September 18, 2012 @ 13:19 EDT

Oooh, I can haz missle launcher?

[pizza@stuffed ~]$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f9:0039 Brother Industries, Ltd Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1941:8021 Dream Link WH1080 Weather Station / USB Missile Launcher Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Unfortunately, what I have hooked up to my system is a rather pedestrian weather station, not the more interesting missile launcher. And yes, I know it just fires nerf darts or something like that, but I can still dream about an Anti-Air missile installation controlled via USB, can't I?

On the other hand, I doubt .mil publishes their interface specifications, and reverse engineering a missile launcher is likely rather expensive. Not to mention mildly dangerous..

Posted by Solomon Peachy | Permanent link & Comments | File under: Free Software