Demystifying Firmware Debugging

Debugging embedded systems and associated firmware can be more art than science. Is the problem in hardware or is it in software? Both? The ability to understand what’s going inside the processor at any given moment is key to troubleshooting. The difficulty in achieving this deep is understanding is compounded for systems integrators that are…

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GoR Podcast 86: IoT Hacks, Command Lines, Python GUIs and Parts Inventory

Gears of Resistance #86 for September 3, 2018 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2018/GOR_0086_3SEP18.mp3 This week we cover: PySimpleGUI TensorFlow on Raspberry Pi Inventory:  OpenBOM |PartsBox.io |Mouser Inventory Management Arduino Command Line Interface Police Camera Vulnerabilities Hacking Networks via Fax Machines IoT BotNets to attack Energy Grid Demand [Download] For more DIY/Maker, OSHW, FOSS, CyberSec, and STEAM news follow along…

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GoR Podcast 85: IoT Securitygasm

Gears of Resistance #85 for August 14, 2018 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2018/GOR_0085_14AUG18.mp3 This week we cover: EECatalog Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 | CAN Shield | RS485 Shield Microchip ECC508A CryptoAuthentication Chip Microsoft Azure Sphere | 7 Properties of Secured Devices Embedded Vulnerability Assessment Tools Google Tensor Processing Unit Hardware Apple Joins Smart Home Mesh Networking Standards Group WannaCry…

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Open Hardware or Secure IoT: Is It a Mutually Exclusive Choice?

Despite the eye rolls sometimes given to the name “Internet of Things” or IoT for short, no one is arguing that the future isn’t connected. Market soothsayers such as Business Insider recently release their revised 2018 IoT market predictions. Some highlights include 1 billion installed IoT devices in just U.S. homes will occur by 2023….

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Primer on Embedded Side Channel Attacks

“Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” Sun-Tzu, Art of War For much of the history of embedded systems, many product designers and engineers have had the luxury of building rather closed loop systems with little to no interaction with other systems. A so-called “security through obscurity” was perhaps not…

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Arduino Graduates, Enters the Professional World

The humble Arduino embedded development platform marked it’s 15th year of existence recently. Ever since the original RS-232 serial port-based Arduino became a reality, the companies behind the platform have made steady progress in improving the capabilities with each new generations of boards. The board and the associated C-based programming language (originally called Wiring) were…

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GoR 84: Return of the Geek

Gears of Resistance #84 for April 21, 2018 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2018/GOR_0084_21APR18.mp3 This week we cover: IoT and Cybersecurity FTC Lets You Fix Your Stuff Without Voiding Your Warranty Ultrasonic Hacking Google AIY Let’s You Play With Neural Networks Nintendo Labo: Physical Meets Virtual Intel Shutting Down Group Behind AR Goggles Wearable Solar Cells 3D Product Fabrication All-In-One…

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We’re Not Dead Yet!

The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated!  But….. We have sunset STEAM Power Podcast, or rather it will be subsumed into Gears of Resistance as a segment on that show.  In short, life got nuts and I needed to consolidate to stay sane. Also, I was getting tired of doing things I felt were…

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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #6

Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service . That’s why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one… https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/26/dubai-volocopter-passenger-drone-test/ Microsoft’s new coding language is made for quantum computers When one…

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Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #5

Ready Maker One! MakeVR Pro Adds Precision 3D Modeling Tools Want to create precision 3D models in virtual reality and print them out? Sure you do. There are a handful of VR modelers out there, but the brand-new MakeVR… http://makezine.com/2017/08/07/ready-maker-one-makevr-pro-adds-precision-3d-modeling-tools/ That Guy Dressed Up as a Car Seat to Solve a Robocar Riddle Somewhere in…

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