FTDI USB to serial
|FTDI USB to Serial|
Right now I use a USB-Serial Light adapter. This new is based on a FTDI chip seems to have the similar pin-out or so I hope.
DTR, RX, TX, 5V, CTS, GND
USB-Serial Light Pinout
Reset, RX, TX, 5V, NC, GND
When I connected it to the computer drivers were installed and it identified itself as a serial port on Windows 7. Next I connected it to my a homemade Arduino board and tried to upload a sketch. No problem!
|Programming a Arduino board with the FTDI. The USB Serial Light board to the right.|
Arduino Prototyping shields
|Two prototype shields, top and bottom.|
These boards have:
- Place for LED-13 and resistor
- Place for another LED
- 14 pin SOIC area
- 20 pin DIP area
- Place for reset switch
- Place for other switch
The board lacks one of the screw-holes normally found on a Arduino board.
I think I will use one of them to attach to my Nokia 5110 Screen, it is kind of messy to set that one up on a breadboard!
|Maybe put the 5110 on a shield?|
And finally a ZIF socket for my programmer, but it was too large!
|The zif socket I ordered is a bit on the wide side for a ATmega328...|
|The intended programmer board for the ZIF socket.|
Sparkfun sells the correct size if someone else is out to get one.