(Not) rooting RK3066 systems

The update updated, 2014-04-28: unbricking is fairly easy, see https://valentijn.sessink.nl/?p=517 Please note that I received some reports from people that tried to flash their RK3066 stuff – but it would not boot afterwards. And in fact, that’s what I experienced when I tried to flash my Minix Neo X5.

Securing your server with Syslog-ng

There are many programs that help you secure your servers. There are simple firewalling programs and there are complex network intrusion detection systems. Depending on your demands, there seems to be a solution for everyone. Unless you’re picky and you think you can do better – like I did, when I wrote my own combination…

Walkera helicopters under Linux – part 3

In part one we built a kernel module and put it somewhere in the filesystem. In part 2, we changed the inputattach utility to be able to use the new transmitter. Now we’re ready for the real part: install the Heli-X simulator.

Walkera helicopters under Linux – part 1

A couple of months ago, I bought a Walkera Dragonfly #04, just for fun. While actually flying an RC helicopter is great fun, sometimes you will want to use a simulator. As Linux is my platform of choice, I tried using the Walkera transmitter with a serial cable to run a heli-sim. I found out…