After 2 successfully crowdfunded devices, the Mooltipass team is extremely happy to announce that we've started working on a third device!
As you can guess from the project title, this new device will offer both the (relative) security of a USB connection and the ease of use of Bluetooth connectivity, together with a complete hardware structure overhaul.
Contrary to all our previous Mooltipass devices, our new platform uses 2 microcontrollers: a MCU considered as secure and a standard one. In practice, they are MCUs from the same ARM Cortex M-0 family. As you can imagine, this involves lots of firmware coding so contributors are highly welcome!
And now is the perfect time to embark on a new adventure, using all the experience we gained to provide a device that many customers asked for during these last years: a battery-powered password keeper (hopefully not only!) with USB & Bluetooth connectivity that supports Unicode.... while still being secure.
As you can imagine this is no small task as it does involve a complete hardware overhaul and lots of firmware parts that we haven't made until now.... which is why we need your help!
Here's a non-exhaustive list of the things future contributors may work on:
Secure bootloader design
Bluetooth & USB communications
Random Number Generation
Low power management
New USB protocol support
Low power measurements
Battery charging design
2.4GHz antenna design
The Mooltipass team currently has a few hardware prototypes, that we made to first make sure that nothing technical was getting in the way of this (very) ambitious project. We have a green light!
You may therefore expect in the coming weeks several posts about the technical details of our platform. This first post is here to make an official call for contributors... and here's the kicker: for this new device, we are planning to share our revenue with our contributors based on the amount of time they spent contributing (using colony.io and maybe trello).
Motivated? Come to talk to us on our hackaday.io channel and let's build a great device together!