[Tinkerphones] New tinkerphone gadgets in Goldelico shop?

Belisko Marek marek.belisko at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 11:42:11 CET 2017


On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:33 AM, H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>> Am 04.11.2017 um 22:17 schrieb Niels <nift at maclisp.org>:
>> "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> writes:
>>> Hi Paul,
>>>> Am 03.11.2017 um 13:06 schrieb Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk>:
>>>> On Friday 3. November 2017 10.54.44 H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>>>>>> Am 03.11.2017 um 10:32 schrieb Thomas Munker <t.munker at gmx.net>:
>>>>>> i would like to see some small cryptographic hardware, like eg. yubikey.
>>>>>> At best easy interfaceable to gta02/gta04 or with necessary interface
>>>>>> hardware
>>>>> I have checked what they have:
>>>>> https://www.yubico.com/product/yubikey-4-series/
>>>>> <https://www.yubico.com/product/yubikey-4-series/>
>>>>> It seems they offer USB-A and USB-C. So neither Mini nor Micro-USB. So it
>>>>> needs a proper adapter.
>>>> There is an article on LWN.net about these devices and others:
>>>> https://lwn.net/Articles/736231/
>>>> It covers the Yubikey NEO and Yubikey 4 plus the Nitrokey Pro and FST-01.
>>> Interesting reading!
>>> To me it looks as if it would best fit our community to simply build
>>> enough FST-01 units, so that they are not out of stock...
>>> Everything is said to be free and open, even if the device isn't the fastest one:
>>> https://github.com/vinaebizs/fst-01
>>> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/SeeedDocument/FST-01/master/img/Fst-01-schematic.png
>>> So it looks not very difficult to have them produced and stocked by us at
>>> a reasonable price.
>> I agree.
>> I have been wanting a FST-01 for a while, but not found any place to
>> buy one.
> I have studied the schematics and it will take less than 1 day to prepare for
> producing some clone...
> Cost is also reasonable, e.g. something below 30€ seems feasible for tiny
> quantities (if produced in batches of 10). So it is possible to provide
> permanent supply.
> What I understood is that it needs some flashing tool to be connected to
> a jumper. Maybe someone can elaborate this.
> One thing is to be discussed about the USB interface:
> Should we keep the USB-A plug or try to replace it by an Mini-USB-A so that
> it can be directly plugged into a GTA0x?
> Or even 3 variants with Standard-USB, MiniUSB and µUSB? Or does someone have
> an idea if multiple sockets are feasible?
> USB-C makes no sense IMHO, because then a much faster processor with USB3 speed
> should be used... This would be a completely different project.
> So what can be the next steps?
> * I await your comments and comments about being interested
> * maybe someone should take care about the programming procedures
I have experience with programming stm32 (there exists stm32uart
utility which can burn SW) but in this case I'm unsure.
Does stm32 boot from external spi flash or external spi flash is used
for something else?
> * then I can open a shop entry for preordering
> * I can prepare production data
> * and order 2-3 samples and have them built
> * those samples go to those doing the first preorders
> * things would be tested/debugged
> * after that it is possible to provide permanent service for the community until components become EOL
> BR,
> Nikolaus
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