Category Archives: Home Automation

Arduino USB Infrared Remote Receiver for Kodi

This project uses an Arduino Pro Micro to receive button presses from an old IR remote you might already have and sends keyboard presses via an emulated USB keyboard. I’m using this to control Kodi, but you could use it to send keyboard commands to any program. Hardware used Arduino Pro Micro, like this one … Continue reading Arduino USB Infrared Remote Receiver for Kodi

Upgrading Sonoff Wireless Smart Switch Flash Memory (ESP8266)

I’ve been playing around with the ESP8266 based Sonoff Wireless Smart Switch and I really wanted to upgrade the flash from the 1MB it comes with to 4MB so I can re-program it over wifi. I’ve already got custom firmware running on it, but I don’t like the idea of opening it op and hooking it … Continue reading Upgrading Sonoff Wireless Smart Switch Flash Memory (ESP8266)

Programming an ITEAD Sonoff Wireless Smart Switch (ESP8266)

I purchased some of these wireless smart switches from ITEAD, but didn’t like that you had to use their app and cloud server to use them. They use an ESP8266 microprocessor, so I wanted to see if I could re-program it to load my own firmware. You can also pick up a similar module from … Continue reading Programming an ITEAD Sonoff Wireless Smart Switch (ESP8266)

Enabling telnet on Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer

The Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer has a telnet daemon installed, but by default it is disabled. During bootup the startup script for the telnet daemon examines the contents of /etc/utelnetd.conf and starts the telnet daemon if the contents is set to “ENABLE 1”

Once telnet is enabled you can log into the system with the username “EVA8000” and the password “Netgear”.

There are two ways to do this depending on which firmware version you are running.