The Importance of the Maker

Like most of us, I wear many hats. Engineer, ethical hacker, author, and artist. Second only to dad, the hat I value most is that of maker. For me, the title of maker is a powerful one because it contains in itself so many important concepts. A maker is someone who thinks, who designs, who…

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Designing an Escape Room Gadget with Arduino, Eagle, Fusion 360: RFID Part 2

Like escape rooms? Wanna know how to make an RFID puzzle gadgets for escape rooms? In this video series, we will look at the tools and steps to create the electronic hardware, firmware, and mechanical components for an RFID-powered escape room gadget. For more information check out Green Shoe Garage guides at http://greenshoegarage.com/projects/oser/ Part 2 focuses…

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GoR 89: Chirps, Sims, and Scrambled Routes

Gears of Resistance #89 for September 16, 2019 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2019/GOR_0089_16SEP19.mp3 This week we cover: Open Source Escape Room: RFID Gadget Sticker Sensors Chrip Comes to Arduino; Transmit Data With Sound Circuit Express Simulator for VS Code C Playing Nicely With Micropython BLE Central Support Comes to Arduino Virtual Panel for Arduino EAGLE 9.5 Launches Arduino IDE…

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GoR 88: Of Clouds and Certifications

Gears of Resistance #88 for July 24, 2019 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2019/GOR_0088_24JUL19.mp3 This week we cover: Arduino Create Maker Plan Launches Adafruit.io Plus Arduino Nano 33 Boards | IoT | BLE Sense Arduino MKR GSM 1400 Arduino Fundamentals Certifcation | Guide PyBadge CircuitPython Gumroad [Download] For more DIY/Maker, OSHW, FOSS, CyberSec, and STEAM news follow along on Twitter,…

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Writing Arduino Code using Visual Studio and Visual Micro

In this video, we look at jumping up from the standard Arduino IDE and take a stab at programming use Microsoft’s Visual Studio Community Edition 2017 and third-party extension Visual Micro. We also look at how to put our code under source code control using GitHub. Some of the tools we use: Microsoft Visual Studio…

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GoR 87: Internet All The Things!

Gears of Resistance #87 for December 2, 2018 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2018/GOR_0087_2DEC18.mp3 This week we cover: California to Regulate IoT Thieves Steal Tesla, Hacked the Keyfob RF Dragos Raises $37M for Industrial Control Cybersecurity LoC Let’s You Freely Hack Your Own Devices Farmers and the Fight for the Right to Repair Embedded Systems Arduino and Raspberry Pi Offers…

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Arduino Inks IoT Deal With Telstra

At the end of the November 2018 Australian teleco Telstra announced they were partnering with open source hardware leader Arduino to bring next-generation networks and hardware to Australian developers and engineers. As part of the deal, Telstra will sell local developers the forthcoming MKR NB 1500 development board along with a M2M SIM card. The…

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Hardware Tools with IoT Security Applicability

Over the past few years, cybersecurity has entered the public consciousness thanks to attacks that had direct effects on consumers privacy. Attacking traditional Information Technology (IT) systems such as desktop computers and servers can almost be a trivial matter for attackers with even moderate skills. Thanks to the plethora of software tools available and the…

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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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