Workshop video #01: Sjaak solders a QFN chip, attempts the BGA challenge

We took our cameras on the road and visited Sjaak’s workshop this week. He showed us how he solders QFN chips with a bit of hot air and normal drag-soldering. We also surprised him with a challenge to solder a tiny BGA chip, see how it turns out. Here’s some links mentioned in the video: […]

Bus Pirate ‘new terminal’ test release

Sjaak is working on a branch of the Bus Pirate firmware known as ‘newterm‘ because it contains a new terminal interface.  It’s ready for an alpha release (download here), and we’d like to invite curious testers to take the new firmware for a spin. Newterm is only compatible with the v4 bootloader using pirate-loader or […]