The next step was to burn the bootloader onto the Bus Pirate. Though I have found a couple of good resources for this already (1 and 2), I needed to modify a few steps as I was running Linux (also, the second link is in Spanish, so repeating some of what it says in English is probably a good thing). Though I already owned a PICkit 3, I hadn’t yet used it, as I tend to work with Atmel chips, so I first had to install the toolchain.
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