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I recently made my own Arduino USB cable.  

This is kinda chicken and egg thing.  If you're a n00b, you want to save money and make your own cable, but at the same time, if you're a n00b, you probably don't have the multi-tester needed to ensure that you do not damage your computer or Arduino.

Proceed at your own risk.  :-/

http://g33k.blogspot.com/2010/03/making-my-own-arduino-usb-cable-i-dont.html
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I did the same thing!  But I used a different tutorial.

They're essentially the same though smiley.

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If you're a n00b, you want to save money and make your own cable

Save money on a USB cable?  lol..
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Save money on a USB cable?  lol..
He's talking about a replacement for the FTDI cable used with many of the Arduino clones.   These typically cost $14 - $20 US.

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These typically cost $14 - $20 US.

Indeed.  And you can typically buy the parts needed for about $4 USD,
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Indeed.  And you can typically buy the parts needed for about $4 USD

Cable costs less including freeshipping....

So, if you got less price and less work... i think it is a good idea...

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That's what I'm saying, the cable and female headers (worst case scenario) would cost $4 max.
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