Not too long ago I disassembled the V3 Starlink. Why? Because I wanted to see what was inside, and how I might be able to make a more “mobile” enclosure for the smaller, lighter “Dishy.” Here’s what I came up with.Continue reading
Nebula is a cool mesh VPN/SDWAN(ish) project that spawned out of Slack. It’s a VPN in the sense that it connects multiple hosts across the internet (or other networks), but not in the traditional client-server sense. Instead, it’s a self-contained binary that does peer-to-peer networking (securely) across multiple devices.Continue reading
When I got the V2 user terminal (“Dishy”), I was lucky in that a few folks had already torn them apart: Ken Keiter went deep with a destructive teardown that shed a lot of light on the internals, and MikeOnSpace took a slightly less destructive (yet still power-tool driven) approach.
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to dig in a bit myself, and started collaborating with Lennert Wouters on the disassembly and EMMC dumping. Lennert went much further – eventually posting an awesome writeup on what he found.
So, having had a peek into V2, I was anxious to see what changed on V3. Were they using the same components – SoC, antenna setup, motors, etc? Or had the whole design changed with the updated form factor?Continue reading