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Bus Pirate v4c PCB community order

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Schazamp got restless waiting for the Sick of Beige version of the Bus Pirate v4, namely V4c, to become available at Seeed. He decided to start a PCB order himself. If you'd like to get one from him, head to the forum and leave him a comment. Nevertheless, I want...

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Bus Pirate v4 back in stock

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Bus Pirate v4 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. It's got a bunch of features an intrepid hacker might need to prototype their next project. v4 has some great new features, but if you want...

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Bus Pirate v4 back in stock

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Bus Pirate v4 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. It's got a bunch of features an intrepid hacker might need to prototype their next project. v4 has some great new features, but if you want...

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Bus Pirate v4 build workshop update

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Here’s a followup to our 30x Bus Pirate v4 build workshop post. You can check out the pics and videos of the group build on Google+: There were four of us involved in the planning and running of the build. We put a fairly large amount of effort into planning...

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30x Bus Pirate v4 build workshop

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Sdixon organized a group build of Bus Pirate v4 PCBs: Yesterday we held our group build and it was a great success. About 25 people built a total of around 30 Bus Pirate V4c. All but one of them worked! The one that didn't work resisted some pretty determined troubleshooting...

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Bus Pirate v4 back in stock

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Bus Pirate v4 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. Compare it to v3: Four times more memory space Integrated, on-board USB (faster) Data storage EEPROM to hold settings Pull-up voltage selections: 3.3volt, 5volt, or external supply 2 extra I/O pins Multipurpose button Bus Pirate v4 is new and shiny,...

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Bus Pirate v4 back in stock

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Bus Pirate v4 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. Compare it to v3: Four times more memory space Integrated, on-board USB (faster) Data storage EEPROM to hold settings Pull-up voltage selections: 3.3volt, 5volt, or external supply 2 extra I/O pins Multipurpose button Bus Pirate v4 is new and shiny,...

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PROTOTYPE PREVIEW: Bus Pirate HV programming adapter v4

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Tayken finished the Bus Pirate v4 HV programming adapter. This adapter allows a Bus Pirate v4 to program PIC microcontrollers that require high-voltage on the VPP ICSP pin (PIC 16F, 18F) to enter programming mode. A DC-DC boost converter is driven by the Bus Pirate pulse-width modulator generates the required...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: Bus Pirate v4

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Bus Pirate v3, and all previous Bus Pirates, are based on a chip with 64K of program space. Last year we stuffed so many features into the firmware that we used all the space. It was time for new hardware based on a new chip. We didn't want to run...

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Bus Pirate v4 PCB built

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

TitanMKD posted picture of his Bus Pirate v4 PCB built. Via the forum. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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LCD adapters for the Bus Pirate v4

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Pietja made two LCD adapters for the Bus Pirate v4: First a cheap, fast, bi-directional passive adapter. The second adapter is an update on the existing BPv3 adapter with PWM or manual control for the backlight and contrast. On both adapters the BP can sense the contrast voltage, there are...

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Solder bridges checking

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

LongHairedHacker shared an SMD soldering experience while building the Bus Pirate v4: A good way of checking for solder bridges is having a bright lamp shining through the pcb. The light will shine through the gaps between the pins, while any solder between them will totally block it. Get your...

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Bus Pirate v4 first complete package release v6-a1

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The first complete release package for Bus Pirate v4 is now available in the forum. This includes a working bootloader and firmware based on the new open source USB stack, utilities, and complete source code. If you have the v4 hardware, any testing is greatly appreciated. There are still a...

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DIY Bus Pirate v3b and v4

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

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.

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Free Bus Pirate v4: USB on PIC 24F

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Honken's new open source USB stack is running on a bunch of PIC 18Fs, even on the MCP2200 USB->serial converter. Our next goal is to get it going on the PIC 24F. This port is the last major hurdle before producing Bus Pirate v4. We'll send you a free Bus...

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FOR DEVELOPERS: Bus Pirate v4

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

An experimental Bus Pirate v4 prototype is now available for $50 at Seeed Studio. This batch of Bus Pirate v4 is intended only for developers and accessory designers. It comes on a green PCB to signify that it's not ready for general use. It ships without a firmware, you must...

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Bus Pirate v4 prototype

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

This is the first complete working prototype of the Bus Pirate v4. The final header will be shrouded. In a related development, McZ tipped us to the PicPack open source PIC USB virtual serial firmware. It could be just the thing we need for the Bus Pirate v4 (and the...

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Bus Pirate v4 rev 2 hello world

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The second Bus Pirate v4 prototype passed the self test today. This update fixes a few minor issues in pin connections, and it's the first prototype with the PIC 24FJ256GB106 that will be used in the final hardware. Follow our progress in the BPv4 firmware development forum.

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Soldered prototypes

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

A big box of PCBs arrived earlier today. Here's the current progress: 3 PIC USB LCD backpacks, 2 Bus Pirate v4, and a USB POV Toy. Still waiting on a couple parts, but these boards are almost done.

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Bus Pirate v4 firmware v5.9

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Bus Pirate firmware v5.9 now compiles for hardware v4. All major new features are supported, even if they don't work on the first prototype hardware version (shown above). This development is a major step forward, but it's still going to be a long time before the v4 hardware is ready...

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  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...
  • jose: Part removal described here is pure butchery, the cheapest hot air station will do a fast and clean job removing the QFP, heat air to...
  • Cody: Yes please