Happy 2018! Even though Jade Enterprises, Inc. is no longer in business, I have decided to keep the domain alive to support my activities. I've found that I've done a lot of projects throughout the years, some I've documented, but most I haven't. Projects range from science fair experiments to amateur radio to computer hobbies. I figure I'll start documenting them here for anyone's interest and see where things go.
I had the oddest dream last night. It felt like I was either in a movie or the events that were taking place were based on a movie called "Robot Project". (I Googled the name, but it doesn't exist.) In my dream, I and some friends had learned to reprogram Android devices like Roku boxes to make them remote control anything.
Now, I am in IT Security, so I do know that technology like the Pineapple exists that can be used to pen test networks (among some of the other non-devious stuff), but this dream was different. In this scenario, this device could be used to remotely command and control anything - specifically targeted for robotic-type devices.
For our test of this device, we had been remotely controlling drones and had it plugged up to a TV (next to an 80's era PlayStation) and were watching the screen as the drones were maneuvering somewhere, but all we were doing was watching their equivalent location on the TV screen like watching a radar. What was unique …