Hack everything: re-purposing everyday devices – Matt Evans

Hack everything: re-purposing everyday devices – Matt Evans

Arduino is everywhere, but so is electronic junk. Got a project in mind? Take something you already have and repurpose it instead. Make it into something more interesting, for free! Learn how it works, see what it’s really capable of and save it from landfill.

In this talk, we’ll journey through some examples of common electronic devices to find out:
– Why things are hackable, which useful interfaces they may have and how to use them.


  1. Marcos Vinícius Petri on May 17, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I found it funny that he picked the water bottle many times just to put it back on the table without even drinking it lol

  2. Alistair Sutter on May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Is there anyway I could get in contact with Matt Evans? Lol I got into a router through serial and now I need help hacking some gpio pins

  3. weerobot on May 17, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Can it run Crysis….

  4. Anne Barimaho on May 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    To my latest surprise, After been ripped off so many times out of desperation of finding urgent help until my Best friend finally introduced me to a reliable hacker who she said helped in hacking her her husbands social media in order to find out if her husband has been faithful, and he did a perfect job,So i decided to give him a try, He didn’t charge me for the job i gave him since then i made him my permanent hacker,his prices are so reasonable and considerate, I’m so thankful that’s the reason i choose to recommend him to anyone who needs hacking services, you can contact him whitehats (@) cyber-wizard . com, Just let him know Mrs Anne referred you and make sure you patronize him.

  5. The All Seeing Eye on May 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    The first 1 min perfectly mirrors the results I typically get when I hack and Mc Gyver myself with stuff thats broken down

  6. codahq on May 17, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Take the water away from him. I’m sick of hearing him swallow over and over.

  7. youRgreat on May 17, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    @33 mins. Oh only an hour! A geeks dream how to make everyone else feel small and unintelligent.

  8. Ernst Stavro Blofeld on May 17, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    One does not need a fucking philosophy for re-purposing fucking everyday devices.
    My patience!

  9. MARCELINO GUARNERO on May 17, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    great video. costed me $2,600 to built my desktop. full water cooling added.

  10. David Hopkins on May 17, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Put the water bottle down!

  11. Johney Five on May 17, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    you should really make a channel of different things like this and teaching people how to do this more in depth…

  12. juan martin on May 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Nice video men!
    I need help… I got two ssd’s of 120 GB that i want to solder them to
    make a single 240 GB ssd (same brand and model)
    Just to learn,i know
    i could just use a software partitioner but i want to know how to
    manipulate hard drives and solder in a basic way
    and i want the
    computer to recognize it as a single drive just like with a normal 240
    GB ssd
    also i wondered if i could do the same with hhds or usb flash drives or
    maybe combine more and more cheap ssds of 120gb to make a 1.2 TB bunch
    of disks

    I dont understand why but i cant find anything like that on google…
    so if you know how to do this or if you know any tutorial i would
    appreciate it a lot,
    I wondered if i could just solder cables from one disk’s SATA pins to
    the other one,and then connect supply energy to both ssds,but only
    connect one SATA cable to the motherboard…

  13. arctictimberwolf on May 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    *_I CAN HACK IT_* ^!!^
    You should too00OO

  14. Diamond Head on May 17, 2020 at 4:19 pm


  15. NoCultist on May 17, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Ok. Let’s say I have to build Raspberry Pi handheld device using only scavenged parts… I have old smartphone (MySaga C1). How can I find out what is the arrangement of wires(connectors) so I can start looking for a way to use it with Pi?

  16. Colin Riley on May 17, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I built a time travel machine. !

  17. MatchstalkMan on May 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Big shout out to Ballarat!

    I’ll be honest, I’d never heard of the place before I watched The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

  18. Robert Antonio on May 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    I usually dont do this but i recommend cyberspaceintelligence@gmail.com or hackgoodness on instagram for any phone spying or gps tracking services. with their help , I was able to spy on my wifes phone to see alll her text messages, phone calls, facebook messenger chats, whatsapp chats and more! they were able to install my iphone 8 as the mirror phone so i was viewing everything remotely without stress! just contact cyberspaceintelligence@gmail.com or hackgoodness on instagram for help

  19. Bajo Mendez on May 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Realmente nos brasileiros somos os reis das GAMBIARRAS 🙂

  20. weerobot on May 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    help….see help…

  21. kolyra on May 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I have the exact tplink router like at 23:30. I managed to find the serial ports, but that only presents an useless looking debug shell.

    The firmware file is also avaliable to download and I managed to extract the filesystem with binwalk.
    And unfortunately, custom router firmwares like openwrt or ddwrt does not support it because of ram and flash limitations.

    So I’m a bit stuck now. I would really like to run my own code on it, finding gpio-s and controlling stuff and messing around with the hardware.

    So any of you guys know where to seek help hacking this stuff? 🙂

  22. domino262 on May 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    could have edited out the noise feedback… geez

  23. Bor Taj on May 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    im twelve and salvage all the time

  24. enculeur on May 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    You can’t even adjust your microphone to not reach the saturation,dumb Limey !

  25. Vital Ral on May 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I want to hack into a cell phone and make a transmitter out of it to the other hacked phone. make them sort of walkie talkie. how do I do that?

  26. youRgreat on May 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Where do these guys go to school? Who/where/what type of course makes one end up such a geek?
    I went to a good school and was one of the only person interested in electronics (in the 80’s/90’s). Perhaps it was my inability to deal with mathematics that lead me or rather didn’t lead me to such a secondary education.

  27. Vishal Sawant on May 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    He is Clark Kent! 😀

  28. bartth bartth on May 17, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Gambiarra: " a arte brasileira do improviso" kaskdaksdkaskdkas não é gambiarra é adaptação.

  29. SB C on May 17, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Hacking Things Is More Macgyver Than A Team …

  30. Stoner on May 17, 2020 at 4:32 pm


  31. T-i-t-c-h on May 17, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    been doing this since i was 7, my first one was 2 radios into a metal detector

  32. Johnny Gee on May 17, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    try to hack your mic mate getday.

  33. kakashi sharigan on May 17, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    @30:35 what device is this? Where can I buy it?

  34. Timothy Mata on May 17, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Project at hand; I have a basic lcd television and I’d like to hack the circuit board to install a sd card for internal memory? how can I go about it with limited resources? I’d like to watch movies off my basic tv when the signal isn’t to well.

  35. ERD Epoch on May 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    4:59 ffs get your popcorn at half time.

  36. Cashel McKenzie on May 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    booo those questions looked like they could have gone on an hour, and it would have been the best!

  37. Michael Jerry on May 17, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    here it comes a profession hackers has come to do all types of hacking you need for you all you have to do is just to add on Instagram michaelmorrris12 thanks

  38. Dharmesh Solanki on May 17, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    where we can follow this guy

  39. Johney Five on May 17, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    wish I had a team of people like you

  40. Daniel Monteiro on May 17, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    "gambiarra" pronunciation: close enough

  41. David RC on May 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Lmao…….Gambiarra: The Brazilian art of the improvised fix, kludge or creation. – With an emphasis on an artful nature! Here in Brazil everyone who do "Gambiarra" is know as " trash worker "! hahahahahahaha

  42. youRgreat on May 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    So 15 years of learning and studying so we can turn a $1500 laptop into a cat feeder that doesn’t work 😀 Honestly this is taking things too far. I love the concept but I’m not yet grasping the practicality. Except for learning purposes. Like your style but can’t see the point. Good video though.

  43. Jason and the robots on May 17, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    All you people commenting on his water bottle, are you even listening to what he is telling you, Jesus ,short attention span idiots. This is a very informative video, pay attention and learn

  44. Caleb P on May 17, 2020 at 4:52 pm


  45. Korey Castles on May 17, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    so much rambling!

  46. Spartacusse on May 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    All great an all, but I wish the guy would stop picking up the water, pretend he’s going to open the cap, than giving up and putting it back on the table. That was getting on my nerves!

  47. Rinku Biswas on May 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    how to tun wacom ctl 672 to iball a414 take note ?
    if you see video of both model you will get the difference. At any wacom ctl model ; you will see when some one write at wacom’s touch pad, line appears at computer screen . But to write in a iball a414; we need a iball digital pen filling real ink and any a4 size paper. here paper size does not matter whether i will fit in wacom pad or not ! here technology conversion matters ! my email address deb100deba@gmail.com , if you wish to peraonally email me . thanks in advance .

  48. NEY Industries on May 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Lol, you won’t do shit with an old router.
    Less disposable stuff can be salvaged for parts, but it’s always easier(and better) to buy new ones.

  49. Ella Banana on May 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Yup. This is exactly what I have been doing and for the same reason of not having money.

  50. Davey Hi on May 17, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Room full of hackers and they can’t fix a mic! lol

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