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

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 from developers or friendly forum […]

BusPirate.com: Automated documentation updates

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 Even great documentation eventually has outdated examples and screenshots that don’t quite match the latest version.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 three part process: Test scripts […]

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

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 and tutorials are updated through […]