Wisp628, Wisp648 or Galva-Wisp programmer with BumbleBee

For BumbleBee version 4.0 your PC should have Microsoft Dotnet Framework (dotnetfx).
On his turn this program needs Windows Installer 3.0.
BumbleBee is written by Demian Kuipers.

BumbleBee is not up-to-date, instead of it please install XWisp.

Installing BumbleBee V4.0 on your PC or laptop

Close all other programs.

1. Click on Setup, the Windows Installer.

2. First remove an older BumbleBee version if this is earlier installed on your PC.
Is this already happend, click Next.


3. Click I agree and then Next.

3. Change nothing, just click Next.

5. Click Next to start installing BumbleBee.

4. BumbleBee is being installed on your PC, one moment please.

5. Ready!  Just click Close.

It is recommended to program firmware V1.30 in the PIC from the Wisp programmer itself.
You can download it here.


BumbleBee is now installed.
Now we have to connect BumbleBee to PIC Basic.


Programmer with BumbleBee connect to PIC Basic

Select View in the menu bar from Proton PIC Basic IDE and next
Compile and Program Options...

1. Click on tab Programmer and then click Install New Programmer...

2. Select Create a custom programmer entry and click Next >.

3. Type BumbleBee and click Next >.

4. Type filename Bumblebee.exe and click Next >.

5. Click on Find Manually...

6. Search the BumbleBee folder.
Normally in the Program Files folder.
Open the folder Program Files by double clicking on it.


7. Search the foldername BumbleBee and click on it so that it becomes blue and click next on OK.

8. Check if there stays c:\program files\bumblebee on the screen.
If it's not then you've done something wrong (< Back).
Is it allright then click Next >.


9. Type /target $target-device$ $hex-filename$ and click Finished.

10. Finally click OK.

From now on you can run BumbleBee in the PIC Basic IDE
by pressing F10 (with compiling) or F11 (without compiling).

Compile the currently active editor page.
The compile button will generate a *.HEX file.

Compile the currently active editor page, generate a *.HEX file and run BumbleBee from where you can program the PICmicro.
(F10 is a combination from F9 and F11)

The F11 key runs BumbleBee automatically, without compiling.

Click for more info programming PIC's with the Galva-Wisp programmer.