Mark Stewart built two free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCBs. The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. 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. […]
Bus Pirate v3.6 acrylic case v1 (DP6037) is back in stock at Seeed Studio. A clear laser-cut acrylic case kit for the Bus Pirate v3.6. Check out our tutorial on how to customize Sick of Beige cases. Get Bus Pirate v3.6 acrylic case v1 for $3.
Recently the forum is flooded with people that are experiencing troubles with the Buspirate v3.6. Pieter in the forum was no exception. He first tried the Buspirate on his Windows 8.1 and Vista machine and went to the forum after finding out hise buspirate didn’t respond to anything. The supportteam in the forum suspected the PIC was not programmed or […]
Bus Pirate v3.6 universal serial interface is back in stock at Seeed Studio. This is the updated v3.6 in a standard PCB footprint. You can get a simple laser-cut acrylic protector for this board for only 3 bucks. Bus Pirate is a hacking multi-tool that has the capability to interface with most IC bus protocols […]
Musti is a fan of the Bus Pirate and writes to share his method for using it to unbrick a TP-Link wireless router. The router had been bricked during a failed firmware upgrade, and Musti was able to desolder the FLASH memory chip and rewrite the bootloader to it using BP along with Flashrom. Get […]
Systemstech submitted a Bus Pirate v3.6 Sick of Beige design. His design has the board mounted on an inner ring with mounting holes, with the other sheets glued together. All the layers are welded with solvent but for the last two the makeup the bottom lid and those two are welded to each other. Four […]
Dave over at EEVblog tested an HD44780 LCD, and he used the Bus Pirate and LCD adapter in his demo. In the video he works with an LCD that has a 2×8 header, but the LCD adapter only supports a 1×16 type. Here’s a prototype LCD adapter board updated with an optional 2×8 LCD header. […]
BADnetwork made a Bus Pirate case out of an unrepairable transformer. We really like how he soldered a button to the PGC and PGD ICSP pins to enter the bootloader for updates. I bought one of these on eBay, It turned out faulty, so stripped it down, turned out it was unrepairable. Looked at the […]
The Bus Pirate is a handy debugging tool, but it’s also a 16 bit PIC 24FJ64GA002 development board. You don’t need a programmer to play, just upload the firmware over USB using the Bus Pirate’s nearly-impossible-to-brick bootloader. It’s easy to go back to the original Bus Pirate firmware at any time. This demo is step […]
Frithjof shares this picture of a hand-made Bus Pirate v3: It really took a long time from printing the layout, over etching, applying tin and solder stop, soldering the parts, uploading the bootloader and finally uploading the firmware. But now it’s ready and it works!!! Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide […]
canghaiwuhen shares this picture of a hand-made Bus Pirate v3b, with a Bus Pirate v4 sitting in the wings. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.
The Bus Pirate v3/SOIC protoboard is back in stock at Seeed Studio. Get one for $10.
Here’s an update on the serial port only Bus Pirate. It’s been constructed and tested: Here it is, all populated. It’s quite crowded, but with some careful planning for doing things in the right order, it was not difficult at all. Thank goodness for solder wick. I found SparkFun’s SMD soldering tutorials very helpful. It […]
It’s easier to program CPLDs and FPGAs from the Bus Pirate with a new firmware and PC application. The Bus Pirate has done JTAG with OpenOCD for a long time. OpenOCD is usually overkill for a simple CPLD or FPGA project though, and many find it difficult to get started. Clear back in Bus Pirate […]
schazamp made a serial port only version of the Bus Pirate v3b: I have long admired the Bus Pirate, and wanted to build my own. Since I already have an FTDI USB-to-TTY cable, I thought I might replace the FTDI FT232RL subsystem on the Bus Pirate (v3b) with a header for my cable, to save […]
Dangerous Protoboard: Bus Pirate v3/SOIC is now available for $10. This is Sjaak’s special Dangerous Protoboard for working with SOIC chips and SMD parts, it includes a Bus Pirate v3 connector for easy testing. It has footprints for: 0805 parts (59x) SOIC chips from .150″ to .3″ (max 112 pins) SOT23-3 (16x) 26×10 pin through-hole […]
Take a look at Seeed Studio’s new pick and place machine. It looks like the board being stuffed is a Bus Pirate v3. Video here. Via the forum. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors Adafruit, Open Source Control Systems, and eHaJo.
The next batch of Bus Pirates will be the ‘b’ revision of the v3 hardware. V3b has the same functions, size, and shape of v3a, and it takes the same firmware. We just made a few minor updates based on our experience manufacturing the v3a over the last few months. Our prototype is green, but […]
Seeed is currently out of stock of the Bus Pirate v3. The next batch should start shipping in a week or two. In the mean time, you can should soon be able to place a back order with Seeed, or pick up a Bus Pirate (and probe cable) at Adafruit. The next batch of Bus Pirates […]
nada demonstrates how to initialize, read, and write an SD card with the Bus Pirate SPI library. Don’t miss the GPS logger project that the SD card went into. Get your own assembled Bus Pirate v3 for $30, including worldwide shipping. Via Hack a Day