Edukit ATECC608B & AWS IOT & UiFlow

  • Hi, I read the tutorial for creating a thing in AWS IOT core, creating the certificates, download, etc.

    But I don't find anythig regarding using the ATECC608B UID with AWS IOT Core and UIFlow, do you know where could I find examples, tutorials using the certificates that are inside the edukit.

    How could I register my edukit using UiFlow in aws iot core ?

    Thank you in advance.

  • The ATECC is only accessible currently if you use Arduino or IDF but that doesn't stop the Core2 AWS being used with with AWS in fact I badly rote a book and published it on amazon and also have a guide here on using the Core2 AWS with UIFLOW.

  • @ajb2k3 Thank you for your reply, but in UIFlow I can add it like a unit, in port I select custom (SDA/TX:21,SCL/RX:22), with this the DEMO1 in the UNIT ID works ok. In the Demo2 it crashes and it restarts.

    In UiFlow these are the available blocks for the ID unit (ATECC608B):
    WAKE UP:
    wake up

    get info
    read config zone
    serial number
    revision number
    confi lock status
    data otp lock status
    slot0 lock status
    public key 64 bytes
    random min, max
    config zone
    key config
    slot config

    generate public key
    write config zone
    lock config
    create new key pair
    lock data and OTP
    lock data slot0
    create signature data
    veify signature message
    update random 32 bytes

    The problem is that I can not find more information about how to use these blocks.

  • Sorry, I wasn't aware there were blocks for the ATECC

    OK just tried it my self and getting

    Core 1 register dump:
    PC      : 0x4009a973  PS      : 0x00060633  A0      : 0x80099799  A1      : 0x3ffd6d50  
    A2      : 0x0000001d  A3      : 0x00060623  A4      : 0x3ffbd560  A5      : 0x00000001  
    A6      : 0x000000fe  A7      : 0x00000035  A8      : 0x00000000  A9      : 0x00000001  
    A10     : 0x0000abab  A11     : 0x00000000  A12     : 0x3f7760c4  A13     : 0x3f775e7f  
    A14     : 0x000000fe  A15     : 0x00000036  SAR     : 0x0000000a  EXCCAUSE: 0x0000001c  
    EXCVADDR: 0x00000021  LBEG    : 0x40093aa4  LEND    : 0x40093ad2  LCOUNT  : 0xffffffff  
    ELF file SHA256: 0000000000000000
    Backtrace: 0x4009a970:0x3ffd6d50 0x40099796:0x3ffd6d70 0x40097763:0x3ffd6d90 0x4017d699:0x3ffd6dd0 0x400faa7f:0x3ffd6e20 0x40250e2b:0x3ffd6e50 0x400f2b1e:0x3ffd6e80 0x400e44a2:0x3ffd6ea0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd6ec0 0x400e032e:0x3ffd6ee0 0x400ee903:0x3ffd6f00 0x400e4642:0x3ffd6fa0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd6ff0 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7010 0x400ee903:0x3ffd7030 0x400e4642:0x3ffd70d0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7140 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7160 0x400ea318:0x3ffd7180 0x400e97f9:0x3ffd71d0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd71f0 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7210 0x400ee903:0x3ffd7230 0x400e4642:0x3ffd72d0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7330 0x400e0206:0x3ffd7350 0x400e028a:0x3ffd7370 0x400ebc0d:0x3ffd7400 0x400ebc1d:0x3ffd7430 0x400e4576:0x3ffd7450 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7480 0x400ee845:0x3ffd74a0 0x400e4642:0x3ffd7540 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7570 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7590 0x400ee903:0x3ffd75b0 0x400e4642:0x3ffd7650 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7680 0x400e0206:0x3ffd76a0 0x400e028a:0x3ffd76c0 0x400ebc0d:0x3ffd7750 0x400ebc2d:0x3ffd7780 0x400e4576:0x3ffd77a0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd77d0 0x400ee845:0x3ffd77f0 0x400e4642:0x3ffd7890 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd78c0 0x400e032e:0x3ffd78e0 0x400ee903:0x3ffd7900 0x400e4642:0x3ffd79a0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7a10 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7a30 0x400ee903:0x3ffd7a50 0x400e4642:0x3ffd7af0 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7b60 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7b80 0x400ee903:0x3ffd7ba0 0x400e4642:0x3ffd7c40 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7ca0 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7cc0 0x400ee903:0x3ffd7ce0 0x400e4642:0x3ffd7d80 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7db0 0x400e032e:0x3ffd7dd0 0x400ee903:0x3ffd7df0 0x400e4642:0x3ffd7e90 0x400e01dd:0x3ffd7ee0 0x400e0206:0x3ffd7f00 0x40170980:0x3ffd7f20 0x40170c49:0x3ffd7fb0 0x400f7fe4:0x3ffd7fe0 0x40097d55:0x3ffd8020
    ets Jul 29 2019 12:21:46
    rst:0xc (SW_CPU_RESET),boot:0x17 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
    configsip: 0, SPIWP:0xee
    mode:DIO, clock div:1
    entry 0x4008063c

    When the terminal is open and running.

  • @ajb2k3 Thank you for validating it, now the question is where could I find the documents that explain how to use this blocks to connect to aws iot core, instead of downloading the certificates from amazon console.

  • Look me up on Amazon (Adam Bryant), I have a crappy getting started book about AWS and UIFlow

  • @ajb2k3 Thank you, I found your book at amazon store, but in the description it doesn't say anything regarding how to use the ATECC608B with UiFlow. I have done examples subscribing my edukit to aws iot core, but I have downloaded the certificates directly from AWS, the question is how to use ATECC608B with uiflow. Do you have a book that I could buy with this topic?

  • Ah no, I'm actually working on adding that to V2 of the book at the moment following your request.

  • @ajb2k3 Great! Thank you!, please let me know when it is done.

  • Just a little update but no matter what I try, as soon as I try to access the I2C bus with the ATECC608, I get a kernel panic and restart.
    @IAMLIUBO @m5stack

  • Hello guys

    I did some tests with the AWS bottom:

    • When I stack the AWS bottom to an M5Core2 (using @gabrielgc75 trick with the ID unit and custom pins 21/22) I get a crash - something about I2C master not being initialized.
    • However when I stack the AWS bottom to an M5Stack Basic (again using an ID unit but this time with default Port A) it works and I can access the ATECC608.


  • @ajb2k3 It's super buggy. I tried getting this ATECC608 chip working with Arduino code and had very inconsistent results, kernel panics and crashes. The only way I've seen it run consistently is by running the RTOS code in the AWS edukit tutorials.

  • @felmue @greenleaf I've reached out to M5Stack to see if they have a solution.

  • Interesting, It seams that the I2C master bus is not being initialised.

    E (71690) i2c: /home/m5/M5-Workspace/esp-idf-for-m5/components/driver/i2c.c:1273 (i2c_master_cmd_begin):i2c driver not installed
    E (71692) i2c: /home/m5/M5-Workspace/esp-idf-for-m5/components/driver/i2c.c:1273 (i2c_master_cmd_begin):i2c driver not installed
    Guru Meditation Error: Core  0 panic'ed (LoadProhibited). Exception was unhandled.
    Core 0 register dump:
    PC      : 0x400d29ea  PS      : 0x00060230  A0      : 0x800dffe5  A1      : 0x3ffd3450  
    A2      : 0x3f9530c0  A3      : 0x3f76a89d  A4      : 0x3f953070  A5      : 0x00000000  
    A6      : 0x000000fe  A7      : 0x3ffc4c40  A8      : 0x800d29ea  A9      : 0x3ffd3430  
    A10     : 0x00000000  A11     : 0x00000001  A12     : 0x3f953150  A13     : 0x3ffd3440  
    A14     : 0x0000000c  A15     : 0xff000000  SAR     : 0x0000001a  EXCCAUSE: 0x0000001c  
    EXCVADDR: 0x00000010  LBEG    : 0x40093aa4  LEND    : 0x40093ad2  LCOUNT  : 0xffffffff  
    ELF file SHA256: 0000000000000000
    Backtrace: 0x400d29e7:0x3ffd3450 0x400dffe2:0x3ffd3470 0x400e0bcc:0x3ffd3490 0x4016d781:0x3ffd34b0 0x4016d7b1:0x3ffd34d0 0x40097d55:0x3ffd3500
    ets Jul 29 2019 12:21:46
    rst:0xc (SW_CPU_RESET),boot:0x17 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
    configsip: 0, SPIWP:0xee
    mode:DIO, clock div:1
    entry 0x4008063c
           _  __ _               
     _   _(_)/ _| | _____      __
    | | | | | |_| |/ _ \ \ /\ / /
    | |_| | |  _| | (_) \ V  V / 
     \__,_|_|_| |_|\___/ \_/\_/  

  • OK getting somewhere, every time you get a guru or kernel panic you need to hard shut down the core two for 5 seconds or the bug remains in memory.

  • And there is the Issue:
    0_1659771847735_Screenshot 2022-08-06 at 08.43.41.png

    The code is not getting run in the correct order!

    There was a man who had a dog and BINGO! was his Name-O!
    ![0_1659772116790_Screenshot 2022-08-06 at 08.47.52.png](Uploading 100%)

    1 Set forward.

  • 1 Step Forward!

    from m5stack_ui import *
    from uiflow import *
    import i2c_bus
    import machine
    i2c = machine.I2C(scl=machine.Pin(22), sda=machine.Pin(21), freq=133000)
    screen = M5Screen()
    label0 = M5Label('label0', x=15, y=43, color=0x000, font=FONT_MONT_14, parent=None)
    print('Scan i2c bus...')
    addresses = i2c.scan()

    So the code get run out of order and crashes the i2c bus.

  • Hello @ajb2k3

    are you doing multiple i2c.scan() calls on purpose? When I try that I only get an empty list. However doing only one scan works for me.

    I went through older M5Core2 UIFlow firmware versions and all of them crash on me when using the ID unit with custom values for I2C (e.g. 21, 22) in order to access the ATECC608 in the AWS bottom. And UIFlow firmware 1.7.5 doesn't support the ID unit.

    BTW: The ATECC608B has a sleep mode and when it is in that mode it will not show up during an I2C scan.


  • @felmue I'm doing multi scans because I'm not sure how do make one and pass the results to both the Label and print functions.

    Yeh found out about the sleep mode, you have to hard reset the base plate to wake it up before running an i2C scan.
    I'm running 1.10.2 and found the issue is in the i2C setup function.

    addresses = i2c.scan()
    Is just a left over function of what I was testing earlier.

  • And more progress!
    I have stable access to the Core2 AWS' ATECC608b

    >>> help(_ID.ID)
    object <class 'ID'> is of type type
      receiveResponseData -- <function receiveResponseData at 0x3f95ce00>
      read_output -- <function read_output at 0x3f95d1d0>
      publicKey64Bytes -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      verifySignature -- <function verifySignature at 0x3f95d260>
      wakeup -- <function wakeup at 0x3f95cc90>
      dataOTPLockStatus -- False
      createNewKeyPair -- <function createNewKeyPair at 0x3f95ce60>
      signTempKey -- <function signTempKey at 0x3f95d240>
      generatePublicKey -- <function generatePublicKey at 0x3f95d1a0>
      getRandomInt -- <function getRandomInt at 0x3f95cdc0>
      sha256 -- <function sha256 at 0x3f95d270>
      updateRandom32Bytes -- <function updateRandom32Bytes at 0x3f95cd10>
      random32Bytes -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      KeyConfig -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      configZone -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      input_buffer -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      writeConfigZone -- <function writeConfigZone at 0x3f95d280>
      lockDataSlot0 -- <function lockDataSlot0 at 0x3f95ccf0>
      signature -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      readConfigZone -- <function readConfigZone at 0x3f95ccd0>
      get_crc -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00')
      countGlobal -- 0
      check_crc -- <function check_crc at 0x3f95ce20>
      read -- <function read at 0x3f95d1c0>
      write -- <function write at 0x3f95d1e0>
      __init__ -- <function __init__ at 0x3f95cd90>
      slot0LockStatus -- False
      createSignature -- <function createSignature at 0x3f95d200>
      revisionNumber -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      get_info -- <function get_info at 0x3f95ccb0>
      getRandomLong -- <function getRandomLong at 0x3f95cdd0>
      random_min_max -- <function random_min_max at 0x3f95cdf0>
      __module__ -- units._ID
      configLockStatus -- False
      hash256 -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      lockDataAndOTP -- <function lockDataAndOTP at 0x3f95cce0>
      random_max -- <function random_max at 0x3f95cde0>
      idle_mode -- <function idle_mode at 0x3f95cca0>
      calculate_crc -- <function calculate_crc at 0x3f95ce30>
      cleanInputBuffer -- <function cleanInputBuffer at 0x3f95ce40>
      lock_config -- <function lock_config at 0x3f95ccc0>
      __qualname__ -- ID
      serialNumber -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
      lock -- <function lock at 0x3f95cd00>
      loadTempKey -- <function loadTempKey at 0x3f95d220>
      getRandomByte -- <function getRandomByte at 0x3f95cdb0>
      sendCommand -- <function sendCommand at 0x3f95d2c0>
      check_count -- <function check_count at 0x3f95ce10>
      SlotConfig -- bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
    >>> help(_ID.ID.wakeup)
    object <function wakeup at 0x3f95cc90> is of type function
    >>> help(_ID.ID.get_info)
    object <function get_info at 0x3f95ccb0> is of type function
    >>> help('_ID.ID.get_info')
    object _ID.ID.get_info is of type str
      encode -- <function>
      find -- <function>
      rfind -- <function>
      index -- <function>
      rindex -- <function>
      join -- <function>
      split -- <function>
      splitlines -- <function>
      rsplit -- <function>
      startswith -- <function>
      endswith -- <function>
      strip -- <function>
      lstrip -- <function>
      rstrip -- <function>
      format -- <function>
      replace -- <function>
      count -- <function>
      partition -- <function>
      rpartition -- <function>
      center -- <function>
      lower -- <function>
      upper -- <function>
      isspace -- <function>
      isalpha -- <function>
      isdigit -- <function>
      isupper -- <function>
      islower -- <function>
    >>> import i2c_bus
    >>> i2c = machine.I2C(scl=machine.Pin(22), sda=machine.Pin(21), freq=133000)
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    NameError: name 'machine' isn't defined
    >>> import i2c_bus
    >>> Import machine
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1
    SyntaxError: invalid syntax
    >>> import machine
    >>> i2c = machine.I2C(scl=machine.Pin(22), sda=machine.Pin(21), freq=133000)
    >>> print(i2c.scan())
    [52, 53, 56, 81, 104]
    >>> import units
    >>> from units import _ID
    >>> i2c.wakeup
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    AttributeError: 'I2C' object has no attribute 'wakeup'
    >>> ID_0 = unit.get(unit.ID, (21,22))
    >>> ID_0.wakeup
    >>> ID_0.ID.wakeup
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    AttributeError: 'ID' object has no attribute 'ID'
    >>> ID_0.get_info
    >>> print(ID_0.get_info)
    >>> print(ID_0.get_info())
    >>> print(ID_0.wakeup())
    >>> print(ID_0.read_output())
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    TypeError: function takes 5 positional arguments but 1 were given
    >>> print(ID_0.readConfigZone())
    >>> print(ID_0.revisionnumber())
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    AttributeError: 'ID' object has no attribute 'revisionnumber'
    >>> print(ID_0.revisionNumber())
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    TypeError: 'bytearray' object isn't callable
    >>> print(ID_0.revisionNumber)
    >>> print(ID_0.serialNumber)

    Datalog dump from Thonny!