Archive for August, 2010

3..2..1.. and nothing… Umm

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Now that the UK has relaxed it’s Rocketry and Explosives requirements, it’s a little easier to acquire and use rocket motors in the UK, without all the red tape and certificates, and explosives license.

so back to Model Rocketry….

Before I complete the rest of this rocket, I’m testing the motor mounts, before adding fins and painting, it’s very important to ensure that the motor mounts are fixed and glued correctly within the body of the rocket, otherwise the motors when ignited will just seperate from the model rocket body.

Test Number 1. 3..2..1.. and nothing… Umm

Time passes and sometime later that evening….. (it’s getting dark now).

Test Number 2. 3..2..1.. and nothing… Umm

Damn Damn and Fecking Damn!!!

Back to the drawing board, electrical issues maybe……not firing….

Well it’s Rocket Science you know!

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A reminder of visiting Chorley!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

One of my favourite applications on the iPad is called Talking Tom, you speak and he repeats what you say.


Oh, did I not tell you I’ve got an iPad!

The hints were there if you hadn’t spotted them!

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Unlocking a 3 Mobile Broadband MiFi (Huawei E585)

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

iPad Gadget of the Year – Huawei E585 – also called MiFi device.

The Huawei E585 MiFi Moble WiFi Wireless 3G Modem is currently exclusively only available on the Three network and it’s SIM-locked to this network, if you insert another SIM from another provider O2, Voda UK, Orange or T-Mobile you’ll receive an “Insert SIM”, “Bad Sim”, “Sim Lock”, “Invalid SIM” or similiar error. If you would like to use this fanastic 3G Wireless Router on another network you’ll need to remove the SIM-LOCK. This is where you need to be very careful, there are various different ways of removing the SIM-LOCK, the correct way and the wrong way, some hacks have re-written the firmware, the result removes the SIM-LOCK, but leaves you with a E585 modem with modified firmware, and you’ll not be able to change the firmware in the future.

This method reveals the true SIMLOCK code, and then you enter this SIMLOCK code into the E585 via the web interface.

Huawei 585 Hidden Unlock Menu

Huawei 585 Hidden Unlock Menu

The method is very simple

  1. Insert SIM card from another network.
  2. Turn on MiFi (E585) Invalid SIM will be displayed.
  3. Connect MiFi (E585) to computer.
  4. Read and download flash contents from MiFi (E585).
  5. Unlock code is hidden in flash contents.
  6. Enter Unlock code in hidden menu.
  8. For details on unlocking and software please make a 10 GBP donation via PayPal.
  9. and by return I’ll send you the PDF document and software to unlock your E585.
  10. The donation pays for the hosting of this website, and thousands of hits and free information I’ve provided on unlocking Three Mobile Modems.
Comments from happy blog readers from around the world, that have donated towards my hosting and bandwidth costs, that have successfully unlocked their ‘MiFi’ Huawei E585 using my information. Please note this is NOT an automated service, and I get many hundreds of emails a day about the information posted on, please be patient!

“Daime u fast !!! Thanks andy u da man ! “
Nasser, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“Brilliant, worked a treat. Thanks.”
Adam, Northumberland, United Kingdom

“It really works, Thanks Andy”
Anthony, Hong Kong

“Thank you it worked”
Kevin, London, United Kingdom

Followed all the great instructions and have unlocked device. Thanks Andy”
Paul, New Zealand

“it is up and working”
Chris, India

“Excellent. Thanks.”
Peter, Wales, United Kingdom

“Very quick, excellent unlock, thanks Andy”
Donny, USA

“Thank you so much Andrew. Now i can unlock my huawei e535.”
Thawatchai, Bangkok, Thailand

“Thank you!! It worked! Sucessfully unlocked. Great job!”
Eirc, South Africa

A breeding pair of Huawei E585 Unlocked for Orange and T-Mobile

A breeding pair of Huawei E585 Unlocked for Orange and T-Mobile

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3G Killer Accessory – Huawei E585

Sunday, August 8th, 2010
Huawei E585 MiFi Mobile WiFi Wireless 3G Modem

Huawei E585 MiFi Mobile WiFi Wireless 3G Modem

If you have an iPadtastic iPad without 3G or have many mobile WiFi devices that could benefit from 3G connectivity, then the Huawei E585 MiFi Mobile WiFi Wireless 3G Modem is for you.  The Huawei E585 has already won Best iPad Accessory, its sold exclusively by Three here :-

It’s basically a WiFi router with in-built 3G mobile modem, rather than ADSL or Cable modem. At present, I’m finding I’ve got four devices that all require 3G mobile internet connectivity, Laptop, Netbook, iPad and PDA and trying to keep all contracts up to date is costing me, so this one device, I can use one mobile SIM contract, and up to five devices can connect to this mobile WiFi access point, and use 3G mobile connectivity.

It’s an excellent device, with clear excellent instructions if you need them, and good software and configuration available from a web gui.

Huawei E585 MiFi Mobile WiFi Wireless 3G Modem

Huawei E585 MiFi Mobile WiFi Wireless 3G Modem

Personally in the UK, I would continue using the network Three for data, using the loophole, I’ve blogged about before. This still makes Three the cheapest data mobile provider in the UK.

If Three’s not for you, and you want to try it on another network, the Three Huawei E585 is sim-locked to the Three network.

(I’ll post later how you remove the sim-lock).

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