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Editing on workshop video nearly complete

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Putting the final touches on the video from Sjaak's workshop. Don't miss the part where he sets a diode on fire.

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

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tWLlkBD9DA[/embed] 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...

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Bus Pirate: Firmware v5.0

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Bus Pirate firmware v5.0 is now available for download. This is the first release with Sjaak’s newterm overhaul. This version has a completely reworked core with lots of new features to make prototyping easier than ever. We encourage you to take a walk around the new interface, go further north,...

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Bus Pirate ‘new terminal’ test release

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

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...

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Recent Comments

  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...
  • jose: Part removal described here is pure butchery, the cheapest hot air station will do a fast and clean job removing the QFP, heat air to...
  • Cody: Yes please