SatNOGS won the Hackaday prize for 2014

Friday November 14th, 2014 by Acinonyx

The Grand Prize winner of the 2014 Hackaday Prize is SatNOGs. The project is a thrilling example of the benefits of a connected world. It opens up the use of satellite data to a much wider range of humanity by providing plans to build satellite tracking stations, and a protocol and framework to share the satellite data with those that cannot afford, or lack the skills to build their own tracking station. The hardware itself is based on readily available materials, commodity electronics, and just a bit of 3D printing. The awarding of the Grand Prize caps off six-months of productive competition which started in April with a first round reaching to more than 800 entries. Once the field had been narrowed and sent on to our judges the narrowed it to just 50 projects vying for a trip into space (the grand prize), industrial-grade 3D printer and milling machine, a trip to Akihabara electronics district in Japan, and team skydiving.

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SatNOGS: an Open Source Networked Ground Station

Saturday May 3rd, 2014 by Acinonyx


SatNOGS project is a complete platform of an Open Source Networked Ground Station. The scope of the project is to create a full stack of open technologies based on open standards. SatNOGS is a modular and scalable platform designed as a basis of a global network of ground stations. For the first phase of the project we designed, built, coded, documented and successfully tested the hardware and software parts of the platform, that enabled us to real-time track and communicate with satellites.

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Dimmu Borgir – Mourning Palace

Wednesday October 9th, 2013 by Acinonyx

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October 28th, 1940

Sunday October 28th, 2012 by Acinonyx

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Shielding EzTV668 receiver

by Acinonyx

The soldering side does not need any additional shielding since the PCB has a ground copper pour which protects the components from EMI.

The component side can be shielded using aluminum tape or aluminum foil and glue stick (photo #1). I used a small spring, taken from and old battery case, to achieve electrical connectivity between the foil and the PCB ground. The spring was soldered in such a way that it touches the aluminum tape when the casing is closed.

For extra shielding against EMI from the computer itself, I used a USB extension cord on which I added a proper ferrite bead.

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Kostas Vaxevanis arrested

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OpenWrt Onyx build-0016

Sunday August 5th, 2012 by Acinonyx

Build configuration




  • x86
  • Ubiquiti RouterStation Pro

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Septic Flesh – Sangreal

Monday May 21st, 2012 by Acinonyx

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Wireless Battle Mesh v5

Friday January 27th, 2012 by Acinonyx

(26th of March – 1st of April 2012, Athens, Greece)

The next ‘Wireless Battle of the Mesh’ will take place from Mon 26th till Sun 1st of April in the center of Athens (close to the Acropolis), Greece. The event aims to bring together people from across the Globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, and OLSR.

If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you have to check this out!

Informations about the event are gathered at:


The (optional) WBMv5 Warmup event takes place in Sarantaporo (rural area in range of the Olympus mountain). The main event  happens at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in the very center of Athens.


Registrations will be available at different hackerspaces (Fusolab, HSBXL, /tmp/lab, metalab, CCC, …) and on the official website for the event at:


The warmup requires a small fee to cover the transportation costs to Sarantaporo. The main event is free of charge. We offer the possibility to reserve a low-cost bed close to the NTUA for you.

Spread the word

Feel free to spread the word by forwarding this message to all people that might be interested in it. Also blogging about the event is more than welcome!


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Agalloch – Hallways of Enchanted Ebony

Wednesday December 14th, 2011 by Acinonyx

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