29 Apr '14, 11am

Solderless Tag-Connect For Flashing Routers

Solderless Tag-Connect For Flashing Routers

Low-cost wireless routers are a dime a dozen these days — but what happens if you need to flash the firmware? Normally you’d have to solder in a serial connection in order to access it, but [Luka Mustafa] had another idea — pogo-pins! Similar to Tag-Connect in concept, it’s actually quite easy to make a small PCB with pogo-pins and then use a 3D printed bracket or alignment jig in order to make connection. They currently only have designs for a few TP-Links (WR740 and WR741ND) on their GitHub , but more will be added soon. They’ve also included instructions on how to restore firmware on any of these devices with their handy-dandy pogo-pin PCB. [Luka] is one of the guys behind IRNAS (the acronym is in Slovenian), a non-profit open-source company that makes lots of cool projects . They believe in open-source and sharing technology in order to empower the world. And if you’ve...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/04/29/solderless-tag-connect-for...

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