Giorgio designed a PIC programmer using a Raspberry Pie and a few external components. Always great to see a new way to program chips. Will the R-Pi become a universal programmer? Via Hack a Day.
Fezoj made some updates to the user interface of his AVR-based PIC programmer. The project supports the PIC24F microcontrollers used in the Bus Pirate. There’s still lots of work to be done on this project, so if you’d like to contribute join the discussion in the forum.
Josef built this homemade version of the Bus Pirate. Unfortunately he didn’t have a programer to upload the firmware, so being a good hacker he designed and built his own. The programer is AVR based and uses a MAX232 IC to interface with the computer. He promised to post the AVR firmware, and the programing […]
“Hello, Recently I start to read dangerous proto blog and I must say that I am a fan of your site and your projects. I am not a PIC guy but recently I decided to make a bus pirate using a free pcb I got through the site. I have a question to ask. Which […]
mikroProg is a fast USB 2.0 programmer with mikroICD hardware In-Circuit Debugger. Smart engineering allows mikroProg to support PIC10, PIC12, PIC16, PIC18, dsPIC30/33, PIC24 and PIC32 devices in a single programmer! It supports 570 microcontrollers from Microchip. Outstanding performance, easy operation and elegant design will blow your mind. mikroProg lists for $99 plus shipping and […]
Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: The Bus Pirate PIC programmer has rescued a couple more Logic Sniffers. No problems have been reported so far. Pirate-loader is an application that loads firmware updates into the Bus Pirate. We got it to compile with MinGW and wrote a short tutorial. […]
Some Logic Sniffers shipped without a bootloader, and will require a firmware flash before USB upgrades are possible. This post describes how to program the OLS bootloader using a Bus Pirate. It’s also possible to program the bootloader with a PIC programmer like a PICkit or ICD2. If you don’t have a Bus Pirate or […]
Firmware v4.5 for the Bus Pirate can be downloaded here. Changes include: New binary rawwire command for PIC programmer (Logic Sniffer rescue) OpenOCD support (may have been missing from v4.2) Fix to terminal input parser accepting out-of-range characters bug Other minor fixes This will be the last v4 release. The next release will be v5.0 […]
The Bus Pirate PIC 24F programmer will now successfully erase a PIC 24F and read the chip ID. In the future this could be a handy way to unbrick one Bus Pirate with another. Our goal is to make all Dangerous Prototypes projects repairable via a Bus Pirate programmer. We couldn’t get the commands in […]
Can one Bus Pirate program another? Not yet, but we’ve been hard at work on it. This post is about a new application, available here, that will program PIC 24Fs from the Bus Pirate. Everything looks great on a logic analyzer, but it’s not working yet. Maybe you can help us figure it out, and […]
We’re looking for a C programmer who can add serial port output to usbpicprog. It’s all that stands in the way of bringing PIC 12F/16F/18F/ds30 programming to the Bus Pirate*. usbpicprog is an open source multi-platform programmer that uses wxWidgets toolkit and libusb. It currently sends byte commands to a USB HID driver. Your goal, […]
Last week we made the Bus Pirate into an AVR STK500v2 compatible programmer by porting some existing open source code. Now we’re looking for a similar code-base that programs PIC microcontrollers. The PIC programmer landscape is a bit sketchy. As we understand, it’s not feasible to impersonate an existing programmer interface like the PICKIT2 or […]