Month: September 2014

Budget Dash Camera

I’ve been interested in a purchase of a Dash Camera for my car. I have long time kept an eye on a few models that contain so many features, however have a very high price tag.

I noticed recently that a budget model came up with a good discount via OzBargain site. It was posted here, via one of the newsletters. Thought it was a perfect time to purchase one of these budget models, since the footage looks good and the footage is what I am most interested in currently.

Will be sure to post back my experiences with this Dash Camera, however it’s a back order item for now and I don’t expect to get the unit for at least a month or more.

Unit purchased is a;

G1W-C 2.7inch 1080P Full HD Car DVR Dash Cam Capacitor Model


Linux bash vulnerable on most modern Linux distributions

Came across an interesting post today from VentraIP which outlines that Linux bash is vulnerable on most modern Linux distributions. You can read more about it directly from them here.

I ran the command on a Raspbian install I have on a Raspberry Pi that hasn’t been updated for a few weeks and surprise surprise. It was vulnerable.

Before upgrade:

root@zulu:~# env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test"
this is a test

After upgrade:

root@zulu:~# env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test"
bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt
bash: error importing function definition for `x'
this is a test

Best we all go do a sweep of our systems and upgrade those all that would be impacted by this. Best to close the problem now before it gets exploited.

Turnigy 4×4 Mini Trooper and Monster Beatle ESC Upgrade or Replacement

The ESC in my Turnigy 4×4 Mini Trooper seemed to break and as such I was requiring a replacement.

If you need to replace and/or upgrade the ESC in either of these Remote Controls you can use the one below as a direct replacement. However, it won’t come with any connectors for the motor or battery, so you will need to order those items too and get them soldered on. It’s also a good idea to buy some of the heat shrink tube too.

And I would also highly recommend purchasing the programming card for the ESC, as the programming of the ESC for changes via the button on the ESC is difficult at best. It’s the part number below;

HobbyKing HK-30A ESC
HobbyKing HK-30A ESC

Axial SCX10 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited C/R Edition

I’ve previously owned a Traxxas Revo 2.5R and Taxxas Brushless Revo, however I sold off the later unit to fund the new car.

Have always wanted an Rock Crawler, so decided the time had come to switch.

Purchased an Axial SCX10 2012 Jeep Wranlger Unlimited C/R Edition.

Problem I now face is what upgrades to do and in what order to perform them. This will be a sequence of future posts covering all aspects of the transformation from an RTR to a custom setup.

For now I’ll post some pictures of it out of the box on its maiden use.

IMG_1095 IMG_1093