Thursday, November 17, 2011
Attaching an FTDI connector to an Arduino
The FTDI connector plugs into the six pins on the top of the card. You don't need to care about the pin names, but note the BLK and GRN labels.
USB 2.0 Mini Type B 5 position") onto the FTDI card and attach it to your computer. Your computer should load the correct driver.
The FTDI connector is not keyed, so it's easy to attach it backwards. Nothing bad will happen, but it won't work. There are BLK and GRN labels here as well. Line up the labels with the Arduino and make the six pins are going into the six sockets.
BTW, I don't know what BLK and GRN stand for. I'm assuming it's "black" and "green", and that some ancient connector used wires of those colors. In any case, all modern FTDI connectors are cards, and they're all labelled with BLK and GRN.