GnuBee Personal Cloud 2

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Nov 10, 2017

Firmware Patch and Early Production

Both the GB-PC1 and GB-PC2 got a nice firmware update and we’ve kicked off production early.

Firmware Update

Most (hopefully all) of you have heard about the Key Reinstallation Attack (a.k.a. KRACK) vulnerability in WPA2 reported last month. While neither GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 nor 2 have wireless capability, the firmware for both is based on LEDE, which is used to run wireless routers, among other things. As such, we recently merged in a large patch for KRACK and other vulnerabilities.

By design, the GB-PC1 and GB-PC2 run the exact same firmware. Really, PC2 is just a physically larger version of PC1 with a few extras (e.g., another Ethernet port) and beefier power system. This makes keeping the firmware up-to-date relatively easy, or at least free from the pain of dealing with multiple, slightly different builds.

Production Begins

In other news, we’ve committed to a manufacturing run of GB-PC2 and tacked on another run of GB-PC1. PCBs, side plates, power supplies, and UART cables are all currently in production. More updates to come.

As always, thanks for your support and feel free to get in touch with any questions or comments.

Larry and the GnuBee team

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Product Choices


GnuBee PC2 Starter Kit

One fully populated and assembled GB-PC2 mainboard, two anodized aluminum side plates, six threaded brackets and bracket screws, and 24 drive mount screws. Power supply, microSD card, and drives not included. Requires screwdriver for assembly.


GnuBee PC2 Deluxe Kit

All the bells and whistles: one fully populated and assembled GB-PC2 mainboard, two anodized aluminum side plates, six threaded brackets and bracket screws, 24 drive mount screws, power supply, imaged SD card, and USB-to-UART adapter cable. Drives and screwdriver not included.


GnuBee Power Adapter

An energy efficient (level V) global input power supply that puts out up to 8 A at 12 VDC through a 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm center-positive barrel jack. Perfect for powering your GnuBee Personal Cloud 2.


GnuBee SD Card

A 2 GB (or greater) full-sized SD card imaged with Debian. Run your GnuBee Personal Cloud 2 directly from the SD card. Copying Debian to an SSD or HDD is recommended, but this SD card will get you started.


GnuBee USB-to-UART Adapter

Debugging made easy! The GnuBee USB-to-UART adapter comes equipped with a 3.5 mm plug to connect to the GnuBee Personal Cloud 2 (or 1). This debugging method is ubiquitous in the world of embedded systems.

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