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Features of the new Arduino YÚN

September 2, 2013


Arduino YÚN is a new product in the Arduino family. It’s a board with the same form factor as the typical Arduino, but contains an application processor running Linux, and modern flexible connectivities such as Ethernet, WiFi and USB. Here’s an introductory video from the creators: The Arduino YÚN features are described in a blog post in the official […]

JTAG connection with OpenOCD and FTDI cable

August 4, 2013


I wanted to use the FTDI C232HM cable to create a JTAG connection with an electronic board mounting the STM32 microcontroller. In this post I give the details on how I managed to do it using OpenOCD.

Linux: How to encrypt your data on hard drives, USB sticks, etc. – Random sputterings..

December 19, 2012


Andreas Happe wrote a simple guide on how to encrypt your home directory or USB sticks with Linux. Some time ago I blogged about Encrypted Linux on USB key, which uses the same encrypting solution, LUKS. The guide: Linux: How to encrypt your data on hard drives, USB sticks, etc. – Random sputterings...

Olimex STM32-P152 board arrived

September 23, 2012


Last week I placed an order for some electronic products, and they arrived yesterday. The main products in the shipment are: Olimex STM32-P152 prototype board, with an STM32 microcontroller and many peripherals FTDI C232HM-EDHSL-0, which is a USB-to-spaghetti dongle that connects a PC to an embedded product using many protocols (USART, SPI, I2C, JTAG, …) FTDI Chipi-X10 […]

Encrypted Linux on USB key

January 3, 2012


In this post I suggest a way to have an encrypted Linux installation on a USB key, which to me is useful when I travel and I want to securely access the functionality that desktop Linux offers. I want to have no fear that what I take with me will be stolen, even if what I take with me is a full Linux OS, together with my data and maybe some online passwords saved in the browser.

Encrypting data on USB flash drives with LUKS

August 25, 2011


I wanted to explore a different way to encrypt data on portable USB flash drives other than Truecrypt, so I checked what could be done with Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS). LUKS is an encryption method that is implemented on Linux by “cryptsetup” package, and on Windows by FreeOTFE. It encrypts a partition or a file […]

Bus Blaster v2 JTAG debugger

April 17, 2011


Dangerous Prototypes recently announced the availability of the open source Bus Blaster v2 in their shop (here the announcement). The Bus Blaster is an USB tool to debug microcontrollers and embedded cores in general, and its design is completely open source. I already did a post on the first version of the Bus Blaster, but […]