Posts Tagged ‘Bus Pirate’

Webkey hacking

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Hacks, Programming
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Just a quick post..

I recently got like 15 webkey devices  and here’s how to make them direct them to your own site, make them start a program or your mail or whatever.  But first, what is a webkey? As you can see on the picture these are like some sort of buttons with a USB cable on it.

A webkey is a device which you plug into you USB port and says it is a HID (keyboard) device  which starts the “run” prompt if you push the button (under which is actually a real push-button), then it “types” a website and “pushes” enter and starts the website. (more…)

Since I made my little Atmega16 avr development board I wanted to make a program to read out a Wiimotion Plus which I bought from Dealextreme for about 12 bucks. The Wiimotion Plus works with the Two Wire Interface (TWI/I2C) and since I already got the protocol working with an EEPROM chip I needed to do some investigation on this WM+. This wasn’t a big problem since I do have a Bus Pirate which is a super awesome tool for interfacing new chips without writing code! So I did not have to worry about writing code, I only had to try and find the right commands to put on the I2C communication line. So I played with the Bus Pirate and the WM+ for some time and found out that its real easy to interface the WM+.