Yearly Archives: 2016

Second Generation Amazon Dash (Wand) Teardown

Back in September, I took apart the original Amazon Dash, but now there’s a new version, so I took it apart as well. The new product number is PL46MN; the old product number is ORS3YV.1 The original wand was very … Continue reading

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Stabilizing 360 Video with Hugin

Although there are plenty of tools that work well for stabilizing regular video, there aren’t any good ones for stabilizing 360 degree video. As I was unable to find any freely available software that worked, I used various command line … Continue reading

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Pannellum 2.3

With eight months elapsed since the release of Pannellum 2.2, it was time to release a new version of Pannellum. Actually, the release was well past due considering the plethora of bugfixes since the previous release, but there was a … Continue reading

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Amazon Dash (Wand) Teardown

The Amazon Dash, not to be confused with the Amazon Dash Button, is a device for adding items to an AmazonFresh order, either through voice commands or via its barcode scanner. Recently, someone who had read my Dash Button teardown … Continue reading

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Ricoh Theta S Updater and Firmware Analysis

Ricoh provides a “Basic app” for Windows and Mac that will update the Theta S’ firmware and stitch the dual-fisheye video output into equirectangular video. The application UI and glue code, SphericalViewer.swf, is built using Adobe Flex, while the video … Continue reading

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