From Nick Sayer on Hackaday.io:
This allows you to securely transport a data set by writing it onto a pair of cards and separately transporting them to a destination for recombination.
The intent is that only the pairing of two cards becomes in any way special. A card pair could be inserted in any Orthrus device and the data would be made available. But with only one card, all you get is half of the data encrypted with a key which you only half-possess.
The firmware source code is available on GitHub:
The assembled board is available on Tindie:
Blecky’s latest project on Hackaday.io is an EEPROM/Flash emulator with a fun name:
SAMD21G18A Sensor Board with Color LED by Mike Rankin. The design files are source code available on GitHub:
Here’s a video of the board:
RasmusB on Hackaday.io is resurrecting a Psion Series 5 PDA:
Bringing a Psion Series 5 into this decade by replacing all the important bits.
The completed result will (hopefully) be a portable modern Linux system with all the connectivity options expected in a modern device.
The keyboard adapter board is available on Tindie:
This is an USB interface for Psion series 5 PDA keyboards. Plug in a keyboard and a USB cable, and use it with any modern computer!
The design files and source code are available on GitHub:
Hackaday wrote about a nifty hack by Joe Grand:
It’s not too exciting that [Joe Grand] has a toothbrush that plays music inside your head. That’s actually a trick that the manufacturer pulled off. It’s that [Joe] gave his toothbrush an SD card slot for music that doesn’t suck. The victim donor hardware for this project is a toothbrush meant for kids called Tooth Tunes.…
Joe published full documentation for the project on his website:
The PCB is shared on OSH Park:
Joe describes the project in this video:
Hear the toothbrush in action:
Lucky Resistor designed this programming adapter for ATtiny13 and similar chips:
As mentioned in my article about designing a cheap plant watering sensor, I built a small adapter which can be used to pre-program the ATtiny13A. This is necessary, because once soldered on the board, I only have a debugWire interface, which has to be enabled first.
The adapter has a small 50mil JTAG header, where the Atmel ICE can be connected with the board. There is also room for a USB mini jack, which is used to power the MCU while programming. A small on-off switch is used to power the MCU and a LED is placed as indicator to see if the MCU has power.
One of the DIL/ZIF adapters is mounted on top of the female headers. Most of the adapters for SO-8, SO-14 and SO-16 will work with this board.
To make the board more versatile, I added a number of jumpers and solder points. By default, the adapter is connecting to the right pins for the ATtiny13A, but you can cut these routes and solder wires onto the board to implement any kind of connection you like.
The design files are available on GitHub:
LuckyResistor has shared the board on OSH Park:
Neven Boyanov has launched a new Tinusaur campaign on IndieGoGo:
The Tinusaur is powered by the Atmel ATtiny85 microcontroller.
We want to bring the cost down to $3 for the basic “lite” boards
and allow more people to be able to get them.