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Bus Pirate v3.8 free PCB build

Monday, March 13th, 2017

@kevinneubauer tweeted picture of his free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB build. 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...

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Bus Pirate v3.8 free PCB build

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

@incyi tweeted picture of his free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB build. 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...

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Logging I2C Data with Bus Pirate and Python

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Scott Harden writes, "I’m working on a project which requires I measure temperature via a computer, and I accomplished this with minimal complexity using a Bus Pirate and LM75A I2C temperature sensor." More details at SWHarden.com. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our...

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Bus Pirate v3 SPI + flashrom reading WD800JD EEPROM

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH_cIrPxn5c[/embed] Mich tweeted, "Using Bus Pirate to read the firmware residing in EEPROM of WD800JD...soon reversing will start." Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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Video: Talk MIDI with the Bus Pirate on Talk Like a Pirate Day

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICzDtjcUjbs[/embed] Here's a video tutorial on how to set up the Bus Prate for the MIDI protocol from Bent-Tronics: Until now there hasn't been much on the interwebs on how to set up the Dangerous Prototypes Bus Pirate for decoding MIDI data. Here's my contribution, which happens to be on International...

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Controlling Bus Pirate with Python

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Scott W Harden writes, "After using the AVR-ISP mkII for years (actually the cheap eBay knock-offs) to program ATMEL AVR microcontrollers, today I gave the Bus Pirate a shot. Far more than just a microcontroller programmer, this little board is basically a serial interface to basic microcontroller peripherals." Full details at SWHarden...

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Using a Bus Pirate to connect to a Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Scott Dixon describes on his website how he used the Bus Pirate to connect to a Raspberry Pi: The other day I found myself with a Rasberry Pi that I wanted to use but I had forgotten my FTDI UART cable. What I did have is my Bus Pirate v3.6...

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C64/SX64 RAM Cartridge (SD2IEC part)

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Sjaak designed and built a C64 RAM/ROM cartridge, which has a 6264 SRAM chip and an Atmel 644.  He did program an Atmega with a Bus Pirate: Today came in the Atmega644P’s in TQFP package I scored on eBay. Today I’m focusing on the SD2IEC part of the RAM cartridge. I was...

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DroidScript, Bus Pirate helper app for your Android device

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

JamesNewton writes, "I finally managed to write a USB OTG helper script for talking to the Bus Pirate.  The biggest problem I have with the Bus Pirate is that on the human side it speaks in very terse, hard to remember, codes. The point of this script is to make...

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Bus Pirate SPI sniffer using RealTerm for highspeed transfer

Monday, October 26th, 2015

pyblendnet-js  writes: The Bus Pirate has at least three other out-of-the-box methods of sniffing SPI data from a Master and Slave communication: - The Bus Pirate GUI - Bus Pirate SPI Sniffer Utility - Third party tools such as the Sump Logic Analyzer Client - an example here. I believe...

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Make your own Katy

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Steve Chamberlin wrote a how-to on building your own 68 Katy. We wrote about it previously: Assembling the PCB requires soldering one surface mount component, the 44 pin CPLD in TQFP package. It can be soldered with a standard iron using the drag soldering method (my preference), with hot air,...

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ESP8266 firmware flashing with a Bus Pirate

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Jonathan Endersby writes, "Flashing the firmware on an ESP8266 is apparently not so straight forward. This is the process I used to get it to work reliably." Via Hackaday.io Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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DIY csCNC – 2 (Linistepper driver and testing with Bus Pirate)

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Oakkar7 has a nice build log on his DIY csCNC, he writes: Since I started building DIY CNC, I checked the free, opensource motor controller. There are several alternatives. I chose linisteppr controller. – Simple and cheap (my first priority :) ) and I can source required parts locally – ...

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Bus Pirate v3.8 free PCB build

Monday, May 25th, 2015

@kizzap88 tweeted picture of his free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB build.  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...

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Bus Pirate support in Python3 for I2C scripting

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Steve aka hwstar writes, "I just wanted to let you know that I modified the python Buspirate Bitbang.py file and the I2C.py file to support Python 3.4 for a project I'm working on, and wanted to share these files with the community as they are open source. I uploaded the modified...

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Talk SPI to EEPROM part3: Test SPI Protocol with Bus Pirate

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Jan Cumps tested out SPI Protocol using a Bus Pirate: It wasn't my initial intention to use the Bus Pirate. But my first naive attempts to talk from Hercules to EEPROM failed. I could create the SPI instructions with the LaunchPad, but I didn't get a reply back from the 25LC256....

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LED strip testing with Bus Pirate

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Drew tested out some addressable RGB LEDs he bought during Hacker Camp, using a Bus Pirate.    Via Shenzhen_hacker_hole WeChat group. The LDP6803 uses SPI for communication. A power supply and a Bus Pirate and I was able to change colors without code. The chip uses a 7bit encoding of colors...

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ESP-03 modules with the Bus Pirate

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Tim Jagenberg writes: Today I received the ESP-03 modules I had ordered from Shanghai. A nice little breakout for the ESP8266EX with ceramic antenna. Due to the 2mm spacing between the contacts on the sides, I had to bend the headers into shape before soldering them to the module. As an...

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Programming Arduino Pro Mini with Bus Pirate

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Dana Harding writes: Program an Arduino Pro Mini 328 [sparkfun] board using a Bus Pirate. I tried setting up the Bus Pirate as a transparent bridge for UART to use the Arduino boot loader. I got as far as manually sending 0x30 0x20, and receiving a 0x10 0x14 – establishing communication...

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Bus Pirate: Custom UART baud rates

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Emil of Unwind.se wrote an article on how to use custom UART baudrates on a Bus Pirate: I made Bus Pirate-baud rate to help when setting custom UART baud rates on the #buspirate. Easier than binary downloads. Via Twitter. Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from...

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