A New Can-Opener

There are times that I need to reprogram an embedded system. Usually I have to crack open the laptop, a serial communication device, and hook everything up just to download a new or updated program into the device.

And if anything goes wrong its catastrophic!

I was think of making a device that could to the same thing but was totally self contained; rechargeable battery, built in serial communication device, and storage (Flash RAM) all in a USB Stick format.

At the moment, it is mostly working hardware and the operating system is setup as a hardware test rather than a user friendly operating system.

Here is a few photos of the start of this project;


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