Use ESP8266 module as a wireless switcher

Razvan Dubau over at Extragsm posted a how-to on using an ESP8266 module as a wireless switcher: A custom firmware to transform the ESP8266 wifi module into a wifi http based switcher GPIO02 is used as an output pin. You can connect a led or a relay and controll it by a button added to GPIO00. Also the […]

Updating CC3000 firmware with Arduino

Kyle Gordon purchased a CC3000 module from EBay and found that it wasn’t completely compatible with the Arduino library available from Adafruit. The problem arose from the module having an earlier firmware version. So Kyle devised a method using two Arduino Pro Minis to load updated firmware to the CC3000. For more details, you can […]

Workshop Update for January 31st, 2013

We received tools and tested the reflow oven and hot plate. Added a tools section to the forum, you can get the PDF versoin of the reflow oven manual there. The workshop video of the tool unboxing was made. We purchased an air-compressor for the solder paste dispenser, and got to clear almost all back […]

Integrating the XSVF player into Bus Pirate firmware

Jean modified the Bus Pirate firmware to integrate the standalone XSVF player into it. The XSVF player is an alternate firmware for the Bus Pirate that allows it to program CPLDs and FPGAs via XSVF files. I have integrated the support of XSVF Player within the current 6.1 BP firmware as a new bitbang mode. […]

Part Ninja semiconductor tester demo firmware available

A demo firmware for the Part Ninja is available in the forum. The Part Ninja detects they key properties of semiconductors. It can identify transistors, FETs, resistors, diodes, capacitors, and thier pinouts. It also makes a rough estimate of key values like current gain (hFE) for BJT transistors, or the gate threshold voltage for FETs. […]

USB LCD Backpack PIC18F24J50 free PCB build update

Dolabra posted an update on his USB LCD Backpack PIC18F24J50 free PCB build. This version used a different chip than the 18F2550 we used in the final revision. The USB LCD Backpack connects HD44780-compatible character LCD screens to your USB port. I put the bootloader problems aside and finished the UART support. This version will […]

Bus Pirate firmware v6.1 now available

Bus Pirate firmware v6.1 is now available for download. This version fixes a big bug with the SUMP logic analyzer mode, and includes other small updates for hardware v3 and v4. Download release package (most people want this) Download source archive (code, junk, everything) Update instructions Bus Pirate firmware v6.1 changelog: Fixed broken SUMP logic […]

Bus Pirate firmware v6.0 now available

Bus Pirate firmware v6.0 is now available for download. v6 includes a ton of fixes for hardware v3 and v4. Hardware v4 is much more usable, and several new v4 features are enabled. A huge thanks to Brent for all his contributions to hardware v4 support! Download BusPirate.package.v6.0.zip release package Firmware update instructions for hardware […]

Bus Pirate development week – day 1

This week is dedicated to Bus Pirate development. We’re cleaning up firmware v6 and getting ready for a final release. Today we documented the development process to help any prospective developers find their way around the Bus Pirate source. In the video: Compile the Bus Pirate firmware Basic work with SVN Soldering a demo board […]

Velleman K8062 3rd party firmware upgrade

Velleman K8062 DIY kit is one of the most successful DMX transmitters sold world-wide, but it is also one of the poorest performers. Velleman uses an antiquated slow speed USB protocol on a device that supports Full Speed USB. A community developed firmware upgrade that offers up to 80x times better performance is currently undergoing […]

USB Infrared Toy firmware v20 final released

Infrared Toy firmware v20 final is now available for download. This is an update for all IR Toy hardware versions. Thank you to all the testers and developers who made this happen. Download release package Download source archive Last week we released v20-RC1, but it took two more release candidates to get everything in order. […]

Bus Blaster release package v2.0

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Linux Web board in-progress release package

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Breakout boards release package v1.0

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

xQFP protoboard release package

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]

Microcontroller quick start schematics release package v1

Over the last few weeks we did a massive cleanup and reorganization of our SVN code repository. Most projects now follow a standard directory structure. All our in-progress and stalled project files are now completely open and available to anyone. We also included all the manufacturing resources used to initiate production at Seeed, and the […]