Just a quick status update: the isostick has officially reached beta status!
Support for reading ISO9660 files from FAT16 and FAT32 partitions on the microSD card is complete and the units are ready for [very] preliminary testing. Many features will be added during the beta period.
On that note, some time in the coming weeks I intend to do a full writeup on how the FAT filesystem works. It is targeted at other embedded developers who need to integrate FAT into their devices, as I found Microsoft’s own documentation to be quite obfuscated.
Expect less frequent blog posts during the beta, as I will be working around the clock with the beta testers to create and finalize a lot of really cool features for the isostick!
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