Bus Pirate cables arrive from DirtyPCBs.com custom cable service

We received 100 Bus Pirate cables using our pinout color scheme from DirtyPCBs.com custom cable service. The cables were just over $1 each for 100 pieces. The primary reason we ordered these now is to get a feel for how the pinout color scheme works in practice before we commit to it permanently. The leads […]

Chinese cable and connector vocabulary

Bus Pirate prototype “Ultra” v1c will use a 0.5mm flex cable (FFC/FPC) to connect the display board. Of course we could just order the standard parts from Mouser or SZLCSC, but rooting around on Taobao is fun and gives a better idea of the range of stuff out there. Here’s some Chinese vocabulary that helped […]

DIRTY CABLES: Cheap custom cables available now

Dirty Cables is a drag and drop cable builder that gives you access to cheap custom cable services from China. Build a custom cable, get an instant quote, and checkout. Your custom cables should ship in 3 to 7 work days. Huaqiangbei is full of cheap custom cable vendors with a big pile of samples […]

DIRTY CABLES: What’s in that sample pile?

Massive sample piles advertise the custom cable manufacturers in Huaqiangbei market. A sketch and a few part numbers is enough to get a quote on the spot. These piles reveal which connectors are standard and readily available in the Chinese manufacturing ecosystem. To avoid sourcing problems and production delays its probably best to stick with […]

NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Keyed Cable Kit

How often have you been caught without the right cables? You can salvage an old ugly one from somewhere, or make a last minute part order that delays your project. Never again! The Premium Make Your Own Keyed Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough housing and sockets to make an (almost) lifetime supply of […]

NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit

How often have you been caught without the right cables? You can salvage an old ugly one from somewhere, or make a last minute part order that delays your project. Never again! The Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough connectors to make an (almost) lifetime supply of cables for standard […]

Bus Pirate week, day 2 – accessories and cables

This week is dedicated to Bus Pirate development. We’re cleaning up firmware v6 and getting ready for a final release. Today we looked at Bus Pirate accessories and cables. Here’s some links mentioned in the video: Bus Pirate demo boards Bus Pirate PIC programming adapter Bus Pirate LCD adapter Old Seeed probe cable with cheap […]