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hackable consumer electronic products with microppython ?!?

Post by jedie » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:13 am

There exists a few end user devices with an ESP8266 boards. But an ESP8266 has less RAM, see also the thread about to get more free RAM: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7345

What end user devices (like "WiFi Smart Socket" etc.) do you know that have an ESP32 and are easy to hack?

I know these lists:
EDIT: I Change "hackable consumer electronic products with ESP32 ?!?" to "hackable consumer electronic products with microppython ?!?"
Because it doesn't matter if an ESP32 or anything else is used. In the end it counts that you can use micropython on the device ;)
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Re: hackable consumer electronic products with ESP32 ?!?

Post by MostlyHarmless » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:22 pm

What is the definition of "easy to hack"?

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Post by jedie » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:34 pm

MostlyHarmless wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:22 pm
What is the definition of "easy to hack"?
A case that can be easy open with a normal screwdriver. Prepared solder joints like the Sonoff S20 ;)
An easy way to flash and use microPython ;)

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Re: hackable consumer electronic products with ESP32 ?!?

Post by MostlyHarmless » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:41 pm

Ah, yes, I remember "hacking" a Turnigy 9X to flash it with OpenTX. Having those solder points is crucial.


Thanks for that walk on memory lane ;-)


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Re: hackable consumer electronic products with ESP32 ?!?

Post by safetyfactorman » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:53 am

not sure whether mikrobus click boards might solve your problem. That ecosystem has a lot of stuff. And it is being extended and expanded all the time. It appears to be quite successful.

https://www.mikroe.com/clicker-2-stm32f4

https://www.mouser.com/new/mikroelektro ... nikaClick/

https://microcontrollershop.com/default ... th=538_539

hope this helps!

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Re: hackable consumer electronic products with ESP32 ?!?

Post by jedie » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:32 am

safetyfactorman wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:53 am
mikrobus click boards
Hm. Think it's not a good choice. Seems that this STM32F407VGT6 is not widely used in the micropython world.
It's also not the kind of products than i search for: It's just another "developer board"... Then i would rather choose the pyboard directly.

I search for ready-to-use consumer products... Just a finished product, with housing, power supply and peripherals.
And of course it should be easy to replace the firmware with MicroPython ;)

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Re: hackable consumer electronic products with ESP32 ?!?

Post by tiny » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:37 am

I was actually just poking around on hackaday looking at the assorted consumer-tech mods people are doing. I love this (re purposing / upgrading 'old' tech).
There's so much its hard to know where to begin. But for the ESP32 specifically I couldn't find much consumer elec that it was even used in. But I didnt google too hard. Anyhow, 'subscribed'. I hope this turns into a great big long list!

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Re: hackable consumer electronic products with microppython ?!?

Post by jedie » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:51 am

I change the topic here and remove "ESP32" from it. See initial post. Because it doesn't matter if an ESP32 or anything else is used. In the end it counts that you can use micropython on the device ;)

As i list in the initial post: https://templates.blakadder.com/index.html is a good resource... But still the question to all of you here: With which devices have you made good experiences?

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