Bus Pirate v4 back in stock

Bus Pirate v4 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. It’s got a bunch of features an intrepid hacker might need to prototype their next project.

v4 has some great new features, but if you want a tool that “just works” the v3 is still your best bet.

You can get a Bus Pirate v4 for $40, including worldwide shipping.

9 comments on this post.
  1. neslekkim:

    Is it the plain v4 version?, not one of the newer ones?, 4c, 4d etc?

  2. Ian Lesnet:

    Yes everyone wanted it sooner than we could get the new one in production.

  3. Zaid Pirwani:

    So, if I am new to Bus Pirate, should I wait for the newer versions of the Bus Pirate to come out rather than this plain V4…???

    I mean how much hardware change is there in the revisions…?

    I really want it, thinking of getting the V4, not V3, please advice…

  4. Sleepwalker3:

    V3.x is still the recommended one (at least it was when I last checked not long ago). V4 firmware has been improved, but if you want stability and good support, V3 is still the go. Current board I think is V3.6, but Seed will give you the latest 3.x

  5. neslekkim:

    yeah, get the v3.x from seeed, sorry if I made fuss here, v4.x is for thinkerers still.

  6. Zaid Pirwani:

    I can wait for v.4c – if it is coming out sometime soon and buy it along with its case..

    I can spend cash on such stuff only once [dollar exchange rates etc], so if there is NOT any major hardware change expected and the current design is final (to some extent) I would rather buy this than v3…

    I can tinker somewhat myself, so it will be nice to have the v4 with the additional features..

  7. Zaid Pirwani:

    yes, I too saw that.. but if the hardware is not going to change by much, then I would invest in v4 instead of v3

  8. Ian:

    v4c, the final version, will have a different shape. That is the only change.

  9. neslekkim:

    Great, since that was also the pcb’s made in the forum:
    http://dangerousprototypes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4511

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