Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: Dynamic Sampling depths on the Logic Sniffer! Continued development on an USB LCD backpack and a computer controlled voltage/current source/sink. You’re welcome to get involved too. An updated Bus Blaster design was posted. Bus Pirate v4 was assembled and tested. There are some […]
Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: PiratePICprog v0.2 was released, program some PICs with the Bus Pirate Bus Pirate firmware v5.5 with servo driver, updated PIC programming support, new Flashrom command A preview of the inexpensive multi-chip programmer. There’s a lengthy discussion in the forum about fixing bugs and […]
We sent a bunch of PCBs to Seeed Studio’s Fusion service this week. The open source logic analyzer prototype was the most anticipated board, you can get the final hardware for free if you suggest the name. The final design candidates for the PIC high voltage programming adapter went to the board house too. Looking […]
EGHM confirmed that the Bus Pirate will program ATMega8s at 3.3volts from AVR Studio. Thanks for the update. Public domain image by DustyDingo.
See the latest version in the documentation wiki. Here’s an alternate firmware for the Bus Pirate that clones an STK500 programmer for AVR microcontrollers. We ported the GPL’d source from Guido Socher’s AvrUSB500 ATMEGA8-based programmer to the PIC. The firmware should work with any applications that support the STK500 v2 protocol. We used it to […]
We just finished porting STK500 v1 source to the Bus Pirate, but STK500 v2 is required for AVR Studio 4.11+. Fortunately, we found AvrUSB500, an open source AVR programmer that includes v2 protocol handling routines.
UPDATE: Bus Pirate support is now included in the current AVRDude SVN version. Michal Ludvig submitted a patch that gives AVRDude support for programming ATMEL AVRs and serial EEPROMs using the Bus Pirate. AVRDude parses ASCII terminal output at the moment, but we’re working on a raw SPI mode for better speed and performance. More […]