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BUS PIRATE: USB Micro B connector test

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

USB Micro B is the connector of the moment, but we haven't had a very good time working with it. The bog-standard Chinese generic Micro B connectors on Bus Pirate v5 and Bus Pirate NG1 break constantly. We tested a Micro B connector with through-hole support tabs on the latest...

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Trying a quick turn hand-assembly prototype service

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

These Bus Pirate v5 prototypes were hand-assembled by a random PCBA shop on Taobao. Assembly took two days and cost 80RMB (~$12) for each board, we provided the PCBs and components. Normally we relish a prototype build because it's a source of so many design improvements, but this was an...

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BusPirate.com: Compile PIC and ARM firmware on a cheap server

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Bus Pirate project currently has four firmware builds (v3/v4/v5/vNG1) under two toolchains (PIC C/ARM C). To make this more manageable, we use a cheap VPS to check for new code in our git repo and compile the firmware automatically. Fresh compiles are available for everyone immediately, without any intervention...

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BusPirate.com: Automated documentation updates

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Up-to-date documentation makes a project easy to learn about, but its a really boring job that takes a lot of time. Even great documentation eventually has outdated examples and screenshots that don't quite match the latest version. BusPirate.com has a hacked together toolchain to keep the documentation fresh. It's a...

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BusPirate.com: A dedicated website for docs, firmware, tutorials

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Bus Pirate documentation and demos are all buried in a huge wiki and around the blog, this is less than ideal for such an expansive project. We've been working on a new site just for Bus Pirate stuff. This site is full of hacks that automate boring development stuff. Documentation...

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PROTOTYPE: Bus Pirate Next Gen v1

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Sjaak, fresh off his ARM adventures at SMDprutser, hacked together an STM32-based Bus Pirate prototype we've been calling NG1 (Next Gen version 1). NG1 uses a modern ARM chip with completely open tools and libraries, and sports an integrated logic analyzer . The firmware is very usable, but largely untested....

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Rescuing the Defcon badge with the Bus Pirate

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

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...

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Updated Bus Pirate v3.x concept design

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

  Development on DirtyPCBs.com is winding down, so I've had some time to play with hardware. I've said the same thing for a few years now, but this time it really happened! This update of Bus Pirate v3.x crams in a major new feature, and slightly lowers the total cost....

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Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB build

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

@EnJens tweeted, “Finally programmed my DYI Bus Pirate 3.8! It mostly works! Self test is slightly sad and power LED failing but it works!" 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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Recovering Proxmark3 with the Bus Pirate

Friday, October 20th, 2017

@joan_bono tweeted, "Breathing again! My Proxmark3 works like a charm after re-flashing the firmware using Bus Pirate" Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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Bus Pirate v3.8 free PCB build

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

@ramin_rajabi 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 free PCB build

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

@vijayenthiran tweeted picture of his free Bus Pirate v3 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 PCB build

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Ben Kazemi shares his latest build a Bus Pirate v3.6a PCB.  The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. My latest build - i have to say the yellow soldermask is prettier than it looks on the photos, i also like to think i...

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Precision pressure meter with the Bus Pirate

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Scott Harden has a nice build log on his precision pressure meter project: I just completed building a device capable of measuring temperature to one hundredth of a degree Celsius and pressure to one ten-thousandth of a PSI! This project is centered around an ICstation MS5611 temperature sensor breakout board...

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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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