What we've been reading in April (2021)

Here are the articles, videos, and tools that we’ve been excited about this April.

We hope you enjoy these links, and we look forward to hearing what you’ve been reading in the comments or on the Interrupt Slack.

Articles & Learning

Tools & Projects

  • Features - Electric UI
    A firmware library coupled with a collection of frontend components for a React application that is optimized and tailored to suit hardware devices. The firmware library communicates with the React side over a binary protocol over UART (or other transport). The company and blog also have a few neat articles, one about hardware testing and another about using CLion with an STM32.
  • LIEF
    A library to parse and modify executable files such as ELF, PE, and MachO.
  • labgrid-project/labgrid
    Python library which helps to abstract away the painful aspects of controlling hardware boards during manual and automated tests. Includes a pytest plugin for running tests remotely through SSH, allows control of power switches, and even integrates with a few OTA libraries and services. Honestly, sounds very cool. If you’re thinking of writing your own home-grown automated test system, check this out first!


Tyler Hoffman has worked on the embedded software teams at Pebble and Fitbit. He is now a founder at Memfault.