Miniscope v3 followup

Here’s a few followup comments to the miniscope oscillocope app support for the Bus Pirate.

First a correction. Miniscope source is available under the GPL now, we got it wrong:

Actually source code is available, take a look inside i.e. miniscope_v3_0_0_21.7z and bus_pirate_dll_20101016.7z 7-zip archives. It may be ugly but it’s quite mature and dll interface is so far backward-compatible.

Miniscope was built with Turbo C++ 2006 Explorer and this might be some problem as this IDE is not available anymore (few years ago license was free), but adding another device does not require modifications. Bus_pirate.dll was built with Code::Blocks 10.05/MinGW 4.4.1 (bundled) and should be easy to rebuilt.

Can open source solve your problems and make the world a slightly better place?

Following the instructions above it is simple and straightforward. I am a newbie when it comes to compiling, but was able to figure out how to get the BPv3 to read an RSSI issue that has been dogging me for weeks. I couldn’t justify a USB scope for what I do and sound card scopes do not read DC. This app solved a month-long issue that my DMM would never see –in minutes. So impressed by the utility, I went looking for a Pay-Pal contribution link.

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