Bus Pirate v3.6a Hookup Guide

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The Bus Pirate is an electronics prototyping dream. It's packed with many of the tools needed when getting a project up and running. The Bus Pirate can perform a variety of test equipment functions such as measuring voltage and frequency as well as generating PWM signals.

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Most of the functionality of the Bus Pirate revolves around serial protocols. The Bus Pirate can communicate on 1-wire, 2-wire, 3-wire, UART, I2C, SPI, and HD44780 LCD protocols. It also has a bitbang mode for other or custom options.

This guide is intended to be a quick overview and cover a few things not explicitly covered in the Bus Pirate documentation provided by Dangerous Prototypes.

Suggested Reading

The following concepts will be mentioned in this guide. If you are unfamiliar with any of them, check out the corresponding tutorial.