Stripe Snoop

While Googling “How to make money online” just to see what came up, I remembered the old Stripe Snoop program, so I wanted to see how many times I (Tech-tut.com) came up in the search. All of me was in the first page of search results. I wanted to see how many people made posts about it, and found that a few folks have played with SS in the last few years. I know that the Make article is quite old, but the program creator seems to still be adding updates occasionally with the last one being around 2010. I think that is neat, and I hope that others get interested in Stripe Snoop.

I threw together some of my personal links, and then a few links to some places out there on the net. One of the more useful posts of mine is the one where I wrote a program to decipher the RAW output of Stripe Snoop (SS). One thing that was not discussed was how to compile the C++ programs. I could always be persuaded to write the program in Java, which should run on any computer. I just haven’t seen that my raw decoder has been very popular.

If you are new to electronics, as I was when I found this project, I highly recommend picking up the first issue of Make magazine and trying it out. The most tools you need are some nippy snips, a soldering iron, and some solder to go along with the components. I learned a little about PCB construction, soldering, and wire management all in the same little project. In the end, it was fun to swipe credit cards to see what could be decoded.

About robbie

I am an electronics enthusiest and a ham radio operator (W1RCP). I like to play with electronics. It's fun and educational. I looked forward to working in the engineering field in the future. I have a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University. I also have an Associate's degree in Marketing Management from Moultrie Tech, and a diploma in Electronics from MTC.