Friday, April 1, 2011

The Buspirate - A Great Hardware Hacking tool!

I recently came across a device called The BusPirate.From the creators,Dangerous Prototypes website,

"The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. It’s got a bunch of features an intrepid hacker might need to prototype their next project."

Its basically a PIC MCU,which acts as a UART<=>X bridge,where X any among the many serial communication protocols out there.With many features added(See the full list here.) and a series of firmware revisions,its a really versatile device that has been used for a variety of applications.

With international shipping,it can be yours for USD 30...looks like a reasonable price to me,considering the ease it provides to your projects.Interfacing will no longer be a headache :) ..

I'll try porting this,or making a similar device using the PSoC3 sometime...

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