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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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Using the Bus Pirate to see if it’s alive- TI HDC1000

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Inderpreet of EmbeddedCode writes: This mini article is part of a larger project an I will link to it at the end. For this project, I was required to use the TI HDC1000 and instead of buying a module, I decided to get samples and a make a PCB of my...

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Bus Pirate v3.8 free PCB build

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Tommi of Mikropure documents his experience building the free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB. 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...

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Getting started with an I2C LCD using a Bus Pirate

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Inderpreet over at Embedded Code writes: I got one of these (The LCD!) LCDs from the budget and the motive is to use them to display air quality. Low and behold I got them and these things are tiny… I mean more than I thought. BUT they should get the...

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Free PCB the other way around

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Last week Sjaak got a free PCB and a small SMD antenna from a user called Claude on the esp8266.com forum . Claude made the board using Dirtypcbs.com. As Sjaak is a huge fan of QFN chips he went straight to his mancave and started to assemble the board. Close-up of the soldered QFN chip under...

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Demystifying hardware security with the Bus Pirate

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Alain Iamburg over at FishNet Security writes: Welcome to Part III of this series on hardware security. In Part II we explored passive data captures of EEPROM read operations over the SPI bus. In this installment, we will be looking at techniques for actively probing and communicating with such chips. Memory...

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Bus Pirate v3 and LM75 temperature sensors

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Brixit writes, "This is a tiny reference for reading the temperature with an LM75a temperature sensor and a Bus Pirate v3 on a Linux computer."   Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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A script to dump an Atmel AT45DB041B 4Mbit SPI Flash part’s contents to disk using a Bus Pirate

Friday, October 31st, 2014

‏@tyler_oderkirk tweeted,  "wrote a tool to dump a AT45DB041B flash chip w/ python & Bus Pirate" Available on Github. Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.  

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DS3231 RTC control and theory with the Bus Pirate

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

@omwah tweeted, "Article I wrote on controlling the Maxim DS3231 RTC with the Bus Pirate" The Maxim DS3231 is an accurate, yet relatively expensive real time clock (RTC). It has an integrated temperature compensated crystal and communicates over I2C. Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also...

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Bus Pirate v3.6 DIY plexiglass case

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Tim designed a plexiglass case for his Bus Pirate v3.6: Just a colourful photo of my newest acquisition, the Bus Pirate v3.6 in a quick 2hr diy plexiglass case More awesome DIY cases. Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.  

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High voltage serial programming for AVR chips with the Bus Pirate

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Leonerd writes: I am happy to report a full success using the Bus Pirate to program HVSP on the 8- and 14-pin ATtiny chips. This requires a small additional bit of hardware, to use the AUX pin to control a +12V supply to the 'tiny RESET line, and the 4...

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Bus Pirate smart card shield

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Bus Pirate smart card shield by Yaehob: Tired of playing with wires, breadboard and so on to interface synchronous smart cards with bus pirate, I made a kind of shield. Thank you Arduino for teaching me this way of thinking :-) Bill of materials 1x breadboard solder 1x smart card socket...

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I2C injection with the Bus Pirate

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

David Um writes: I decided to create a simple lab involving an Arduino Uno, in this case a SparkFun RedBoard, and a BlinkM LED that can be controlled over I2C. The Arduino would have a simple sketch that will update the color of the BlinkM and using a Bus Pirate...

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Video: JTAGulator introduction and demonstration

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hardware hacking guru Joe Grand of GrandIdeastudio has posted this new, detailed introduction/demonstration of the JTAGulator, an open source hardware tool te hat assists in identifying on-chip debug (OCD) and/or programming connections from test points, vias, or component pads on a target device. (We note the Bus Pirate usage at...

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Controlling a PiGlow with the Bus Pirate

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Aaron Brady has written an article on controlling a PiGlow with the Bus Pirate: PiGlow provides 18 dimmable LEDs and is designed to be used with a Raspberry Pi. It sits right on the GPIO header of the Pi. It doesn’t use actual GPIO pins though, because the PiGlow is actually based on...

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Bus pirate, 5110 LCD interfacing

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

s3c writes: The Bus Pirate has to be one of the handiest debugging platforms ever created. It makes it really easy to ensure you know how something works before placing it in your final design. I recently decided to use some of the old refurbished 5110 LCD modules in a...

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