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Our goal is to release a new open hardware project every month. This is a list of our projects that are currently in production. You can also see in development projects, and stuff we never got around to finishing. All the files and documentation are open source, feel free to reuse and share them. If you'd like to build a project yourself, free PCBs might be available.

This documentation is a wiki for anyone to edit. Please don't be shy, make corrections and contributions when you like.



Bus PirateBpv3-side-450-W250.jpgFor every hardware hacker, there's the Bus Pirate. Figure out a new chip without writing code, program AVR microcontrollers, and more. Forget elegant abstraction, learn about electronic interfaces at a very low level. Get your own Bus Pirate for $30, including worldwide shipping.

Grab a Bus Pirate probe cable kit for $4.99 and Bus Pirate LCD adapter v3 for $9 at the same time!

Open Bench Logic SnifferOls-short-W250.jpg Open Bench Logic Sniffer is an open source logic analyzer. It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer software at the lowest possible cost. Get your own assembled Open Logic Sniffer for $50.
Bus BlasterBus-blaster-cover-shot2-W250.jpgAn open source JTAG programmer and debugger with high-speed USB 2.0. Buffered interface works with targets from 1.2volts to 3.3volts. Get an assembled Bus Blaster for $34.95.
Logic PirateLogic pirate sml.jpgThe Logic Pirate is an inexpensive, yet capable open source logic analyzer. It can sample 8 channels at 20 million samples per second, and may be overclocked for even faster acquisitions. It's designed to support the open source SUMP logic analyzer protocol with software available for most operating systems. Get an assembled Logic Pirate for $30.00.
USB Infrared ToyUsb-irtoy-v2-W250.jpgThis infrared hacking tool can visualize infrared signals with logic analyzer software, record and replay infrared signals, and decode them. You can get an assembled USB IR Toy for $19.50.
ATX breakout board bench supply160px-ATX BB HW.jpgRecycle an old ATX computer power supply into a beefy bench supply with -12, 3.3, 5, and 12 volt outputs. Available for $13.80.
Sick of Beige caseSoBv1 little.jpgSick of Beige cases are simple protectors and enclosures for hobby electronics project. Design your project with our standard PCB templates and it's ready for an enclosure. Available for $3.
CPLD: Complex programmable logic devicesXc9572-cpld-breakoutvib-W250.jpg XC9572XL and XC2C64A (CoolRunner-II) CPLD development boards. Simple development boards with a heap of schematic, Verilog, and VHDL tutorials. Available now for $15 each.

More projects

PIC LCD backpackPic-lcd-backpackv4 .jpgUSB and serial control backpack for simple HD44780 character LCD screens. Get one for $16.95.
Dangerous Prototypes breakout boardsFt2232h-breakout.jpgWe've got a breakout board for the FT2232 USB2.0 480Mbps serial IO IC ($27).
Dangerous Proto boardsXQFP-breakouts-v1.0.jpgA growing collection of surface mount prototyping boards for SOIC and TQFP. With or without 0805/SOT23/Bus Pirate prototyping areas. $2.40 - $3.
Bus Pirate LCD adapter v2BusPirateLCDv2-W250.jpgControl HD44780 LCDs from the Bus Pirate with this breakout board. You can build the adapter with a few parts and a bread board, or you can get it at Seeed Studio for $9.

Projects In development

Dangerous Prototypes Projects In Development

  • Projects in initial production, prototype stage or idea stage; list of project codenames

Archived Projects

Dangerous Prototypes Archived Projects

  • Projects which have been discontinued and are no longer available for sale.

Stalled or Abandoned Projects

Dangerous Prototypes Stalled / Abandoned Projects

  • Projects missing major components and testing


Dangerous Prototypes Tutorials

  • Tutorials, Cadsoft Eagle, Get PCBs made, Electronics stuff, Processor Overviews, Developers, Firmware stuff, Miscellaneous


Dangerous Prototypes Resources

  • Software, Parts and Tools (features the DP Partlist), Open source USB stack for PICs

Global Geek Tours

Dangerous Prototypes Global Geek Tours

  • How to visit the world's great electronics markets. Our maps and videos from Akihabara, SEG market, and Yongsan.

Visiting Shenzhen


Dangerous Prototypes Interviews

  • Interviews with hardware makers and open source hackers

Dangerous Prototypes Videos

  • Workshop videos, Maker Faires, Global geek tours

Get involved

Dangerous Prototypes Help Wanted

  • Various things that need to be done. Help us out and we'll give you a free PCB.


Dangerous Prototypes Business

  • About Dangerous Prototypes Business, Who's Who


Dangerous Prototypes Site

  • Wiki, Blog and Forum templates, Graphics, Style guides, Zencart, Server setup, Change log, Giveaways


Current distributors

  • Yes, you can sell our projects in your shop. Become a distributor. Hacker spaces get distributor pricing too!