Workshop Update for August 15th, 2012

Today we’re editing the Singapore Maker Faire video, hoping to have it roughly done by tonight. The Bus Pirate Demo Board v5 firmware is finalized, only cleanup and documentation is left. Today we added device specific functions to the UART controlled menu, and with it finished the support for all emulated devices, on all three […]

Workshop Update for August 14th, 2012

Today we continued verifying  updates to the Bus Pirate firmware and prepared a beta test release. We also tested fitted some Scheme G Sick of Beige magnet holders in different hole diameters. Bus Pirate Demo Board v5 firmware development continues with the UART menu system now implemented and tested. We continued developing the next version […]

Workshop Update for August 9th, 2012

Today we spent a lot of our time editing the video we filmed on our Singapore Global Geek Tour. Bus Pirate Demo Board v5 SPI and I2C protocols are complete. All 4 devices (EEPROM, ADC, DAC, and PWM generator) are functional on both protocols. Today we started work on the UART interface, which will feature […]

Workshop Update for August 8th, 2012

Today we are flying back to the workshop from our Singapore Global Geek Tour. Expect a full report soon. We successfully added an SPI EEPROM emulator to our Bus Pirate Demo Board v5 firmware. We also had time to finish the SPI PWM generator, and the SPI DAC emulator. We added the 74×573 octal latch […]

Workshop update May 10th, 2012

Work on the POV Toy continues, and it’s the subject of the workshop video this week. We might as well give up guessing the subject of the next video, it’s whatever is on the bench Thursdays. The firmware is being tweaked and calibrated, and finalized for production. We’re thinking about adding mounting holes to the […]

Free analog-to-digital converter demo board

rsdio writes: this was announced on April 1, and somehow I missed. I’m sure they’re all gone by now, but the links still seem to work The MAXADCLite evaluation (EV) kit is based on the MAX11645 ADC, which integrates a multiplexor, FIFO, sequencer, and reference, all for the same price as a competitive stand-alone ADC. […]

Touchstone TS1001 op-amp demo board unboxing

Touchstone Semi sent a demo board for the record-breaking, low power, low voltage TS1001 op-amp. We covered their design competition earlier. The demo board has a complete support circuit so the parts are ready to evaluate.  It’s populated with two TS1001 op-amps, in inverting and non-inverting configurations. Attention component manufacturers: this is how to sample […]

Maker Faire 2011: Bus Pirate demo board

We have a demo board for the Bus Pirate, a bunch of different parts that are easy to explore. It’s simple to demo an EEPROM write/read, etc, but it might be too involved for a hands-on display. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

Free PCB Sunday: Bus Pirate demo board

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few professionally-made PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. Our PCBs are made through Seeed Studio’s Fusion board service. This week we’re giving away […]