Week in (p)review: August 22, 2010

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 […]

Week in (p)review: August 8, 2010

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 […]

Bus Pirate STK500v2 AVR programmer firmware

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 […]

AVRDude patch: Program AVRs with the Bus Pirate

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 […]