CryptoCape Hookup Guide
What is a CryptoCape?
The CryptoCape is a collaboration with Hacker In Residence alumni Josh Datko. The CryptoCape is the BeagleBone’s first dedicated security daughterboard. Known as “shields” on other platforms, a BeagleBone cape attaches to the expansion headers of the BeagleBone Black. This cape adds specialized ICs that perform various cryptographic operations which will allow you to add a hardware security layer to your BeagleBone project. It also is a nice device for those performing embedded security research.
In this tutorial, we’ll tour the features on the CryptoCape and show you the software resources available for you to start using the device.
Aside from the CryptoCape, you’ll also need the following items:
Before getting into this tutorial, make sure you’re familiar with the concepts below:
- Beagle Bone Black Proto Cape Hookup Guide
- Integrated Circuits
- Serial Communication
- Using GitHub
- How to Solder