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Sigrok: Open source logic analyzer client

Friday, May 21st, 2010

We previously posted the Sigrok open source logic analyzer client.  They've done a lot of work and it now supports the Saleae Logic, EE Electronics XLA/ESLA100, and ASIX SIGMA. Open Logic Sniffer support is in progress, which will enable Bus Pirate support at the same time. The Logic Sniffer is...

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Sigrok: Open source logic analyzer client

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Bert tipped us to the Sigrok open source logic analyzer client. Sigrok is a multi-platform client that aims to support most common logic analyzer hardware. It currently only supports the Saleae Logic, but Open Logic Sniffer support is in progress. Preorder an Open Logic Sniffer for $45, including worldwide shipping....

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Utilities: Picture Resizer 4.0

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Picture Resizer is a batch image processor we couldn't live without. Drag and drop images onto the executable to resize and adjust quality. The really cool part is how you configure the image settings: just change the file name.  PhotoResizeW450Q95O.exe resizes images to 450 pixels wide (W450) and saves a...

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Flashrom GUI frontend

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Sean Nelson has a design preview of a GUI frontend for the open source Flashrom utility. Carl-Daniel Hailfinger recently added support for the Bus Pirate to Flashrom, we covered it here.

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Import images into Cadsoft Eagle

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

We're trying to take it up a notch by adding the Dangerous Prototype logo to future PCBs. We weren't sure how to do this in Cadsoft Eagle, so we thought we'd share what we did. The Cadsoft miscellaneous downloads page has a number of utilities and Perl scripts that convert...

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What's your favorite HEX editor?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

A HEX editor lets you view and edit raw values in any computer file. We like HxD for Windows, it's free but not open source.  It has extensive search features for locating a specific string or value sequence in a huge binary blob. It also opens raw drives, including boot...

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