It has been quite a while since we updated our readers with the current state of the Mooltipass, the offline password keeper project developed by the Hackaday staff and community.
A few weeks ago we presented you the designs that our mechanical contributors had thought of. We organized a poll to get a feeling of what the favorite designs may be and around one thousand people expressed their opinions. The first three favorite designs with their corresponding votes were:
As we don’t want to put all our eggs in the same basket, most of our mechanical contributors are still continuing to work on the popular designs. Their current task concerns the electronics integration inside the different cases.
In the mean time, several prototypes were hand soldered and shipped to the firmware developers located all over the world.
Three to fourteen days later, they could start working on the firmware tasks they had picked. Luckily enough no platforms were harmed during transport, though my 8 years old AVRISP recently died. Several ground rules were strictly established in order to get a good cooperation going. At the moment, we’re quite happy using google groups and Trello to discuss and keep track of the development process.
Things are therefore smoothly progressing. We hope to launch into production other PCB versions (made for the designs) in +/- one month and later ship the assembled prototypes to selected beta testers. That’s an optimistic guess of course! If you’re interested in more constant updates or want to reach the development team, you may join the Mooltipass Google Group.