Thomas "StackSmashing" Roth Unveils the Raspberry Pi Pico-Powered Debug'n'Dump Board
New, more powerful debug and analysis tool includes an optional OLED display — driven, of course, by the RP2040.
Security researcher Thomas Roth, also known as "StackSmashing," is working on a debugging and glitch-attack tool powered by the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller board — and based on his earlier Debug'n'Dump Board design.
Roth unveiled the original Debug'n'Dump back in 2019 as a board designed for hardware-based security analysis and powered by the Adafruit FT232H Breakout Board. Its successor, the Pico Debug'n'Dump, is a more powerful gadget — thanks to the use of a Raspberry Pi Pico and its RP2040 microcontroller.
"The Pico Debug'n'Dump board is a board for interfacing with all kinds of hardware using the Raspberry Pi Pico," Roth explains of the work-in-progress project. "It will support: Dumping SPI-flash; SWD [Serial Wire Debug] debugging; basic [voltage] glitching; UART; [Nintendo] Game Boy Game-Link etc."
"It's inspired by boards such as the [1bitsquared] Glasgow, the Tigard, and my own Debug'n'Dump board. Once the device is fully tested & working it will be open-sourced."
One upgrade over the original design is the inclusion of an optional display, a low-cost SSD1306-based OLED panel, which provides feedback on the current mode and immediate display of data. The board supports target voltages of 1.6-5V with eight level-shifted inputs and eight outputs.
Roth has opened pre-orders for the gadget on Gumroad at $25, ahead of shipping in mid-July — or earlier, if the boards arrive sooner. "Please note, Roth warns would-be buyers, "that this is not a finished device, it's a board made for experimenting with the Pico with different hardware & co."
More details are available on Roth's Gumroad page.