Bus Pirate v3.8 free PCB build


Mikelelere built a free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB.  The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff.

I eventually managed to get all the required parts to assemble the BP v3.8 free PCB I received a couple of months ago. The microusb connector was such a PITA to solder!! I definitely prefer the good old miniusb connectors. They’re much easier to solder and way much sturdier. Anyway thanks DP for the free PCB!

Via the forum.

If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on Flicker, whatever – we’ll send you a coupon code for the free PCB drawer.

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  1. Can you tell me what the difference is between the v3.6 and the v3.8? I just bought a BP v3 from Seeed, and received a v3.6 (which works fine by the way, and is a lot of fun to play with).

    1. v3.8 is a variant we played with:
      *micro USB connector
      *different pinout (fixed pinout, all bus pirates have wrong pinout)

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