How to Hack a LED Lantern With USB
If you’re a budding hacker, you can set yourself up to hack any LED lantern with USB using the same tools as any other data capture and manipulation system. The first thing to do is gather the things you need to hack the lantern using USB.
Once you have all of the hardware, you can proceed to disassemble the lantern. Here are the steps:
Strip the lead off the USB port of the lantern using an electrical knife. Try not to cause damage to the port. If you accidentally do, don’t worry, it’s relatively inexpensive.
Hold the lead with the electric knife facing away from you and remove the solder mask with the electric knife. Make sure to keep the knife sharp and you won’t be able to cut your finger. Let the solder melt away.
When the solder melts away, it will be time to take a look at the open solder joint on the end of the USB cable. You want to be careful when removing the lead from the USB port. The connector is very delicate and can easily break when using the wrong tools.
When you get to the soldered joint, you should have a soldering iron. You want to use a different tool than the electric knife. It’s harder to get a good point in with an electric knife. Also, the solder will stick to your iron and ruin it.
Now that you have the soldering iron, it’s time to remove the end of the USB cable from the lantern with an electrical knife. One of the connectors is always attached to the USB cable. Remove the connection first and then move on to the other one.
Before continuing with the process, you need to set up a place to isolate yourself from the USB lantern with USB that you are about to hack. Using a male USB adapter cable for example, you should be able to isolate yourself from the lantern. There are various places that you can use to isolate yourself.
A good location to isolate yourself is by placing a screen or tarp over the lantern with USB. This prevents you from plugging the lantern into the computer without leaving your hiding spot. It’s not difficult to use, but the screen will prevent the USB port from getting damaged.
Once you have the screen or tarp down, it’s time to plug the LED lantern with USB into the computer. Plug the USB cable into the computer. If you don’t know how to plug a USB cable into a computer, you can look up the manufacturer on the internet and ask them if they have a manual for this.
Start the computer up and log in. Open a new document and then begin creating a “command shell” from the task bar. You will need to copy and paste a command into the shell window.
Copy and paste the following command to the command shell window: “cd” followed by the directory where you saved the LED lantern with USB. The final step in the process is to run the “sh” command, which runs a basic command prompt. In this case, you’ll be running an environment in which you can execute commands that allow you to run code in a Linux environment on your LED lantern with USB.