Category Archives: Projects

STN1170 Preorder Update

Just a quick update:  It’s March 11th and well, I wasn’t able to raise the $1200 I was hoping for.  The total came up about $200 short.  However, I’ve decided to go through with the production run even though interest … Continue reading

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STN1170 Bluetooth OBDII Reader Preorder

I’ve started a preorder for the STN1170 based Bluetooth OBDII Reader.  Don’t wait to get in on this as there are limited quantities available for discounted preorder! Use the black menu bar above or go here for details:  STN1170 Bluetooth … Continue reading

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Rooting the Zealz GK802

Right before Christmas, I ordered a quad core iMX6 based Android stick called the Zealz GK802 from Geekbuying. Apparently there is a copy out there called the HI802 and they appear to be identical. Geekbuying claims they’re the first, and … Continue reading

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STN1110 v3.2.0 Update

For those of you that have ordered and use my OBDII module, a software update is available for the STN1110 chip that does all the OBDII protocol handling. The update has some bugfixes and feature additions. See the changelog below … Continue reading

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Williams System 6 Driver Board Repair

As mentioned in another post, I’ve been doing a little pinball board repair on a few System 6 boards.  A driver board was purchased for $130 (I think) that supposedly was gone over, fully checked out, and guaranteed to be … Continue reading

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Motorola MCM5101 RAM to FRAM Adapter

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a bunch of repairs on an old Williams System 6 pinball MPU and Driver boards.  There were actually two sets of MPU boards to fix and two sets of driver boards to … Continue reading

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STN1110 v3.1.0 Firmware Update

For those of you that have ordered and use my OBDII module, a software update is available for the STN1110 chip that does all the OBDII protocol handling. The update has some bugfixes and feature additions. See the changelog below … Continue reading

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Bluetooth OBD-II Adapter

Update:  Check out the STN1170-based Bluetooth OBDII Reader Preorder sale! My Bluetooth OBD-II adapter has gone open source!Get the sources here:  Bluetooth OBD-II Adapter Feel free to link to that page above if you’d like.

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Installing Debian Squeeze on the Dockstar

One of the neatest things about the Dockstar (besides that it’s a really cheap, embedded Linux box), is that you can install a build of Linux onto a USB stick or MicroSD card and have the Dockstar boot from that.  … Continue reading

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Adding a Serial Header to the Dockstar

This post will describe how to add a SuperDroid serial cable compatible header to the Dockstar. First, the Dockstar must be opened up. The case pops off relatively easy by inserting a screwdriver in the bottom seam that is below … Continue reading

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