Bus Pirate v3.6 universal serial interface is back in stock at Seeed Studio. This is the updated v3.6 in a standard PCB footprint. You can get a simple laser-cut acrylic protector for this board for only 3 bucks. Bus Pirate … Read more
Category Archives: BP v3
Musti is a fan of the Bus Pirate and writes to share his method for using it to unbrick a TP-Link wireless router. The router had been bricked during a failed firmware upgrade, and Musti was able to desolder the … Read more
Systemstech submitted a Bus Pirate v3.6 Sick of Beige design. His design has the board mounted on an inner ring with mounting holes, with the other sheets glued together. All the layers are welded with solvent but for the last … Read more
Dave over at EEVblog tested an HD44780 LCD, and he used the Bus Pirate and LCD adapter in his demo. In the video he works with an LCD that has a 2×8 header, but the LCD adapter only supports a … Read more
BADnetwork made a Bus Pirate case out of an unrepairable transformer. We really like how he soldered a button to the PGC and PGD ICSP pins to enter the bootloader for updates. I bought one of these on eBay, It … Read more
The Bus Pirate is a handy debugging tool, but it’s also a 16 bit PIC 24FJ64GA002 development board. You don’t need a programmer to play, just upload the firmware over USB using the Bus Pirate’s nearly-impossible-to-brick bootloader. It’s easy to … Read more
Frithjof shares this picture of a hand-made Bus Pirate v3: It really took a long time from printing the layout, over etching, applying tin and solder stop, soldering the parts, uploading the bootloader and finally uploading the firmware. But now … Read more
canghaiwuhen shares this picture of a hand-made Bus Pirate v3b, with a Bus Pirate v4 sitting in the wings. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.
The Bus Pirate v3/SOIC protoboard is back in stock at Seeed Studio. Get one for $10.
Here’s an update on the serial port only Bus Pirate. It’s been constructed and tested: Here it is, all populated. It’s quite crowded, but with some careful planning for doing things in the right order, it was not difficult at … Read more
It’s easier to program CPLDs and FPGAs from the Bus Pirate with a new firmware and PC application. The Bus Pirate has done JTAG with OpenOCD for a long time. OpenOCD is usually overkill for a simple CPLD or FPGA … Read more
schazamp made a serial port only version of the Bus Pirate v3b: I have long admired the Bus Pirate, and wanted to build my own. Since I already have an FTDI USB-to-TTY cable, I thought I might replace the FTDI … Read more
Dangerous Protoboard: Bus Pirate v3/SOIC is now available for $10. This is Sjaak’s special Dangerous Protoboard for working with SOIC chips and SMD parts, it includes a Bus Pirate v3 connector for easy testing. It has footprints for: 0805 parts … Read more
Take a look at Seeed Studio’s new pick and place machine. It looks like the board being stuffed is a Bus Pirate v3. Video here. Via the forum. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also … Read more
The next batch of Bus Pirates will be the ‘b’ revision of the v3 hardware. V3b has the same functions, size, and shape of v3a, and it takes the same firmware. We just made a few minor updates based on … Read more
Seeed is currently out of stock of the Bus Pirate v3. The next batch should start shipping in a week or two. In the mean time, you can should soon be able to place a back order with Seeed, or pick … Read more
nada demonstrates how to initialize, read, and write an SD card with the Bus Pirate SPI library. Don’t miss the GPS logger project that the SD card went into. Get your own assembled Bus Pirate v3 for $30, including worldwide … Read more
Bus Pirate bootloader v4 upgrades have gone great so far. We’d like to invite most users to upgrade now, though if you’re in the middle of a project it might be best to wait. Resources: v2 to v4 bootloader upgrade … Read more
Lots of us have been waiting for an update on Ril3y’s laser cut Bus Pirate case. Synthetos Laboratories (Ril3y’s store) now lists them in clear ($12.99), translucent red, and translucent black (both $14.99). Up to three cases can be shipped … Read more
Seeed Studio had cases made for the Bus Pirate v3, available immediately for $2.50.