Today was mostly documentation day. We wrote another Eagle tutorial, this time on how to make plated holes for your PCBs. We will run it tomorrow, as our regular “HOW TO” post. We also continued with some renders of a soon to be released product. We spent lots of time editing the render in Photoshop, […]
You can now sign in to the documentation wiki with your forum user name and password. Anyone with a forum account can add pages, fix errors, and make updates. For the last couple months wiki registrations have been disabled. Wiki spammers are relentless, recaptcha and bad behavior only slowed the stupidest bots. It’s a lot […]
There will be some site upgrades during the wee hours* tomorrow, between 10am and 2pm GMT. There may be outages and strange behavior on the blog and wiki. The forum will be unaffected.
Over the last few weeks we moved most project-related stuff to the new documentation wiki. This week it became official: we pointed all the project links at the top of the blog to the new wiki pages. Here’s some highlights: Projects currently in development Project list Updated Bus Pirate manual Get involved: help wanted
The documentation wiki for the USB Infrared Toy has been updated. There’s new upgrade instructions, mode overview pages, and easy access to the schematic and partlist. We could still use some help documenting the connection procedure for Linux and Mac. A picture of the IR Toy connecting to Windows for the first time would also […]
See the latest version in the documentation wiki. The USB IR Toy test firmware v1.04 has a new infrared sampling mode that will be used by the upcoming WinLIRC plugin. This mode times the duration of infrared pulses and sends the measurements to the computer. It’s currently receive-only, but we’ll add a compatible transmit feature […]
Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: Bus Pirate firmware v5.2 was released with lots of bug fixes and new features. Bus Pirate v4 and an update to the USB IR Toy were posted in the forum for discussion. We investigated ad options for a small kit biz. The documentation […]
There’s a freshly updated Bus Pirate menu command and syntax guide on the documentation wiki. This guide consolidates a ton of notes and caveats that were previously spread around tons of smaller posts. It is updated to the firmware v5.2 release candidate. The main Bus Pirate wiki page has also been updated. A lot of […]
Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: Bus Pirate firmware v5.1 was released. v5.0 was a major update with lots of changes, v5.1 corrects some bugs we missed in beta testing. Logic Sniffer test release v2.11 extends the memory available for samples and implements RLE for 8 and 16bit modes. […]
A new documentation wiki has replaced the old project manual pages. A bunch of stuff has already been moved and formatted for the wiki. The wiki is open for public editing. We could use your help moving and updating guides, and adding important details from the blog comments. If you move something from the blog […]
scj made a wiki about using the Bus Pirate with Arch Linux. It covers creating a udev rule to name the Bus Pirate /dev/buspirate, and communication with minicom, screen, and picocom. Thanks for the tip!