Category Archives: Hacking

Amazon Echo Button Teardown

Amazon recently released the Echo Button, a Bluetooth Low Energy device designed for use with Echo devices (which I don’t own). Although it uses Bluetooth instead of Wi-Fi, I thought it might be a better device to repurpose than the … Continue reading

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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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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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New Amazon Dash Button Teardown (JK29LP)

Amazon updated the Dash Button’s hardware to revision two earlier this year, so I decided it was time for a new teardown (here’s last year’s teardown). The new product number is JK29LP; the old product number is JK76PL. While the … Continue reading

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