New Bus Pirate v3 probe cable with labels and male pins

Seeed Studio has a new Bus Pirate v3 probe cable in stock. This cable was prototyped with help from the community using our L-Mark shrink tube printer. Review and posts here. Easily connect to chips with this probe cable for Bus Pirate v3.x (all versions). Each wire has a convenient male pin header for easily […]

Free PCB Store restock: Prototype Bus Pirate probe cables

Bus Pirate v3 probe cable (yellow and white) labels are available now in the free PCB drawer.  A prototype probe cable for the Bus Pirate with male pins that fit in a breadboard. Each lead is labeled with a white or yellow printed shrink tube. Fits Bus Pirate v2go up to Bus Pirate v3.5.

Bus Pirate probe cable prototypes and giveaway

Prototype Bus Pirate probe cables with heat shrink labels arrived today. We sent professionally printed heat shrink tubes to the cable people (white) and they attached them to 100 cables. We printed our own shrink labels on the L-Mark LK320P and attached them to 100 cables in-house (yellow). Results and cable giveaway below!

Bus Pirate cable and L-Mark LK-320P heat shrink printer

We’ve been on a multiyear quest to make a durable, affordable, usable probe cable for the Bus Pirate. The one currently sold by Seeed is inexpensive (good) but I’ve never been a fan of the probe hooks used. I typically use male:female, or female:female individual probe wires sold in bundles at Seeed, Adafruit, etc. With […]

Bus Pirate demoboard v5a update changelog

We made a few updates to the Bus Pirate demoboard v5 since the soldering video we posted yesterday. In version 5a we added: A 3.3V pin to the ADC_IN header, to easily connect the AIN pin to 3.3V with a jumper. A Diode D1 to separate the high programing voltage from the rest of the […]

Nonolith Labs CEE USB analog electronics multitool

Ian and Kevin from Nonolith Labs write: Our open-hardware startup just announced our first two projects, both of which are vaguely bus-pirate related. The CEE is a USB analog multitool. It can source and measure voltage and current on two channels, making it a mix of a power supply, multimeter, function generator, and oscilloscope. It’s […]

Bus Pirate breadboard probe cable

Zbig shared his approach to the breadboarding cable for the Bus Pirate. I use single pins soldered to the cables and secured with some shrink tube. I make the labels with Brother P-Touch label maker on a special flexible tape (TZ-FX series). Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available […]

Prototype: Bus Pirate LCD adapter v2

The Bus Pirate LCD adapter v2 enables the mysterious LCD mode on your Bus Pirate. The Bus Pirate can’t control an HD44780 LCD alone, it needs help from a few extra parts. Read the how-to and build your own adapter, or buy it assembled for $9. The v2 adapter is a complete rework of the […]

Bus Pirate probe cable, $7.75

Seeed Studio is now listing a Bus Pirate compatible probe cable kit for $4.90. That’s about $7.75 including worldwide shipping. This cable has been a pretty popular item, we’re really glad Seeed is making them available for everyone. The cable is a kit that you solder yourself. It includes a 2×5 connector that mates with […]

Bus Pirate: HD44780 character LCD adapter

Cheap character LCDs based on the HD44780 chipset come in a variety of sizes: 2×16, 4×20, etc. These displays have two standard interface modes, 4bit and 8bit parallel. 8bit requires a total of 11 data lines, 4bit requires 7 (6 for write-only). Some LCDs support an additional serial data mode, like the VFD Ian covered […]

Prototype: Bus Pirate 3EEPROM explorer board

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. Now you’ve got one of Hack a Day’s Bus Pirates, what do you do with it? Learn about 1-wire, I2C, and SPI EEPROMs with the 3EEPROM explorer board (we pronounce it THREE-PROM, emphasis on the EE). EEPROM is a type of memory […]