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Title: A simple wire question (FTDI)
Post by: perkunas on Dec 18, 2012, 03:37 am
Ok I have an FTDI board,what wire do I use?.
Sounds crazy but I'm looking for something a little more permanent that wont just fall out like a wire can.
it has headers like an arduino any Ideas?.
Thanks
Title: Re: A simple wire question (FTDI)
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 18, 2012, 04:33 am
Use crimp-terminated wires from pololu.com in a crimp connector housing.
They plug in nice & solid.
Title: Re: A simple wire question (FTDI)
Post by: perkunas on Dec 18, 2012, 01:53 pm
Thanks
Just what I was looking for, but $5 for 4 wires I think Ill get the 100 pack pins make my own now I know what to get.
Title: Re: A simple wire question (FTDI)
Post by: Riva on Dec 18, 2012, 02:00 pm

Ok I have an FTDI board,what wire do I use?.
Sounds crazy but I'm looking for something a little more permanent that wont just fall out like a wire can.
it has headers like an arduino any Ideas?.

Just solder some straight http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/36way-header-254?keyword=header (http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/36way-header-254?keyword=header) or right angle http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/36way-header-ra?keyword=header (http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/36way-header-ra?keyword=header) headers onto the board (assuming this is a DIY board) run wires to the relevant ATmega pins and plug the FTDI straight into it.
Title: Re: A simple wire question (FTDI)
Post by: KeithRB on Dec 18, 2012, 07:51 pm
If you don't want to solder headers, there are always pogo pins:
https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/138