This is my first post here. I found out about Arduino a few days ago. Got me really excited . .since my previous attempts at electronics haven’t really been successful. I know the basics … but if you ask me to make a circuit myself to do something complex . .I will be stumped . I have a good background in programming ( C, PHP etc. )though … which is what got me really interested in Arduino .
So I found a local dealer who sells arduino clones, bought a Severino board and an extra Atmega168 with bootloader.
Thats like 9 USD for the board at the current exchange rates.
Anyway, I got the board today evening and I connected it using a USB-to-serial cable ( since mobo doesn’t have a serial port ). I had some trouble finding a compatible Vista x64 driver but finally got it to work.
So now to come to the point.
The headers on the board are all male headers. How am I supposed to connect them using jumper wires to breadboards or whatever. Are there any adapters for this? Or can I somehow hack the female headers available online ( with pins underneath them of course ) to make a female-to-female header adapter?
I did search online for this and found only like one forum post which didn’t make things very clear.