Archive for the ‘pandora’ Category

Pocket-sized OV-Chipkaart reverse engineering

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

For those interested in reverse engineering the OV-Chipkaart system (aka Dutch public transport card that’s currently being hacked to shreds because of gross incompetence of Trans Link Systems); here’s an setup that’ll work and fit in your pocket :)

Just a Pandora with a common RFID reader. With the proper knowledge you can whip up your own within a few hours ;)

Also fun would be to replace the reader with a custom Bluetooth capable setup (the Pandora already has Bluetooth). To help you on your way I’ll leave you with these URL’s: an ISO 14443 RFID module combined with a Bluetooth serial bridge. Put it in a lunchbox or something innocent looking and they’ll never suspect a thing.

Dead nub club

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

By sheer luck of being in the right place at the right time yours truly just became a member of Pandora’s tiny 7-people ‘dead nub club’. ┬áDead nub units are part of the first mass produced units build, but with both nubs not working. Working nubs would be nice, but a large discount makes you very creative at finding other uses that don’t require nubs :)

New to the Pandora? Check it out here