
and copy this content into it.
*/

#define TEMBOO_ACCOUNT "lagunabeachcomputer" // Your Temboo account name
#define TEMBOO_APP_KEY_NAME "myFirstApp" // Your Temboo app key name
#define TEMBOO_APP_KEY "2761f18fae384543af4f... xxxx " // Your Temboo app key

#define ETHERNET_SHIELD_MAC {0xFE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xFD}

/*
The same TembooAccount.h file settings can be used for all Temboo SDK sketches.
Keeping your account information in a separate file means you can share the
main .ino file without worrying that you forgot to delete your credentials.
*/

Bitlocker TPM and Active Directory Batch File Script for Windows 7

This DOS batch file script does everything for Bitlocker:

-Updates Group Policy and forces no logoff (we use a separate OU for computers staged to be encrypted)
-Enables the TPM
-Sets the TPM password
-Asks for USB drive letter
-Enables Bitlocker
-Backs up key to USB drive
-Backs up key to Active Directory, creates folder based on Hostname of PC
-Copies .BEK key file from USB drive to the network location of your choice (must edit)

rem bitlocker.bat copyright Galen Wollenberg LagunaBeachComputer.com 2014
@echo.
@echo )\.-. /`-. .') )\.---. )\ )\ ' )\.--.
@echo ,' ,-,_) ,' _ \ ( / ( ,-._( ( \, / ( ._.'
@echo( . __ ( '-' ( )) \ '-, ) \ ( `-.`.
@echo ) '._\ _) ) _ ) )'._.-. ) ,-` ( ( \ \ ,_ ( \
@echo( , ( ( ,' ) \ ( ) ( ``-. `.)/ ) ( '.) ) v1.0
@echo )/'._.' )/ )/ )/,__.' )..-.( '.( '._,_.'
@echo 888888b. d8b 888 888 888
@echo 888 "88b Y8P 888 888 888
@echo 888 .88P 888 888 888
@echo 8888888K. 888 888888 888 .d88b. .d8888b 888 888 .d88b. 888d888
@echo 888 "Y88b 888 888 888 d88""88b d88P" 888 .88P d8P Y8b 888P"
@echo 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888888K 88888888 888
@echo 888 d88P 888 Y88b. 888 Y88..88P Y88b. 888 "88b Y8b. 888
@echo 8888888P" 888 "Y888 888 "Y88P" "Y8888P 888 888 "Y8888 888
@echo .d8888b.
@echo d88P Y88b
@echo Y88b.
@echo "Y888b. 888 888 88888b. .d88b. 888d888
@echo "Y88b. 888 888 888 "88b d8P Y8b 888P"
@echo "888 888 888 888 888 88888888 888
@echo Y88b d88P Y88b 888 888 d88P Y8b. 888
@echo "Y8888P" "Y88888 88888P" "Y8888 888
@echo 888
@echo 888
@echo 888
@echo .d8888b. d8b 888 888 888 888
@echo d88P Y88b Y8P 888 888 888 888
@echo Y88b. 888 888 888 888
@echo "Y888b. .d8888b 888d888 888 88888b. 888888 888 888 888
@echo "Y88b. d88P" 888P" 888 888 "88b 888 888 888 888
@echo "888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Y8P Y8P Y8P
@echo Y88b d88P Y88b. 888 888 888 d88P Y88b. " " "
@echo "Y8888P" "Y8888P 888 888 88888P" "Y888 888 888 888
@echo 888
@echo 888
@echo 888
@echo.
@echo *** Did you Move the USAVxDxxx to Bitlocker Staging in AD?
@echo.
@echo n | gpupdate /force

@echo.
@echo *** Enable TPM
manage-bde -tpm -t
@echo.
@echo *** Set TPM Password
manage-bde -tpm -o P@ssw0rd

@echo off
@echo.
set usbletter=e:
Set /p usbletter= "Enter the letter of the USB drive ([e:]): "
If "%usbletter%"=="e:" goto :sub_gotlettere

@echo.
echo * USB Drive is %usbletter%
echo.
echo *** Deleting existing .BEK files on USB...
echo.
attrib -h -s -r -a %usbletter%:\*.BEK
del %usbletter%:\*.bek
echo.
echo *** Enabling Bitlocker Encrytion on C: ...
@echo.
Manage-BDE.exe -on c: -recoverypassword -recoverykey %usbletter%
@echo.
goto sub_go

:sub_gotlettere
@echo.
set usbletter=e:
echo * USB Drive is %usbletter%
@echo.
echo *** Deleting existing .BEK files on USB...
echo.
attrib -h -s -r -a e:\*.BEK
del e:\*.BEK
echo.
echo *** Enabling Bitlocker Encrytion on C: ...
@echo.
Manage-BDE.exe -on c: -recoverypassword -recoverykey e:
goto sub_go

:sub_go
@echo.
Manage-BDE.exe -protectors -get c:|findstr ID >%Temp%\ID.txt
echo+
echo+
echo+
echo *** Saving Bitlocker Key to Active Directory...
echo.
for /f "tokens=1,2" %%a in (%temp%\ID.txt) do manage-bde -protectors -adbackup c: -id %%b
echo+
@Echo ****** VERIFY THE KEY WAS SAVED TO AD, ignore 1st/3rd ERROR ABOVE ^ *****
@echo.
@Echo ****** LOOK FOR this V , up Above ^ *****
@Echo ****** "Recovery information was successfully backed up to Active Directory." *****
@pause
echo.
echo * This is %computername%
Echo.
echo *** Creating folder at I:\BITLOCKER\Saved_Keys\Enterprise\%computername%
echo.
md \\data\it\BITLOCKER\Saved_Keys\Enterprise\%computername%
attrib -h -s -r -a %usbletter%\*.BEK
@echo.
@echo *** Copying .BEK key file from USBdrive to
@echo *** I:\BITLOCKER\Saved_Keys\Enterprise\%computername%
echo.
copy %usbletter%\*.BEK \\data\it\BITLOCKER\Saved_Keys\Enterprise\%computername%
start \\data\it\BITLOCKER\Saved_Keys\Enterprise\%computername%\
echo.
@echo ****** NOW You Just Need to RENAME the .BEK file
@echo ****** adding the %computername%_xxxxxxxx_xxxx_xxxx_xxxx_xxxxxxx.bek ******
@echo.
@echo 8888888b.
@echo 888 Y88b
@echo 888 888
@echo 888 d88P .d88b. 88888b. 8888b. 88888b.d88b. .d88b.
@echo 8888888P" d8P Y8b 888 "88b "88b 888 "888 "88b d8P Y8b
@echo 888 T88b 88888888 888 888 .d888888 888 888 888 88888888
@echo 888 T88b Y8b. 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Y8b.
@echo 888 T88b "Y8888 888 888 "Y888888 888 888 888 "Y8888
@echo.
@echo 888888b. 8888888888 888 d8P 8888888888 d8b 888
@echo 888 "88b 888 888 d8P 888 Y8P 888
@echo 888 .88P 888 888 d8P 888 888
@echo 8888888K. 8888888 888d88K 8888888 888 888 .d88b.
@echo 888 "Y88b 888 8888888b 888 888 888 d8P Y8b
@echo 888 888 888 888 Y88b 888 888 888 88888888
@echo d8b 888 d88P 888 888 Y88b 888 888 888 Y8b.
@echo Y8P 8888888P" 8888888888 888 Y88b 888 888 888 "Y8888
@echo.
@echo .d8888b. 8888888b. 888 888
@echo d88P "88b 888 Y88b 888 888
@echo Y88b. d88P 888 888 888 888
@echo "Y8888P" 888 d88P .d88b. 88888b. .d88b. .d88b. 888888
@echo .d88P88K.d88P 8888888P" d8P Y8b 888 "88b d88""88b d88""88b 888
@echo 888" Y888P" 888 T88b 88888888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888
@echo Y88b .d8888b 888 T88b Y8b. 888 d88P Y88..88P Y88..88P Y88b.
@echo "Y8888P" Y88b 888 T88b "Y8888 88888P" "Y88P" "Y88P" "Y888
@echo.
@pause
rem ren \\data\it\BITLOCKER\Saved_Keys\Enterprise\%computername%\*.bek rem \\data\it\BITLOCKER\Saved_Keys\Enterprise\%computername%\

How to Fix the iTunes Restore/Update 3194 error on my iPhone 4 Jailbroken with iOS 6.1.2, Updating to iOS 7.0

Here is how I fixed the iTunes restore/update 3194 error on my iPhone 4 Jailbroken with iOS 6.1.2, updating to iOS 7.0

 

What didn’t work:

-removing all gs.apple.com entries from the Hosts file

-reinstalling iTunes 11.1

-removing all extra USB devices.

 

What DID work:

-going to a FRESH/NEW/DIFFERENT COMPUTER

-installing iTunes 11.1

-Plug in phone, Yes to backup, Yes to update

 

BAM!

Made My Planetarium Star Projector Spin with Arduino Motor

Made My Planetarium Star Projector Spin with Arduino Motor

Ingredients:

This updated code removes the switch seen in the video and makes the motor spin automatically about .5 degrees every second. Here is the beta Arduino code sketch:

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

/*
* Switch and LED test program
*/

int ledPin = 5; // LED is connected to pin 12
int switchPin = 0; // switch is connected to pin 2
int val; // variable for reading the pin status
int ledPin6 = 6; // LED is connected to pin 12
int switchPin1 = 1; // switch is connected to pin 2
int val1; // variable for reading the pin status
void setup() {
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); // Set the LED pin as output
pinMode(switchPin, INPUT); // Set the switch pin as input
pinMode(ledPin6, OUTPUT); // Set the LED pin as output
pinMode(switchPin1, INPUT); // Set the switch pin as input
//Setup Channel A
pinMode(12, OUTPUT); //Initiates Motor Channel A pin
pinMode(9, OUTPUT); //Initiates Brake Channel A pin

}
void loop(){

//delay(10);

//val = digitalRead(switchPin); // read input value and store it in val
//if (val == LOW) { // check if the button is pressed
//digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); // turn LED on
//Serial.begin(9600); // set up Serial library at 9600 bps
//Serial.print(“sw0 on: “);Serial.println(digitalRead(switchPin));

//forward @ full speed
digitalWrite(12, HIGH); //Establishes forward direction of Channel A
digitalWrite(9, LOW); //Disengage the Brake for Channel A
analogWrite(3, 200); //Spins the motor on Channel A at full speed

delay(.1); //// ***** THIS SETS THE ROTATION SPEED .1 is good for slow spin, 10 or 100+ will rotate further

//delay(10);
// }
if (val == HIGH) { // check if the button is not pressed
digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); // turn LED off
delay(10);

digitalWrite(9, HIGH); //Eengage the Brake for Channel A

//delay(1000);

}

// delay(10);

val = digitalRead(switchPin1); // read input value and store it in val
if (val == LOW) { // check if the button is pressed
digitalWrite(ledPin6, HIGH); // turn LED on
//Serial.print(“on: “);Serial.println(digitalRead(switchPin1));

//backward @ half speed
digitalWrite(12, LOW); //Establishes backward direction of Channel A
digitalWrite(9, LOW); //Disengage the Brake for Channel A
analogWrite(3, 255); //Spins the motor on Channel A at half speed

delay(3000);

delay(10);
}
if (val == HIGH) { // check if the button is not pressed
digitalWrite(ledPin6, LOW); // turn LED off
//Serial.print(“1=off: “);Serial.println(digitalRead(switchPin1));

digitalWrite(9, HIGH); //Eengage the Brake for Channel A

delay(1000);

delay(10);
}

}

 

I plan on adding a potentiometer to control the rotation speed.

How to Stop and Take Down Debt Collection Call Centers with Just Your iPhone

How to Stop and Take Down Debt Collection Call Centers with Just Your iPhone

The ‘Wollenberg Attack‘ is a simple iPhone based conference call attack on annoying debt collector and telemarketer calls.  I came up with this revenge tool after receiving many repetitive annoying calls from debt collectors.  I image you can apply the same principals to any modern telephone with conference call capabilities.

The problem – You receive multiple calls over and over from the same call center.

The solution – Call them all back, only this time we are going to call them back all at once!

The Wollenberg Attack:

Take Down Call Centers with a Single iPhone

Take Down Call Centers with a Single iPhone

We are going to tie up 4-12 Call Center employees at a time, for as long as you like.  This will certainly be noticed by the debt collection company management.  After we hold their expensive call center hostage with just your cell phone, we will demand they lose the number.  If we are threatened with legal action, we will remind them that they called us, and that we are just calling them back (just all at once :>  ).

1. Answer a phone call from a collections call center, and demand that they stop calling you, then hang up. This puts the # in your Recents list on your iPhone.

2. Dial the # back. (it is important not to mute the line, just don’t say anything)

3. When the call gets answered, hit the ‘add call‘ button on your iPhone

4. Click on ‘Recents‘, and dial back the SAME # in step 2.

5. When that call answers, hit ‘merge calls‘ on your iPhone

6. Now repeat steps 2-5 until you have several calls conferenced together.

I like to get about 5 or 6 agents on the phone, screaming at each other.  Some will hang up, i just keep calling back and adding more conference calls to the same number.  At some point the agents will figure out that something fishy is going on.  Try VERY HARD not to bust out laughing.

After about 10-15 minutes of tying up their employees, I usually chime in and say something like

TELL YOUR SUPERVISOR I WILL TIE UP ALL OF HIS EMPLOYEES FOR AS LONG AS I WISH, AND WILL DO SO EVERYTIME YOU CALL ME.  TELL YOUR SUPERVISOR TO STOP CALLING THIS PHONE NUMBER.  ITS NOT COST EFFECTIVE ANYMORE!

and then hang up, and try not to die laughing….

Arduino based Solar Panel Tracker

Arduino based Solar Tracker for Solar Panels

Works via two photoresistors.

20130331-090348.jpg

Here is the Arduino Sketch code I wrote for the tracker:

int lightPin = A0; //define a pin for Photo resistor
int ledPin=6; //define a pin for LED
int val= 1;
int lightPin1 = A1; //define a pin for Photo resistor
int ledPin5=5; //define a pin for LED
int val1= 1;
int setPoint19 = 20; // Trigger value
int setPoint25 = 25; // Trigger value
int setPoint29 = 29; // Trigger value
int setPoint35 = 35; // Trigger value

void setup()
{
Serial.begin(9600); //Begin serial communcation
pinMode( ledPin, OUTPUT );
pinMode( ledPin5, OUTPUT );
}

void loop()
{

val = (analogRead(lightPin)*1);

if (val < setPoint35) { analogWrite(ledPin, LOW); // It has got dark, turn the LED on.
}
else
{
analogWrite(ledPin, 255); // It is light again, turn the LED off.

}
Serial.print("val = ");
Serial.print(val ) ; //Write the value of the photoresistor to the serial monitor.
Serial.print(" lightPin = ");
Serial.print(analogRead(lightPin));
Serial.print(" lightPin /4-1= ");
Serial.println(analogRead(lightPin)/4-1); //Write the value of the photoresistor to the serial monitor.
//analogWrite(ledPin, val); //send the value to the ledPin. Depending on value of resistor
//you have to divide the value. for example,
//with a 10k resistor divide the value by 2, for 100k resistor divide by 4.
//Serial.println(analogRead(lightPin)/3); //Write the value of the photoresistor to the serial monitor.
delay(10); //short delay for faster response to light.

val1 = (analogRead(lightPin1)*1);

if (val1 < setPoint35) { analogWrite(ledPin5, LOW); // It has got dark, turn the LED on.
}
else
{
analogWrite(ledPin5, 255); // It is light again, turn the LED off.

}
Serial.print("val1= ");
Serial.print(val1 ) ; //Write the value of the photoresistor to the serial monitor.
Serial.print(" lightPin1= ");
Serial.print(analogRead(lightPin1));
Serial.print(" lightPin1/4-1= ");
Serial.println(analogRead(lightPin1)/4-1); //Write the value of the photoresistor to the serial monitor.
//analogWrite(ledPin, val); //send the value to the ledPin. Depending on value of resistor
//you have to divide the value. for example,
//with a 10k resistor divide the value by 2, for 100k resistor divide by 4.
//Serial.println(analogRead(lightPin)/3); //Write the value of the photoresistor to the serial monitor.
delay(10); //short delay for faster response to light.

}

Arduino Solar Tracker

Here is the Arduino sketch code I wrote that will move a 2-wire DC motor forward and reverse depending on which of 2 buttons is pressed:

#include

/*
* Switch and LED test program
*/

int ledPin = 5; // LED is connected to pin 12
int switchPin = 0; // switch is connected to pin 2
int val; // variable for reading the pin status
int ledPin6 = 6; // LED is connected to pin 12
int switchPin1 = 1; // switch is connected to pin 2
int val1; // variable for reading the pin status

void setup() {
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); // Set the LED pin as output
pinMode(switchPin, INPUT); // Set the switch pin as input
pinMode(ledPin6, OUTPUT); // Set the LED pin as output
pinMode(switchPin1, INPUT); // Set the switch pin as input
//Setup Channel A
pinMode(12, OUTPUT); //Initiates Motor Channel A pin
pinMode(9, OUTPUT); //Initiates Brake Channel A pin

}

void loop(){

delay(10);

val = digitalRead(switchPin); // read input value and store it in val
if (val == LOW) { // check if the button is pressed
digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); // turn LED on
//Serial.begin(9600); // set up Serial library at 9600 bps
//Serial.print("sw0 on: ");Serial.println(digitalRead(switchPin));

//forward @ full speed
digitalWrite(12, HIGH); //Establishes forward direction of Channel A
digitalWrite(9, LOW); //Disengage the Brake for Channel A
analogWrite(3, 255); //Spins the motor on Channel A at full speed

delay(3000);

//delay(10);
}
if (val == HIGH) { // check if the button is not pressed
digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); // turn LED off
delay(10);

digitalWrite(9, HIGH); //Eengage the Brake for Channel A

//delay(1000);

}

delay(10);

val = digitalRead(switchPin1); // read input value and store it in val
if (val == LOW) { // check if the button is pressed
digitalWrite(ledPin6, HIGH); // turn LED on
//Serial.print("on: ");Serial.println(digitalRead(switchPin1));

//backward @ half speed
digitalWrite(12, LOW); //Establishes backward direction of Channel A
digitalWrite(9, LOW); //Disengage the Brake for Channel A
analogWrite(3, 255); //Spins the motor on Channel A at half speed

delay(3000);

delay(10);
}
if (val == HIGH) { // check if the button is not pressed
digitalWrite(ledPin6, LOW); // turn LED off
//Serial.print("1=off: ");Serial.println(digitalRead(switchPin1));

digitalWrite(9, HIGH); //Eengage the Brake for Channel A

delay(1000);

delay(10);
}

}

Windows 7 DOS Batch File to Open and Close Remote Computers’ CD/DVD Tray

CDME.bat Windows 7 DOS Batch File to Open and Close Remote Computers##Q## CD/DVD Tray

Sometime I get bored at work.

So I wrote this DOS batch file (cdme.bat) to open/close the CD/DVD tray on other peoples computers on the network.  It will ask you for the HOSTNAME of the target computer, and how many times you want to open/close the drive tray.  FUN FUN FUN :>

Requires:

EjectMedia32.exe

EjectMedia64.exe

LoadMedia.exe (all written by Uwe Sieber)

Requires Admin rights to the target.

Assumes that target##Q##s c:\ drive has default admin share enabled: “c$” for file copy/cleanup.

PSexec or PSTOOLS needed on computer running the batch, not the target.

 

 

rem CDME.bat Written by Galen Wollenberg 2013

@echo off
set /p hostname= Enter Target Computer HOSTNAME:

echo.
set /p reps= Open/Close tray how many times?:
echo.
set /a times = “reps”

echo copying files…
@echo off
copy ejectmedia32.exe \\%hostname%\c$\windows\temp
copy ejectmedia64.exe \\%hostname%\c$\windows\temp
copy loadmedia.exe \\%hostname%\c$\windows\temp

:CheckOS
echo.
echo Checking %hostname% for bits…
IF EXIST “%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%” (set bit=64) ELSE (set bit=32)
echo.
echo %hostname% is %bit% bits…
echo.
echo %times% total Open/Close cycles requested…
echo.
echo %reps% cycles remaining…
echo.

:CheckOS

IF EXIST “%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%” (GOTO 64) ELSE (GOTO 32)

:32
IF “%reps%” == “0” GOTO END
psexec \\%hostame% c:\windows\temp\ejectmedia32.exe d
rem wait 2 seconds
ping 192.0.2.2 -n 1 -w 2000 > nul
psexec \\%hostname% c:\windows\temp\loadmedia.exe d:
rem wait 2 seconds
ping 192.0.2.2 -n 1 -w 2000 > nul
set /a reps = reps – 1
cls
echo %times% total Open/Close cycles requested…
echo.
echo Ok, %reps% cycles remaining…

GOTO 32

:64

IF “%reps%” == “0” GOTO END
psexec \\%hostname% c:\windows\temp\ejectmedia64.exe d
rem wait 2 seconds
ping 192.0.2.2 -n 1 -w 2000 > nul
psexec \\%hostname% c:\windows\temp\loadmedia.exe d:
rem wait 2 seconds
ping 192.0.2.2 -n 1 -w 2000 > nul
set /a reps = reps – 1
cls
echo %times% total Open/Close cycles requested…
echo.
echo Ok, %reps% cycles remaining…
GOTO 64

:END
echo deleting files…
@echo off
del \\%hostname%\c$\windows\temp\ejectmedia32.exe
del \\%hostname%\c$\windows\temp\ejectmedia64.exe
del \\%hostname%\c$\windows\temp\loadmedia.exe

echo.
echo All Done! CD Tray opened/closed %times% times on %hostname% !
echo.
pause

 

 

Shuli for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Shuli for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Howard Stern Comedian SHULI EGAR‘s iPhone App written by Galen Wollenberg

Shuli – The iPhone App

Shuli Egar is a comedian who first appeared on the Howard Stern Radio Show in June 2003. When Stern moved to Sirius, Shuli was made the host of the “Miserable Men” show. He was later promoted to be an on-air reporter for Howard 100 news, focusing on stories about The Wack Pack and filling in for Lisa G and Steve Langford when they’re out.

His go-getter attitude landed him a full-time gig, which ballooned into coveted slots on the popular Stern Show roasts, as well as becoming a contributor to the Scott Ferrall Show and co-host of the Sirius Satellite Radio programs The Jay Thomas Show and Miserable Men.

As if contributing to four radio programs wasn’t enough, Shuli hit the road every weekend across the country as part of the Killers of Comedy tour, which featured a rotating cast consisting of Stern Show regulars such as Jim Florentine, Sal “the Stockbroker” Governale, Richard Christy, Yucko the Clown and Beetlejuice. Shuli, clad in his mustard-yellow Howard 100 News jacket, hosted each performance and got crowds amped with his unique and humorous looks at the “dangers” of smoking pot, life as a Jew and the behind-the-scenes antics of the Stern Show.

The Killers of Comedy ended its run, but Shuli is embarking on another trek across America with the Miserable Men Comedy Show starring Shuli and Miserable Men co-hosts Mark Byrnes and Mike Morse. The radio program – currently one of only two live weekend shows on Stern’s two stations – tackles male-related subjects in a no-holds barred approach and the tour promises to do just that and then some.

And Now, There’s an App for Shuli !

* Make Sure Your iPhone Is NOT on VIBRATE, The VOLUME is UP, and Your HAND doesn’t COVER the SPEAKER. *

What’s New in Version 1.1

+ Added iPad Support. Universal Binary.

Buy App In iTunes

Shuli Egar iPhone App

 

Christmas Audio Free for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Christmas Audio Free for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store written by Galen Wollenberg

Christmas Audio is the best iPhone and iPod Touch holiday sound effects app there is! With 16 different Christmas sounds, you can create your own festive music or sound effects. It’s the perfect office cheer app this holiday season! Entertain your kids for hours, they love it!

Also includes SHAKE capability. Just SHAKE your iPhone to play random Christmas sounds! If You Like It, Please Rate It! :> Thanks!

Create your own holiday tune or just cheer your friends. Don’t let its simplicity fool you, this app is very dynamic and entertaining! A must have for Christmas!

* THIS IS THE FREE VERSION. IT HAS 8 SOUNDS.

* UPGRADE to the FULL VERSION FOR ALL 16 SOUNDS!
Sounds include:
Frosty the Snowman
Have you been a Good Boy? (Santa)
Hallelujah
Merry Christmas (Group)
Ho-Ho-Ho (Santa)
Holly Jolly Christmas
Look a Lot Like Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
La La La La
Have you been a Good Girl? (Santa)
Merry Christmas
Rudolph
Sleigh Bells
Winter Wonderland
Mr. Grinch
Silver Bells

*If app crashes after install, you need to do one of these:

1. Reboot iPhone. Press & hold power button and then slide the red slider when it appears.

2. Turn up the volume. Make sure Vibrate mode is off. Move your hand away from the bottom speaker.

3. Update your iPhone to firmware 4.1 or higher. Plug it into iTunes. Click on Yourname’s iPhone from left menu. Click on update iPhone button in center screen.

What’s New in Version 1.1

+Updated code to iOS 4.1

Buy App In iTunes

 

 

 

Christmas Audio iPhone App

Christmas Audio iPhone App

Bob Levy for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Bob Levy for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Bob Levy – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch App.

Comedian Bob Levy is famous for his hilarious appearances on Sirius/XM’s The Howard Stern Show, The Miserable Men Show, Opie & Anthony, The Roast of Jim Florentine and many others.

With this app you can listen to 24 of Bob Levy‘s comical jokes and rants. Hear Bob interact with his famous little sidekick, the one and only BeetleJuice. The Fun Never Stops!

Press a button or shake your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to play Bob Levy‘s best wisecracks and quotes!

*Contains Adult Language and Subject Matter

Full Version includes 24 sounds:
+Before This
+Cut The BS
+Don’t Get Loud
+Fix-a-Dent
+****in’ Sailors
+Get The **** Out
+Go Early
+How Did It Break
+How Old Are You
+Jump Off
+Guys With Masks
+Meet & Greet
+Needle Ride
+Non Smoking
+Read A Book
+I’m In Seattle
+Snacks
+Space Needle
+Tell Richard
+Tooth Broke
+Unicorn Head
+We Gotta Go
+What’s Howard Like
+What The ****

Buy App In iTunes

 

 

 

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DEV INVADERS – An alien invasion game for iOS Developers

DEV INVADERS –  An alien invasion game for iOS Developers by Galen Wollenberg

An alien invasion game for iOS Developers.

Shoot developer Enemies down as you try to get your App in the App Store!

Have a ‘blast’ fighting your way through 6 levels of Enemy Code Errors, Bad Code Signing, 2.12 Rejections, Firmware Updates and Many More!

Hit Bonus items for extra lives and weapon upgrades.

DEV INVADERS will bring a smile to anyone. A MUST for any iPhone Developer!!

Tilt iPhone Left and Right to move. Tap Screen to shoot.

An alien invasion game for iOS Developers

An alien invasion game for iOS Developers

 

 

 

 

An alien invasion game for iOS Developers

An alien invasion game for iOS Developers

Robot Decision Maker Free iPhone App By Galen Wollenberg

Robot Decision Maker Free iPhone App By Galen Wollenberg

Just Ask the Robot a Simple Question!

Then Shake or Touch the Robot

And He will Tell you the Answer in his Robotic Voice!

Over 20 possible answers!

Fun Fun Fun!

What’s New in Version 1.2

LOUDER SOUND. Turned up the volume on all sounds.

View in iTunes

 

 

Robot Decision Maker Free

Robot Decision Maker Free

War Audio for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

War Audio for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Get into the Battlefield!
Hear and Play Explosions, Gunfire, Bomb Drops and More!

Features realistic military radio chatter.

War Audio is unique because you can play multiple warfare sound effects simultaneously. Create your own realistic battle sounds and music!

Great for a break at the office!

View in iTunes

War Audio for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App StoreWar Audio

 

War Audio for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store was written by Galen Wollenberg

Ultimate Keygen Music Jukebox – iPhone App

Ultimate Keygen Music Jukebox
– iPhone App by Galen Wollenberg

Over 30 of the best keygen music you know and love!

Tap the screen to change songs.

Includes classic iconic favorites from:

AGAIN
AGRESSION
AT4RE
BetaMaster
Black Magic
BLiZZARD
BRD
BReWErS
CLASS
Core
DEViANCE
ECLiPSE
EMBRACE
FFF
Orion
Razor1911
ViRiLiTY

View in iTunes


Ultimate Keygen Music Jukebox iPhone App by Galen Wollenberg

Reactor Firefighter – iPhone/iPad App

Reactor Firefighter – iPhone/iPad App

The reactors have been damaged and are overheating.
As a Brave and Heroic Firefighter, Your Mission is to spray water on the reactors to cool them down before they explode!

Reactor Firefighter

Cool the reactors down before they overheat, explode and meltdown. Use your firetruck to spray water on the reactors. Dangerous radiation is released if the reactors get too hot, or explode.

Reactor Firefighter is a iOS app written by Galen Wollenberg.

What’s New in Version 1.1

+Fixed Reactor 1 temp meter placement.
+misc bug fixes.

View in iTunesAvailable on iTunes!

Reactor Firefighter – iPhone / iPod Game App

10 FREE iTUNES PROMO CODES FOR Halloweeny iPhone iPad iPod Halloween App!

‎10 FREE iTUNES PROMO CODES FOR Halloweeny iPhone iPad iPod Halloween App!

THIS IS NOT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT! I AM THE AUTHOR!

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/halloweeny/id396772124?mt=8

Building Grendel’s 3dpVert for Sidewinder Joystick

I’m building the circuit now. Got the Teensy micro controller for the prjc store. The capacitors and resistors I got off eBay for less than $5 delivered. I will note that I should have bought a half sized breadboard, this one won’t fit in the USB hub case I’m going to use to encase the 3dpVert circuit.

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Sidewinder 3D Pro Joystick Gameport to USB adapter

Sidewinder 3D Pro Joystick Gameport to USB adapter

See the Completed Joystick Adapter! http://lagunabeachcomputer.com/building-grend…inder-joystick/

http://grendel.koolbear.com/3dpro.htm

http://descentbb.net/viewtopic.php?t=7090

Google: 3DP-Vert

 

Finally, I can use the finest gameport joystick I have ever owned with Windows 7!