Since starting the Kali section of this blog and putting in a crazy amount of effort to get Kali installed and working correctly on the Raspberry Pi 2 I really could have been doing things a lot faster if I had a nice visual display to plug into rather than having to use the TV every time I wanted a visual on the box whether it was to see if a new error had been displayed while testing or just to see if X was failing again upon boot.
I have a friend who for the longest time wanted to work with me and do some soldering to get the Motorola Atrix Lapdock and the Raspberry Pi working (Yes the raspberry Pi “1” as this is nothing new), I figured there had to be an easier way as I did not really fancy soldering, don’t get me wrong I had enough practice recently over Christmas but surely some non soldering setup existed out there to simplify this process.
What follows is just a few pictures of my setup now since removing the back panel on the Atrix itself which is easier than you think at first as you honestly will feel like you are going to smash it to pieces!
1) Motorola Atrix Lapdock
2) Raspberry Pi 2
4) Raspberry Pi to Lapdock Cable
5) Micro HDMI Female Adapter Type A to Type D
6) USB Male to Female Cable
7) Gadgets of your choosing for me this was wireless and bluetooth cards.
So after you have taken the back off you will be able to disassemble the casing around the cables for connecting the Motorola phone and you then have two naked cables which I am not sure what I am going to do with them yet as they are quite vulnerable to wear and tear, I may put the casing back on but for now everything is working nicely with my current setup.
As you can see I now have a portable laptop that does not look suspicious in the slightest!
Logging inGraphical menu with tools installed
I have been having some fun with wireless in my home lab recently, I recently brought the bluetooth dongle outside to see what I could detect and bluetooth is everywhere these days and you find plenty of random devices including TV’s and some that I will not mention due to the nature of the devices but I don’t think this is a good thing and with the price of sticking a Low Energy bluetooth (BLE) chip in devices these days I can see this becoming a problem down the road. As things become popular they become targets, best not include bluetooth in our critical infrastructure, oh wait, too late…