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 […]
The Bus Pirate pinout was supposed to be intuitive, except for one Arduino-like mistake. Each protocol uses the same pin for similar functions, and the pins used are supposed to “walk” up the row. 1-Wire uses Master Out Slave In (MOSI, pin number 1). I2C uses MOSI (1) and CLOCK (2). UART uses MOSI (1) […]
Tips & tricks to add probe wires for low-voltage, low-current signals on small fine pitch circuit boards. Via Electronupdate.
Seeed Studio has a new Bus Pirate v3 probe cable in stock. This cable was prototyped with help from the community using our L-Mark shrink tube printer. Review and posts here. Easily connect to chips with this probe cable for Bus Pirate v3.x (all versions). Each wire has a convenient male pin header for easily […]
Bus Pirate v3 heat shrink probe labels are available now in the free PCB drawer. A random collection of heat shrink labels for Bus Pirate v3 cables. We made these when experimenting with an L-Mark LK-320P printer. 3mm diameter shrinks to 1.5mm or smaller. Random collection of yellow and white.
Prototype Bus Pirate probe cables with heat shrink labels arrived today. We sent professionally printed heat shrink tubes to the cable people (white) and they attached them to 100 cables. We printed our own shrink labels on the L-Mark LK320P and attached them to 100 cables in-house (yellow). Results and cable giveaway below!
Professionally printed shrink tubes arrived for the Bus Pirate probe cable prototype we discussed yesterday. 110 each of 10 labels cost 180RMB ($30). These are about about 5x more expensive than printing them ourselves on the L-Mark (ribbon+tube cost). The the print quality is more consistent than ours and the font nicer, but when it’s […]
Zbig shared his approach to the breadboarding cable for the Bus Pirate. I use single pins soldered to the cables and secured with some shrink tube. I make the labels with Brother P-Touch label maker on a special flexible tape (TZ-FX series). Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available […]
There’s no update from Seeed about a custom Open Logic Sniffer cable, but Sjaak recommended a few other options from Seeed: 1 pin dual-female jumper wire – 300mm ($0.30) 1 pin dual-female jumper wire 100mm 50pcs pack ($4.99) You can pick up an assembled Open Logic Sniffer at Seeed Studio for $45, including worldwide shipping.
s3c shared this picture of a Seeed probe cable kit (left) and a homemade cable (right). What we liked most was getting a glimpse at the workspace.