Author Archives: Markus Birth

Flaky WiFi dongle toggle script

After moving to a new place, I had to put my ADS-B handling Raspberry Pi 2B into a cupboard far from any network connection. So I’ve plugged in a cheap USB WiFi dongle and connected it to my WiFi. However, I don’t know whether it’s the dongle or something specific to the RasPi2’s USB implementation,… Read More »

Resetting your Sonicare toothbrush

In December 2011, I bought a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9400 toothbrush set, product code HX9917/89. This included a HX992B handset – that offers Bluetooth connection to their app and also has a LED in the bottom to show when you’re applying too much pressure while brushing. The handset transfers your brushing info to their… Read More »

Pimp my scope: Unlocking Software Features in a Tektronix TDS784D

A while ago I’ve acquired an old Tektronix TDS784D oscilloscope. Originally, it came with these enabled options: While this already is a lot, there’s still option 2C (Comm signal analyser) which is a pure-software option. (In later production runs, the device might also already contain the necessary hardware for the bigger memory option 2M. Check… Read More »