April 19, 2013

Generate Google Authenticator codes with a Freetronics LeoStick

 If you're a security-conscious user of Google products and make use of the one-time password generator app for your smartphone - this project by Fritjof Boger Engelhardtsen will be of interest. Using our tiny LeoStick Arduino-compatible board, a real-time clock IC and some handiwork - a USB OTP password generator can be made that enters the code automatically at the press of a button - for example:

It's simple, and it works. What a great idea - well done Fritjof. For more information and code, check out the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. Have you made something great and want to share it with the world? Post the details in our Project Showcase forum, and you could even win a prize.

So what is a LeoStick? It's the Arduino Leonardo-compatible board that's cheaper and smaller than the original:

 Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. Plus you can add extra circuitry with the matching protostick! For more information and to order, click here.

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