Logic Sniffer test release 2.11

The Logic Sniffer is an open source logic analyzer. It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer software at the lowest possible cost. This project is a collaboration between the Gadget Factory and Dangerous Prototypes. Jack posted Logic Sniffer bitstream test release 2.11 with bigger samples and RLE improvements: Extends memory depths from 8k and […]

USB Infrared Toy, web platform back in stock

The USB IR Toy is back in stock at Seeed Studio. Back orders will ship now, and new orders should ship immediately. The latest batch of USB IR Toys has a few minor updates: The IR LED footprint was swapped for a correct version. A plain IR LED instead of the metal-can version. The IR […]

Week in (p)review: June 27, 2010

Last week was full of firmware updates. Here’s some highlights, in case you missed them: Bus Pirate firmware v5 was released. There were a few bug reports, a v5.1 update will probably be released this week. Go north, but don’t fall off the edge. Another release for the Bus Pirate: bootloader v4.3 with a few […]

Free PCB Sunday: Bus Pirate demo board

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few professionally-made PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. Our PCBs are made through Seeed Studio’s Fusion board service. This week we’re giving away […]

Universal PIC programming adapter

Development of the Bus Pirate PIC programmer involves testing a bunch of different chips. This $10 universal programming adapter from Sure Electronics will be really handy. This board doesn’t actually program any chips. It’s an adapter that accepts a lot of different 18-40pin PIC chips and connects the programming pins to a header. The ZIF […]

Bus Pirate: Bootloader v4.3/v4.4 upgrade

See the latest version in the documentation wiki. Bus Pirate developers have been using an updated v4 bootloader for several months. It’s tested really well, so we packaged it in an installer. Bootloader v4.3/v4.4 is a minor update of v4.1/4.2. It is not a required update. Any v4+ firmware will work with any v4+ bootloader. […]

LaunchPad MSP430 development board

Texas Instruments is putting out a $4.30 development platform for the 16bit MSP430 microcontroller. The LaunchPad is aimed at beginners and hobbyists. It accepts several different through-hole chips from the MSP430 value line. We like to use the MSP430 in simple low power designs, but the 4K and 8K size limits on the compiler can […]

Logic Sniffer upgrade v2.1 released

Package v2.1 is the first official upgrade release for the Logic Sniffer. Download it now at the Gadget Factory. This version has a lot of updates that should fix a bunch of problems in the initial release: FPGA bitstream v2.1 with high-speed SPI connection between the PIC and FPGA. This eliminates most ‘hardware not found’ […]

Logic Sniffer upgrade procedure

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. The Logic Sniffer is an open source logic analyzer. It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer software at the lowest possible cost. This project is a collaboration between the Gadget Factory and Dangerous Prototypes. The Logic Sniffer has two parts that […]

Public SVN activity mailing list

SVN commit logs for Dangerous Prototypes SVN and the Bus Pirate project SVN are available on a developers mailing list. Sign up to get email notifications or daily digests of SVN activity, there’s currently 10-20 commits per day. This is mostly useful for developers, but you can also follow progress on your favorite project, or […]