For a third year reverse engineering project at University, I was tasked to undertake a reverse engineering project with 3 other students. We decided to upcycle an old wireless router into a PoE-capable access point to extend your WiFi signal at home.
We utilised an additive manufacturing process (Fused Filament Fabrication) to create a new casing which housed the existing router PCB along with an IEEE 802.3af capable PoE splitter. This enables the access point to be easily placed anywhere in your home with a single cable supplying power and the ethernet connection.
Below is the poster we had to present to our tutors regarding this project.