Category Archives: Bus Pirate v3b FTDI

Bus Pirate Enclosure

My original Bus Pirate v3b FTDI had a vertical 6-pin FTDI cable header, but I found that the weight of the cable sticking up pulled the tiny board over.  I wanted to fit it into this matchbox enclosure anyway, so … Continue reading

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BusPirate-v3b-FTDI-0.3

I have released BusPirate-v3b-FTDI-0.3, which has: room for a shrouded I/O header Sparkfun’s locking header rows (see http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/114) more clearance around voltage regulators, for easier assembly improved label size and positioning I don’t intend to produce any more boards, unless … Continue reading

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BusPirate-v3-FTDI-0.2 Photos

Here’s the front of the board, courtesy of the DorkbotPDX PCB service.  Nice purple solder mask!  Note a few issues with tenting the vias, and the silkscreen being too close.  Also, VR4 is awfully close both to VR3 and the … Continue reading

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BusPirate-v3b-FTDI-0.2

After some feedback on my forum post about the FTDI-cable Bus Pirate, Ian introduced me to the term “tenting”, which he suggested might help the silkscreen turn out well.  SparkFun’s tutorial about better PCBs in Eagle had instructions on how … Continue reading

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Bus Pirate v3b FTDI

[EDIT:  There is an updated version with tenting over the smaller vias and updated silkscreen, see BusPirate-v3b-FTDI-0.2] For a long time, I’ve been interested in the Bus Pirate, made by Dangerous Prototypes.  It looks like it would be extremely handy … Continue reading

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