STATUS UPDATE: Bus Blaster v2

We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. Bus Blaster v2 is going to rock! The design is so flexible and fun, we can’t believe it wasn’t the standard FT2232 JTAG debugger design […]

Week in (p)review: January 23, 2011

Lots of progress this week: We released an MCP2200 breakout board, and hacked it to run open source Fun with XC9500Xl and CoolRunner-II CPLDs. The wiki has quick start guides, and two new CPLD breakout board designs The Bus Pirate LCD adapter, MMA7455L 3-axis accelerometer, and MCP2200 USB->serial breakout are all back in stock rasmus […]

USB Infrared Toy firmware v09

USB Infrared Toy firmware v09 is ready to download. New bitbang and UART commands make it easy to manipulate I/O pins and send serial data in response to infrared input. There’s some other user-requested commands rolled into the infrared sampling mode too. Transmit duty cycle adjustment in IR sample mode Added bitbang commands to IR […]

Week in (p)review: October 17, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past two weeks, in case you missed them: A USB Infrared Toy as a USB->serial bridge for an RFID reader Design a Dangerous Prototypes t-shirt for fame and prizes Bus Blaster power up test passes Logic Sniffer 101 introduction and overview Bus Pirate hardware v4 first firmware Three USB LCD […]

Bus Pirate v4 hardware self-test

Bus Pirate v4 just passed the hardware self-test. A test firmware will be available soon. So far we’ve implemented: USB connection Main IO pins Hardware I2C On-board EEPROM, with I2C edit mode v4 hardware self-test Function button Extra axillary pins New LEDs Next we’re going to address a bug in the pull-up voltage select circuit. […]

Bus Pirate v4 firmware alpha – alive!

Bus Pirate v4 is alive! Bus Pirate firmware v5.9 is running on the new Bus Pirate v4 hardware with direct PIC-based USB connection. It started out slow because USB support is hacked into replacements for the existing serial port functions, but the latest SVN version is working great. BPv4 doesn’t pass the self-test yet, but […]

Week in (p)review: October 3, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past two weeks, in case you missed them: Bus Pirate firmware v5.8 USB IR Toy firmware v08 Logic Sniffer firmware v2.1 and updated OLS loader app Jawi released Logic Sniffer client v0.8.5 Web platform v1.1 is shipping now Bus Pirate LCD adapters are starting to arrive PCBs for the USB […]

USB Infrared Toy firmware v08

USB Infrared Toy firmware v08 is ready to download. This download includes the latest firmware for the IR Toy, and an experimental compile for the Hack a Day infrared receiver. USB->serial converter mode using the UART header pins Intruder detection mode (currently undocumented) Code cleanup Experimental compile for the Hack a Day PIC18F2455 IR receiver […]

Week in (p)review: September 26, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past two weeks, in case you missed them: The Bus Pirate LCD adapter v2 design was published, the hardware is available for immediate delivery A new USB Infrared Toy 101 quick-start tutorial A tutorial on using SubVersionN (SVN) to grab our latest code The Bus Blaster and mini-blaster PCBs arrived […]

Week in (p)review: August 29, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: v06 USB Infrared Toy firmware with transmit mode The USB LCD backpack is nearly ready for a prototype The computer controlled voltage/current source/sink picked up a few new contributors Bus Pirate v4 worked over USB for the first time There’s a new collection […]

Logic Sniffer FPGA bitstream/ROM update

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. The Logic Sniffer stores the FPGA (IC3) bitstream in a flash ROM chip (IC2). The PIC microcontroller (IC1) can update the bitstream from a computer using the multi-platform pump-loader application. This feature lets us release FPGA design updates with new features and […]

Open Logic Sniffer assembled, in testing

Openbench Logic Sniffer is an open source logic analyzer. It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer software at the lowest possible cost. This project is a collaboration between the Gadget Factory and Dangerous Prototypes. The Open Logic Sniffer returned from the factory. It will be programmed and tested soon. Seeed makes the rather ambitious […]

Open Logic Sniffer preorder update

This is the manufacturing prototype of the Open Logic Sniffer logic analyzer. Parts are all in-house at Seeed Studio. Procurement is usually the most hazardous and delay-fraught phase of a preorder. Assembly, which will begin by Monday, is usually pretty quick. After assembly, the boards will be inspected, programmed, tested, and shipped to preorder participants. […]