Here is the key fob for my 2000 Toyota Camry (possibly the best car ever made):

In this post, we’ll be decoding (not decrypting) how the fob interacts with the car.

Step Zero: Recon

Let’s kick things off by popping open the case and taking a look at the circuit board:

I have a Native Instruments Maschine Mikro (pictured below):

The box itself and the software that come with it are great but I’ve always felt like I could use it for more than just music. In this post, I will be describing how I reverse engineered the Native Instruments interprocess…

I have one of those personal projects that I just can’t finish. I think most software developers can relate to this. You have some awesome idea but due to work and other responsibilities, it ends up being forgotten about or buried under other tasks.

Now this isn’t a success story…

I’ve recently been playing around with an Arduino Uno and I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned.

The Arduino Uno board. Great for first-time makers.


I’ve been interested for a while in getting into hardware but I never really got around to it. A few weeks ago, I just said screw it and bought a small…

Sam Lerner

Computer science enthusiast

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