Sun. Nov 28th, 2021
Landroid | Hackaday

Your house is your fort, and you’re king or queen of all you survey. You’ve constructed your personal home-automation system from scratch. Why would you probably accept the inventory firmware in your robotic lawnmower? [Daniel Wiegert] wouldn’t both, so in Project Landlord he has began to reverse-engineer it.

You can hardly blame him. The Worx Landroid‘s controller board uses an NXP LPC1768 ARM Cortex-M3, and the debug pins are labelled on the backside. The manufacturer didn’t shield the flash reminiscence. It’s simply begging to have its firmware dumped. So far, [Daniel] has managed to each brick and unbrick the gadget, and has fully mapped the controller’s pinout, so he’s on his solution to full management.

Right now, he’s bought a working proof-of-concept firmware on his GitHub that’s in a position to drive the machine round slightly bit and set the brakes. It’s working FreeRTOS, and [Daniel] is on the lookout for different individuals to get in on the venture. He’s finished the onerous preliminary work, so get in there and reap the rewards! Just don’t neglect to take away the blade earlier than customized firmware.

Will customized firmware in a robotic lawnmower change the world? Probably not. But it’s superior, and will definitely make a distinction within the lives of individuals whose robotic mowers regularly get caught behind the hydrangeas.


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