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Rescuing the Defcon badge with the Bus Pirate

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 in Bus Pirate by DP

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Brandon Vandegrift @bmv437 tweeted, “Got my @defcon badge working again! I must have shorted out either R9 or R10, which are pull-up resistors for the I2C data lines. Without that, the PIC32 can’t communicate with the LED driver board. @dangerousproto Bus Pirate to the rescue, with it’s built in pull-up resistors!”

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