What we've been reading in November (2020)

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

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

Neat Projects

  • Embedded Virtual Machine Core Project by Phillip Johnston of Embedded Artistry
    An ambitious project with the goal of providing an “embedded virtual machine” on top of various hardware platforms. There is already an nRF52 port, which is worth checking out. The project also primarily uses the Meson build system and could serve as a good learning experience.
  • kriswiner/MPU6050 - A great reference on IMU sensor fusion.
  • Map File Browser - A GUI-based tool to help analyze .map files and investigate the code and data usage. Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
  • AtomicObject/Heatshrink - An open-source compression library for embedded systems by the development shop Atomic Object. It came up in the Interrupt Slack group as a production-ready solution for compression with as little as a 50 byte memory buffer!


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