is the cap even needed if your circuit has one already? (ie: an Arduino compatible pcb with DTR breakout already...etc).. then only a 'jumper' yes?
QuoteThat one in the ebay link looks a bit different than the one the guys are hacking...Does this one also require hacking?Yes, but it may be very difficult to hack as I don't see a DTR signal pad to attach to. The DTR signal is avalibe on the CP2101 chip, but it's very difficult to solder anything to those small spaced chip pins. Doesn't mean it can't be used but you may not be able to get it to utilize the auto-reset function and will have to use a well timed manual push button reset on the arduino board prior/during uploading.Lefty
That one in the ebay link looks a bit different than the one the guys are hacking...Does this one also require hacking?
Well, this is what I thought I'd bought..http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110760144325?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649But this is what arrived (taken at random, just to illustrate)http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-to-TTL-UART-6PIN-CP2102-Module-Serial-Converter-K-/130772178661?pt=UK_Computing_Parallel_Serial_PS_2&hash=item1e72a116e5But it does "what it says on the tin", so no grounds to return it. Plus it would probably cost more in carriage costs than it cost to start with.
Got my two as well..$2.95 shipped...took a few weeks of course..but came, and look fine.work fine too (after you install drivers of course)..I mo'd mine as well....I cut off the last header.. and and attached 'two',, one in the same place.. and one that hangs over the side a bit.. then I jumpered this to the DTR pin.I probably didnt need to keep the RESET pin.. but whatever..tested and programmed a custom Arduino board with it.. for $3.00 I cant complain!